Drugs hidden in disinfectant bottles. Drug traffickers have adapted to the pandemic
Drug traffickers are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic and are hiding drugs among protective equipment delivered to various countries around the world. Some managed to hide the narcotics even in hand sanitizer bottles, believing that this way they would not be discovered by investigators.
Every day, organized crime officers discover drug traffickers, dismantle networks and confiscate drugs. Investigators and smugglers appear to be in competition. Some are looking for new ways to hide the goods and others have to find them.
The worst thing is that criminals are trying to take advantage of the pandemic and hide drugs in humanitarian transport.
Earlier this month, Australian border guards found several kilograms of methamphetamine in shipments of disinfectants and masks sent from Canada to Australia, CNN reports.
"We know that criminals will push any limit to bring drugs into the country, so it is no wonder they are trying to use indispensable items during the pandemic, such as masks and hand sanitizer to hide them," said ABF chief John Fleming .
The drugs were found while officers were inspecting shipments at the Sydney Gateway Facility.
When officers opened several boxes to check them, they found among the packages of masks and two bottles of hand sanitizer wrapped in air bubble foil. Everything seemed in order, however, something made the law enforcement officers think and they analyzed the containers more carefully. They found that they had fake bottoms. Inside the secret compartment was a crystal-like substance, which was later tested positive for methamphetamine, officials said. In total, almost two kilograms of illicit substance were found.
Massive increase in emergency calls after Trump urges Americans to inject disinfectant against COVID-19
The Maryland (northeast) emergency line and the Toxicological Information Center (anti-poison) in New York saw a surge in calls due to disinfectant injection after President Donald Trump presented it as a possible "remedy" on Thursday. "Against Covid-19, writes the American press.
Hundreds of people called Maryland to learn more about the benefits of using a disinfectant, such as bleach or household detergents. These phone calls prompted authorities to issue an emergency alert and post a message on Twitter warning that "under no circumstances should a disinfectant be administered to the body by injection or otherwise."
In New York, health officials said they had received an "unusually large" number of people contacting them, according to White House residents.
The anti-poison centre in New York, a sub-agency of the city's Department of Health, received 30 calls Thursday night through Friday afternoon, twice as many as usual.
None of the people who contacted the centre died and did not need hospitalization.
Donald Trump said he was sarcastic when he said he urged Americans to inject disinfectant
"I find that the disinfectant removes the virus in a minute. Wouldn't there be a way to do this by injecting it inside or something like that? As you can see, he's getting into his lungs, he's doing a lot of things there, so it would be interesting to see that happen, "Trump said Thursday at a White House briefing.
The American president returned on Friday on the statements he made. Trump said he was "sarcastic" when he called for disinfectant injections. But he said just minutes later that it was a serious idea and asked government experts to study it.
There is no toilet on this list, but there is another familiar item from the bathroom.
More than 500,000 bacteria live on the keyboard within one square centimeter. This is due to the fact that people sitting down at a computer or laptop do not even think about how to wash their hands. Everything that you bring from the street is deposited on the keyboard in a dense layer. Add dust and crumbs to it. The result is an ideal hotbed of pathogenic microbes.
2. Mobile phones
During the day, the cell phone gets into a lot of dirty places: it lies in the pocket where you just took out the money from, or on the desktop, which always has no time to wipe. The phone is taken with unwashed hands after a store, metro, public transport. In a word, he carries a huge amount of all kinds of microbes in a day.
3. Drain hole in the sink
Sink siphon - the most favorable environment for the reproduction of bacteria. As a rule, housewives pay attention to its condition when the drain becomes clogged or an unpleasant smell appears.
Toothbrush can become a source of reproduction of more than 100 million bacteria that are harmful to the body. And this is absolutely natural, because we brush our teeth every day, removing plaque and food debris. After a while, the brush literally overgrows with bacteria.
There are as many bacteria on the surface of the keys as there are on the elevator call button. We never wipe the keys and always take them with dirty hands. They fall in the entrance or on the street, stored in dirty pockets and bring an incredible amount of infectious bacteria into the house. Some give their children as a toy, which is unacceptable and dangerous to the health of the child.
6. Wallet and money
On average, a single banknote contains about 30,000 bacteria per square centimeter. The older the bill, the more it bears infections: helminths, Koch sticks, causative agents of tuberculosis and meningitis. Paying money, people exchange bacteria.
There are 4,000 times more bacteria on a square centimeter of a regular carpet than on the same area of the toilet. The fleecy surface of the carpet becomes an excellent accumulation of all kinds of bacteria, dust mites and particles of dead skin.
Here, you first bring thousands of germs from the street directly into the apartment. In addition, pets are often liked to be here, which then spread bacteria to furniture, tables, window sills and carpets.
9. A curtain for a bathroom
Bacteria multiply more actively in a humid environment. Bathroom curtains are especially prone to ubiquitous mold. But usually they are never cleaned, believing that the soap solution falling on the curtains is enough to disinfect.
10. Dishwasher and washing machine
Despite the fact that both technical means are designed to maintain order and cleanliness, they themselves are a source of microbes.
The coronavirus pandemic has made new “deserts” across the world. Most of the world's major cities, like London, New York and others, are empty, without any soul on the street. As humans are isolating at home, wild animals have started to take over the streets and feel free.
Several pictures taken by photographers or simple people around the world, captured the guests, including deer, goats and others roaming through the streets wild animals. Sometimes busy and loud cities, are now silent and open for this creatures, who came to inspect the human life and show up their importance in our life.
In London and Nara (Japan) , herds of deer are rumoring the streets. In London a herd of deer was spotted resting in housing state, the deer felt so well that they laid down on the grass and spent the day in silence. There were some viral pictures on internet which shows the London Eye, Chinatown, National Gallery and other places totally empty.
In Llandudno, Wales, some mountain goats were spotted in the streets on March 31.
In Italy several wild boars were spotted throughout northern, in Bergamo was seen even one mother walking through empty streets with her offspring.
Several puma were seen walking around the streets of Santiago, Chile, it is said that they came for food.
In India, Tirupati, there were seen a herd of deer wandering along a road in the city.
During the lockdown, more than a billion people worldwide are staying at home, self-isolated and socially distancing themselves from one another to avoid the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
When staying in quarantine, people start creating funny things. Some people invent funny games, other creative occupations. While spending the whole day at home, let’s see how others are spending their time, maybe we find something good for us.
A person in lockdown starts seeing his house as a big and luxurious castle, or a battlefield, even that floor is lava. Jimmy Fallon was wandering where the human creation can get, and started a challenge with the hashtag #ImSoBored.
The comedian asked people to tell him funny things they have done to pass the time in quarantine. Yes, boredom is the path to creationism, new ideas and funny actions.
James Thomas Fallon is an American comedian, actor, television host, writer, and producer. He is known for his work in television as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and as the host of late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and before that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
The Tonight Show is the third longest running show on NBC,and due to coronavirus it got a quarantine rendition. Since Fallon’s show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and other late-night shows that spread good mood and fun have suspended production due to the pandemic, the Fallon found a good solution. Jimmy created the "At Home Edition” episode which are coming out live from Fallon’s home.
Boris Johnson, who became infected with coronavirus, was transferred to the intensive care unit. His pregnant girlfriend doesn’t want to be tested.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was diagnosed with coronavirus a week ago. Jhonson was previously hospitalized with coronavirus, he was transferred to the intensive care unit. The reason was the worsening of his condition.
When Johnson was hospitalized The Downing Street premier's office issued a statement saying that, at the doctors' advice, Boris Johnson agreed to be admitted to the hospital for a thorough set of tests. The decision was made in the context in which the 10-day coronavirus symptoms presented by Boris Johnson do not improve, on the contrary. "At the recommendation of his doctors, the prime minister was admitted to the hospital for analysis," a statement from his Downing Street office said.
"The prime minister thanks the medical staff for his incredible effort and asks the population to respect the Government's recommendations to stay indoors, to protect the national health system and to save lives", it is shown at the end of the document.
Boris Johnson's fiancée, Carrie Symonds, who is pregnant, announced on Saturday that she had the main symptoms of coronavirus on Twitter and that she is feeling better after seven days of rest. "I spent the last week in bed, with the main symptoms of coronavirus. I didn't need to be tested, and after seven days of rest, I feel stronger and recover, "noted Symonds.
According to The Guardian, Carrie Symonds has been isolating herself since Johnson was tested positive. The prime minister remained in isolation at the Downing Street residence, while Symonds, who normally lives with Johnson, posted a photo of her in self-isolation at Camberwell with his dog Dilyn.
Boris Johnson's fiancée is five years younger than the prime minister's eldest daughter..
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds entered British history as the first married couple in Downing Street, the premier's official residence in London. Carrie Symonds, former Conservative Party communications adviser before being named 'First Girlfriend', has remained quiet since the installation on Downing Street.
Boris Johnson already has four children since his second marriage to Marina Wheeler, and his eldest daughter is five years older than his girlfriend.