The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 7th, 2020 morning edition

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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has Covid-19 symptoms, including a 38 degree fever, according to CNN Brazil.

The controversial right-wing leader, who has been criticised over his handling of the pandemic in Brazil, has said he is taking hydroxychloroquine.

Results from Mr Bolsonaro’s Covid-19 test, administered at the Hospital das Forças Armadas in Brasília, are expected on Tuesday.

Mr Bolsonaro told supporters outside the presidential palace that he had just visited the hospital and been tested for the virus, adding that an exam had shown his lungs “clean”.

CNN Brasil and newspaper Estado de S Paulo reported that he had symptoms of the disease.

Brazil registered 20,229 additional cases of coronavirus over the last 24 hours and 620 new deaths, its health ministry said on Monday.

The South American country has now registered 1,623,284 total coronavirus cases and 65,487 deaths attributable to Covid-19. »

Kanye West's Yeezy got millions in federal small business loans

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A representative for Yeezy did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Some other well-known fashion and retail names whose business was pummeled by store closings across the country also received the 1% loans that can be forgiven if worker-employment goals are met.

Untuckit, a shirt retailer with 85 locations, had two loans between $5 million and $10 million. »

Phillies’ Andrew McCutchen disses Yankees’ hair policy

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“I definitely do think it takes away from our individualism as players and as people,” McCutchen told Jensen Karp on “The Sports Bubble” podcast.

When he showed up, McCutchen immediately had to grab a razor and lose the beard he had with San Francisco.

The Yankees don’t allow players’ hair to go past the collar of their baseball jersey and they can’t have facial hair that extends beyond their top lip. »

Hong Kong activists are holding up blank signs because China now has the power to define pro-democracy slogans as terrorism

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Protesters in Hong Kong are holding up blank signs to dodge China's new national security law, which was imposed on the city last week.

The law gives China vast discretion to define and punish instances of "separatism," "subversion," and "terrorism" in the city.

Hong Kong protesters are holding up white signs after China passed a new security law that gives it the power to label pro-democracy slogans as sedition or terrorism. »

‘Hamilton’ Drives Up Disney Plus App Downloads 74% Over the Weekend in U.S.

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The movie premiered on the Disney Plus streaming service on Friday, July 3.

From Friday through Sunday, the Disney Plus app was downloaded 752,451 times globally, including 458,796 times in the U.S., according to analytics firm Apptopia.

(The global numbers do not include India or Japan, as the Disney Plus service is delivered through preexisting apps in those countries.). »