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UK Retail sales in May partly recover after DIY boost

Friday June 19

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Friday 19 June 2020 News Briefing – Today’s headlines are dominated by the global Coronavirus Pandemic. As of 6:30 am (GMT), these are the global active numbers.

Global COVID-19 UPDATE

Coronavirus Cases: 8,586,718

Deaths: 456,468

Recovered: 4,536,046

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  • Spike in cases “a tragedy,” Florida infectious disease expert says.

  • Retail sales in May partly recover after DIY boost.

  • 13-day-old healthy baby becomes UK’s youngest victim.

  • Further Covid-19 lockdowns not needed in the US, says top expert Fauci.

  • Coronavirus medical aid arrives in Yemen.

Spike in cases “a tragedy,” Florida infectious disease expert says 

CNN says Florida is set to become a new centre of coronavirus spread and that’s a tragedy, an infectious disease specialist from Florida International University said Thursday. 

“We have just spent so much time and effort and suffering hammering down the original outbreak that it’s really a tragedy to see the numbers start to go back up,” Dr Aileen Marty.

Read the full story on CNN

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Retail sales in May partly recover after DIY boost

BBC News says UK retail sales partly recovered in May, despite the continuation of coronavirus-related lockdown measures.

The number of goods sold last month increased by 12%, in comparison with record falls seen in April, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Sales were boosted by a 42% rise at household goods stores, with DIY shops and garden centres reopening.

Read the full story on BBC News

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13-day-old healthy baby becomes UK’s youngest victim 

The Guardian says a 13-day old baby, understood to have no underlying health conditions, has died from Covid-19, NHS England has reported.

The newborn is thought to be one of the youngest victims of the disease in the UK.

On Thursday it was reported that 135 more people had lost their lives in the UK. Of those, 62 patients had died in hospitals in England, with the eldest aged 96.

Read the full story on The Guardian 

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Further Covid-19 lockdowns not needed in the US, says top expert Fauci 

France24 says Anthony Fauci has told AFP the US does not require more widespread lockdowns to get its Covid-19 outbreak under control, despite the national daily infection rate has shown no signs of declining. 

“I don’t think we’re going to be talking about going back to lockdown,” he said when asked whether places like California and Texas that are seeing a surge in their caseload should reissue stay-at-home orders.

“I think we’re going to be talking about trying to better control those areas of the country that seem to be having a surge of cases”

Read the full story on France24

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Coronavirus medical aid arrives in Yemen

Aljazeera says about 43 tons of coronavirus medical aid arrived in Yemen on Thursday, state news agency Saba New reported.

The shipment includes PCR tests, ventilators and protection equipment, Saba added.

The country’s health sector has been battered by years of war against Iran-backed Houthi militants and officials have been constantly highlighting the war-torn area’s shortage of proper equipment.

Read the full story on Aljazeera

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A quick look at the other top stories

Former Atlanta officer and current officer charged in Rayshard Brooks’ death both surrender to authorities

Fox News says former Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe and Officer Devin Brosnan both surrendered themselves to law enforcement on Thursday, one day after charges were filed against them by the Fulton County District Attorney over the death of Rayshard Brooks.

Read on.

 

Russia was behind the killing of Georgian in Berlin, say prosecutors 

EuroNews says Russia was behind the daytime killing of a Georgian man in a Berlin park, German prosecutors said on Thursday.

The allegation was made as a Russian man was charged with the murder.

Read on.

Unemployed Tunisian seek laws guaranteeing jobs 

AfricaNews says hundreds of unemployed Tunisians from around the country attempted to march onto parliament on Wednesday to demand a law guaranteeing them jobs.

Read on.

Jordan’s King: Israel’s annexation undermines stability in the Middle East

MEM says Jordan’s King Abdullah II has warned that Israel’s planned annexation of large parts of occupied West Bank would threaten stability in the Middle East.

Read on. 

China releases 1o Indian soldiers after border battle 

CNA says China has freed 10 Indian soldiers captured in a high-altitude border clash in the Himalayas which left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead.

Read on

After threatening to kill Jacinda Arden, an Australian right-wing extremist is jailed 

SBS News says an Australian right-wing extremist who posted a series of threatening Facebook messages against Muslims and NZ’s Jacinda Ardern has been sentenced to 10 months’ jail.

Read on

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England women's cricket players to return to training on Monday

Cricket: England Women’s players to return to training on Monday.

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Boy,12, signs record deal after protest song went viral

Boy,12, signs record deal after TikTok viral protest song

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