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Last I heard Trump wasn't the mayor of New York, let alone the one who encouraged people to get together while the pandemic was sweeping across the world That was Bill Deblasio#DeBlasioBurialPits 

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Phuket has become a coronavirus hotspot. With 170 confirmed cases of Covid-19 as of April 10, this island of 400,000 or so residents has the highest infection rate per capita out of all of Thailand's 77 provinces.

A 99-year-old World War II veteran who survived the coronavirus has been given a guard of honor by nurses as he was discharged from hospital.

Look closely. See the man with white hair? That's the head of the Syrian Armed Forces 1st Corps, Luau Ali Ahmad Assad. He's visiting Hezbollah positions in #Syria . Our message: We see you. Consider this a warning. We won't allow Hezbollah to entrench itself militarily in Syria.

"Speak the truth": Obama says "biggest mistake" mayors can make in coronavirus pandemic is misinform the public

37 deaths, 896 new cases in last 24 hours, the sharpest ever increase in cases; India's total number of #Coronavirus  positive cases rises to 6761 (including 6039 active cases, 516 cured/discharged/migrated and 206 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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Early voting in South Korea’s parliamentary election began on Friday with voters wearing masks and gloves, while separate polling stations were arranged for coronavirus patients

Punjab extends lockdown/curfew in the state till May 1st

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Scoops of the Day

This drone footage captures NYC workers burying bodies in a mass grave on Hart Island, just off the coast of the Bronx. For over a century, the island has served as a potter’s field for deceased with no known next of kin or families unable to pay for funerals.

The CDC has advised Americans to wear face masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and around the world, people are doing the same. For your mask to be most effective, it's important that you wear it correctly. Here are the dos and don’ts.

NEW: Thurs 9 April update of coronavirus trajectories Daily new deaths: • US & UK are still upward slopes on a log scale, i.e each day generally brings more deaths than the last • Japan death toll tracking Italy All live charts, free to read:

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Pres Trump on Feb 26: "I mean, view this the same as the flu...You treat this like a flu." VP Pence today: "We've known from the beginning that this at least three times more contagious than the flu. And, I believe that fact alone has informed our projections and the modeling."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care but remains in hospital, Downing Street says

Pakistan launched the largest social protection effort in the country’s history with plans to pay close to $1 billion dollars to the country’s poorest in an effort to counter the economic fallout of the Covid-19 crisis.

BREAKING: Democrats block McConnell’s effort to get unanimous support for $250 billion in additional small business aid

WATCH: @maddow  says nursing homes in the US are "creaking under the weight" of the coronavirus pandemic. "The crisis in nursing homes and long term care facilities will account for a huge swath of the American death toll unless something is done to address this systematically."

We need to do better for our healthcare heroes. Too many are nervous about infecting a loved one. Or working long hours & driving home with little sleep. Starting tomorrow, CA will provide healthcare workers with hotel rooms at no-or low-cost & free flights for our Health Corps.

Hong Kong face masks ban largely upheld despite coronavirus


Scoops of the Week

Obama warned Americans about preparing for a global pandemic back in 2014

"This is called cross-contamination." A Michigan nurse used paint to show how easy it is to spread germs even while wearing gloves.

This is the sister of Yogi Adityanath, CM of the most populous and politically powerful state in India. Makes me speechless. Our dynasts should drown in shame.

“Preparedness is a choice. And poor preparedness is a choice.’ — This man worked on a literal pandemic playbook for Trump, and the president chose to ignore it

BREAKING: President Duterte has formally approved the extension of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon up to April 30, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles says | via @arianne_merez  #COVID19  #LuzonLockdown 

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This tourist site in China was swamped with thousands of visitors after lockdown measures were lifted.

In tears, a nurse says she quit her job after she was asked to work in a coronavirus ICU without a face mask: “America is not prepared, and nurses are not being protected”

Noam Chomsky on Bernie Sanders: "It's common to say now that the Sanders campaign failed. I think that's a mistake. I think it was an extraordinary success, completely shifted the arena of debate and discussion."

JUST IN: Tiger at zoo in New York City tests positive for coronavirus