COVID-19 disaster, worldwide news

This 8 June 2020 video says about itself:

The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has passed 100,000.

Infections jumped after the Islamic holy month of Ramadan ended and markets reopened.

Doctors and other health professionals wanted tougher lockdown measures, including the closure of mosques.

But the government rejected them.

More than 2,000 people in Pakistan have died from COVID-19 since the outbreak began.

Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder joins us live from Islamabad.

Bolsonaro government attempted to censor Brazil’s coronavirus case count and death toll. By Bryan Dyne, 8 June 2020. There are now more than 7 million officially confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide, an increase of one million cases in nine days, and more than 400,000 dead.

Reopening of New York City threatens a new surge in transit worker deaths. By Sam Dalton and Daniel de Vries, 8 June 2020. Transit workers fear that 130 deaths in their ranks is just the beginning.

New Jersey health department whistleblowers’ letter highlights criminality of state’s pandemic response. By Erik Schreiber, 8 June 2020. A letter by anonymous officials makes clear that thousands of deaths were the result of deliberate policy decisions.

British government ‘repeatedly ignored warnings’ hostile environment policies are making migrants vulnerable to Covid-19: here.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain, 8 June 2020:

Labour calls on government to allow workers shielding from coronavirus to be furloughed

LABOUR called today for special provisions to be added to the government’s furlough scheme for people who need to shield themselves from coronavirus but cannot work from home.

Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds said that many people faced a “double whammy” of health and financial concerns that would take an “unimaginable toll.”

Ms Dodds set out three demands for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to “shield those shielding” from the virus.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain, 8 June 2020:

Communists set upon by BJP ‘goons’ while delivering Covid-19 aid in India

COMMUNIST Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) Tripura state secretary Gautam Das warned on Saturday that goons and workers of the ruling [right-wing] Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are attacking camps treating patients with Covid-19.

He said the communist party’s leaders and supporters had been set upon while they were organising blood-donation camps and providing food and humanitarian aid to those affected by the virus.

“Despite the series of attacks, the [CPI-M] has so far given food items and relief materials to 91,156 distressed families in 2,147 places across the state. Our efforts to provide relief to the hapless people will continue,” Mr Das said.

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