BORIS JOHNSON has told the British public they must stay at home and in lockdown – despite the heat over the bank holiday weekend.
The UK death toll reached 31,587 as more die from coronavirus throughout the country.
This comes as Mr Johnson prepares to describe his “roadmap” on the lockdown on Sunday, with possible modifications coming into force next week.
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GLOBAL DEATH TOLL REACHES 277,127
Deaths triggered from coronavirus has reached at least 277,127 given that the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources put together by news company AFP.
At least 4,001,437 cases of coronavirus have actually been signed up in 195 countries and areas with 312,900 thought about to be recuperated.
Information has been collected from nationwide authorities and details from the World Health Organization but most likely reflects just a portion of the real number of infections.
The US has the greatest number of total deaths worldwide at 78,320
The UK has claimed the second-highest at 31,587 deaths.
These numbers are followed by Italy, Spain and France.
China has tape-recorded less than 5000 deaths.
PRINCE CHARLES PRAISES BRITISH POSTIES
The Prince of Wales has actually hailed the “commitment, strength and hard work” of Britain’s postal employees throughout the coronavirus crisis.
Charles addressed a letter to “Everyone at Royal Mail” and ended it with a “sincere 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 gathered by their regional postman Neil Martin when he provided their mail.
It worried that the worth of Royal Mail workers “has actually never been more vital” as “many individuals have actually taken the time to compose a letter, or a card, to those from whom they are separated”.
INDONESIA RECORDS BIGGEST DAILY INFECTION BOOST
Indonesia has actually reported its greatest daily boost in infections, with 533 new validated cases, taking the total to 13,645
But medical professionals have actually criticised Indonesia’s low screening rate, fearing it is far higher than main figures reveal.
The country has the fourth greatest population worldwide.
RESPONSE MIXED TO NEW GOVERNMENT SLOGAN
The Government’s brand-new slogan for the next stage in the fight against coronavirus has actually blended amounts of criticism and praise.
The previous week’s message of “remain at home, save lives, protect the NHS” has actually been altered to “stay alert, control the infection, save lives”.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling immediately struck out by stating: “Is Coronavirus slipping around in a fake moustache and glasses? If we drop our guard, will it slip us a Micky Finn? What the hell is ‘remain alert’ expected to imply?”
Andy Burnham, the Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester, tweeted that it “feels to me like a mistake to me to drop the clear remain at home message”.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to reveal a coronavirus caution system when he describes his plans to gradually ease the lockdown while dropping the “stay at home” slogan.
GOLF TOURNAMENT TO USE HIGH-TECH BADGES TO TRACK VIEWERS
The Memorial Competition in Ohio, US, will utilize modern radio frequency recognition chips in competition badges to guarantee social distancing is preserved.
The tracking system was just among numerous steps that will be put in location to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, Golf Digest reported on Saturday.
Other protocols include limiting ticket sales, curtailing capacity in the clubhouse and public event structures, removal of all grandstands, providing face coverings for personnel and volunteers and taking the temperature level of everyone who goes into the premises.
” At any time we can know around the golf course the number of individuals are collecting in a certain area, said Memorial Tournament director Dan Sullivan.
” We’re going to use that innovation to make certain that we’re securing everybody around us, safeguarding the folks that are inside those numerous venues and make sure that we’re keeping an eye on successfully and producing a tournament that everyone can be comfy with.”
UK HEALTH SECRETARY INFORMS BORIS ‘GIVE ME A BREAK’ IN ROW OVER HIS HANDING OF CRISIS
Matt Hancock reportedly told Boris Johnson to “ give me a break” throughout 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 challenged Hancock over his management of the outbreak, prompting the Health Secretary to react “provide me a break”.
It followed a succession of destructive headings for the Department of Health over a failure to offer adequate PPE to frontline employees.
ANOMALY IN VIRUS NUMBERS IN SWEDEN
Somali Swedes comprised almost 5 percent of all coronavirus cases in the country, Swedens Public Health Company has stated.
Out of the country’s population of 10 million, they represent less than simply 1 per cent of its population.
NHS NURSE & DAD OF FOUR DIES OF CORONAVIRUS
Homages have been paid to a nurse and father of 4 who died after checking favorable for the coronavirus.
Augustine Agyei-Mensah, understood to his associates as Gus, had worked supporting people with learning disabilities given that certifying in 2013.
PRINCE HARRY LAMENTS INVICTUS GAMES POSTPONEMENT
The Duke of Sussex said life has actually “changed drastically” as he marked what would have been the opening event of the Invictus Games.
In a video posted on the event’s Twitter account, Harry urged the ‘Invictus family’ to keep an eye out for each other and encouraged them to get involved with virtual activities over the coming days.
The 2020 Invictus Games was because of be held in The Hague, but the occasion has actually been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
CARNIVAL CRUISES SEE BOOM IN SALES
Carnival Cruises have seen a 600 percent increase in ticket sales after announcing that they will start operations again in August.
A representative with Cruise Planners said guests are flocking to book appointments first to get the leading offers just days after the announcement was made.
In the 3 days after Carnival’s May 4 announcement, Cruise Planners’ Carnival bookings shot up 600 per cent compared to the previous 3 days prior to the news broke according to TMZ.
This is a 200 per cent increase over the very same time period in 2019 before coronavirus made cruise liner a hotbed of infections.
The travel business stated that those reserving Carnival cruises were “not a bit concerned about traveling at this time” because numerous specified 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
At least two people have actually died in separate avalanches in northern Italy.
The deaths come on the very first weekend Italians have been permitted to venture far afield after a two-month imposed 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 discovered after a separate avalanche the ANSA news firm stated.
Italian authorities closed ski lifts early on in Italys lockdown and they remain closed, however skiers can still venture out on ungroomed, unmarked surface.
4 MILLION INFECTED WORLDWIDE
More than four million individuals have been reported to be infected by the unique coronavirus globally.
The death count sits at 277,860 worldwide, according to data put together by Johns Hopkins University.
BANGKOK CAT COFFEE SHOP RESUMES
As Thailand’s capital carefully resumes numerous restaurants shuttered over coronavirus worries, the feline “staff members” of the Caturday Cafe are back at work.
The few lots friendly cats usually lounge around the coffee shop, breaking up nap time to saunter over to human consumers for snuggles and belly rubs.
F1 WITHOUT ANY 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 said.
” It’s going to be very empty,” Hamilton stated on Saturday, after the very first 10 races this season were either held off or canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The renowned Monaco Grand Prix was also ditched for the very first time in 66 years.
ROBOTIC PET DOG ENFORCING SOCIAL DISTANCING IN SINGAPORE
A robot dog is being utilized to implement social width parks in Singapore during the coronavirus lockdown.
The remote-controlled four-legged maker called AREA politely asks joggers and bicyclists to stay apart in the city-state’s green spaces.
The robodog, built by Boston Dynamics and enlisted by Singapore authorities to assist curb coronavirus infections, was first deployed in a main park on Friday.
It’s part of a two-week trial that could see the robotic gizmo join other robotics policing Singapore’s green areas during an across the country lockdown.
‘ REMAIN ALERT’
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will adopt the brand-new motto of “stay alert, control the virus and conserve lives” as he prepares to modify lockdown guidelines, the Sunday Telegraph reports.
It comes as the PM prepares to stop the “stay home” messaging used during the last seven weeks of lockdown.
TRIBUTES PAID TO NURSE
Tributes have flooded in to keep in mind a nurse and father-of-four who tragically passed away of the coronavirus.
Augustine Agyei-Mensah operated at Northamptonshire Health care NHS Structure Trust (NHFT).
The “caring other half and loving father” had operated at South West Trains prior to training as a nurse.
Paying tribute to him, the NHFT stated: “Augustine constantly acknowledged that as a clinician he had an opportunity to support service users in making positive modifications.”
In a declaration, his family said: “Augustine was a caring partner and loving dad to 4 children. We are devastated by his loss.
” He was a devoted, hard-working and proud NHS worker who will be missed out on by all who understood him.”
WATFORD CHAIRMAN RAILS AGAINST PLANS TO REBOOT THE SEASON
Watford are the latest club to rail against strategies to end the season at neutral venues, as chairman Scott Duxbury claiming the Premier League has a “task of care” to its gamers.
It comes as the Premier League is set to potentially resume quickly, with clubs set to talk about Task Restart.
” There is no altruism in the Premier League,” he stated.
” There are 20 various vested interests, which sometimes line up however generally work simply to protect each specific club.”
” That is why some clubs are happy to sign up to ‘Project Restart’ since probably there is only an advantage in taking part in this compromised format; it indicates Liverpool can win the title, other clubs can reserve their location in Europe next season or possibly fight their way up the table from a position of security.”
PASSENGER ON United States FLIGHT ‘HORRIFIED’ BY CROWDING
A passenger on a United Airlines flight in the US was horrified by the airline company’s absence of social distancing on a packed flight.
Cardiologist Dr Ethan Weiss tweeted the image of himself on a flight surrounded by other travelers to highlight what he called the airline company’s “relaxed social distancing” coronavirus steps.
Dr Weiss added that “every seat [is] complete” on the Boeing 737 he was flying on– an airplane that generally brings as much as 215 travelers.
He later on commented that “a lot has actually changed in 10 days” before showing an e-mail that was sent to him by the airline company.
The e-mail that was sent out to travelers, dated April 30, talked about how “security has actually constantly been our top priority” and detailed precaution consisting of “immediately obstructing middle seats to offer you enough space on board”.
More on that from our United States group here
FIRE AT MOSCOW CORONAVIRUS MEDICAL FACILITY
A fire has broken out at a hospital in Moscow where coronavirus clients were being treated.
According to The Moscow Times, one person has actually died following the fire and hundreds have been evacuated from the Spasokukotsky hospital No. 50.
There are apparently around 700 clients thought to be contaminated with the infection being treated at the medical facility.
It is unclear what began the fire or whether it affected the wing treating coronavirus patients, AFP reported.
United States 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 also increased by 1,557, reaching a total of 77,034
GERMAN FOOTBALL GROUP TO INVEST 2 WEEKS IN QUARANTINE
Two gamers at a German football team Dynamo Dresden have actually evaluated positive for the coronavirus, indicating that the whole squad and training staff will enter into quarantine.
It has put an unfortunate damage in plans to resume their season in the Bundesliga II, due to start versus Hanover on May 17.
Dresden stated the two gamers who checked positive on Friday did not and were still disappointing any signs of the virus.
QUARANTINE NEED TO HAVE TOOK PLACE MONTHS AGO, PROF CLAIMS
An academic has declared that quarantine for visitors entering the UK should have happened months earlier.
Professor Gary McLean, professor in molecular immunology at London Metropolitan University, stated: “This effort to require all UK visitors to enter a 14- day quarantine is actually what must have been done two months ago, and must also stay in location for at least another two months from when it is finally implemented.
” It was clear that the virus cases were being available in from outside the UK early on and possibly reducing more cases by presenting the mandatory quarantine, as other nations did, would have been the most reasonable technique at that time.”
However he added that it was “much better late than never” to have the measure presented.
He included: “However, better late than never ever to have this 14- day quarantine period for individuals getting in the UK, but I question how the compliance of individuals being required to quarantine will be kept an eye on 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 say is essential to opening up the nation.
The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday announced emergency situation authorization for antigen tests developed by Quidel Corp. of San Diego.
The test can rapidly identify pieces of infection 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.
Presently, the only method to detect active COVID-19 is to evaluate a patient’s nasal swab for the genetic material of the virus.
While considered highly accurate, the tests can take hours and require costly, specialized equipment generally found at business laboratories, healthcare facilities or universities.
TRUMP PURCHASING $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 kitchens from next week amid the coronavirus crisis.
The president revealed the billion-dollar deal on Twitter on Saturday, as meat-packing plants compete with COVID-19 break outs in factories throughout the country.
” 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 FAMILY FOOD BOX’ Excellent news for all,” he included.