Victoria has diverted global flights for a two-week period after failures of hotel quarantine to contain Covid-19, prompting concern from other states that quarantine capacity will be overrun. On Friday, Victoria reported a single day jump of 288 new cases. It was the highest daily jump in new infections since the outbreak took off in Melbourne in mid-June, with officials linking the increase to a record amount of testing for the virus.
The Attorney General's Office said it received 1,300 complaints concerning police conduct during the protest , many of them alleging NYPD officers used excessive force, including the indiscriminate use of batons and pepper spray and the brandishing of firearms at protesters as well as pushing vehicles or bikes into demonstrators.
The United States on Thursday slapped sanctions on senior Chinese officials as it demanded an end to "horrific" abuses against Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims. These sanctions mean that they are barred from entering the USA and will have US-based assets frozen. Critics accuse the government of severe rights abuses in Xinjiang, with invasive surveillance, mass extrajudicial detentions, forced sterilization and abortions and mandatory birth control.
The State will make industry recommendations on the use of air filtration technology to potentially eliminate the spread of COVID-19 through air conditioning systems. Cuomo said coronavirus hospitalizations in NY dropped to 817 - the lowest since March 18 - and nine people died from COVID-19 on Sunday. Ten new deaths were also recorded, bringing the death toll to 24,924.
Storms will develop this evening west and northwest of the WOWT viewing area. There does remain uncertainty on the timing of the storms the next couple days, specifically how long the rain will last in the morning. Highs will warm to the upper 80s, but it will feel more like the mid 90s. An area of low pressure from the Gulf of Mexico is expected to move up the East Coast later in the week.
According to the New York Times , which reviewed a manuscript of Mary Trump's book, Donald Trump paid someone to take the SATs for him, and the "high score" helped him get into the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton business school.