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India Showers Hundreds Returning Home with Chemical Disinfectants

Hundreds of migrant workers were forcibly bathed in sodium hypochlorite solution, a disinfectant, after they arrived in the Bareilly district of northern India’s Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Videos of the forced sanitation circulated on social media on Sunday, leading to public criticism from opposition leaders. Bareilly government officials ordered an inquiry into the incident on…

Duterte Threatens to Imprison Mayors Defying Coronavirus Quarantine

In a taped speech broadcast early Friday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned local government officials to heed his orders of quarantine or face criminal charges. On Monday, Duterte ordered the entire island of Luzon, where Manila is located, be placed on an “enhanced” community lockdown in an effort to stop the spread of Chinese coronavirus.…

Apple Closes All Retail Stores – Except in China

Tech giant Apple has reportedly closed all of its stores outside of China just days after announcing the reopening of its Chinese retail stores. In a post to the Apple Newsroom tech giant Apple announced that it would be closing all stores outside of China shortly after reopening all of its stores in the country. In…

Hayward: China Threatens to Cut Off Medicine, Throw America into ‘Mighty Sea of Coronavirus’

An article in China’s state-run Xinhua news service last week threatened to impose restrictions on medical exports so the United States will be “plunged into the mighty sea of coronavirus.” The Xinhua piece, published on March 4 and entitled “Be Bold: The World Owes China a Thank You,” was largely composed of standard Chinese Communist…

Coachella Festival Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The uber-popular Coachella music festival has been postponed from its usual two-weekend-run in April to October due to concerns about the growing coronavirus. The festival’s producer Goldenvoice made the announcement Tuesday, also confirming that Stagecoach, a country music festival, will also be postponed. Coachella, held in Southern California, will now take place on Oct. 9-11…

Report: Apple Warns Stores It Is Running Out of Replacement iPhones

Tech giant Apple has warned its retail stores that supplies of replacement iPhones are running low as the coronavirus outbreak puts a strain on the company’s supply chain. Bloomberg reports that Apple has warned its retail stores that replacement iPhones are in short supply as the coronavirus outbreak puts a strain on the company’s supply…

China Targets Coronavirus, Gay Content in Latest Wave of Internet Controls

The Cyberspace Administration of China on Sunday imposed even tighter controls on the heavily regulated Chinese Internet, cracking down hard on those who “spread rumors,” “harm the national honor and interests,” or post “inappropriate commentary on natural disasters and major accidents.” The South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Monday quoted the Communist regulatory agency saying…

Donald Trump Meeting with Pharmaceutical Companies to Accelerate Coronavirus Vaccine

President Donald Trump said during a Monday meeting at the White House with Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez that he is asking pharmaceutical companies to accelerate a vaccine for the coronavirus as an outbreak continues to threaten the United States. “We’re talking about a vaccine, maybe a cure. It’s possible. We’ll see about that,” Trump…

Rep. Scott Perry at CPAC: U.S. Should ‘Bring the Chinese Communist Government to its...

China cannot be trusted in any of its interactions with the United States and the foreign policy goal should be to “bring the Chinese Communist government to its knees,” Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) said at the American Conservative Union’s CPAC 2020 on Friday in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Perry, a retired Army brigadier general, said on another…

Report: North Korea Canceled Kim Jong-il’s Birthday Party over Coronavirus

North Korea canceled two major annual festivals in Pyongyang celebrating the birthday of late communist dictator Kim Jong-il due to fears of a potential spread of coronavirus, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported Friday. North Korean authorities have already been forced to take a series of preventative measures against the potential spread of the coronavirus, which…
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