Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
More than 300 cases of COVID-19 have been detected over a period of 10 days in China. It comes as the virus's Delta variant – first discovered in India – spreads in the country.
Millions put into lockdown in China as country tries to contain 'most extensive Covid outbreak since Wuhan' https://t.co/AP4dTe0DB6— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) August 2, 2021
Video conferencing software firm Zoom has agreed to pay out US$86 million to settle a class action suit in the US. The suit claimed that Zoom had invaded the privacy of millions of users.
Actor Jay Pickett has died while filming a production in Idaho. He was 60 years old.
Jay Pickett, actor and producer, known for his roles on "Port Charles" and "General Hospital," has died at age 60 on the set of his upcoming film, director says. https://t.co/9lrauftWPZ— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 1, 2021
Belarus sprinter Krystina Timanovskaya has been granted a humanitarian visa by Poland after seeking refuge at the country's embassy in Tokyo. Belarus said she has been removed from the country's Olympic team because of her emotional state.
Japan says a Belarus track sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is safe after she alleged her Olympic team tried to remove her from Japan in a dispute that led to a standoff at Tokyo’s main airport. Belarus' neighbor, Poland, has offered help to Tsimanouskaya. https://t.co/tXvBZf1tvQ— The Associated Press (@AP) August 2, 2021
A TikTok star has died after being shot at a cinema in California. Anthony Barajas, 19, was at a cinema in Corona with Rylee Goodrich, 18. Goodrich died at the scene.
Theater employees found two people with gunshot wounds to their heads while cleaning after a showing of "The Forever Purge" in Corona, Calif. The victims — Anthony Barajas, a TikTok creator, and Rylee Goodrich — both died as a result of their injuries. https://t.co/5fFBdeEEIw— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 1, 2021