Canadian actress and civil rights activist Shirley Douglas died on 5 April 2020. According to her son actor Kiefer Sutherland, Douglas died due to pneumonia. Sutherland specifically mentioned that his mother’s death was not related to novel Coronavirus disease. Douglas is known for her campaigning for several causes. She spent her acting career between Canada and Hollywood.
European Union has approved a USD61.6 billion scheme to shield private businesses from impact of Coronavirus pandemic. The scheme would provide relief to businesses in forms of tax cuts and subsidies so that they maintain production and employment of workforce as economic crisis from Coronavirus deepens. The package will apparently include United Kingdom as it is still under the transition period of its exit from EU.
India’s Minister of Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javdekar held a press briefing cabinet meeting. All MPs and President will be taking 30% salary cut for next year with immediate effect. All MPs will also contribute INR79 billion from Members of Parliament Local Area Development fund for the next two years. The total amount will go to the Considolated Fund of India to help the country against Coronavirus.
Spain reported the lowest number of new Coronavirus deaths in more than two weeks, a sign that Europe’s biggest outbreak is slowing. Death toll in the country was recorded at 637 in the past 24 hours, a smaller count than previous day 674 deaths. The entire country is under lockdown since 15 March 2020, yet Spain is planning to extend the lockdown period to 25 April 2020.
A tiger from US’s Bronx Zoo tested positive for Coronavirus, as reported by the federal officials and zoo authorities. This is the first infection in an animal in the United States. Along with this four year of Malayan tiger named Nadia, six others are also reportedly ill. It has been stated that this was passed by a zoo employee who was earlier showing symptoms.
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