Corona virus infections: As at today, there are 2,406,745 confirmed covid-19 cases around the world; 165,257 deaths and 625,001 people have recovered.
Black people in China ‘banned from McDonalds and evicted from their homes’ over coronavirus fears: There are reported cases of Blacks refused entry into shopping centers, and even kicked out of their apartments.
100, 000 people gather for funeral in Bangladesh, defying lockdown orders: it appears that not only Nigerians are fade up with lockdown order. In Bangladesh an estimated 100,000 people deified Bangadesh lockdown order on Saturday to attend the funeral of as senior of the Islamist party in the district of Brahmanbaria.
Southeast Asia may be the next hotspot for the COVID-19 infections: The number of coronavirus infections in Southesat Asia has risen quickly in recent weeks with mounting worries among experts that the region could turn into a hot spot for the fast spreading disease.
The UK government has announced 1.6 billion dollar support package to help tech startups survive the pandemic.
South Korea confirms less than 20 corona virus in 3 straight days: South Korea on has reported fewer than 20 new cases of the corona virus in 3 straight days. The total infections in the country stands at 10, 674
Jobs lost to coronavirus could be slow to return, in south Pacific Asia: In a bid to stay alive the lockdown order issued by most states to curtail the spread of the virus has crippled economic activities, leading to several loss of jobs. The service sector is the most important employer of labour in Asia-pacific, accounting for 55 in 100 jobs, according to S & P. Many of the new service sector jobs have been created by small and mid-sized enterprises and they usually have fewer resources to draw on to weather a sudden economic stop, said S&P. Access to finance in particular, is a constant challenge and likely to worsen due to economic uncertainty.
French prime minister warns, people need to ‘learn to live with the virus’: Amidst the fears of the virus, it appears some leaders are planning to take a bold step to begin normal activities. In france Prime Minister Edouard Philppe said on Sunday that people will need to learn to live with the virus, after the country lifts its lockdown on May 11. Stating that those that can work from home should keep doing so, while the others that will be required to always put on PPEs such as face mask.