Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
The entire population of the Chinese city of Wuhan will be tested for COVID-19 after seven people tested positive for the virus, authorities have said. COVID-19 was first detected in the city in 2019.
Wuhan: Chinese city to test entire population after virus resurfaces https://t.co/QkfLXFLwi0— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 3, 2021
Controversial New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was reportedly grilled by investigators for 11 hours last month as part of a sexual harassment probe. Cuomo, once a darling of the Democratic Party, saw his political light fade after allegedly covering up care home COVID-19 deaths and being accused by several women of sexual harassment.
Investigators conducting an inquiry into sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reportedly questioned him for eleven hours when he met with them last month. Cuomo declined to comment when asked about the meeting on Monday. https://t.co/CJqdYf1BTF— The Associated Press (@AP) August 3, 2021
Neanderthals were smarter than we previously thought, a new study has claimed. The research attributes red marks in a cave to the species, which was a close relative of humans.
Monty Python star John Cleese has asked for a place to stay in Canada. The veteran comic is making a movie and needs somewhere to rent in Hunstville, Ont.
Does anyone in Huntsville, Ontario have a nice place I can rent to live in while I make a film— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) August 2, 2021
Airbnb took our money but now say they've given our house to someone else
(Why did they take the money, then ?)
A state-controlled media outlet in China has called online games "electronic drugs" – prompting a dramatic fall in some shares. Tencent and NetEase both saw their stock prices tumble by more than 10% after the remark in Economic Information Daily.
Shares in China's biggest online gaming companies slumped after state media branded their products "spiritual opium" and compared them to "electronic drugs" https://t.co/Xmdpe8eC8q— Sky News Tech (@SkyNewsTech) August 3, 2021