Here are some of today’s top stories.
New Zealand reported its fourth straight day of decreases in new cases today, according to a government statement. There were just 29 new cases of the coronavirus reported in New Zealand today, which is half way through its month-long lockdown. New Zealand includes both confirmed and suspected cases in its count.
Former acting Navy secretary’s trip to Guam, which led to his resignation, cost almost a quarter of a million dollars
The recently resigned acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly’s Monday trip to Guam where he addressed the crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt and slammed their former commander, cost the Defense Department an estimated $243,000, according to a Navy official.
In Hong Kong, government-run quarantine facilities house people who may have been exposed to Covid-19 — even if they show no symptoms
Over the past few weeks, President Donald Trump’s coronavirus briefings have become a daily occurrence at the White House. They’ve also become regular venues for falsehoods, misleading information, revisionist history and outright lies.
Former President Barack Obama played an active, albeit private, role in the Democratic presidential primary that effectively ended on Wednesday when Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race.
Australian police boarded the Ruby Princess cruise ship Wednesday night to gather evidence for an investigation into how thousands of passengers were allowed to disembark in Sydney last month resulting in a spike of coronavirus cases.
One of Ellen DeGeneres’ jokes backfired this week after some people called her out for comparing self-quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic to “being in jail.”
Written by Oscar Holland, CNN A one-ton bed, a two-story closet and a 4,000-pound bathtub carved from a single slab of black marble — Drake’s Toronto mansion is a case study in extravagance. Then, of course, there’s the NBA regulation-size basketball court, the recording studio and an atmospheric indoor swimming pool.
Residents of Abule Ado, in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, have been hit hard by the ongoing lockdown after their houses were destroyed in an explosion in March, caused by a lorry hitting some gas cylinders. The homeless people have had to sleep outside or in crowded houses disregarding advice from the World Health Organization on social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Premier League players have launched a “collective initiative” to help generate funds for the National Health Service and distribute them “where they are needed most”. The initiative – named #PlayersTogether – has been set up to “help those fighting for us on the NHS frontline” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Singapore has long been somewhat of “poster boy” for keeping the virus in check. Numbers were low and so were the daily increases. On Wednesday though, the city state registered its highest daily increase since the outbreak began. There were 142 new positive tests – many in foreign worker dormitories – bringing the total to more than 1,600.
A Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting Houthi forces in Yemen has declared a ceasefire, according to officials. Sources told the BBC the ceasefire will come into effect on Thursday in support of UN efforts to end the five-year-old war. The coalition, backed by Western military powers, has been fighting against Houthi forces aligned to Iran since March 2015.
As commercial hand sanitisers run dry in the US and Europe, people in Turkey are turning to a traditional, aromatic fragrance that has taken on a whole new relevance amid the coronavirus pandemic: kolonya. Meaning “cologne”, kolonya has been a treasured symbol of Turkish hospitality and health since the Ottoman Empire, and it’s often described as Turkey’s national scent.
Disney’s new video streaming service has hit more than 50 million subscribers since its launch five months ago. When Disney Plus last announced viewing figures in February it had reached 26.5 million subscribers. Since then, this has almost doubled as more people are online and stuck at home due to virus clampdowns.
Zoom, the videoconferencing software that people seem to alternately love and hate these days, is no longer allowed on Google’s workers’ laptops. This is according to BuzzFeed, which claims that Google sent an email to employees whose laptop had Zoom installed, warning them it will stop working this week.
All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Today President Donald Trump delivered a White House briefing on the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 10,000 in the U.S.
A new meme making the rounds on Twitter highlights just how deceiving movie posters can be. While movie posters usually do a pretty solid job of establishing important characters and sharing witty taglines that give insight into the film, they don’t always reflect the important plot lines that resonate with viewers.
‘Did I already have coronavirus?’: People wonder if they previously had COVID-19, but the answer isn’t easy
In the age of the coronavirus, when nothing is certain and we must plot our every move with the utmost caution, some people are wondering if they need not worry quite as much. What if, they ask, I already had COVID-19 weeks ago but didn’t realize or couldn’t confirm it?
All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. With every new console, Sony has released a new DualShock controller to go along with it. Not this time.
All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Moving to space sounds more and more tempting these days, but the closest we’re getting for a while is Netflix’s Space Force, which premieres in May.