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Trump 'confident' coronavirus may have originated in Chinese lab
- May 01, 2020

Mr Trump was then asked: "Have you seen anything at this point that gives you a high degree of confidence that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was the origin of this virus?" "This is something that could have been contained at the original location and I think it could have been contained relatively easily", Trump said. (more...)
Trudeau unveils details of promised ban on 1,500 ‘assault-style’ firearms Trudeau unveils details of promised ban on 1,500 ‘assault-style’ firearms
- May 01, 2020

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says guns that have no use in sport shooting have been a growing part of the Canadian market. Price said Canada should also tighten controls on handguns and introduce "red flag laws" - enabling authorities to remove firearms from individuals deemed a risk to themselves or others - but said he was "pleased to see movement" on assault weapons. (more...)
Attorneys For Michael Flynn Say Newly Unsealed Documents Prove FBI Entrapment Attorneys For Michael Flynn Say Newly Unsealed Documents Prove FBI Entrapment
- May 01, 2020

Internal FBI documents turned over by the Justice Department on Wednesday showed FBI officials debated whether and when to warn Flynn that he could face criminal charges as they prepared for a January 2017 interview with him in the Russian Federation probe. (more...)
Australian PM says no evidence coronavirus originated in China lab
- May 01, 2020

I won't ask them for history advice, either. "It started in China and what the world over needs to know - and there's a lot of support for this - is how did it start and what are the lessons that can be learned", Morrison told Sydney Radio 2GB. (more...)
Matt Hancock 'confident' of meeting 100,000 daily coronavirus testing target Matt Hancock 'confident' of meeting 100,000 daily coronavirus testing target
- May 01, 2020

Justice Minister Robert Buckland conceded that the goal may not be met in TV interviews on Thursday. After a massive expansion in the eligibility criteria for getting a test was announced on Monday, the scientist advising the government on testing, Prof John Newton, said he is confident the target will be met. (more...)
Alyssa Milano defends Joe Biden after sexual misconduct allegations Alyssa Milano defends Joe Biden after sexual misconduct allegations
- May 01, 2020

But many of those groups are loath to weaken the expected Democratic nominee against a president whom they consider a much greater threat to women's rights. They are digging in despite the fact that it could renew attention on the multiple sexual assault allegations lodged against Trump . BuzzFeed News reported Wednesday that the Biden campaign had issued talking points to supporters suggesting that The Times concluded that Reade's story " did not happen ". (more...)
Corona deaths in the United Kingdom! A country in mourning! Corona deaths in the United Kingdom! A country in mourning!
- May 01, 2020

But Johnson , making his first appearance at a daily government briefing since his own battle with Covid-19, said there were reasons for optimism. "I can confirm today that for the first time, we are past the peak of this disease", Mr Johnson said from Downing Street . (more...)
Pence about-face on mask: Darcy Cartoon
- May 01, 2020

The second lady told Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt that her husband, the head of the White House's COVID-19 task force, hadn't worn a mask on Tuesday because he previously tested negative for the virus, and so he believed the mask was not necessary. (more...)
People return to streets as South Africa eases coronavirus lockdown People return to streets as South Africa eases coronavirus lockdown
- May 01, 2020

Africa's most industrialised economy is stuck in the longest downward cycle since at least World War II, with business confidence at the lowest in more than two decades and nearly a third of the labour force unemployed. Many restrictions remain in place, however, including the ban on domestic and worldwide travel. "They need to earn a living", Ramaphosa said. But health officials warn that smoking might exacerbate respiratory problems experienced with COVID-19. (more...)
Trump suggests coronavirus linked to Wuhan lab Trump suggests coronavirus linked to Wuhan lab
- May 01, 2020

Upping his attack on Beijing on Thursday, US President Donald Trump said he had seen evidence the deadly coronavirus originated from a lab in China. His response came on being asked if he would consider cancelling USA debt obligations to China as punishment over the virus outbreak. "I just will tell you that China would like to see sleepy Joe Biden". (more...)
Hundreds protest extension of lockdown in MI Hundreds protest extension of lockdown in MI
- May 01, 2020

Firearms have been legally allowed in the MI state Capitol building for some time. Chatfield said the decision should send a clear message to Whitmer that lawmakers are ready to "take the next steps" if the governor refuses to make concessions on the state's stringent lockdown policies. (more...)
Man shot dead after WA stabbing attack Man shot dead after WA stabbing attack
- May 01, 2020

Pilbara District Police confirmed the man who died was "person who was engaged by police, and he received a gunshot wound". Police confirmed that a male has died as a result of the incident at the South Hedland Square Shopping Centre.A number of people have received injuries and are now being treated at Hedland Health Campus. (more...)
Germany Coronavirus Cases Surge As Some Businesses Reopen Germany Coronavirus Cases Surge As Some Businesses Reopen
- May 01, 2020

Wieler said Germany, compared to other countries, had been successful so far in restricting the spread of the virus. At the moment, the so-called basic reproduction level of the virus in Germany is 0.76, meaning that one carrier transmits the virus to less than one other person, Wieler said. (more...)
"So what?" Bolsonaro's response to coronavirus deaths angers Brazilians
- May 01, 2020

Following Moro's accusations, the Supreme Court on Monday authorized an investigation into whether Bolsonaro committed crimes by allegedly attempting to interfere with the country's Federal Police. The country has 71,886 confirmed cases and is in 11th place, still behind China, which has 83,938 cases. What do you want me to do? Asked by reporters for comment after the death toll passed the 5,000 mark on Tuesday, he said: "So what?" He promised to allow the federal police under the command ... (more...)
Armed protesters mob Michigan Capitol to fight stay-home order Armed protesters mob Michigan Capitol to fight stay-home order
- May 01, 2020

The new executive orders give Whitmer broad and far-reaching powers, including the ability to impose curfews, as the state battles to contain coronavirus . The country has registered 33,930 cases of Covid-19 and more than 940 deaths so far. "We must ensure that our state can respond quickly and decisively to a situation that changes day by day", said state Rep. (more...)
United Kingdom has Europe's 2nd-highest COVID-19 death toll, new figures show United Kingdom has Europe's 2nd-highest COVID-19 death toll, new figures show
- May 01, 2020

Professor Doyle added that the figures for care home deaths may be revised to add deaths. "We also pay tribute, of course, to those caring for the sick, and yesterday at 11am the whole country observed a minute's silence, a moment to reflect on the sacrifice of all of our front-line workers who have died whilst dedicating themselves to caring for others and serving others", Raab said. (more...)
Johnson says United Kingdom 'past peak' of outbreak despite 674 new deaths
- May 01, 2020

A review is due on May 7 and he said a "roadmap" would be published next week about the government's plan to ease restrictions, after concerns about the economic effect of the social distancing measures. The government has acknowledged that it may miss its self-imposed goal of conducting 100,000 tests for coronavirus a day by the end of Thursday. The government has been criticized for failing to catch most cases of COVID-19 and now says wide-scale testing will be key to controlling the virus ... (more...)
COVID-19: Health officials mark 100 days since first warning over virus COVID-19: Health officials mark 100 days since first warning over virus
- May 01, 2020

A total of 1,322 people have fully recovered from the virus in the province. Across B.C., 94 people were hospitalized from COVID-19, of which 37 were in critical care, Henry said. To date, 111 people in B.C. have died from the virus. Prior to the single-site proposal, there were 7,350 employees who held jobs at multiple facilities; across the province, there were 545 facilities who employed workers that visit multiple sites. (more...)
Government Brings Forward Meeting to Decide on Relaxing Coronavirus Restrictions Government Brings Forward Meeting to Decide on Relaxing Coronavirus Restrictions
- May 01, 2020

Relations between Australia and China have been strained since the government began canvassing support in mid-April for an worldwide inquiry into the outbreak. Check your state's restrictions on gathering limits. "The degree to which we can confidently ease restrictions that are in place now, it really does depend on how much coverage we can get with the COVIDSafe app and how much that builds over the course of the next week", Mr Morrison said. (more...)
Trump claims he`s seen evidence coronavirus originated in Chinese lab Trump claims he`s seen evidence coronavirus originated in Chinese lab
- May 01, 2020

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping speak during a joint statement in Beijing on November 9, 2017. The Prime Minister said the theory, which is being investigated by U.S. "They either didn't do it and you know they couldn't do it from a competent standpoint or they let it spread and I would say probably it got out of control". (more...)

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