South Korea jails 4-month-old man for violating quarantine rules
Macron unveils 8 billion euros of French car rescue, champion of electric cars
India supports hydroxychloroquine for virus prevention
Surgical masks fail on Sydney beaches after 40 cargo containers fall
Residents of eastern Sydney woke up to beaches covered in face masks, plastic containers and other items after 40 shipping containers fell from a ship over the weekend.
APL England lost the cargo in a rough sea on Sunday en route from China to Melbourne, forcing the ship to turn around and head for Brisbane.
The containers lost overboard contained a wide range of goods, including household appliances, building materials and medical supplies.
Officials at the Australian Maritime Safety Authority have received reports of masks “washing up between Magenta Beach and The Entrance”, north of Sydney.
Indigenous people in prisons in Australia are left without soap and children in care outside their homes are denied family contact under “punitive” restrictions enforced because of Covid-19, published report said Wednesday.
Indigenous peoples are disproportionately affected by Covid-19’s policy responses at the state, territory and Commonwealth levels, according to the report from the Change the Record coalition.
Change the Record is the Aboriginal-led justice coalition, comprising Amnesty International, the Law Council of Australia, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (Natsils) and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organizations (Naccho), representing hundreds services across Australia.
The report indicates that there has been an increased use of solitary confinement and solitary confinement in prisons, and reduced access to education, family and legal visits.
New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister breaks ranks to urge Ardern to lift Covid-19 lock
New Zealand sees 5th day in a row with no new cases, no patient currently in hospital
The number of known deaths worldwide exceeds 350,000
Germany extends distancing rules until end of June
Who is Dominic Cummings and why did his locked car trip upset British politics?
The Rose Garden at 10 Downing Street is normally reserved for British prime ministers to make dramatic announcements. But on Monday, it was the scene of an epic political theater when Boris Johnson’s assistant, Svengali, Dominic Cummings, sat down and explained to a frenzied British media why he had broken Covid-19’s lock rules – or no.
The scene tells us a lot about the politics of the country during the first two decades of the 21st century. Cummings is the epitome of the bewildering change that turned the country from a clubbable member of the globalized world into a reckless, reckless Brexit outlier who is now experiencing the biggest political failure since the 1930s. But how is an unelected counselor become the most powerful person in the UK after the Prime Minister? And what will her uncomfortable moment in the spotlight mean for Britain’s immediate future?
From his portrayal by Benedict Cumberbatch in a television drama about his triumphant leadership of the Brexit campaign, Cummings has slowly crept into public consciousness. However, he remained a slightly mysterious figure for most Britons outside of political circles until this weekend.
Iconic sites reopen as the world watches life after the lockout