US President Donald J. Trump is expected to halt funding in the World Health Organization (WHO) after accusing the agency taking side of China despite getting maximum funds from US. The global cases increased to 1,982,281 as on 15 April 2020 at 5:45 am. The death toll has now reached 126,722, with US counting more than 22,000 calamities from Coronavirus outbreak.
US Senator Elizabeth Warren endorsed Joe Biden for President on Wednesday, 15 April 2020. The Massachusetts Democrat, a one-time Presidential primary rival of the former Vice President, made the announcement online. She highlighted his work from the 2008 financial crisis to relief efforts after the 2013 Boston marathon bombing. Warren is among the last rivals who has extended support to Biden.
Biggest temple festival in Indian state of Kerala, Thrissur Pooram, has been called off due to virus outbreak. It will only be held this year as ritual participation of five people in temples across the state. The festival was held in a similar ritual and manner during the Indo-China war in 1962. Gatherings in India have been banned in wake of lockdown. Police have increased patrolling and discipline measures accordingly.
Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju declared that he and his wife Gry Molaer Hivju have recovered from Coronavirus infection. Hivju, went into self-isolation with his wife earlier in March 2020 after they tested positive for COVID-19. Just days after Hivju announced the infection, another Game of Thrones star British actress Indira Varma said she too tested positive.
Senator Bernie Sanders and rapper Cardi B discussed economic and health impacts of Coronavirus. Cardi spoke to Sanders by addressing him as ‘Uncle Bernie’ and they discussed his endorsement of Joe Biden for President. The duo broke out into giggles while talking about US President Donald Trump. Sanders hailed Trump as “the worst President of American history”.