Astrophysicist gets magnets stuck up nose while inventing coronavirus deviceAustralian Dr Daniel Reardon ended up in hospital after inserting magnets in his nostrils while building a necklace that warns you when you touch your face * Sign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus email * Follow Australia coronavirus live news and updates * Follow live global coronavirus updates
Popular Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who drew inspiration from the American comedic icon Jerry Lewis, has died from the coronavirus, becoming Japan's first known celebrity victim of the disease. Shimura, who attracted fans of all generations with his slapstick comedy and funny faces, had been treated at a Tokyo hospital and died on Sunday, according to his agency, Izawa Office. Nationwide, Japan has confirmed 2,578 cases, including 712 from a cruise ship.
The official statistics reported by health authorities would seem to show that the United States has more coronavirus infections than any other country and that the New York caseloads exceed any other state. Reporting and testing vary so much from country to country and state to state that it's hard to know the exact size of the outbreaks, and that is especially the case in New York. In the U.S., New York has about 45% of the nation's more than 125,000 cases, according to statistics posted Sunday by Johns Hopkins University researchers tracking global coronavirus trends.
For weeks, President Donald Trump carved out a trail of groundless assurances about the coronavirus pandemic as health officials, governors and local officials sounded alarm about what was coming — and already here. On Sunday, Trump appeared to be bracing the country for a grim death toll as he accepted the advice of public-health experts and gave up on letting federal social-distance guidelines lapse Monday as initially intended. In doing so, he acknowledged what his officials had told him — that 100,000 people or many more could die from COVID-19 in the U.S. before it's over.
A Miami DJ gave a special performance for his neighbors, who were stuck at home and unable to visit a nightclub, on March 22.
In a video recorded by Noah Tucker, DJ William Berestka is seen mixing beats on his balcony.
“At first, nobody was really vibing with us,” Tucker wrote on screen in his TikTok video. “But slowly, the balconies started to fill up with people dancing.”
By the end of the video, people in the surrounding buildings are seen cheering and flashing colored lights to re-create a nightclub vibe.
“Thanks for the love Miami!” Tucker wrote on TikTok.
Florida had recorded 4,950 confirmed COVID-19 cases on March 29. Credit: Noah Tucker via Storyful
A few weeks ago, Debbie Cameron saw her grandsons most days, playing the piano, making after-school snacks or singing nursery rhymes with the baby in her Chandler, Arizona, home. Cameron is 68 and has asthma, making her one of the people most at risk of getting seriously ill or dying. Now she sees her grandchildren from behind the glass of a window or a phone screen.
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