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Day: June 29, 2020

Scotland: No virus deaths in 4 days
Featured, United Kingdom

Scotland: No virus deaths in 4 days

    Scotland has recorded no new deaths from coronavirus for the fourth day running, Nicola Sturgeon has said. During a Scottish Government briefing, Ms Sturgeon announced the total number of people who have died after contracting the virus remains at 2,482. She added five more people tested positive for the virus since Sunday, taking the total to 18,241. A total of 740 patients were in Scottish hospitals with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, down 38 in 24 hours. Of these, 10 were intensive care, which is a fall of three. The Scottish First Minister also spoke on the issue of air bridges between the UK and countries in Europe. She said the UK Government did not consult the Scottish Government ahead of the changes. Scotland's Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf had a conf...
Calls to rename John Wayne airport and remove statue over racist remarks
America, Featured

Calls to rename John Wayne airport and remove statue over racist remarks

    John Wayne's name and statue should be removed from Orange County's airport in California because of racist comments, local politicians are demanding. An emergency resolution has been passed condemning the actor's remarks made in a 1971 interview, when he said he believed "in white supremacy". In the Playboy interview, he also used a homophobic slur and said he felt no remorse for the subjugation of Native Americans - who he said had been "selfishly trying to keep [land in America] for themselves". The resolution calls on the Orange County Board of officials to drop his name, statue and other likenesses from the international airport, saying they should "restore its original name: Orange County Airport". Ada Briceno, chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Orange Co...