Donald Trump horrified the Americans again! How he relaxed on a sad day for the United States
Donald Trump once again provoked the indignation of the American public opinion - even on the day when the officials from Washington announced a devastating balance of the coronavirus epidemic, the president of the United States preferred to play golf!
Trump has chosen to relax on Memorial Day, a day to pay tribute to the American military who gave their lives for their country.
But instead of a visit to the Pentagon or Arlington Cemetery where many war heroes are buried, Trump went to his golf club, which he had not visited for more than two months.
And at the White House, the death toll from coronavirus was close to 100,000, a figure that puts the United States at the top of both casualties and infections, over 1.6 million people.
Asked about the fact that instead of mourning he plays golf, President Trump said he hopes to resume golf tournaments as soon as possible.
"We want life back to normal as soon as possible. I can't wait to see golfers again and enjoy the same experience as mine," Trump said.
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.
Labor department claims that 3.3 million Americans lost their job, beating a previous record of 695,000 in October 1982.
The record of jobless people in the US came out the last week as the Covid-19 virus shut down a large part of America’s economy.
According to the labor department, the number of new jobless people cases are claimed by individuals, who are seeking unemployment benefits rose by more than 3 million to 3.28 million from 281,000 the previous week. The situation hits the highest number ever reported, beating the previous record of 695,000 claims filed in comparation with 2 October 1982.
Nearly every state in US felt the impact of Covid-19, the labor department mentioned. Service industries mainly, accommodation and food services, were hard affected. The healthcare and social assistance, arts, entertainment and recreation, transportation and warehousing, but also manufacturing industries felt the impact.
Trump is concerned that the quarantine measures could have more harmful impact than the virus itself , an opinion that is highlighted by the economists and health experts. On Wednesday Trump tweeted: “The real people want to get back to work ASAP. We will be stronger than ever before!”
The Senate agreed on passing the largest aid package ever. This being an effort to help struggling American workers, businesses and hospitals during this pandemic. The bill includes $1,200 checks for most Americans.
The House leaders expressed optimism Thursday about swift passage of the emergency $2.2 trillion relief bill aimed at mitigating the financial problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic but faced a possible procedural needs that could delay sending the measure to President Trump.
Over the past few months, the coronavirus pandemic seemed to stay out of the African continent. Coronavirus came around in the world's largest concentration of people with HIV. However this is no longer the case as people are now starting to prepare for the worst.
The first cases of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa were confirmed just three weeks ago but the rate of infection in countries like South Africa is climbing easily.
With more than 200 people infected, the government has announced that schools are shutting down and large gatherings are banned.
The police is arresting citizens who test positive to the coronavirus and refuse to go into quarantine.
However, the authorities can't stop the coronavirus spreading and just about everyone in this country understands it, including South Africa's health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.
"In any community, 60% to 70% of the population will be affected by the virus. We can't hide that... most of us will have this virus," he told a group of doctors in the capital Pretoria.
He asked the nation to be careful and understand the harmful effects of coronavirus, while South Africa has "unique dynamics" he said, with the world's largest concentration of people with HIV, plus a significant number with tuberculosis.
An Italian priest infected with coronavirus gave up his respirator which his parishioners bought for him to a younger patient — and then died from the deadly virus.
Giuseppe Berardelli, the main priest in the town of Casnigo, died last week in Lovere hospital, after he refused to take the respirator after finding out the other younger patient, who was a complete stranger, also needed it.
He was one of at least 60 priests who died in Italy this month as the European nation was the epicenter of the deadly pandemic and suffered the biggest amount of deaths, while having the oldest population in Europe.
People living in Casnigo were reported to have applauded from their windows and balconies as the coffin was taken for burial. There was no funeral, but people tried their best to express their regrets and love.
On Tuesday, Pope Francis led a prayer for the deceased doctors and priests, "thanking God for their heroic example in serving those who were sick".
Italy has 63,927 people with Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus. So far it has reported 6,077 deaths and 7,432 people who have been discharged from hospital after recovering.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been released from the hospital and are now in self-quarantine at their home in Australia.
The celebrity couple had been diagnosed with novel coronavirus last week, further being hospitalized.
Hanks and Wilson are in Australia for some working on a movie about the famous singer Elvis Presley. Hanks got a good role in the movie, which is Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
The shootings and other works on the project are currently suspended.
The couple share news on Instagram about their health and their ongoing recovery.
"We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive,' Hanks mentions in his Instagram post. "Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks' will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We'll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves!"
Over the weekend, Hanks is sharing updates on their recovery. Wilson even made a playlist which encourages and motivates others who are self-isolating or in quarantine.