HEADLINES: • Doctors criticize UK Government over protection shortages • Passengers flying to or from Canada to wear face mask • NBA stars to take 25% pay cut • IRS sends stimulus checks to the dead..
CNN: Feds charge doctor who cited Trump to push hydroxychloroquine "miracle cure"..
According to a federal criminal complaint obtained by CNN, the FBI launched an undercover operation and made contact with the doctor in early April after receiving a tip from the public indicating he was attempting to sell "Covid-19 Treatment Packs" to the public.
MarketWatch: The IRS is sending $1,200 stimulus checks to deceased people. Yes, their loved ones are allowed to keep the money.
“There is nothing that the IRS has that is preventing someone who is deceased from receiving this money,” said one tax preparer.
Reuters: Indonesia reports 325 new coronavirus cases, total 6,248..
Indonesia reported 325 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the total number of infections in the world's fourth most populous country to 6,248.
New York Times: New estimates by Harvard researchers suggest that the U.S. cannot safely reopen unless it conducts more than 3 times the number of coronavirus tests it is currently administering over the next month.
Reuters: Doctors criticize UK government over coronavirus protection shortages..
Doctors and health workers criticized the British government on Saturday for suggesting that gowns used to protect them while treating coronavirus patients could be re-used, as supplies run low across the country.
Washington Post: Officials are warning the Trump administration that they will be unable to safely reopen the U.S. economy without radically increasing the number of available tests.
MSNBC: NASA and SpaceX are targeting May 27 for the launch of Demo-2, the first launch of NASA astronauts from the U.S. since 2011.
Reuters: The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Japan rose to 10,000 on Saturday, NHK public broadcaster said, just days after a state of emergency was extended to the entire nation in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.
AFP: A Nigerian Roman Catholic priest has been forced to give up his parish in Germany after a series of racist acts including death threats.
Daily Mail: US government experiments with simulations to show the coronavirus can 'quickly' be destroyed by SUNLIGHT..
Xinhua News: Kenya on Friday received a consignment of medical supplies from China to boost the country's efforts in combating the spread of COVID-19.
Daily Mail US: NBA stars to take 25 per cent pay cut due to shutdown of the sport during coronavirus crisis.
Reuters: Philippines records 10 new coronavirus deaths, 209 more cases.
Arab News: The World Health Organization thanked Saudi Arabia's King Salman for donating $500 million to support the international efforts in preventing the coronavirus spread.
New York Daily: Princess Sofia of Sweden volunteered at a hospital amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The 35-year-old royal received training and has been placed in a care unit to assist with cleaning and patient care.
Reuters: Germany's coronavirus cases rise by 3,609 to 137,439: RKI..
CNN: Passengers flying through, to or from Canada will now be required to wear a non-medical face mask or some type of face covering while traveling by plane, according to an announcement by the country's transportation minister.
VOA: U.S. President Donald Trump sent out messages Friday from his Twitter account apparently in support of protesters in three states seeking to defy measures designed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
In three successive tweets, the president wrote, “LIBERATE MINNESOTA!” “LIBERATE MICHIGAN!” and, finally, “LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!”..
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): A federal court has entered a temporary injunction against the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing requiring them to immediately stop distributing “Miracle Mineral Solution,” an unproven, potentially harmful product that claims to treat COVID-19..
New York Daily: Twenty-six city hospital workers have died from the coronavirus.
The deaths come after weeks of protests from nurses and union leaders who’ve criticized Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo, as well as public and private hospital administrators for not ensuring staff have an adequate supply of protective gear..