Coronavirus live news: Europe's death toll approaches 100,000 as US looks to lift restrictions

Trump says he doesn’t believe China and Iran death tolls; Spanish PM to ask for lockdown extension; Ireland ‘flattens curve’. Follow the latest updatesDon’t bet on vaccine to protect us, says world health expertHow countries around the world are preparing for life after Covid-19Coronavirus latest: at a glanceAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.22am BST Canada and the United States have agreed to extend border restrictions for another 30 days to help control...
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Amazon Is Now Using Thermal Cameras at Warehouses To Identify Possible Covid-19 Cases

With cases of covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, at more than 70 of its warehouse and delivery facilities in the U.S., Amazon has started to use thermal cameras to scan for fevers faster. The new measures were first reported by Reuters. Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Trump warns of consequences if China 'knowingly responsible' for pandemic

US president says he doesn’t believe China or Iran death tolls; Europe fatalities approach 100,000; Spanish PM seeks lockdown extension. Follow the latest updatesDon’t bet on vaccine to protect us, says world health expertHow countries around the world are preparing for life after Covid-19Coronavirus latest: at a glanceAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.26am BST when you actually have 2 cats(captians_adventure IG) 2.24am BST ...
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As Diamond Begins to Start Shipping Comics Again, DC's Taking Distribution Into Its Own Hands

As a consequence of comic book stores across the country being forced to shut their doors amongst the novel coronavirus outbreak, the comic book industry as a whole all but came to a stop. Diamond Comics, which essentially has a monopoly on comics distribution, halted shipping and it was unclear how and when the…Read more...
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Major European Players Push for Coronavirus-Tracking App Platform

Several preeminent states in the European Union are backing Bluetooth-based, contact-tracing technology to help map the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak via smartphone apps, Reuters reported this week. This news comes courtesy of German tech entrepreneur Chris Boos, a major coordinator behind the project…Read more...
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Google Wants You To Know Where the Nearest Coronavirus Testing Center Is

Coronavirus testing is a confusing and challenging topic in the U.S., and Google knows that. That’s why the next time you search for a topic in Google related to covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, you’ll also see information on more than 2,000 testing centers in 43 states in the U.S. Read more...
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The exit strategy: how countries around the world are preparing for life after Covid-19

As Australia makes plans to gradually lift its coronavirus lockdown, we look at what the rest of the world is doingSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsAustralia has a road out of its coronavirus lockdown, long and winding though it may be.Having warned repeatedly that this pandemic response was taking Australia into “uncharted territory”,...
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Coronavirus live news: Spain's PM to ask for lockdown extension as deaths top 20,000

China pushes ‘comprehensive’ economic reopening; first virus case in Syria’s northeast; Germany says pandemic ‘under control’. Follow latest updatesPPE including gowns and masks running out, admits UK governmentCoronavirus ‘under control’ in Germany Coronavirus latest: at a glanceUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.57pm BST Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday he would ask parliament for a third 15-day extension...
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Comox Valley partnership hopes to turn old sawmill site into Chinook salmon habitat

A group on Vancouver Island is hoping to realize its dream of turning an old abandoned sawmill near downtown Courtenay, B.C., back into its original form — an estuary for the Courtenay River.The project is a partnership between the environmental group, Project Watershed, and the K'omoks First Nation.Tim Ennis, with Project Watershed, says the estuary lands, which contain the tidal mouth of a river, were originally used as a cemetery by First Nations before settlers installed a vegetable and...
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Infinity Train's Creator on Why Trains Sound Scary and Where He Wants the Show to Go Next

Infinity Train is a beautiful show that surprised us every episode with its barrage of unique train cars. But it’s not always about how a show looks—what’s also important is how it sounds. We’ve got an exclusive peek behind the scenes at the sound design of Infinity Train, and we also talked with the man behind the…Read more...
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Covid-19 – a blessing for pangolins?

Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammals, but there is evidence that they were the source of the new coronavirus – which could end the trade Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 is a human disaster. However, for one group of animals, there may be a silver lining. Pangolins are one of the most heavily trafficked animals in the world, and as a result they are endangered. But in the past few weeks they have been linked to the initial outbreak of the Covid-19...
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8 Nerdy Lofi Beats, Ambient Sounds, and Meditations to Finally Chill the Heck Out This Weekend

Anyone else feel like this week was know. After over a month of social distancing with not much of an end in sight, things can start feeling overwhelming. So we’ve put together an amazing playlist of lofi beats, ambient sounds, and other calming experiences to keep calm and nerd on.Read more...
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Saturday's Best Deals: GameStop Pro Day, Razer Arcade Stick, $5 Amazon Video Comedies, and More

An advanced arcade stick, Gamestop’s Pro Day, a fancy foot massager, a sale on Amazon Video comedies, and more are Saturday’s top deals.Read more...
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Wanna Bake? Here's How to Make Cannabutter to Celebrate 4/20 At Home

Monday, April 20, was supposed to be the most epic 4/20 of our lifetime: the once-in-a-century date on which 4/20 can refer to either the day of the month or the year. But the spread of Covid-19, which has grown to more than 2.1 million cases and 140,000 deaths, 4/20/20 will be a more subdued day than I anticipated.Read more...
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What is contact tracing?

One of the best tools we have to slow the spread of the coronavirus is, as you have no doubt heard by now, contact tracing. But what exactly is contact tracing, who does it and how, and do you need to worry about it? In short, contact tracing helps prevent the spread of a virus by proactively finding people at higher risk than others due to potential exposure, notifying them if possible, and quarantining them if necessary. It’s a proven technique, and smartphones could help make it even more eff...
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Nintendo Switch Shortage Can Partially Be Blamed On Resellers Using Bots

The current shortage of Nintendo Switch consoles is frustrating many and it seems resellers and bots are partly to blame for the current situation. Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: US accused of 'dereliction of duty' as deaths in Spain top 20,000

China pushes ‘comprehensive’ economic reopening; first virus case in Syria’s northeast; Germany says pandemic ‘under control’. Follow latest updatesUK medics told ‘wear aprons’ as protective gowns run outCoronavirus ‘under control’ in Germany Coronavirus latest: at a glanceUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.15pm BST The number of Covid-19 deaths in the Netherlands has increased by 142 to 3,601, with an additional 1,140 confirme...
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Why these Quasar jets appear to travel faster than light

Quasar jets imaged by the Earth Horizon Telescope (EHT) show galactic movements in unprecedented detail. Movements of vast quantities of gas, racing away from Quasar 3C 279 at speeds near the speed of light, reveal signs of a violent past. In 2019, the The Earth Horizon Telescope (EHT), a network of radio telescopes, released the first-ever image of the region surrounding a black hole. Now, astronomers examining data from this study focused their sights on a different object, a quasar named 3C 2...
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Archbishop of Uganda urges women to use contraception during lockdown

Family planning group hails Stephen Kazimba Mugalu’s break with Anglican tradition, but Catholic officials brand advice immoralThe new archbishop of Uganda has become the first primate of the country’s Anglican church to embrace the use of modern contraceptives after urging women to be “very careful” to avoid getting pregnant during the Covid-19 lockdown.The ninth archbishop of the church of Uganda, Stephen Kazimba Mugalu, said in a televised Sunday sermon he is “really concerned” that many wome...
Tags: Science, Africa, World news, Uganda, Global development, Yoweri Museveni, Catholic, Reproductive rights (developing countries, Women's rights and gender equality, Coronavirus outbreak, Stephen Kazimba Mugalu

San Francisco Orders Residents to Wear Face Masks in Public or Risk Misdemeanor Charges

San Francisco residents will now be required to wear face masks when out in public and violators could face fines or even jail time, according to a local health order issued Friday.Read more...
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Nigerian president's chief of staff dies from coronavirus

Abba Kyari was the top aide to President Buhari and one of the most powerful men in the country The Nigerian president’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, has died after contracting Covid-19, two presidency spokesmen said on Twitter.Kyari, who was in his 70s and had underlying health problems, including diabetes, was the top official aide to 77-year-old President Muhammadu Buhari and one of the most powerful men in the country. Continue reading...
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For first time in nine years, astronauts will be sent into space from the US

NASA has announced that SpaceX will launch astronauts into orbit from US soil next month after nine years of complete dependence on Russia. SpaceX plans to end the drought by sending astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space station on 27 May. Lift off will be from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 4.32pm local time.
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