COVID-19 Causes Shortage of Face Masks in China


China now makes 200 million face masks a day which is more than twenty times the amount it made at the start of February. The leap has been spurred by the outbreak of a new coronavirus. The masks include the lightweight ones that people like to wear in the hope of protection against coronavirus as well as the heavy-duty N95 masks used by health-care workers. But that’s still not nearly enough to meet local demands as well as global orders. So a scramble is now underway in China. Mask factories…

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Coronavirus: Italy sees Rapid Spread of Fake News


As Italy grapples with the coronavirus outbreak, misinformation about how to respond to the virus is also spreading. We’ve been looking at some of the stories that have gone viral in the country, and whether there’s any truth in them. 1. The Military are on the Streets of Italy A video which was posted on Twitter, showing military vehicles on the streets, was watched more than 250,000 times. It originally said the vehicles were in the southern city of Foggia, but it later corrected this to Palermo in Sicily. This…

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Coronavirus: The Fake Health Advice you Should Ignore

Health Advice

Coronavirus is emerging in more countries around the world and there’s currently no known cure. Unfortunately that hasn’t stopped a slew of health advice, ranging from useless but relatively harmless, to downright dangerous. We’ve been looking at some of the most widespread claims being shared online, and what the science really says. 1. Garlic as Health Advice Lots of posts that recommend eating garlic to prevent infection are being shared on Facebook. The WHO (World Health Organization) says that while it is “a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial…

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Sid Haig: All You Need to Know About Him

Sid Haig

Sidney Eddie Mosesian (July 14, 1939 – September 21, 2019), known professionally as Sid Haig, was an American actor, film producer, and musician. He is known for his roles in several of films from the 1970s, as well as for his appearances in most notably, his role as in the Haig’s Captain Spaulding, and Haig himself, have been called icons of horror cinema. Haig had a leading role on the television series as the villain Dragos. He appeared in many television programs as well. Early Life of Sid Haig Sid…

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10 Unique Amazing List of Easy Drawing for Kids

Easy Drawing for Kids

Drawing is a form of visual art in which a person uses various easy drawing for kids instruments to mark paper or another two-dimensional medium. Instruments include graphite pencils, pen and ink, various kinds of paints, inked, brushes, colored, pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels various kinds of erasers, markers, styluses, and various metals (such as silver point). Digital drawing is the act of using a computer to make beautiful and amazing drawings. Meanwhile the most common methods of digital drawing include a stylus or finger on a touchscreen device,stylus- or…

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Top 10 Amazing Kids Activities Recommended For Children

Kids Activities

If you work with children or handle kids activities, then you know that sometimes they need a little help making themselves known. Many children are used to adults doing the introductions for them and might not know how to introduce themselves in a group. Introductions can be really fun though, and learning how to introduce themselves will help kids build their confidence, sense of identity, and feeling of belonging to a community. This lesson will teach you some activities that you can use to help children introduce themselves to one…

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Coronavirus: German Big Brother cast to be told about pandemic live on TV

It’s been more than a month since the majority of Germany’s Big Brother contestants entered the house. In early February the first cases of coronavirus outside of Wuhan were just being reported. Now Germany has close to 7,000 confirmed infections, with 14 deaths – but the housemates have no idea a global pandemic has been declared. They’ll finally be informed on Tuesday night in a live TV special, after “consultation with relatives”. It comes after criticism on social media that broadcaster SAT.1 hadn’t told the 14 men and women locked…

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Coronavirus: Odeon, Vue and Cineworld shut UK cinemas

Cinema chains Odeon, Cineworld, Vue and Picturehouse are shutting all their UK screens amid the coronavirus pandemic. The move comes a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised people to avoid public venues. Cinema UK, which represents the industry, said “most UK cinema sites” would close in the coming days following the government advice. Theatres in London’s West End and around the UK have already closed, and many concerts have been called off. Odeon has more than 120 cinemas in the UK and Ireland, while Vue has 91, Cineworld has…

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Cats movie loses big time at the Razzie Awards

Golden Raspberry

Cats was the big loser at this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards, which are given to the year’s worst movies. The widely derided musical was given six Razzies, including worst picture and worst director for Tom Hooper. James Corden was named worst supporting actor, while Rebel Wilson was named worst supporting actress. But its glitzy line-up couldn’t save it from its haul of Razzies, which also included worst screen combo and worst screenplay. The gongs were due to be announced at a live LA ceremony but instead took place via video…

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