Italy Reports Highest New Virus Infections in Three Days

West Kelowna RCMP looking for stolen e-bikes

RCMP are asking the public for help in finding three e-bikes stolen in West Kelowna.

On April 1, West Kelowna RCMP say they received a call about a stolen black Evo Fitzroy Step Through e-bike.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef shows record devastation

New aerial surveys of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef show unprecedented levels of coral bleaching.

New aerial surveys of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef show the most widespread and severe bleaching the coral reef has experienced.

The damage follows record high temperatures in February.

Scientists at James Cook University have issued a dire warning about the threat posed by climate change to the world’s largest living organism and say temperatures over the next month are critical to how the reef recovers.

Al Jazeera’s Nicola Gage reports from Sydney.

Snapchat DOWN – App not working for users across the globe in mystery outage

SNAPCHAT has gone down for users in the US and Europe.

Fans of the popular app report that they haven't been able to send its trademark self-destructing photos and videos since this morning.

Problems began around 7am BST but quickly died down.

However, an apparent second outage spiked at around 3pm BST, with more than 34,000 people reporting problems with the app to DownDecector, a website that tracks online outages.

According to DownDetector, problems with the app are centred around Europe – including the UK – and the eastern United States.

Snapchat has confirmed on Twitter that its service is suffering from an outage.

The company's support page wrote: "We're aware many Snapchatters are having trouble using the app. Hang tight – we're looking into it."

It's not yet clear what's behind the app's woes.

The Sun has reached out to Snapchat for comment.

Users took to Twitter to vent their frustrations at the outage.

One wrote: "Literally in the middle of a conversation with my boo who's not my boo yet and this happens".

Another said: "Snapchat has been tested positive for having a weak immune system . The s**t goes down at least three times a month".

Stock Alert: Fiverr Climbs 20% On Optimistic Outlook

Shares of Fiverr International Ltd. (FVRR) are spiking more than 20% Wednesday morning.

The company, a provider of online marketplace for selling goods and services, in a letter to the shareholders said it expects revenue and adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter to be slightly above its previous guidance.

Fiverr said its marketplace had a strong start to 2020 and this momentum continued through mid-March. In the third-week of March, due to COVID-19 pandemic, the activity on its platoform had declined 10-15% from the week earlier. However, in the following week, the company said it rebounded and continuing the growth into the beginning of April.

FVRR is trading at $28.81. It has traded in the range of $17.11- $44.25 in the last one year.

Coronavirus: British PM Boris Johnson's condition 'improving', can sit up in bed, says finance minister

LONDON (REUTERS) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care but his condition is improving and he can sit up in bed, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday (April 8).

“The latest from the hospital is that the prime minister remains in intensive care where his condition is improving. I can also tell you that he has been sitting up in bed and been engaging positively with the clinical team,” Sunak said.

New Jersey Extends Emergency Order By 30 Days

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has extended the Public Health Emergency as the cornavirus pandemic continues to spread in the state.

Murphy extended the emergency as the Executive Order, declared on March 9 Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, expired after 30 days.

“While we have taken aggressive action in our fight against COVID-19, we must continue to use every resource at our disposal to flatten the curve and mitigate the spread of the virus,” said Governor Murphy. “Extending this order allows us to continue taking appropriate action to protect the public health and welfare of New Jerseyans during this challenging time,” he added.

Executive Order No. 119extends all Executive Orders issued under the Governor’s authority under the Emergency Health Powers Act. It also extends all actions taken by any Executive Branch departments and agencies in response to the Public Health Emergency presented by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Murphy also signed another Executive Order to close all state and county parks in New Jersey.

In another order, the Governor waived the student assessment requirement for graduation in all public schools in the state this year, including the portfolio appeal process.

New Jersey is the second badly hit state in the United states with 1232 deaths and 44,416 infections.

Italy Reports Highest New Virus Infections in Three Days

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Italy’s new coronavirus cases rose to their highest in three days, complicating the government’s plans to possibly start easing a month-long nationwide lockdown next week.

New cases in the past 24 hours totaled 3,836, compared with 3,039 the previous day, civil protection officials said at their daily news conference in Rome. They reported 542 fatalities, compared with 604 a day earlier, bringing the total to 17,669.

Italy now has 139,422 total cases, fewer than in the U.S. and Spain.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is preparing to ease Italy’s stringent virus containment measures, according to people directly involved in talks on the issue. Some companies and shops couldpossibly reopen as soon as early next week with other firms returning to work beginning May 4.

Schools in Italy, Europe’s original epicenter of the outbreak, will likely remain closed until September. Subsequent steps to ease restrictions will depend on the spread of the disease remaining under control, according to the people. The lockdown, in place since early March, has closed all non-essential activities and banned most movement.