Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
Things keep getting worse for Brazil as its battle with COVID-19 rages on. Health officials there have recorded more than 4,000 deaths connected to the disease over a 24-hour period for the first time. Many patients are dying as they wait for care because hospitals are overwhelmed, the officials have said.
Brazil has reported a 24-hour tally of COVID-19 deaths exceeding 4,000 for the first time, becoming the third nation to go above that daily threshold. Only the U.S. and Peru have had daily death tolls higher than 4,000. https://t.co/1vfnQpRAoT— The Associated Press (@AP) April 7, 2021
Two doormen have been fired after security footage appeared to show them standing by as a 65-year-old woman was viciously attacked in New York City. The woman had to go to hospital after the beating. Brandon Elliot was afterwards charged with two counts of assault as a hate crime and one count of attempted assault as a hate crime. The woman is of Asian origin, while Elliot is black.
DOORMEN FIRED: Two doormen on duty during a vicious attack against an Asian woman in New York have been fired after surveillance video showed them watching the 65-year-old victim being kicked to the ground and did nothing to help. @DavidMuir reports. https://t.co/V131lOyCPR pic.twitter.com/dzXK1ISa6D— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) April 7, 2021
A Buddhist monk has been rescued from a flooded cave he entered to meditate. The monk, who was on a pilgrimage, had settled down in the isolated spot on Saturday. But unusually heavy rains flooded the cave, prompting a rescue team of 17 divers to save the holy man on Wednesday.
A Buddhist monk who was trapped for four days inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand has been rescued by divers https://t.co/oD4R0QC9t1— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 7, 2021
A new study has found that people with COVID-19 are more likely to develop depression, dementia, stroke and psychosis six months after they are diagnosed. The authors of the study – who emphasized that their research has found no direct link between the disease and the neurological problems – said a possible cause is stress, as well as the virus directly affecting the brain.
Covid raises risk of depression, dementia, psychosis and stroke, study suggests https://t.co/1zBWkLJpOs— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) April 7, 2021
About a dozen Ukrainian women and one Russian man will be deported after being arrested in connection with a nude photoshoot in Dubai. The group has been accused of public debauchery and could face six months in prison.
A group of young women arrested for taking part in a nude photoshoot in Dubai will be deported after social media accounts suggested that they were Ukrainian models who had previously posed together for Playboy magazine https://t.co/2As7eHbrKL— The Times (@thetimes) April 7, 2021