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In coronavirus shutdown, Britain will pay self-employed people 80% of average monthly profit

Wouldn't it be amazing if the United States did this?

Britain’s finance minister Rishi Sunak said Thursday all self-employed citizens will receive a taxable grant of 80% of their average monthly profits as part of the government’s coronavirus response plan.

From Reuters:

“The government will pay self-employed people who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus ...

Canada not okay with Trump sending ~1,000 troops to Canada border

Canada is not super cool with plans by impeached U.S. president Donald Trump to send a thousand (maybe fewer) U.S. troops to the U.S.-Canada border. Trump says militarizing the border is good because he's worried things will become so desperate in the U.S. with the pandemic, Americans will flee north to escape the oncoming ...

Turkey arrests 410 citizens for “provocative” coronavirus posts

Turkey's interior minister said today the government has arrested 410 people for making “provocative” posts on social media about the coronavirus outbreak, which continues to worsen in the country and around the world.

From Reuters:

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu praised Turks for complying with social distancing measures imposed so far to curtail the spread of the ...

Trump: ‘I would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter’

• Trump demands economy reopen by Easter amid pandemic • Medical experts & disaster movies tell us this would be bad

“I would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter," is a thing that Donald Trump just said during a Fox News virtual town hall.

This is contrary to what ...

Dow jumps over 11% in largest one-day gain since 1933

Today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced its largest gain in a single day since 1933.

From the Wall Street Journal:

U.S. stocks rallied sharply Tuesday, with the Dow surging to its biggest one-day gain in more than 85 years on signs that lawmakers and the Trump administration were nearing a deal on a giant stimulus ...

Hackers tried to break into WHO, which faces more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks

Hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier in March, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, Reuters reports. Security experts blame an advanced cyber-espionage hacker group known as DarkHotel.

A senior agency official says the WHO has been facing a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks since the coronavirus pandemic began.

From reporting by ...

UK calls in army in COVID-19 fight, NHS staff feel like ‘cannon fodder’ over lack of coronavirus protection

Some NHS medical staff in the UK feel like 'cannon fodder' over the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) against coronavirus, and on Monday the government said the military would help ship millions of items including masks to healthcare workers who have complained of shortages.

Frontline staff in UK hospitals treating COVID-19 patients have been ...

Canada PM Trudeau self-isolating as coronavirus precaution after wife becomes ill

Canada's prime minister Justin Trudeau is self-isolating at home after his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau began displaying flu-like symptoms, and took a test for coronavirus.

They are awaiting results from COVID-19 tests, which are free in Canada, and widely available, unlike the United States.

Here is the official statement from the government of Canada [via].

Coronavirus and oil shocks sink world financial markets

Another grim Monday in the financial markets, as the outbreak of deadly coronavirus around the world spreads fear, disruption, and economic hardship.

The number of people around the world who are infected with coronavirus is now over 110,000, and over 3,800 have died, according to a Reuters tally of government announcements.

• Separately, ...

$1 million stolen in UK coronavirus scams

Criminals are tricking people who want to buy protective masks

In the United Kingdom, vulnerable people who are afraid of coronavirus have lost more than 800,000 british pounds ($1 million in US dollars) to coronavirus scams in the last month.

One victim paid 15,000 pounds for anti-coronavirus masks that never arrived.

Britain's National Fraud Intelligence ...