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Japanese destroyer collides with Chinese fishing boat in East China Sea

Japanese destroyer collides with Chinese fishing boat in East China Sea The collision left a 3-foot by 6-inch hole in the Shimakaze's port side, but the vessel was still operable, the spokesman said. The collision occurred about 650km (400 miles) west of the Japanese island of Yakushima, Defence Minister Taro Kono said in a tweet on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

U.S. intel say China hid virus outbreak extent, lawmakers warn citing report

U.S. intel say China hid virus outbreak extent, lawmakers warn citing report China has had more than 81,000 cases of the coronavirus and 3,305 deaths. One official said that their findings were delivered to the White House in a classified report last week. Enhancing Beijing's role in the pandemic could be politically helpful to President Donald Trump, who has sought to shift blame for the US outbreak away from his administration's delays in achieving widespread testing... [Full Article...]

Monroe County coroner confirms first COVID-19 death in county

Monroe County coroner confirms first COVID-19 death in county Lincoln Mayor Gaylor Baird and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department said the most recent lab-confirmed cases is a man in his 30s. Eighty percent of the county's positive results are from people age 30 through 69, and people 70 and older make up 13 percent of the cases, according to the health department. [Full Article...]

White House predicts 200,000 Americans could die from COVID19 outbreak

White House predicts 200,000 Americans could die from COVID19 outbreak Due to the continued spread of coronavirus, President Trump announced on Sunday that his administration would continue to advocate social-distancing guidelines through April 30. Deborah Birx on Monday provided a bleak outlook as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, predicting that if everything to combat the virus is done "almost perfectly, there could be up to 200,000 deaths in the country". [Full Article...]

Coronavirus: Spain's deaths pass 9000 as infection rate slows

Coronavirus: Spain's deaths pass 9000 as infection rate slows Two planes full of protective equipment arrived on Wednesday to replenish Spain's congested health system as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases exceeded 100,000 and recorded the largest one-day death toll from the outbreak. However, the number of new cases on Wednesday rose more sharply than on Tuesday, growing by 4,782 against a previous 4,053, bringing total infections since the outbr... [Full Article...]

Joe Biden offers to call President Trump to discuss COVID-19 response

Joe Biden offers to call President Trump to discuss COVID-19 response On Tuesday, he said that anywhere between 100,000 to 240,000 people could die from the coronavirus, even after the mitigation efforts, as reported by the Washington Post . Over the previous few months, the president has presented erroneous and conflicting statements in regards to the well being disaster and has been criticized for the inadequate selection of virus trying out kits and scientific p... [Full Article...]

Social distancing laws to last 90 days (lol)

Social distancing laws to last 90 days (lol) There has been 116 new coronavirus infections in NSW in the 24 hours to 8:00pm yesterday, bringing the state's total to 2,298. "When is the turn-off interval for these orders?" "It is 90 days". "So, we know that we're having some level of success in reducing the spread, but we have to maintain our vigilance". "If allowed, cruise lines will arrange charter flights for their crew or transport ... [Full Article...]

Antarctica sees first-ever heatwave

Antarctica sees first-ever heatwave Antarctica has experienced its first heatwave, with scientists fearing the long-term damage it could have on plants, animals and ecosystems. Over the course of the three days, experts found the area to be experiencing "its highest temperature ever", recording a record of 9.2 degrees Celsius (48.6 degrees Fahrenheit) at Casey on 24 January. [Full Article...]


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