Zero COVID-19 cases in Tunisia - For the first time since early March, Tunisia has recorded zero cases of COVID-19. Meanwhile, the country’s government is relaxing some restrictions for businesses. Tunisia has seen 1,032 cases of COVID-19 while 45 people have died from the virus in the country. Malls, clothing stores and personal care services are opening again on May 24.
Twenty killed in Niger villages - Gunmen killed twenty people in numerous villages in Niger. The gunmen are unidentified, but they allegedly looted shops, stole cattle and told villagers to flee. Militant groups have recently increased in Niger.
Wuhan sees new cases - Wuhan, China, where COVID-19 first emerged, has reported five new cases on May 11. The cases all came from the same residential area where China has eased restrictions recently. Health officials have said that a rise in infections is likely as countries begin to slowly start to reopen.
Australian arrested after filming police officers dying - Richard Pusey has been charged with reckless conduct and obstructing justice after allegedly filming and mocking four police officers while they were dying. Pusey filmed the officers, and then fled. A large truck hit the officers.
France to ease on lockdowns - Millions of people in France are going back to work after two months of restrictions. Places like schools and shops have reopened while Paris remains under strict guidelines. At least 26,000 people have died from COVID-19 in France since the beginning of March.
Fire kills nine in Moscow - In Moscow, a fire emerged in a senior care home, killing at least nine people. The fire was extinguished in an hour and authorities believe it was caused by an electrical fault. At least 37 people were in the building at the time, and staff was not able to carry out all the residents.
Gang leader dies from COVID-19 - Moises Escamilla May, a Mexican gang leader, died in prison from COVID-19. He was the leader of the Los Zetas cartel and was in the midst of a 37-year sentence. He played a role in the decapitation of 12 people in Yucatan. Over 3,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Mexico.
Deforestation rises in Brazil - Brazil is preparing to send troops to stop illegal logging and mining in the Amazon as deforestation has risen the past month. Over 156 square miles of the Amazon has been deforested this past month, according to Brazil’s National Institute of Space Research. Fewer government agents have been at the forest since the pandemic.
Colorado restaurant jam packed on Mother’s Day - Despite restrictions placed by the state, the C&C restaurant in Castle Rock was packed with residents on Mother’s Day. Colorado has barred restaurants from offering dine-in-services to stop the spread of COVID-19. None of the residents or restaurant staff wore masks. Governor Jared Polis has since suspended the restaurant owners’ licsense.
Jerry Stiller passes - Comedian, actor, Jerry Stiller, known for his role as George Costanza’s father on the TV show “Seinfeld” has passed at the age of 92. He appeared in other shows like “The King of Queens” and movies like “Zoolander.” Stiller won an Emmy award for his role as Frank Costanza on Seinfeld. He is survived by son, actor, Ben Stiller.