A wealthy dental specialist who turned his house into a “shrine”

A wealthy dental specialist who turned his house into a “shrine” to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is believed to be responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history. Gabriel Wortman is thought to have killed his estranged wife and her new partner and 16 others during a 12-hour killing rampage through several small Canadian towns while dressed as a policeman and driving a mock police vehicle. Germany today reported its fewest virus deaths for two weeks and its fewest cases since mid-March, although like many countries it typically sees a fall in numbers over the weekend when there … Continue reading A wealthy dental specialist who turned his house into a “shrine”

Disturbing photos have emerged from the inside of a Wuhan lab

Disturbing photos have emerged from the inside of a Wuhan lab showing a broken seal on the door of one of the units used to hold 1,500 virus strains – including the bat coronavirus linked to the global pandemic. The images, which were first released by state-owned China Daily newspaper in 2018, were published again last month on Twitter before being deleted. It does. The funeral parlour is so overwhelmed with coronavirus victims that it’s been forced to use one of these rooms as a makeshift morgue. The bodies are lying in sealed bags in cardboard boxes, double stacked on … Continue reading Disturbing photos have emerged from the inside of a Wuhan lab

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has denied having any intentions to run for the White House

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has denied having any intentions to run for the White House after sparring with Donald Trump over a lack of federal assistance amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Democrat told reporters during a press briefing on Saturday that he had “no political agenda” or plans to hold higher office after his tenure as the state’s governor. Africa’s 54 countries have so far reported fewer than 20,000 confirmed cases of the disease, just a fraction of the more than two million cases reported globally. Africa has recorded more than 1,000 deaths from Covid-19 so far as of … Continue reading New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has denied having any intentions to run for the White House

Indonesia has reported 407 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases to 5,923

Indonesia has reported 407 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases to 5,923 and surpassing the Philippines as the country with the highest number of infections in south-east Asia. The health ministry official Achmad Yurianto also reported 24 new deaths attributed to the disease, taking the total to 420, and said Indonesia had performed 42,000 tests for the virus. The World Health Organisation has declared the outbreak a pandemic and countries have told their citizens to stay at home to reduce the spread of the infection. In the UK, more than 104,000 cases and 13,729 deaths have been … Continue reading Indonesia has reported 407 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases to 5,923

America and Europe could be hit by up to four waves of coronavirus

America and Europe could be hit by up to four waves of coronavirus if it is allowed to ravage Africa, a WHO expert has warned.  Director of the World Health Organisations’s Center on Public Health and Human Rights, Professor Lawrence Gostin warned that if Covid-19 gets ‘out of control’ in African countries, Europe and the US could see second, third and even fourth waves of the illness. The CDC reported its tally of Covid-19 cases as of 4pm ET (9pm BST) on 14 April, compared with its count a day earlier. The figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by … Continue reading America and Europe could be hit by up to four waves of coronavirus

Bernie Sanders endorsed his former campaign rival Joe Biden to become president last night

Bernie Sanders endorsed his former campaign rival Joe Biden to become president last night, urging all Americans to unite behind his campaign to defeat Donald Trump in November. Mr Sanders, the standard-bearer of the American left, announced the end of his campaign to be the Democratic Party’s nominee last week, clearing the way for Mr Biden to secure the nomination at the party’s national convention in Wisconsin in August. So-called ‘crown fires’ – when flames spread at great speed from treetop to treetop – are advancing through the uninhabited ‘dead zone’ around the plant, it is believed. The Ukrainian government … Continue reading Bernie Sanders endorsed his former campaign rival Joe Biden to become president last night

A man called ‘Wuhan’ has named his son after one of the districts where covid-19 is believed to have started

A man called ‘Wuhan’ has named his son after one of the districts where covid-19 is believed to have started. Wu Hanshi – which translates as Wuhan City – lives in the city of Linyi in east China’s Shandong Province. The mobilisation follows intelligence reports and satellite imagery showing refugee groups being moved from remote inland areas to Turkey’s western shores — regions traditionally used by traffickers to smuggle people to remote Greek islands kilometres away. “We have noticed some suspicious movements,” a senior Greek government official said. “As a result we have ordered a heightened alert for the next … Continue reading A man called ‘Wuhan’ has named his son after one of the districts where covid-19 is believed to have started

The coronavirus death toll in Spain has risen by 619 overnight to 16,972

The coronavirus death toll in Spain has risen by 619 overnight to 16,972, the health ministry has said. The number of deaths rose from 16,353 recorded the previous day, breaking a three-day streak of daily declines. The pope’s Easter “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world message) delivered from an empty St. Peter’s Basilica instead of to the usual crowd of tens of thousands in the square outside, was by far his most pressing and political since his election in 2013. Saying the message of this year’s “Easter of solitude” should be a “contagion of hope,” he heaped … Continue reading The coronavirus death toll in Spain has risen by 619 overnight to 16,972

The coronavirus pandemic that has crippled major retailers and small shops worldwide

The coronavirus pandemic that has crippled major retailers and small shops worldwide may be making a dent in illicit business, too. In Chicago, one of the most violent places in the US, drug arrests in the weeks since the city shut down are down by 42% compared with the same period last year. “They cannot stop coronavirus coming, it’s got everywhere,” he tells the Independent, from inside the camp. “If one person with coronavirus comes into the camp – I promise that all of the people in the camp will get it. Every person that’s older than 50 is going … Continue reading The coronavirus pandemic that has crippled major retailers and small shops worldwide

Germany has suffered a record daily increase in coronavirus deaths

Germany has suffered a record daily increase in coronavirus deaths as 266 more people were added to the death toll today.  The latest deaths bring the total from 2,107 to 2,373, surpassing the previous record of 254 fatal cases announced on Wednesday. “IN FULL PANDEMIC. Bolsonaro went back to circulating in Brasília and created a tumult in a bakery,” tweeted photojournalist Lula Marques, sharing the videos. “It was another irresponsible act by Bolsonaro putting the population’s life at risk.” The incident was covered on Brazil’s biggest nightly news show, Jornal Nacional, and by Brazil’s biggest magazine Veja. Cries of “Bolsonaro … Continue reading Germany has suffered a record daily increase in coronavirus deaths