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Man charged after having bak kut teh meal at hawker centre while on stay-home notice

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China’s divorce spike is a warning to the rest of the locked-down world

Japan set to announce coronavirus emergency, finalise near $1 trillion stimulus Follow our live blog for the latest updates on coronavirus:

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Boris Johnson's admission to intensive care has unsettled British politics. Who is running the government as it battles the pandemic?

Body of Maeve Kennedy McKean, granddaughter of assassinated presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy, found after canoe search

'Self-isolate': Dalek surprises residents of UK fishing village

Smart toilet uses artificial intelligence camera to detect 'anal print'

With just hours left before Japan imposes a state of emergency on Tokyo and six other prefectures to contain the coronavirus, 'Escape from Tokyo' trends on social media Follow our live blog for the latest updates on the coronavirus:

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China is facing a wave of coronavirus infections from Russia, with more than half of the country’s total imported cases in the past two days coming through its northeastern land border

Today marks 250 years since the birth of poet William Wordsworth and to celebrate, The Prince of Wales has recorded an excerpt from his poem ‘Tintern Abbey’ for @BBCr4today . HRH has been Patron of @WordsworthTrust  since 1996. #Wordsworth250 


Scoops of the Day

Gov @GovPritzker  confirms that the federal ‘Air Bridge’ flights from China, organized by the White House taskforce, are bringing PPE back from China which are then turned over to private companies. The states then have to bid against each other to purchase from those companies.

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.

After Matt Hancock asks Premier League footballers to donate their wages to help fight coronavirus, some wonder if he should ask the UK’s hedge fund owners, tax-dodging FTSE 100 companies and non-domiciled Russian oligarchs to do the same.

Donald Trump’s treatment of Jonathan Karl is predictably disgraceful. Why is anyone carrying this farce live?

This was a preventable human catastrophe... @realDonaldTrump  must stop causing more deaths—because many believe this President needs to get out of the way so lives can be saved.

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#WATCH An Indian Army Special Forces soldier who took part in Op Rangdouri Behak in Keran sector on the Line of Control explains how JCO Subedar Sanjeev Kumar and his team eliminated the terrorists in close quarter combat after they were face to face there (Source: Indian Army)

Visakhapatnam: Dr Sudhakar Rao, an anesthetist working at Narsipatnam Area hospital has alleged he was given only one mask & was asked to use it for 15 days,amid COVID19 threat. He says,"What do they think, that (Corona)positive cases won't come here?The CM must look into this".

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FIR registered against 2 people, who had attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi & are currently at the quarantine center in Narela. The FIR reads 'today during the routine sanitation staff cleaning has reported that some passengers passed latrine in front of a room on 31 March.'

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President Duterte: We are inclined to extend the lockdown up to April 30. | via @marizumali 

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Scoops of the Week

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

The amount of damage these people have caused is probably incalculable. They are all responsible for thousands more American deaths than there might otherwise have been. Never forget or let them forget they all killed Americans with their propaganda, lies, and bullshit.

“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

Pres Trump is now urging ppl to try an unproven treatment for coronavirus. He said, "There's a possibility, a possibility, and I say it: what do you have to lose?...Take it. I really think they should take it. But it's their choice...Hydroxychloroquine. Try it. If you'd like."

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications. He was 81.

Thread My friend’s 73 yr old mother went to the ER at Interfaith in Brooklyn at 6pm last night. She’s now been sitting in a chair in the ER for 29 hours waiting for a bed. She has a bad cough, a fever and violent chills. She calls her daughter crying pain and fear.

Job loss is a qualifying life event under the ACA, so people can enroll even if the Feds haven't created a special open enrollment period.

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”