Coronavirus cancels Louisiana primary but March 17 states are still on and planning a 'clean' vote Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., says Congress will pass a bill to help families fight coronavirus. Louisiana's chief elections officer, Kylse Ardoin, asked the governor on Friday to postpone April's presidential primary election due to the spread of coronavirus, but the four states holding contests on Tuesday are proceeding -- albeit with caution.. Ardoin, Louisana's secretary of state, said he wants to delay the April 4 primary until June 20. The request was expedited to the office of Gov.
Coronavirus wreaks havoc in African American neighbourhoods Image copyright Getty Images Stark statistics from Chicago health officials have underscored the heavy toll of coronavirus on black Americans. Black Chicagoans account for half of all coronavirus cases in the city and more than 70% of deaths, despite making up 30% of the population. Other cities with large black populations, including Detroit, Milwaukee, New Orleans and New York, have become coronavirus hotspots. The US has recorded nearly 370,000 virus cases and almost 11,000 deaths. Live: China reports no new virus deaths for first time
Coronavirus: Why China's claims of success raise eyebrows Image copyright Getty Images China has reported no new deaths from coronavirus anywhere in the country, for the first time since the beginning of the outbreak. But as the BBC's Robin Brant writes, there are lingering questions over how far these figures, and therefore China's narrative on the outbreak, can be trusted. For months now, every morning at 03:00, officials in China have put together the latest figures on the spread of the virus to share with the world. 'Zoombombing' targeted with new version of app Image copyright Getty Images Zoom has said it will release an improved version of its hugely popular video conferencing app this week. It comes after issues with the company's data security and privacy measures have come under intense scrutiny. The firm said Zoom 5.0 will include upgraded encryption features to help protect data and fend off so-called "Zoombombing".
Tsunami risk identified near future Indonesian capital Image copyright Getty Images Scientists have identified a potential tsunami risk in the region chosen by Indonesia for its new capital. The researchers mapped evidence of multiple ancient underwater landslides in the Makassar Strait between the islands of Borneo and Sulawesi. If the largest of these were repeated today, it would generate tsunami capable of inundating Balikpapan Bay - an area close to the proposed capital. But the international team cautions against an overreaction. "We still have a lot more work to do to properly assess the situation.
Coronavirus: Italy's PM outlines lockdown easing measures Image copyright EPA Italy has outlined plans to ease the strict restrictions imposed seven weeks ago to curb the spread of the coronavirus as it recorded its lowest daily death toll since mid-March. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said curbs would be relaxed from 4 May, with people being allowed to visit their relatives in small numbers, in masks. Coronavirus: Air France-KLM secures billions in government aid Image copyright Reuters Air France-KLM has secured at least €9bn (£7.9bn; $9.7bn) in government aid, as the Franco-Dutch airline group struggles to stay afloat because of the coronavirus outbreak. The French authorities said Air France would get €3bn in loans and another €4bn in state-guaranteed funds. Meanwhile, the Dutch government said it was preparing between €2bn and €4bn in aid to KLM.
Coronavirus: New Zealand claims no community cases as lockdown eases Media playback is unsupported on your device New Zealand says it has stopped community transmission of Covid-19, effectively eliminating the virus. With new cases in single figures for several days - one on Sunday - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the virus was "currently" eliminated. But officials have warned against complacency, saying it does not mean a total end to new coronavirus cases. The news comes hours before New Zealand is set to move out of its toughest level of social restrictions. From Tuesday, some non-essential business, healthcare and education activity will be able to resume. Coronavirus lockdown: Would you report people who break the rules? Image copyright Getty Images Much of the world is in some form of a coronavirus lockdown. So if you saw someone breaking the rules, would you report them?
US Supreme Court rules half of Oklahoma is Native American land Image copyright Getty Images The US Supreme Court has ruled about half of Oklahoma belongs to Native Americans, in a landmark case that also quashed a child rape conviction. The justices decided 5-4 that an eastern chunk of the state, including its second-biggest city, Tulsa, should be recognised as part of a reservation. Jimcy McGirt, who was convicted in 1997 of raping a girl, brought the case.
'I can recover at home': Cosmetic surgeons see rise in patients amid pandemic Image copyright Getty Images A number of cosmetic surgery clinics around the world are reporting a rise in people getting treatment during the coronavirus outbreak as they can hide their treatment behind a mask or work from home. Despite the virus shutting businesses across the globe, a number of plastic surgery clinics have remained open, adopting stricter measures such as Covid-19 tests and more frequent cleaning. Clinics in the US, Japan, South Korea and Australia have all seen a rise in patients coming in for treatment including lip fillers, botox, face lifts and nose jobs. "I decided to get procedures done during quarantine because it allowed me to heal at my own pace," Aaron Hernandez, who had lip fillers and buccal (cheek) fat removal in Los Angeles, told the BBC. "Getting my lips done is not something that all men tend to do, so some people might find it different.
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