Ukrainian church leader who called Covid-19 ‘God’s punishment’ for same-sex marriage tests positive for virus

The Ukranian LGBTQ+ group Insight sued the leader following his comments, saying his words could potentially fuel hate and discrimination. The lawsuit called for an apology from Filaret and a retraction from him and the TV channel, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reported.

Woodward book: Trump privately called COVID-19 ‘deadly’ early on, boasted of secret weapons system

McEnany added: “The president, just days after having this discussion with Bob Woodward, said this, from this podium on March 30th, he said ‘I do want them to stay calm, we are doing a great job … Stay calm. It will go away but it is important to stay calm.’”

Malawi President Calls for United Front Against COVID-19

The president said today marks 162 days since the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed within our borders. He said that presently, the transmission of the pandemic is more local than it is imported, so each of us needs to see ourselves and others as potential carriers of the virus.

How Superspreaders – People and Places – Drive COVID-19 Pandemic

“Short of enacting martial law or something, we were always going to see people start to move back and try to create some sense of normalcy in their life again,” he said. “I just wish we had been able to get the virus under control beforehand, before people got to this point where they just […]

San Francisco 49ers Reactivate Star Linebacker Fred Warner From COVID-19 Injured Reserve

“This is not a bubble. COVID can come through at any time. We are definitely doing that (taking the threat of COVID-19 seriously),” he said. “That’s why we wear these monitors that blink when we get within six feet of each other.”

False Positive COVID-19 Test Baffled San Francisco Giants Outfielder Alex Dickerson

A former Padres player who is from the San Diego area, Dickerson had a half-dozen more tests and got back to the field Sunday for a doubleheader despite the emotional and physical exhaustion of what he went through — he was starting in left field and batting second in the opener.

Hundreds of Migrants Call for Freedom at Camp on Gran Canaria

At the crammed makeshift camp in Arguineguin, police with batons rushed to the area after a group of migrants moved a fence that encircles the camp, and made the protesters retreat without force. Some jumped the fence but were quickly told by police to go back into the camp.

COVID-19 Plunges Australia Into First Recession Since 1991

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown that Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, has fallen by seven percent in the second quarter this year.  It was worse than many economists had predicted.   

Despite Strict Lockdown, Spain Sees Sharp COVID-19 Spike

“We had a very strict lockdown then relaxed this too quickly in a country with a high propensity to socialize and for family networks to stay very close,” Ildefonso Hernández, a professor of public health at the University Miguel Hernández near Alicante in southeast Spain, told VOA in an interview. 

French PM: No New Lockdown Despite COVID-19 Surge

French health experts have called on the government to act to avoid a second wave of the virus. The head of the government’s scientific council, Jean-François Delfraissy, said Wednesday the government needs to make “a number of difficult decisions in the next 10 days.”