NEWSCAST - Monday 13th July 2020

NEWSCAST - Monday 13th July 2020

Pritha Mukherji

CAMPUS:
- A new strategy deployed against HIV by Western researchers has been able to pull the virus out of hiding in cells and expose it to potential attack from the immune system or open it to further treatment. This strategy may offer a pathway to a cure for those living with the disease.
- Insights gained from the WE SPEAK 2020 survey will guide the university as it strives to build a workplace culture where faculty and staff continue to feel valued and understand how their work supports the university mission. Campus-wide survey results were recently released.
LOCAL AND NATIONAL:
- It’s been exactly one month since London-Middlesex reported its latest death related to the novel coronavirus. The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is also reporting five new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, along with three recoveries.
- In recent weeks, Shannon Prince, curator of the Buxton Museum in North Buxton about 15 kilometres southwest of Chatham, said she’s been inundated with calls from people looking to learn more about the area’s Black history.
SPORTS:
- A 12-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with racist threats made to Wilfried Zaha, a star player for the UK soccer team Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace called the abuse "an absolute disgrace" on Twitter and said it "should not be happening."
INTERNATIONAL:
- South Africa has introduced new restrictions, including another ban on alcohol sales, to help contain the spread of coronavirus. A night-time curfew will also be in place from Monday, and the wearing of masks outdoors is now compulsory.
WEATHER:
- On Tuesday, expect a temperature of 28 degrees with cloudy skies. Moving onto Wednesday expect temperatures to be 29 degrees with sunny skies. It is currently 18 degrees.