The Islamic Women’s Council is seeking a personal apology from the State Services Commissioner for the failure of the security services to protect the Muslim community; and public health expert Michael Baker, says Covid-19 disruption could continue for up to two years.
1.Public health expert Michael Baker, says Covid-19 disruption could continue for up to two years. An estimated 106,000 people around the world have caught the disease, more than 3,600 have died and at least 60,000 people have recovered from it.
2.Cabinet will today finalise the next steps in its plan to support businesses and workers hard hit by the Covid-19 coronavirus. Finance Minister Grant Robertson said Ministers are “actively considering a range of options” that will be discussed in Cabinet today and rolled out this week.
3.The number of people to have died from the coronavirus in Italy has shot up by 133 in a day to 366, officials say. The total number of infections leapt 25 percent to 7375 from 5883, according to the Civil Protection agency.
4.The Islamic Women’s Council is seeking a personal apology from the State Services Commissioner for the failure of the security services to protect the Muslim community. The council told the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch mosque attacks in which 51 Muslims were killed during Friday prayers that the public sector repeatedly failed to listen to warnings about increasing Islamophobia, including threats of violence.
5.A charity that ceased to function five years ago has continued to pay board members tens of thousands of dollars a year from funding that includes tax payer money.
6.National says it would introduce a “health and safety common-sense test” if elected, as part of its plan to slash red-tape burdening small businesses. It will unveil the “first plank” in its five-point economic growth plan this morning, outlining how it will reduce regulation.
7.The trial of a man accused of killing his two-year-old daughter in Bay of Plenty starts today. The body of Arnica Savage was found in the Rangitaiki River in July 2018, a few hours after she went missing. Her father 33-year-old Tewi Daniel Savage is charged with her murder.
8.Teachers from a Christchurch school badly damaged by fire will be back at work today to create an action plan in the hope it can re-open on Wednesday. Four classrooms and a office at South New Brighton School were burnt out on Friday evening.