The COVID-19 pandemic is a looming disaster for the millions of Roma living in Central and Southeastern Europe. Instead of providing aid, many authorities have resorted to restrictive measures implemented by force.
— Read on m.dw.com/en/coronavirus-europes-forgotten-roma-at-risk/a-53019522
A fire has broken out in a Ukrainian forest within the thousand-square-mile exclusion zone of the abandoned nuclear power plant at Chernobyl. Two firefighting planes and a helicopter were deployed to the scene.
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“The Inspector General providing oversight of the federal response of this historic relief package for workers and families must be independent from politics,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi echoed in her own statement. “The President’s nomination of one of his own lawyers clearly fails that test.
Source: Trump pick for coronavirus recovery watchdog is not independent enough: Democrats – Reuters
3M has been forced by the US federal administration to supply the country with as many medical-grade masks as possible. The conglomerate has hit back at criticism by Trump that it was not doing enough to ensure a supply to the US, saying it had been producing as many masks as possible “over the last several weeks and months.” It also said a ban on exporting masks to Canada and Latin America raised “significant humanitarian implications” and could cause other countries to retaliate by withholding supplies to the US.
Source: US firm denies German ′piracy′ claims over vanished face masks | News | DW | 04.04.2020
Police in the Philippines have shot dead a man for not wearing a mask and provoking officers. President Duterte has ordered police and military to kill anyone violating quarantine or causing trouble during the pandemic.
Introduced: Sponsor: Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN5]
This bill was referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor which will consider it before sending it to the House floor for consideration.
Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN5] is a member of the committee.
“The president is short-circuiting the process with his gut feelings,” said Jeffrey Flier, a former dean of Harvard Medical School. “We are in an emergency and we need to rely on our government to ensure that all these potential therapies are tested in the most effective and objective way.”
Source: Exclusive: Pressed by Trump, U.S. pushed unproven coronavirus treatment guidance – Reuters
Tribunal members in the state of Assam say they felt pressured to declare Muslims noncitizens as the government seeks to expel illegal migrants. Some politicians have vowed to take the process nationwide.
How can someone who’s lived for years as a citizen of India, suddenly be declared illegal? Whistle-blowers told us how Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party is making Muslims stateless.