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Texas police officer killed, 2 others wounded in shooting

Texas police officer killed, 2 others wounded in shooting Officer Justin Putnam, 31, who was killed, was a five-year veteran of the department. A 911 caller reported an assault/domestic disturbance around 6:05 p.m. "We are heartbroken to make this announcement", San Marcos Interim Police Chief Bob Klett said, according to the department's statement . The San Marcos Police Department will hold a press conference on April 19 regarding the incident. [Full Article...]

Just say no to re-opening US/CAN border: Doug Ford to Trudeau

Just say no to re-opening US/CAN border: Doug Ford to Trudeau Trudeau explained when the decision was made to close our borders to worldwide travel it did take more time with the USA, "we did take a couple more days to make sure we were properly coordinated...to ensure the flow of essential goods and services". [Full Article...]

US coronavirus death toll surpasses 40000

US coronavirus death toll surpasses 40000 The death toll is still far short of the Spanish flu, which is estimated to have killed more than 20 million people between 1918 and 1920. Some 150,948 individuals have actually passed away with the coronavirus since Friday, according to information gathered by Johns Hopkins University , which additionally reported 2,214,861 validated situations of the infection worldwide. [Full Article...]

Five flights to repatriate hundreds of Britons stranded in New Zealand

Five flights to repatriate hundreds of Britons stranded in New Zealand Priority is initially being given to vulnerable passengers, most at risk from the effects of coronavirus, including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. Passengers travelling from Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, must report to the Sea Coach terminal in the Aberdeen area of the city between 12pm and 3pm on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

France reports 642 more coronavirus deaths, total toll 19,323

France reports 642 more coronavirus deaths, total toll 19,323 He said: "This virus is still killing people every day; people are losing parents and partners who they can not bury with proper dignity in the manner in which they would like", adding the 30,000 people still in battling the virus in French hospitals was a considerable figure causing continued stress for frontline healthcare workers. [Full Article...]

Asia Today: S Korea reports single-digit rise in infections

Asia Today: S Korea reports single-digit rise in infections A health official voiced appreciation for the efforts made by South Koreans to observe social distancing practices, while urging continued vigilance as the transmission routes of some patients could not be traced. South Korea reported eight new coronavirus infections on Saturday. "The government will evaluate the degree of risk every two weeks and readjust the level of social distancing when ... [Full Article...]

Cuomo calls for federal funds to reopen economy

Cuomo calls for federal funds to reopen economy The infection rate in the state is one person infecting 0.9 people, which is a stable rate of infection. The governor stated that testing would make it easier to keep the rate of infection down by finding those infected and tracing back through the people who have tested positive to find who they came into contact with. [Full Article...]

To fight Covid-19 in Africa, we must fight inequality

To fight Covid-19 in Africa, we must fight inequality For weeks, Gates has appeared on TV, on op-ed pages, and in Reddit forums calling for stay-at-home policies, expanded testing, and vaccine development. His disdain for Trump, whom he has met several times, has also become public. "It is increasingly clear that the world's response to this pandemic will not be effective unless it is also equitable", said Gates Foundation co-chair Melinda Gates. [Full Article...]


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