BORIS JOHNSON has told the British public they should stay home and in lockdown – in spite of the hot weather over the bank vacation weekend.
The UK death toll reached 31,587 as more die from coronavirus throughout the nation.
This comes as Mr Johnson prepares to describe his “roadmap” on the lockdown on Sunday, with potential changes coming into force next week.
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GLOBAL DEATH TOLL REACHES 277,127
Deaths triggered from coronavirus has actually reached at least 277,127 since the break out initially emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources put together by news company AFP.
A minimum of 4,001,437 cases of coronavirus have been signed up in 195 countries and areas with 312,900 thought about to be recovered.
Data has been collected from national authorities and details from the World Health Company however most likely reflects only a fraction of the actual variety of infections.
The US has the highest number of overall deaths worldwide at 78,320
The UK has declared the second-highest at 31,587 deaths.
These numbers are followed by Italy, Spain and France.
China has actually recorded less than 5000 deaths.
PRINCE CHARLES PRAISES BRITISH POSTIES
The Prince of Wales has hailed the “dedication, strength and effort” of Britain’s postal workers during the coronavirus crisis.
Charles attended to a letter to “Everyone at Royal Mail” and ended it with a “wholehearted thanks– and a huge thumbs up” from himself and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The letter was left on a bench outside the royal couple’s front door at Birkhall, Aberdeenshire, where it was collected by their local postman Neil Martin when he provided their mail.
It worried that the value of Royal Mail employees “has never been more crucial” as “many people have made the effort to compose a letter, or a card, to those from whom they are separated”.
INDONESIA RECORDS BIGGEST DAILY INFECTION INCREASE
Indonesia has reported its most significant daily boost in infections, with 533 brand-new verified cases, taking the total to 13,645
But medical professionals have criticised Indonesia’s low screening rate, fearing it is far higher than main figures reveal.
The country has the 4th greatest population worldwide.
REACTION MIXED TO NEW FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SLOGAN
The Federal government’s brand-new slogan for the next phase in the fight against coronavirus has actually blended amounts of criticism and appreciation.
The previous week’s message of “stay at home, conserve lives, protect the NHS” has actually been altered to “remain alert, manage the virus, conserve lives”.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling right away struck out by stating: “Is Coronavirus sneaking around in a phony moustache and glasses? If we drop our guard, will it slip us a Micky Finn? What the hell is ‘stay alert’ expected to suggest?”
Andy Burnham, the Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester, tweeted that it “feels to me like an error to me to drop the clear remain at house message”.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to unveil a coronavirus caution system when he outlines his strategies to gradually reduce the lockdown while dropping the “stay home” motto.
GOLF TOURNAMENT TO USE HIGH-TECH BADGES TO TRACK VIEWERS
The Memorial Tournament in Ohio, US, will use high-tech radio frequency identification chips in tournament badges to make sure social distancing is kept.
The tracking system was simply one of a number of measures that will be put in location to handle the coronavirus outbreak, Golf Digest reported on Saturday.
Other protocols consist of restricting ticket sales, cutting capability in the clubhouse and public event structures, elimination of all grandstands, providing face coverings for staff and volunteers and taking the temperature level of everyone who gets in the premises.
” At any time we can know around the golf course the number of individuals are gathering in a certain area, stated Memorial Tournament director Dan Sullivan.
” We’re going to utilize that innovation to make certain that we’re protecting everybody around us, protecting the folks that are inside those numerous locations and ensure that we’re keeping an eye on successfully and producing a tournament that everybody can be comfortable with.”
UK HEALTH SECRETARY INFORMS BORIS ‘GIVE ME A BREAK’ IN ROW OVER HIS HANDING OF CRISIS
Matt Hancock reportedly informed Boris Johnson to “ give me a break” during a furious bust-up over his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
Pressure has grown on the Health Secretary in recent weeks as the Prime Minister prepares to reveal his ‘roadmap’ for leaving lockdown tomorrow night, the Mail on Sunday reports.
The argument came as the Prime Minister confronted Hancock over his management of the break out, triggering the Health Secretary to react “offer me a break”.
It followed a succession of damaging headlines for the Department of Health over a failure to offer appropriate PPE to frontline employees.
ABNORMALITY IN INFECTION NUMBERS IN SWEDEN
Somali Swedes made up almost 5 percent of all coronavirus cases in the nation, Swedens Public Health Company has actually said.
Out of the nation’s population of 10 million, they represent less than simply 1 per cent of its population.
NHS NURSE & PAPA OF 4 DIES OF CORONAVIRUS
Homages have actually been paid to a nurse and dad of 4 who passed away after evaluating positive for the coronavirus.
Augustine Agyei-Mensah, known to his colleagues as Gus, had worked supporting individuals with learning disabilities because qualifying in 2013.
PRINCE HARRY LAMENTS INVICTUS GAMES POST PONEMENT
The Duke of Sussex said life has “altered dramatically” as he marked what would have been the opening event of the Invictus Games.
In a video published on the occasion’s Twitter account, Harry advised the ‘Invictus family’ to keep an eye out for each other and encouraged them to get included with virtual activities over the coming days.
The 2020 Invictus Games was because of be held in The Hague, however the occasion has been held off to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
CARNIVAL CRUISES SEE BOOM IN SALES
Carnival Cruises have seen a 600 percent rise in ticket sales after revealing that they will begin operations again in August.
An associate with Cruise Planners said travelers are flocking to book bookings first to get the top deals just days after the announcement was made.
In the three days after Carnival’s May 4 announcement, Cruise Planners’ Carnival bookings soared 600 per cent compared to the previous 3 days before the news broke according to TMZ.
This is a 200 percent increase over the exact same period in 2019 before coronavirus made cruise ships a hotbed of infections.
The travel company said that those scheduling Carnival cruises were “not a bit worried about taking a trip at this time” due to the fact that lots of mentioned they are young and healthy and were desperate to get out after months of lockdown.
TWO DIE IN AVALANCHES IN ITALY ON FIRST WEEKEND OUT OF LOCKDOWN
A minimum of 2 individuals have actually died in separate avalanches in northern Italy.
The deaths come on the first weekend Italians have actually been permitted to venture far afield after a two-month enforced lockdown.
The Trento Alpine Rescue service said the body of one male was found late Saturday on the Folgaria plateau.
At the ski resort of Cortina, the body of a skier was found after a separate avalanche the ANSA news company stated.
Italian authorities closed ski lifts early on in Italys lockdown and they stay closed, but skiers can still venture out on ungroomed, unmarked surface.
4 MILLION INFECTED WORLDWIDE
More than four million individuals have actually been reported to be contaminated by the unique coronavirus worldwide.
The death count sits at 277,860 worldwide, according to information put together by Johns Hopkins University.
BANGKOK CAT CAFE RESUMES
As Thailand’s capital carefully reopens numerous restaurants shuttered over coronavirus fears, the feline “employees” of the Caturday Cafe are back at work.
The few dozen friendly cats typically lounge around the cafe, breaking up nap time to saunter over to human customers for snuggles and stubborn belly rubs.
F1 WITH NO FANS WOULD BE ‘EM PTY’, SAYS LEWIS HAMILTON
Driving around Formula One tracks without fans cheering at Silverstone and Monza would feel “empty”, world champion Lewis Hamilton has stated.
” It’s going to be very empty,” Hamilton stated on Saturday, after the first 10 races this season were either held off or canceled amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
The iconic Monaco Grand Prix was also ditched for the first time in 66 years.
ROBOT PET DOG ENFORCING SOCIAL DISTANCING IN SINGAPORE
A robot pet dog is being utilized to impose social width parks in Singapore during the coronavirus lockdown.
The remote-controlled four-legged maker called SPOT nicely asks joggers and bicyclists to stay apart in the city-state’s green areas.
The robodog, built by Boston Dynamics and enlisted by Singapore authorities to assist suppress coronavirus infections, was first released in a main park on Friday.
It’s part of a two-week trial that could see the robotic gizmo join other robots policing Singapore’s green areas throughout an across the country lockdown.
‘ REMAIN ALERT’
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will adopt the new slogan of “stay alert, manage the infection and conserve lives” as he prepares to modify lockdown rules, the Sunday Telegraph reports.
It comes as the PM prepares to stop the “stay at home” messaging employed during the last seven weeks of lockdown.
TRIBUTES PAID TO NURSE
Tributes have flooded in to remember a nurse and father-of-four who unfortunately passed away of the coronavirus.
Augustine Agyei-Mensah operated at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Structure Trust (NHFT).
The “caring other half and caring father” had worked at South West Trains prior to training as a nurse.
Commemorating him, the NHFT said: “Augustine constantly recognised that as a clinician he had an opportunity to support service users in making favorable modifications.”
In a statement, his family said: “Augustine was a caring spouse and loving father to four kids. We are ravaged by his loss.
” He was a devoted, hard-working and happy NHS worker who will be missed out on by all who knew him.”
WATFORD CHAIRMAN RAILS AGAINST PREPARES TO RESTART THE SEASON
Watford are the most recent club to rail against plans to end the season at neutral venues, as chairman Scott Duxbury declaring the Premier League has a “duty of care” to its players.
It comes as the Premier League is set to possibly resume quickly, with clubs set to discuss Job Restart.
” There is no altruism in the Premier League,” he said.
” There are 20 various vested interests, which often align but more often than not work simply to protect each private club.”
” That is why some clubs enjoy to register to ‘Project Restart’ since probably there is only an advantage in taking part in this compromised format; it implies Liverpool can win the title, other clubs can schedule their location in Europe next season or potentially battle their way up the table from a position of safety.”
TRAVELER ON United States FLIGHT ‘HORRIFIED’ BY CROWDING
A guest on a United Airlines flight in the United States was horrified by the airline’s lack of social distancing on a packed flight.
Cardiologist Dr Ethan Weiss tweeted the image of himself on a flight surrounded by other guests to highlight what he called the airline’s “relaxed social distancing” coronavirus procedures.
Dr Weiss added that “every seat [is] full” on the Boeing 737 he was flying on– a plane that usually carries as much as 215 guests.
He later on commented that “a lot has changed in 10 days” before revealing an e-mail that was sent out to him by the airline company.
The email that was sent out to guests, dated April 30, discussed how “security has constantly been our top concern” and detailed safety measures consisting of “immediately blocking middle seats to provide you adequate area on board”.
More on that from our US team here
FIRE AT MOSCOW CORONAVIRUS HEALTHCARE FACILITY
A fire has broken out at a medical facility in Moscow where coronavirus clients were being dealt with.
According to The Moscow Times, one person has actually died following the fire and hundreds have been left from the Spasokukotsky medical facility No. 50.
There are apparently around 700 patients believed to be infected with the virus being treated at the health center.
It is not clear what started the fire or whether it impacted the wing treating coronavirus patients, AFP reported.
US DEATHS RISE
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has today reported 1,274,036 cases of the coronavirus, a boost of 25, 996 from its previous count.
The number of deaths likewise increased by 1,557, reaching a total of 77,034
GERMAN FOOTBALL TEAM TO INVEST TWO WEEKS IN QUARANTINE
Two gamers at a German football team Dynamo Dresden have tested positive for the coronavirus, suggesting that the whole team and coaching personnel will enter into quarantine.
It has put a regrettable dent in strategies to resume their season in the Bundesliga II, due to kick off versus Hanover on May 17.
Dresden stated the two gamers who evaluated favorable on Friday did not and were still not showing any signs of the virus.
QUARANTINE SHOULD HAVE OCCURRED MONTHS BACK, PROF CLAIMS
An academic has actually declared that quarantine for visitors entering the UK must have happened months ago.
Professor Gary McLean, professor in molecular immunology at London Metropolitan University, stated: “This initiative to require all UK visitors to go into a 14- day quarantine is really what should have been done two months back, and need to likewise stay in place for at least another 2 months from when it is finally implemented.
” It was clear that the infection cases were being available in from outside the UK early on and potentially minimizing more cases by introducing the obligatory quarantine, as other nations did, would have been the most practical approach at that time.”
However he included that it was “better late than never ever” to have actually the step introduced.
He included: “Nevertheless, much better late than never ever to have this 14- day quarantine period for people going into the UK, however I question how the compliance of people being needed to quarantine will be kept track of and even enforced?”
United States APPROVES NEW CORONAVIRUS ANTIGEN TEST
The FDA has approved a new type of super-fast coronavirus test that administration authorities state is crucial to opening up the nation.
The Fda on Saturday revealed emergency situation authorization for antigen tests developed by Quidel Corp. of San Diego.
The test can rapidly spot fragments of virus proteins in samples gathered from swabs swiped inside the nasal cavity, the FDA stated in a declaration.
The antigen test is the 3rd kind of test to be authorized by the FDA.
Currently, the only method to detect active COVID-19 is to evaluate a client’s nasal swab for the genetic product of the infection.
While considered highly accurate, the tests can take hours and require costly, customized devices generally discovered at commercial labs, healthcare facilities or universities.
TRUMP BUYING $3BILLION WORTH OF DAIRY, MEAT & PRODUCE
Donald Trump revealed the government will be purchasing $3 billion worth of dairy, meat and produce for food lines and cooking areas from next week in the middle of the coronavirus crisis.
The president exposed the billion-dollar deal on Twitter on Saturday, as meat-packing plants contend with COVID-19 outbreaks in factories across the nation.
” Starting early next week, at my order, the U.S.A. will be acquiring, from our Farmers, Ranchers & Specialty Crop Growers, 3 Billion Dollars worth of Dairy, Meat & Produce for Food Lines & Kitchens,” Trump composed.
“‘ FARMERS TO HOUSEHOLD FOOD BOX’ Terrific news for all,” he added.