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Scientists fight online virus misinformation war (source — www.thesundaily.my) 26/05/2020 05:11:00

PARIS: With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus pandemic began.With 14,00...

Cummings and (not) goings – podcast (source — www.theguardian.com) 26/05/2020 05:00:07

The prime minister’s senior adviser has provoked national outrage by admitting travelling hundreds of miles to stay with family at the height of coronavirus lockdown. The Guardian’s Matthew Weaver rev...

US company on track to roll out 100 million doses of trial vaccine (source — www.news.com.au) 26/05/2020 04:09:12

US based company Novavax has announced it is on track to roll out over 100 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year. The first step of human trials in the southern hem...

Coronavirus live news: WHO drops hydroxychloroquine trial as Mexico death toll questioned (source — www.theguardian.com) 26/05/2020 03:27:48

UK PM’s senior adviser won’t apologise for lockdown breach; White House brings Brazil travel restrictions forward two days; Follow the latest updatesMexico City records thousands more deaths than usua...

North Carolina speedway sees thousands in the stands, few with masks despite coronavirus risk (source — www.foxnews.com) 26/05/2020 03:21:02

Thousands of racing fans packed the stands Saturday night at Ace Speedway in Alamance County.

Mexico City records thousands more deaths than usual, amid doubt over official Covid-19 toll (source — www.theguardian.com) 26/05/2020 02:48:18

Research found 8,000 more death certificates have been issued so far this year than the four-year averageCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThis year, Mexico City has issued 8...

Brazil enters another dark week (source — www.cnn.com) 26/05/2020 02:43:57

Brazil appears to be entering another dark week, as coronavirus cases grow by the thousands and controversy swells around President Jair Bolsonaro.

Cancelled weddings – refusal to issue refund may be breach of law (source — www.theguardian.com) 26/05/2020 02:01:04

Which? reports venues and organisers to watchdog in wake of coronavirus chaosCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSome UK wedding venues may be breaking the law by using unfair ...

Benefit fraud worth £1.5billion ‘may slip through net’ due to flood of Universal Credit claims during lockdown (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 26/05/2020 01:17:06

BENEFIT fraud worth up to £1.5billion may be slipping through the net due to an avalanche of Universal Credit claims during lockdown, says a whistle-blower. A Department for Work and Pensions employee...

'Disgusted' couple left in tears by poor-quality government-funded food parcels (source — www.mirror.co.uk) 26/05/2020 00:57:32

Susan Collins and Tim Maber, from Somerset, have hit out at the government claiming that the food packages they received during the coronavirus pandemic were "terrible"

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