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A 28 year old Australian man smirked as he walked into the Christchurch District Court in New Zealand’s South Island this morning, charged with murder after a carefully planned mass shooting at lunchtime prayers at two mosques.

The public was banned from the courtroom for the proceedings, but an angry crowd waited outside the court building.

Brenton Tarrant was brought to court by armed prison officers into the heavily secured central city courtroom, packed with local and international journalists.

According to reporters, the man kept turning towards the media and ‘smiling’. They report the man was ‘eerily calm’ during his appearance.

He has initially appeared on one charge of murder but is expected to face further charges. In New Zealand a murder charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Press from all over the world gathered in the courtroom, but the general public was banned.

Meanwhile, 18 year old Daniel John Burrough of Christchurch has been charged with intent to excite hostility or ill will against any group of persons on the ground of the colour, race or ethnic or national origins.

The alleged mass slaughter of Muslim worshippers at Friday prayers at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques, in central Christchurch, left 49 dead and more than 20 injured.

41 people died at Al Noor Mosque, seven at the Linwood Mosque and another died after being rushed to hospital.

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UK suffers largest one day increase in Covid-19

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The United Kingdom has recorded 708 new deaths from coronavirus today, the largest one day rise since the outbreak began. Figures released yesterday by the Department of Health and Social Care, suggest a total of 4,313 people have now died in the UK.

In a press briefing yesterday, UK cabinet minister Michael Gove opened by saying “Our thoughts today are with the family of the five year old child with underlying health conditions who tragically died” now the youngest UK death related to complications involving Covid-19.

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK is now 41,903, an increase of 3,735 from the previous day’s figures. Gove said that seven healthcare workers had so far died from the virus.

CNN reports that people in the UK are turning to mail-order coronavirus tests as the government scrambles to offer mass public testing and get a hold on the virus’ spread across Britain. The UK health secretary Matt Hancock, back to work after testing positive for Covid-19, said this week that the UK would aim to test 100,000 Britons a day by the end of April. But critics of the government’s U-turn on testing suggest it may have been spurred by about 8% of National Health Service staff being off work because of Covid-19-related issues.

But the newly rolled out government-funded tests by hospitals are unavailable to most people and are still being reserved for those with severe symptoms and frontline health care workers.

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Virus kills 630 in a single day in US state of New York

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The Covid-19 coronavirus killed 630 people over 24 hours in New York state, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday, the worst day yet for the US state hit hardest by the pandemic so far. Infections in the state doubled in just six days. Cases worldwide have doubled in the last week to over 1.2 million. As of 11:04 Thai time today (Sunday) global infections stand at 1,202,827 and the virus has killed 64,771 worldwide.

NY Governor Cuomo told a news conference the situation is particularly worrying on Long Island, east of New York City, where the number of cases “is like a fire spreading.” The disease has now killed 3,565 people in the state, 2624 of them in New York City.

Experts calculate that New York State, home to both bustling Manhattan and hilly farm country that stretches to the Canadian border, might be around a week away from the worst point in the current outbreak of the virus impacting the state.

“We’re not yet at the apex, we’re getting closer… Our reading of the projections is we’re somewhere in the 7 day range. It’s only been 30 days since our first case. It feels like an entire lifetime.”

The US has the world’s highest number of known cases of Covid-19. More than 311,000 people have tested positive there and over 8,454 have died. The White House’s medical experts predicted that 100,000 to 240,000 Americans could die in the pandemic, even if sweeping orders to stay home are followed.

New York City alone accounts for more than a quarter of the US coronavirus deaths tallied by Johns Hopkins University. Hospitals and makeshift morgues in the city are struggling to treat the desperately ill and bury the dead.

Crematories are extending their hours and burned bodies into the night, with corpses piling up so quickly that city officials were looking elsewhere in the state for temporary burial sites.

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SOURCES: Thai PBS World | Reuters

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China enters suppression phase in battle against Coronavirus

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There are now so few coronavirus cases in China that some days authorities don’t have any new cases to report. China has gone from reporting thousands of cases a day back in February to reporting a handful each day now. Recently new cases are slightly higher, but almost all of them are imported cases from travellers recently returning from abroad.

China claims to have driven coronavirus transmission down to nearly zero and while some question’s among international academics about case reporting methods used in China still abound, the general consensus is that China has suppressed transmission to manageable levels.

Many restrictions from the health crisis are still in place, however. Isolation facilities are still open for patients with even the slightest of symptoms. Quarantine centres are housing suspected patients and contacts of confirmed patients. Testing labs are still running. And monitoring systems are still on high alert for new cases.

“We are very aware that there could still be a second wave in China. That is possible,” says Kylie Ainslie, a research associate at the MRC Center for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London.

“However, we haven’t seen that occurring yet.”

Ainslie and her colleagues have been looking at how China is emerging from one of the largest lockdowns in human history. They’ve been analyzing GPS tracking data of human movement to monitor how social restrictions are being eased or tightened in any given area.

“Areas, where the outbreak was less, had movement restrictions removed sooner. But that didn’t mean completely. It meant first they started major factories and started letting those people who work there go back to work so that they could restart their industries.”

Movement restrictions, basically orders for people to stay home, are still in place for some areas, and some people are still considered to be high risk. Most factories in Wuhan, which was the epicentre of the outbreak, for instance, have not yet cranked up their production lines.

“One of the things that China is doing is while it is relaxing social distancing measures, it’s not removing them entirely. And it’s not removing them haphazardly. For instance, schools in much of the country remain closed.”

In several provinces where reported cases are down to zero, or close to zero for some period of time, case numbers have rebounded. But those upticks have primarily been driven by travellers arriving from Europe.

Ben Cowling, an epidemiologist at the University of Hong Kong , says these “imported” cases are much easier to contain and don’t pose as much of a threat of wider transmission.

“There’s less opportunity for infections to get into the general community from those travellers because they are being monitored so carefully. Anyone arriving in China must go into 14 days of quarantine where officials can keep a close eye on their health. So if they do turn out to be infected, which is a small minority, then they’re isolated. Their contacts are traced and put into quarantine. And that’s going to slow down any leakage into the general community.”

Cowling says public health officials in China and elsewhere have two sets of tools to contain its outbreak – social distancing and case management. Social distancing makes it harder for the virus to find new people to infect. Case management tracks down cases and potential cases individually and then isolates them and the virus. China has enacted both measures with great efficacy.

“With a lot of testing capacity, they were able to bring down the numbers of infections quickly,” Cowling says. “I think more quickly than we will find case numbers decline in New York or northern Italy or Spain or France. And that’s because in China, the lockdown was a more extreme version of a lockdown. It was a total lockdown.”

It is estimated that 950 million people were ordered to stay in their homes and were forbidden from travelling, one of the largest social experiments of its kind in history.

“In addition to the lockdown, there was also heavy use of testing, isolation and quarantine. So all of those measures are like really, really trying very hard to get the numbers down.”

China is now in a “suppression” phase of the epidemic. To make sure that another major outbreak doesn’t occur, China is experimenting to see how much it can ease off the highly restrictive social distancing while keeping its testing and quarantine practice high.

“We’re going to see within a month or two whether it’s possible to get back to relatively normal social mixing and just be able to rely on testing, tracking, isolating, quarantine to keep the virus at an extremely low level in China.”

SOURCE: Jason Beaubien NPR

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