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April 3—Nasiriyah, southern #Iraq
Reports indicate locals have launched a demonstration and #Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi (PMF) units are opening fire on their ranks.
April 3—Nasiriyah, southern #Iraq
Locals are reportedly attacking checkpoints and various units of government security forces.
April 3—Nasiriyah, southern #Iraq
-Clashes between protesting youths & government security forces
-Security forces attacked protesters' camp in a city square, protesters holding their lines
-Security forces using armored vehicles, firing live rounds & tear gas
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#Breaking #Covid19: A #TrainWreck In The Making

"You only get this chance once. The whole 🌐 is
watching. I had to. People don't know what's going on... Now they will. At night, they turn off the lights & don't let anyone in. I'm going to expose this." #EduardoMoreno
#Covid19: A #TrainWreck In The Making

"They're segregating us" "[It's] a government takeover."

#Trainoperator #EduardoMoreno is accused of #terroristattacks, including #trainwrecking.

#Moreno knowingly derailed a 🚂 in #SanPedro near the #MercyShip
#Covid19: A #TrainWreck In The Making

"I jumped the train off the tracks. I can't wait to see the video," #Moreno stated.

Waiving his Miranda rights, he admitted he intentionally ran the train off the track to bring attention to govt activities regarding #COVID19 & #Mercy
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The USA intercepted the delivery on the way to Germany and redirected it to its own country. This was confirmed by Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU).
The state of Berlin had ordered the respirators with protection classes FFP2 and FFP3 from a US company in China to provide nursing staff with new protective equipment.
How exactly the USA intercepted the delivery is still unclear. Something similar can be heard from France. Renaud Muselier, President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, also told the television station BFMTV a story about masked theft.
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#Breaking: Treasury has released Interim Regulations for the #PaycheckProtectionProgram

I'm about to review and break them down, but before doing so, I just want to quickly mention how incredible it is that @USTreasury got these out before tomorrow "Opening Day".


Note these Regs provide an IMMEDIATE INTERIM RULE, which means they are effective right away, despite not having undergone a (normally-required) comment period.

As a result, these are Regs which CAN be immediately relied on, but comments ARE requested for a 30-day period...

Money IS desperately needed by businesses now, so it makes sense that the Congress and the SBA are streamlining the application and underwriting process.

But it's also kind of amazing we're about to give about $349 BILLION out based on what is essentially the "honor system"
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#BREAKING: Michigan Gov. Whitmer closes K-12 schools for the remainder of the year.

The executive order sets guidelines for remote learning and ensures teachers, school employees will be paid for the remainder of the year
#NEW: Gov. Whitmer writes in the press release: "“My number one priority right now is protecting Michigan families from the spread of COVID-19. For the sake of our students, their families, and the more than 100,000 teachers and staff in our state..."
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It is important to know that the @followlasg is responsible for all Lagosians if we DIE of CORONAVIRUS @ProfAkinAbayomi @DrEOEhanire @Chikwe_I ALL NEED TO STEP DOWN NOW! I'm not exactly PRESIDENT yet but they all need to be FIRED IMMEDIATELY🆘😷🇳🇬 #COVID19
I'm calling the DSS to Arrest you @ProfAkinAbayomi. You have endangered Lagosians. How can you tell us that you don't know where Mr Abba Kyari is? You and @jidesanwoolu put Lagos on #lockdown and said, “I’m not aware of the Chief of Staff’s itinerary, so I don’t know where he is"
@ProfAkinAbayomi Mr Abba Kyari is a high ranking Government official and the Chief of Staff of the federation. He was diagnosed of #coronavirus, a press release said he was being transferred to Lagos meaning Quarantine location. WHERE IS HE? LAGOS NUMBERS KEEP INCREASING🆘😠
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Ignorance prevails: @WhoopiGoldberg Grills Bernie Sanders on 'The View': You Don't Have a "Path to Victory"…
He most certainly does have one, & ABC needs to muzzle both her & @SaraHaines for one of the most biased, unfair interviews I've ever witnessed.
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#BREAKING The Prime Minister says the govt is reaching out to other party leaders to recall Parliament to pass biggest economic program in Canada's history. #cdnpoli #CoronaVirus #COVID19
To be clear that program is the wage subsidy
First time PM confirms on the record that the American administration is no longer pursuing their proposal to put troops near the border #cdnpoli #coronavirus #COVID19
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Scott Morrison granting time in our crisis to a private fundamentalist Christian group where he commits Australia to god.

Informs his followers that "Isiah 58 11-12" guides him, thanks former Hillsong pastor for his help during this.


The tape runs for 6 minutes but it comes in part way through so there's no telling how long he spent in this exclusive little group.

As he tells his brethren prayers are helping #covid19, the screen is filled with running comments all telling the PM how wonderful he is.

Why are tax payer funded resources being used for this activity?

I don't pay my taxes for the Prime Minister to run exclusive, fundamentalist access only prayer groups on digital tech we paid for, in a house we pay for, in an office we pay for.

Will media question him on this?
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#BREAKING: Vice President Mike Pence says more than 1.1 million people have been tested for coronavirus in the U.S. (Thread)
#DEVELOPING: Dr. Deborah Birx shows a model predicting the potential number of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. over the next few months. (Thread)

*With 'no mitigation' the model shows 1.5 to 2 million deaths.

*With 'mitigation' the model shows between 100,000-240,000 deaths.

"This is tough. People are suffering. People are dying...This is going to be the answer to our problems. So, let's all pull together and make sure, as we look forward to the next 30 days, we do it with all the intensity and force."
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#BREAKING I am calling for the RESIGNATION of Governor @HE_HopeUzodimma and @NCDCgov DG @Chikwe_I ASAP with regards to leadership in the #COVID19 outbreak and Community spread in Nigeria. I have uncovered a BIG MESS! Lies, Fraud and Rhetoric. I will fight for the Imo people😠🇳🇬
#ijcovid19 Governor @HE_HopeUzodimma LIED in his weekly address that there were NO CASES of #COVID19 recorded in his state. Looking at the time of his weekly address and the time @Chikwe_I visited @MBuhari last week, the 2nd death was an indigine of Imo and visited his village
#ijcovid19 A family member of the 2nd recorded DEATH☠️⚰️says that he is a big businessman who just came back from the seriously infected parts of Europe, namely Italy, Spain and UK. Late Christogonus A. Osuagwu fell extremely ill on returning to Lagos & refused a #COVID19 test
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“Inspection of the writing on the vials and the stated recipient led inspection personnel to believe the materials contained within the vials may be viable Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) materials”

Is that so?
“The Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate assesses foreign scientific researchers who transport undeclared and undocumented biological materials into the United States in their personal carry-on and/or checked luggage almost certainly present a US biosecurity risk”
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March 31—Ahvaz, SW #Iran
Riot reported in Sheyban Prison
Gunfire & tear gas reported from inside the facility. Inmates are protesting lack of hygiene supplies & the coronavirus epidemic. Authorities have opened fire on the prisoners.
Local source:
-Prison is encircled by security forces.
-Family member of an inmate: "I was phoning my father when I heard gunfire. He told me, 'They shot tear gas at us.' Then I couldn't here my father. Another voice said, 'Hold him. He's not feeling well.'"
March 31—Ahvaz, SW #Iran
More footage from the riot at Sheyban Prison
Clashes reported between inmates and security forces as authorities refuse to provide even temporary leave for the prisoners even during the coronavirus outbreak. Fire reported at the prison.
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#BREAKING வெளிமாநிலத் தொழிலாளர்கள், மாணவர்களிடம் வீட்டு வாடகை கேட்டு கட்டாயப்படுத்தும் உரிமையாளர்கள் மீது நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கப்படும்

- தமிழக அரசு | #CoronaVirus | #COVID2019india | #TNGovt
தமிழகத்தில் வாடகை வீட்டில் குடியிருப்போர் யாரிடமும் உரிமையாளர்கள் ஒரு மாதம் வாடகை வசூலிக்கக் கூடாது

- தமிழக அரசு

| #CoronaVirus | #COVID2019india | #TNGovt
தமிழகத்தில் வாடகை வீட்டில் குடியிருப்போர் யாரிடமும் உரிமையாளர்கள் ஒரு மாதம் வாடகை வசூலிக்கக் கூடாது

- தமிழக அரசு

| #CoronaVirus | #COVID2019india | #TNGovt
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Indonesia just did something huge: RAISED the fiscal deficit target to -5.07% (note that it has a -3% cap constitutional limit) & helping the economy by cutting the corporate tax rate to 22% from 25%.

Indonesia has limited fiscal room in the spending side even w/ a wider deficit
This is the source of Indonesia's government revenue: most of it is via indirect taxation (duties + VAT) & so the decline of activities will hurt. On top of this, the lower corporate tax cut on top of already low earnings we got a value & volume problem.
Existing expenditure trends show interest expenses have been rising & no room to cut expenditure so if revenue falls then deficit widens.

So what about spending boost??? Don't get too excited. The -5% deficit still doesn't leave a lot of spending room given the decline of rev..
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March 30—Ahvaz, SW #Iran
Reports indicate inmates of the city's Sepidar Prison have launched a riot. Locals say numerous prisoners have fled the facility.

This is the eighth prison riot across Iran in the past two weeks.

March 30—Ahvaz, SW #Iran
Another video from Sepidar Prison and a voice saying inmates are fleeing the facility.
Prisoners across the country are demanding authorities at least provide temporary leave during the ongoing #coronavirus outbreak.
March 30—Ahvaz, SW #Iran
More footage from Sepidar Prison.
Sources say prisoners are escaping and authorities are dispatching numerous units throughout the city to block various roads and round-up the inmates.
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So 3.5 millions home tests were allegedly bought (although it’s not clear whether they were antibody tests (blood test to know who was sick) or not-yet-commercialised antigen tests (blood test to know who is sick)
Just a comforting headline then?
Where are they?
Note all tests have caveats
Antibody: need to spot the right coronavirus antibody+you can be sick &not have antibodies yet
Swab: The most reliable but sample collection is risk for collector and may miss the virus+lab analysis required (also risk)
Antigen: promising but not there
I’ve seen promising prototypes of easier to widespread swab tests. Antibodies tests claiming to be reliable (once antibodies are there). A few mentions of antigen non-commercialised tests.
And a ”we’ve just bought 3.5 m -well we don’t know exactly what kind of tests yet“ headline
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Tonight we got Dallas Fed Manufacturing Activity & tomorrow is China March PMIs (still weak) & US March consumer confidence (less confident).

And of course ADP & NFP this week.
PBOC cuts 7-day reverse repo to 2.2% from 2.4%

Note this is ahead of PMIs tomorrow!
Market movers since the announcement of the 20bps cut - Asian FX doesn't like it for the following reasons:

a) Yuan weakness = pressure for Asian weakness
b) China economic weakness = Asian economic weakness.
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March 29—Shiraz, south-central #Iran
Inmates of Adel Abad Prison launched a riot, protesting authorities' refusal to release temporarily despite the coronavirus outbreak.
This is the seventh such prison riot across Iran in less than two weeks.
March 29—Shiraz, south-central #Iran
Authorities are stationing security units in streets throughout the city.
The regime cannot afford riots becoming the new norm throughout the country.
"despite" should be "during"
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Another prison riot in #Iran
Inmates of Alvand Prison in Hamedan, Iran

This is the fifth prison riot in less than two weeks in Iran.




Reports indicate inmates of Mahabad prison in northwest #Iran launched a riot, set a section of the facility ablaze and dozens were able to flee.
Sources say gunfire was heard well into the night.
March 29—Images from Mahabad prison, NW #Iran
Prison riot resulted in a two inmates being killed, three wounded by authorities & numerous inmates of the second floor fleeing the facility.
Security forces have taken control of roads leading to the prison
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#BREAKING: President Trump says he’s thinking about imposing a quarantine on COVID-19 hotspots, including areas like New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
#DEVELOPING: President Trump says he’s also considering travel restrictions for NYC, NJ, & parts of CT “because they’re having problems down in Florida, a lot of New Yorkers going down, we don’t want that.” (Thread)

“We’re having a really good dialogue with Governor Cuomo.”
#DEVELOPING: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo denies discussing a possible NYC quarantine with President Trump:

“I haven’t had those conversations, I don’t even know what that means.”
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1.5 Million Confirmed #COVID19
cases in #China
"Guo Wengui"
A powerfully connected Chinese businessman is putting his life in danger to to warn us.

#Coronavirus truth in China is being hidden from the world

This is a 15 page thread on the origins of #COVID19

Included are scientific reports from the #Wuhan Virology Lab confirming a man made #coronavirus using the #SARSCoV2 virus strain.…
•21 Million cellphones have been dissconnected in China.
•In #CommunistChina it is not possible to survive without a cellphone.
•China has made it mandatory to have an app that stores all personal I.d, bank numbers, health records etc..
•A digital #COVID19 certificate
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The U.S. House of Representatives is preparing to vote on the CARES Act, which will provide communities with immediate #Coronavirus relief. Here's everything planners need to know. #CARESact

thread below👇🏼 (1/16)
#Housing security is addressed through new funding for critical block grants, housing voucher, and housing assistance programs. Provisions include $5 billion for Community Development Block Grants. #CDBG (2/16)
$5 billion for Community Development Block Grants (#CDBG). $2 billion to entitlement communities, $1 billion to the states, $2 bill for @HUDgov targeting to most heavily affected areas. (3/16)
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PM briefing: PMJT beings by saying that he welcomes the Bank of Canada announcement. Strong fiscal action best thing govt can do. Wants to speak to small businesses in particular today. Understands small businesses can't keep employees on payroll but no income #cdnpoli #COVID19
#BREAKING the Prime Minister announces the government will pay up to 75% of wages for qualifying companies and will be backdated to Sunday March 15th #cdnpoli #COVID19
Storefront businesses will also qualify for $40,000 loans with up to $10,000 forgiven #cdnpoli #COVID19
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