HEADLINES: • UK reports 596 coronavirus deaths • Police officer killed, two injured in Texas shooting • Pelosi calls state protests a ‘distraction’ • 18,301 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia..
Reuters: UK reports 596 COVID-19 deaths as total tops 16,000..
Britain reported 596 deaths from COVID-19 in hospitals in its daily update on Sunday, raising the country's total to more than 16,000 as a senior minister said the government's testing target remained 100,000 per day.
Fox News: A federal court in Kansas issued a temporary restraining order Saturday against an executive order capping church gatherings at 10 people due to COVID-19, according to a local report.
CNN: Pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk said it will offer insulin free of charge for 90 days to diabetes patients who lost health insurance coverage because they lost their jobs.
Bloomberg Markets: New York's Daily Virus Death Toll Falls to 507..
WSB-TV: There are now 18,301 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, 687 deaths..
New York Daily: A worldwide concert that included headliners like Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Stevie Wonder and Elton John raised almost $128M for health care workers.
Reuters: French coronavirus deaths near 20,000, ICU numbers fall.
France registered 395 more deaths from the coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total to 19,718, as the pace of increase in fatalities continued to slow and the number of people in intensive care fell.
New York Daily: A police officer was killed and two others were injured in a shooting in central Texas, officials said.
ABC World News: Pope Francis is urging the faithful to use the coronavirus pandemic’s “time of trial” to prepare for a collective future where inequalities are abolished and the weakest and poorest are no longer left behind.
Science News Magazine: Warm weather probably won’t slow COVID-19 transmission much..
In one experiment, just five minutes at 70°C (about 158° F) was enough to inactivate the pathogen. But that's far hotter than any summer heat wave.
Reuters: 'I thought I would never wake up,' Belgian doctor says after surviving COVID-19..
A Belgian urologist has spoken of his "incredible" experience, having survived COVID-19 and been discharged from intensive care after three weeks in a coma.
Washington Post: Dozens of coronavirus antibody tests on the market were never vetted by the FDA, leading to accuracy concerns..
Aggressive marketing of the tests could confuse those clamoring for the products to determine who may have disease-fighting antibodies.
New York Daily: Four Tyson Foods plant workers in Georgia and two more in Iowa have died from coronavirus, and neither of the plants has closed down. The union representing workers at the Georgia facility said many employees were sick or quarantined.
Washington Post: Maryland and Virginia governors blast Trump over protests and lack of coronavirus testing as cases continue to rise in the capital region.
Washington-area leaders slammed President Trump on Sunday for encouraging protests against stay-at-home orders, while also contradicting the White House’s claims that sufficient testing exists to reopen the states.
CBS News: NY Gov. Cuomo: “This virus has been ahead of us every step of the way. We have been playing catch-up from day one in this situation. So, it is no time to relax and this is only halftime.”
AP: Associated Press interviews found Mexican and Colombian cartels are still plying their trade but the lockdowns that have turned cities into ghost towns are disrupting everything from production to transport to sales.
Reuters: Mexican Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Saturday that Mexico has registered 7,497 confirmed coronavirus cases and 650 deaths.
NBC News: Following a manhunt on Sunday, Canadian authorities detained a mass shooting suspect after he fled the scene possibly disguised as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, commonly known as the Mounties.
Al Jazeera: Fire tears through one of Greece's largest refugee camps, rendering hundreds homeless.
Washington Post: Pelosi calls state protests a ‘distraction’ as Congress appears close to $400 billion-plus coronavirus aid deal..
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday dismissed as a “distraction” the small groups of protesters across the country who are demanding governors reopen the American economy, later adding that the demonstrators were ignoring the advice of doctors and scientists.
Reuters: Canadian coronavirus deaths rise by almost 12% in a day: official data..
The total number of people killed by the coronavirus in Canada rose by just under 12% to 1,506 in a day, official data posted by the public health agency showed on Sunday.
Fox News: President Donald J. Trump on Friday ramped up the pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, urging her to “get back to Washington” and solve the stalemate in Congress over a $250 billion request to top-up a small-business loan program as part of the response to the coronavirus crisis.
Bloomberg: Foreign Workers Safer in Singapore Than Elsewhere, Minister Says.
Foreign workers in Singapore know they are currently safer in the city-state than elsewhere including their own countries, a minister said.
Reuters: Malaysia reports 84 new coronavirus cases; one new death..