Coronavirus headlines from around the world 8th of April, 2020.
1. Matthew McConaughey keeps oldies alright alright alright
What’s better than virtual bingo during isolation? Virtual bingo hosted by Hollywood heart throb Matthew McConaughey.
Granted most the players would have had a fair share of hip replacements and pace-makers between them, but who can resist McConaughey?
2. Hello Himalayas, it’s been a while
Emptied streets and vacated workplaces are hard to see. But with these harrowing images comes some incredible sights as well.
With pollution at an all-time low in India, the Himalayas are now visible for the first time in 30 years for people as far as 200km away.
3. Trump targets those responsible – the World Health Organisation
Remember the WHO? That international body that has been meeting almost daily and providing updates to the world?
Well Donald Trump has decided they’ve done a damn poor job at this whole coronavirus thing.
In the wake of more people within the US pointing the finger at the president for the country’s mishandling of virus containment, Trump called the WHO “China-centric” and said they had “been wrong about a lot of things”.
4. One expensive party
A group of people partying it up in a hotel room on the Sunshine Coast have been slapped with a $6000 fine by police for breaching social distancing rules.
The police confirmed all five people were locals, who just had “no knowledge” of the fact there was a pandemic going on.
5. Wuhan lockdown at an end
The 76-day shut down of the city where it all started came to an end on Wednesday.
Trains, flights and all major transport will start up again and healthy residents are allowed to leave their homes.
Those with a government-assigned green QR code on their mobile phones, indicating they are healthy and safe to travel around, will also be able to get to work should their employer provide a letter asking for them to come back.
Read more: Wuhan re-opens after 10 week lockdown