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Shanghai reports over 25,000 new COVID-19 cases.

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Shanghai has reported about 25,000 locally transmitted COVID-19 infections, as residents of China’s most populous city complained of food and basic supplies.

The city has become a test bed for China’s elimination strategy, which seeks to test, trace and centrally quarantine all COVID positive people to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

“Shanghai’s case numbers are small compared to some cities globally, but it is battling China’s worst COVID outbreak since the virus emerged in the central city of Wuhan in 2019.”

Shanghai reported today, 1,006 were symptomatic while 23,937 were classed as asymptomatic, which China counts separately.

The restriction has affected supplies of food and other essentials. Many supermarkets have been shut and thousands of couriers locked in. Access to medical care has also been a concern.

Citizens in several cities expressed anxiety in social media groups that their cities might also go into lockdown, with screenshots shared of maps showing various highways closed across the country.

The Ministry of Transport said, “It met with other government departments to work on standardising highway pandemic checkpoints as restrictions at the local level were causing congestion for critical supplies.”

On Saturday, the southern megacity of Guangzhou, with more than 18 million people, said it would begin testing across its 11 districts after cases were reported on Friday.

A key port city near Shanghai, said it was closing all indoor dining at restaurants and hotels, and that people who had been in confined spaces would undergo testing daily for three days, without elaborating.

Guides from Shanghai circulated on social media. Recommended items for people in other cities to stock up on in case of lockdown, such as basic cooking equipment, seasonings, and staple dried foods like rice and pasta.

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Bill Cosby returns to court for sexual assault trial in California

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The trial against Bill Cosby began in California on Monday, with a civil lawsuit accusing the disgraced comedian of sexually assaulting a teenage girl some 50 years ago.

Judy Huth said the man, once known as “American Dad,” attacked her at the Playboy Mansion in the mid-1970s when she was about 15 years old.

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JUDY HUTH’s case against Bill Cosby was originally brought in 2014

Huth said she suffered “psychological harm and emotional distress” as a result of the alleged attack.

The case is the latest in a series of legal action against 84-year-old Cosby, one of the most popular performers on American television.

Dozens of women said they were sexually assaulted at his hands.

Huth’s case was originally filed in 2014 but has been on hold while Cosby faces aggravated indecency charges in Pennsylvania.

Bill Cosby has previous convictions for sexual assault

Cosby was convicted 17 years ago of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, but was spared jail after the state Supreme Court ruled he was denied a fair trial.

His release from prison — where he served more than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence — angered many advocates of the #MeToo movement.

His conviction was the first sexual assault conviction against a celebrity since the worldwide reckoning of sexual violence and abuse of power.

But instead of exonerating him, the court technically overturned the conviction.

The judge wrote that a non-prosecution agreement between the former district attorney and Cosby over evidence he gave in another civil case meant the actor should not have been criminally charged in the first place.

Bill Cosby denies sexual assault allegations by Judy Huss

In the case, which began Monday, reported by local broadcasters, Huth claimed she met Cosby on the set of the movie and was invited to his tennis club a few days later.

There, she said, he gave her alcohol and took her to the Playboy Mansion, where he forced her to have sex.

Cosby has denied her account of the incident.

The defense argues that Huth’s account differs markedly. The attack was originally alleged to have occurred in 1974, when she was 15, but it has recently been said that it happened a year later.

The case is on trial in Santa Monica, near Los Angeles, and begins with jury selection.

The opening debate is scheduled for next week.

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“For Heaven” star Horst Sachtleben has died at the age of 91

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For Heaven star Horst Sachtleben has died at the age

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Actor Horst Sachtleben has died at the age of 91

Actor Horst Sachtleben looks at the camera. Photo: image block / dpa / archive image

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Actor Horst Sachtleben has died at the age of 91. This was reported by his agency on Tuesday, citing Sakhtleben’s wife, Pia Heng. One of the most famous roles of the actor was the role of Bishop Rosbauer in the ARD “Um Himmels Willen” TV series.

Actor Horst Sachtleben has died at the age of 91. This was reported by his agency on Tuesday, citing Sakhtleben’s wife, Pia Heng. One of the most famous roles of the actor was the role of Bishop Rosbauer in the ARD “Um Himmels Willen” TV series. Since 2002, Sachtleben has been part of a long-running television ensemble alongside Fritz Wepper, which ended last year.

Horst Sachtleben is dead

During the coronavirus epidemic, Sakhtleben left the profession. “All the regulations վախ the fear of getting infected made my decision easier,” he told the German news agency on the occasion of his 90th birthday in September 2020.

“I had a good life, I try to make the most of what I have left, to enjoy it,” he said at the time. Born in Berlin, he was married to actress Pia Heng for 47 years and lived near Munich. “I enjoy being in the garden with my wife, who takes good care of me. “I do not miss anything,” he said in 2020.

According to his agency, Sakhtleben studied theatrical studies in Berlin and at the same time took acting classes. This was followed by engagements on German-speaking stages such as Berlin, Zurich, Bonn and Munich.

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