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Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-03-27T11:47:39+00:00
Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for Coronavirus

Boris Johnson has tested positive for the Coronavirus. The British Prime Minister revealed the news in a self-filmed video posted on his Twitter account. Johnson said, "I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus."

Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-03-25T22:58:12+00:00
London's ExCeL conference centre to house 'Nightingale' field hospital

The ExCeL Conference Centre in London's East End is being transformed into a temporary hospital with the capacity for up to 4,000 beds as part of the UK's efforts to fight the Coronavirus outbreak. Named the 'Nightingale Hospital', the halls of the 100,000m² facility — which normally house large exhibitions and trade shows — will initially hold around 500 beds with oxygen and ventilators, with capacity for more spaces and equipment as they become available.

Politics • European • United Kingdom
2020-03-25T11:06:34+00:00
Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, tests positive for Coronavirus

Prince Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for the Coronavirus. A spokesperson said that the prince is showing mild symptoms but is otherwise in good health. His wife, Camilla, tested negative.

Health
2020-03-25T09:05:49+00:00
More than 170,000 volunteer for UK's National Health Service overnight

The wave of responses came within hours of the government's plea for an 'army' of 250,000 volunteers to support paid staff. They will help to deliver important supplies, transport patients and make phone calls to check on those isolated alone.

Sports
2020-03-25T08:58:02+00:00
Manchester City Pro Guardiola donates €1m to help in Coronavirus fight

Pep Guardiola, manager of the English Premier League soccer team Manchester City, has donated €1 million ($1.08m) of his own money to aid medical efforts in the fight against Covid-19. From his home in Barcelona, Guardiola and his lawyers committed the money to the Medical College of Barcelona and the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation.

Politics • Asian • India
2020-03-24T16:10:00+00:00
Modi Announces 21-Day Lockdown for India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India has announced a nationwide lockdown of three weeks for the country to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. In a televised address, Modi again emphasised the importance of social distancing. The lockdown will be a complete ban on people leaving their homes. The Prime Minister said: "If we don't handle these 21 days well, then our country, your family will go backwards by 21 years."