NEWSCAST - Monday 3rd August 2020

NEWSCAST - Monday 3rd August 2020

Pritha Mukherji

CAMPUS:
- A new study from Western’s renowned Brain and Mind Institute shows that when humans reach out and grab things, they do not rely on the same visual cues that are used to perceive an object’s size.
- Two Western researchers are among six interdisciplinary project teams awarded Manulife CIFAR Population Health and Wellbeing grants to study the long-term health effects of COVID-19.
LOCAL AND NATIONAL:
- One in three recently diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the London area can’t be traced to a known source, an indicator that community spread is still a concern four months into the pandemic, public health officials say.
- Most of Southwestern Ontario’s elementary and high school students will be returning to the classroom full-time starting in September, the province announced Thursday.
SPORTS:
- Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says he's confident his sport can get through the regular season and post-season without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every club might play all 60 games and winning percentage could be used to determine playoff teams.
INTERNATIONAL:
- Two American astronauts have splashed down, as the first commercial crewed mission to the International Space Station returned to Earth.
WEATHER:
- On Tuesday, expect a temperature of 26 degrees with a chance of showers. Moving onto Wednesday expect temperatures to be 24 degrees with cloudy skies. Expect temperatures to be at a max. Of 25 degrees.