A round up of all today's top stories
The government has ordered the closure of all pubs, bars, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres around the country
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a bumper economic bail out, guaranteeing three months' wages三级成人视频 for all workers at risk of being laid off
The Government has just published the scientific advice三级成人视频 that lies behind many of its recent key decisions.
Matt Hancock said this morning that a communication will be sent to around 1.4 million people who are classed as vulnerable, setting out specific action for them to take amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The Department for Education has released a list of the 'key workers' whose children will continue to be cared for at school despite closures.
Britain has banned the export of 80 crucial medicines including adrenaline, insulin, paracetamol and morphine to protect supplies.
And round the world
Italy had its deadliest day, as 627 people died
The total death toll worldwide 三级成人视频has surpassed 10,000.
In Spain coronavirus fatalities soared to 1,002 today, up from 767 on yesterday, while the number of cases rose to 19,980.
Californians have been issued with a "stay-at-home三级成人视频" order and New Yorkers have been told that all non-essential employees should work from home
Germans may face a national lockdown三级成人视频 if they fail to obey instructions to stay indoors this weekend, officials have said.
Public worship has shut down across the Middle East as Israel, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, among others, brought in new restrictions.
Australia's southern island state of Tasmania has quarantined itself from the mainland
Experts are worried that the coronavirus is circulating undetected in Zimbabwe after a 61-year old man who arrived in Namibia from the country tested positive for the virus.
British Airways is flying in and out of South Africa for the last time today: the same goes for all other airlines from “high risk” countries such as France, Italy, Germany, Mauritius.
I'll be back... with more coronavirus videos
That's all from Telegraph London HQ tonight (well... I'm actually heeding government advice and doing this from my home) before we hand over to our overnight teams across the globe.
三级成人视频Here's a shout-out to all the coronavirus action heroes - from doctors to nurses to supermarket workers - from the one and only Arnie
Mexicans beg coronavirus-denying president not to visit
Indigenous people living in the Mexican state of Oaxaca have written to the president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, asking him to cancel a planned visit on Sunday to their community, writes our US correspondent Harriet Alexander.
三级成人视频Mr Lopez Obrador, who has sparked alarm by dismissing coronavirus as hysteria and claiming that he is being protected by a magic amulet, is due to visit the area in the Sierra Norte to celebrate the birthday of his hero, former president Benito Juarez.
三级成人视频Juarez, born in Oaxaca, was president from 1858-72, and is famed for protecting Mexico from foreign interference.
Leaders of the Binniza, Nuu Savi and Ayuujk tribes wrote to Mr Lopez Obrador asking him to stay away given the circumstances, "which make it extremely dangerous to hold a multi-day event under these conditions."
They said they did not have enough hand sanitiser to protect local people, and said they were ill-equipped for the event.
三级成人视频Mr Lopez Obrador, who spent Friday discussing with elderly indigenous people how to prevent unlawful dismissals due to the virus, is yet to respond.
More than a third of people worry about mental health impact of self isolation
More than a third of adults said they were worried that self isolation would negatively affect their mental health.
三级成人视频More than 2,000 adults were asked by researchers at Imperial College, London how they would cope with the self-isolation and social distancing measures imposed by the government earlier this week.
Just over a third - 37 per cent - said they were worried self isolation for seven or 14 days if they became ill would affect their mental health.
Other potential problems highlighted in the survey included separating from others at home (45 per cent identified this as a problem); getting supplies (41 per cent); and loss of income (22 per cent).
三级成人视频The survey also asked respondents what measures they had taken to avoid contracting Covid-19.
More than eight out of 10 said they washed their hands more often, 52 per cent avoided crowded areas, 50 per cent avoided social events and 36 per cent avoided public transport.
Californians issued with "stay-at-home" order
三级成人视频California governor Gavin Newsom has issued a "stay-at-home" order, instructing residents they should only leave the house if strictly necessary.
三级成人视频"This is a moment we need to make tough decisions. This is a moment where we need some straight talk and we need to tell people the truth. We need to bend the curve in the state of California and in order to do that we need to recognise the reality," he said.
Mr Newsom's order came on a day when lockdowns were imposed around the world: all pubs, bars, restaurants and gyms are to be closed in the UK and in New York all essential businesses have been told to close.
We'll meet again
Britain would benefit from the "selfless spirit" that it showed during the Second World War, Dame Vera Lynn said as she warned that sticking to the Government's rules on fighting coronavirus was the "difference between life and death".
In a special interview to mark her 103rd birthday on Friday, Dame Vera urged Britons to remain positive, use time isolated at home to reconnect with their families and even rediscover the joy of writing letters to loved ones far away.
She said the key to getting through any crisis was "to come together to help one another", be kind and foster a strong community spirit during the coronavirus outbreak.
Dame Vera was speaking as her record label Decca released a new video of original footage of her singing her 1939 song "We'll Meet Again", which resonated so strongly with soldiers going off to fight and their loved ones back home.
Tesco to hire 20,000 staff
Tesco is the latest retailer to hire thousands of extra staff, creating 20,000 new roles at Britain's biggest supermarket.
三级成人视频This week alone major grocers such as Tesco, Aldi, Asda, Co-op, Lidl and Morrisons are recruiting at least 44,000 staff between them, as part of long-laid plans to feed the nation.
The grocers are hiring part-time and full-time staff for the short and long term including drivers, warehouse staff and pickers.
三级成人视频This is meant to help move food from depots into supermarkets more quickly following weeks of bulk buying and empty shelves.
It is also intended to ensure there are enough workers to keep stores open if their own staff are either getting ill or are unable to come in because they have family commitments or are caring for vulnerable people.
Coronavirus files: what newly released documents tell us about social distancing
三级成人视频In a remarkable piece of transparency the government today published 30 documents detailing the expert advice it was given on how to control the spread of the disease.
Science editor Sarah Knapton and science correspondent Henry Bodkin三级成人视频 have combed through the documents and pick out the key points here:
- 23 million Britons may already be infected with the virus
- Social distancing measures may have to be in place for a year
- Contact tracing could reduce the spread of the outbreak
- Dry cough and a fever are not the only early symptoms - other signs include chill, headache and stuffy nose
- School closures could actually spread coronavirus as children and young people congregate in parks and at house parties
- Social distancing measures could be alternated between regions to give people a break
- Children will be put at risk through a lack of adult supervision
Archbishop of Canterbury: no Christian justification for panic buying
三级成人视频The Archbishop of Canterbury has urged people to "please, please stop" hoarding food as supermarkets continue to struggle to meet the unprecedented demand.
Justin Welby said there was no Christian justification for the sort of panic buying that had stripped shelves in many shops, leaving vulnerable people unable to get hold of vital supplies.
As supermarket bosses, MPs and health worker leaders called for restraint from shoppers, the archbishop took to Twitter to urge people to be more thoughtful.
He wrote: "Please think of others - especially the most vulnerable, and those risking their health to look after us. Leave enough for everyone. We depend on each other," he tweeted.
"If your cupboards are full, here's an idea - take a few items to your local food bank, or ask if your neighbours need something.
"And to put it a bit more strongly for followers of Jesus - there is no Christian justification for hoarding more than you need.
三级成人视频"As John the Baptist said in the Gospel of Luke, 'Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise’."
Veterans' VE procession cancelled
The national commemoration events to mark VE Day 75 will be scaled back due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus.
The veterans’ procession down the Mall and the events in St James’s Park will no longer go ahead on May 8th to protect the health the elderly Second World War generation who will be attending and members of the public
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: "It is with a very heavy heart that we have to scale back our VE Day commemorations. Veterans always have and will be at the centre of our plans and our key priority right now is to protect their health and wellbeing."
三级成人视频Revised plans on how the nation can mark the occasion will be made public in due course.
Sports bodies to help children stay active during the shutdown
Children and teenagers will be given online activities and games in a bid to keep them active during the coronavirus shut down, our chief sports reporter Jeremy Wilson writes.
Sport England, the Youth Sports Trust and the School Games Organisers will provide a weekly programme of activities.
三级成人视频These will include fitness and personal challenges, online contests, problem solving games and activities which support physical competence, and mindfulness.
三级成人视频The activities can be found here from Monday:
'We fear we have lost control'
Erica di Blasi reports from Turin on the high infection rate三级成人视频 among health workers in Italy. She writes:
Doctors and nurses account for more than eight per cent of all coronavirus cases in Italy with the number rising to more than 10 per cent in one of the hardest hit regions.
三级成人视频The infection rate among medical staff in Italy is twice that found in China, where the virus originated, researchers said. Here, around 3,300 health workers were infected out of a total of 81,000 cases – a rate of around four per cent
According to the Anaao Assomed union for medical managers, between 110 and 150 doctors could have contracted the virus in the course of their work. "We fear that we have almost lost control," said Chiara Rivetti, the union's secretary.
'A landmark package'
Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, has hailed the government's support for workers and businesses unveiled earlier today.
“This is a landmark package of measures for business, people and jobs."
"The Chancellor’s offer of substantial payroll support, fast access to cash and tax deferral will support the livelihoods of millions. Firms and employees will respond with relief and determination.
三级成人视频“It marks the start of the UK’s economic fightback - an unparalleled joint effort by enterprise and government to help our country emerge from this crisis with the minimum possible damage. An important day for our country.”
You are not invincible, WHO warns young people
Our global health security correspondent Sarah Newey has the latest from the World Health Organization's press conference earlier:
三级成人视频Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, has delivered a rousing speech in Geneva at a virtual press conference - the UN agency is practising whatit preaches in terms of social distancing.
"Covid-19 is taking so much from us, but it’s also giving us something special," Dr Tedros said. "The opportunity to come together as one humanity, to walk together, to learn together, to grow together."
He emphasised that the experience in China demonstrates that the virus can be "pushed back" - Wuhan, where the pandemic first emerged, reported no new cases for the first time yesterday.
三级成人视频And he announced that the WHO has identified suppliers in China to produce more personal protection equipment for health workers around the world - there has been concern that the "collapse of the market" for PPE has put doctors and nurses at risk.
三级成人视频But Dr Tedros also issued a series of warnings:
- He told young people that they "not invincible": "This virus could put you in hospital for weeks, or even kill you. Even if you don’t get sick, the choices you make about where you go could be the difference between life and death for someone else."
- The WHO chief also said he was concerned that the coronavirus could gain a foothold in countries with weak health systems or particularly vulnerable populations.
Coronavirus cases in UK jump by 714
三级成人视频New figures from the Department of Health and Social Care show that there have now been 3,983 cases of the coronavirus in the UK, an increase of 714, or 22 per cent, since yesterday. And 62,993 people have tested negative
And as of 1pm 177 patients have died - an increase of 33 since yesterday.
Trump spat with a reporter
Our US editor Ben Riley-Smith has the latest on a bad-tempered Trump press conference:
Donald Trump has told a reporter who asked what his message was to scared Americans that he is a “terrible” journalist as a heated clash erupted during the White House’s daily coronavirus briefing.
The US president, who all this week has tried to maintain an even tone with reporters, delivered the criticism after being challenged about his optimism for experimental drugs to treat the virus.
Peter Alexander, a White House Correspondent for NBC News, repeatedly pressed Mr Trump on the topic, given US health officials have been more cautious on the chances of success, prompting the president to push back.
三级成人视频Moving on, Mr Alexander then asked: “What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared?”
Mr Trump responded: “I say that you’re a terrible reporter, that's what I say.
三级成人视频"I think it’s a very nasty question and I think it’s a very bad signal that you’re putting out to the American people
三级成人视频“The American people are looking for answers and they’re looking for hope and you’re doing sensationalism.”
Numerous other reporters in the briefing room later challenged Mr Trump and his cabinet ministers about the rebuke. The criticism was waved away
'Ancient, inalienable right of free-born people of UK to go to the pub'
三级成人视频Mr Johnson acknowledged that what was being asked of people was "extraordinary".
We are taking away the ancient, inalienable right of the free-born people of the United Kingdom to go to the pub - and I can understand how people feel about that.
But I say to people who do go against the advice that we are getting from our medical and scientific experts that you are not only putting your own life and the lives of your family at risk, but you are endangering the community and you are making it more difficult for us to get on and protect people's lives and the NHS.
三级成人视频Obviously we cannot forbid every form of socialising between human beings, of course we are not doing that. But on the other hand what we are saying is, the risk is that they will become vectors of the disease for older relatives with potentially fatal consequences. That's why we are taking the steps we are taking.
Country has "adequate supply"of protective equipment
三级成人视频Dr Harries sought to reassure on the supply of protective equipment for health workers.
The country has a perfectly adequate supply of personal protective equipment that encompasses quite a wide range of gowns, masks etc
What we've done in the last 36 hours is set up an entirely separate PPE supply chain. We do need to be really clear this is an unprecedented health event so it is not unlikely in many ways that we found the pressure in the early days. But that supply is there and running alongside that is the call to arms for ventilators as well.
Thousands of lives could be lost
Mr Johnson added:
I don't think anybody in government can be accused of underestimating the scale of the crisis this country is now facing
Unless we get this right we are going to see thousands of lives lost needlessly
三级成人视频But we have an opportunity to get on top of it and turn the tide... that's why its absolutely vital people do avoid unnecessary social contact.
People should shop reasonably and considerably, we have fantastic supply chains.
You can go outside - but stay two metres apart
Dr Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer for England, is now taking questions and says that there should be some guidance published today on what the new measures will mean in practice.
三级成人视频The basic strand through all these measures is about social distancing and reducing the totality of our social interactions. That applies to children as it does to the rest of us.
We are not saying don't go outside, but we are saying you go outside go in a way that reduces your social contact
Two metres apart for a bike ride with a buddy is fine.
Where you have team games it's not just the team game itself that can be problem, but it's the social element around it, if everyone piled up in shared cars that would not be a good thing to do.
Exercising is fine but cut right down on social connections.
Mothers day advice from Johnson
Mr Johnson was asked whether people should visit their mum this mothers day. He said:
三级成人视频My advice would be that people should really think very carefully about about their mothers, any person in one of the older groups. Think very carefully about the transmission of the virus and follow the advice.
Johnson: closures will be enforced.
Mr Johnson and Rishi Sunak, chancellor of the exchequer, are now answering questions from journalists.
Mr Johnson was asked what drove the government to call for a shut down
"A lot of effort was made to reduce unnecessary social contact.
三级成人视频"But it was becoming clear in order to drive that curve down by 75 per cent then we need now to make it absolutely clear that we are going to enforce these closures."
Mr Sunak added: I want to make sure the help i am announcing can get to the people who can benefit from it. There are various ways we can get money into our welfare system to strengthen the safety net."
'Remember the small acts of kindness'
三级成人视频Mr Johnson said the next round of self-assessment payments - due in July - will be delayed until January 2021 and also said there would nearly £1billion of support for renters. He also urged the nation to be kind to one another.
The actions I have taken today represent an unprecedented economic intervention to support the jobs and incomes of the British people.
Now more than at any time in our history we will be judged by our capacity for compassion. Our ability to come through this won't be down to what government or business do but by the individual acts of kindness we show each other.
The small business who does everything they can to not lay off their staff, the student who does a shop for their elderly neighbour, the retired nurse who volunteers to cover some shifts in their local hospital.
When this is over - and it will be over - we want to look back on this moment and remember the many small acts of kindness done by us and to us.
Prime minister urges firms to avoid laying workers off
Mr Johnson has urged employers to "stand behind workers" and look carefully at the support the government was offering "before making decisions to lay people off. It's on all of us".
We are starting a great national effort to protect jobs but the truth is we are already seeing job losses.
三级成人视频I cannot promise you that no one will face hardship in the weeks ahead.
To strengthen the safety net I am increasing today the universal credit standard allowance for the next 12 months by £1000 a year.
三级成人视频I am increasing the working tax credit basic element by the same amount as well.
三级成人视频These measures will benefit over 4 million of our most vulnerable households.
Government 'stands together with the British people'
三级成人视频The payment scheme will be backdated to March 1 and will last until the end of June, said Mr Johnson as he unveiled other measures to boost the economy and save people's jobs
We said we would stand together with the British people and we meant it.
I can assure you that HMRC are working night and day to get the [payment] scheme up and running.
We aim to get it done before the end of April.
I've already taken extraordinary measures….
三级成人视频I am also announcing today further cash flow support …
I am deferring the next quarter of VAT payments. No business will pay VAT between now and the end of June
三级成人视频That is an injection of £30bn to businesses.
三级成人视频I know it's incredibly difficult out there, we in government are doing everything we can to support you.
Government will pay people's wages
Mr Johnson says that the government for the first time ever will "step in and pay people's wages".
三级成人视频I am today announcing a combination of measures unprecedented for a government of this nation.
三级成人视频The first part of our plan is to protect people's jobs. We have closed schools, we have told people to stay at home to prevent the spread of infection. We are now closing shops, restaurants and bars.
三级成人视频But we don't do this lightly, we know these measures will have a significant economic impact.
For the first time in our history the government't is going to step in and pay people's wages.
Any employer in the country, small or large, charitable or non profit will be able to contact HMRC to cover people who are not working but are … kept on the pay roll.
Don't go out tonight, Johnson urges
三级成人视频Mr Johnson continues:
Some people will be tempted to go out tonight. Please don't. You may think you are invincible bit there is no guarantee you will get mild symptoms.
As far as possible we want you to stay at home - that's how we can protect our NHS and save lives.
三级成人视频I know how much right now workers and business deserve the financial reassurance we are giving them.
But we will get through it - we will get though it together.
Cafes, pubs and restaurants to close tonight
三级成人视频Mr Johnson added:
三级成人视频We are strengthening the measures announced on Monday. People have already made a huge effort to comply… but we need now to push down further on that curve.
We are telling cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants to close tonight as soon as they reasonably can and not to open tomorrow
三级成人视频To be clear they can continue to provide take out services
三级成人视频Night clubs, theatres, gyms and leisure centres should close on same time scale
三级成人视频These are places where people come together and indeed the whole purpose is to bring people together.
Prime minister asks for a "huge national effort"
三级成人视频At his daily press conference prime minister Boris Johnson called on the country to work together to fight the coronavirus
Yesterday I set out the ambition of this government to turn the tide of coronavirus.
I want to repeat that determination today. Above all now we are going to defeat this disease with a huge national effort to slow the spread by reducing unnecessary social contact
I know its been tough and its been inconvenient, bu these actions that we are all taking together is helping to take the strain off our NHS
We will be able to save literally thousands of lives, people of all ages who don't deserve to die now.
Fire Brigades Union calls for priority testing as services lose hundreds of staff to self isolation.
三级成人视频Fire and rescue service personnel must receive priority testing for coronavirus, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said after some brigades reported losing hundreds of staff to self-isolation.
In a letter , the FBU has said that without testing, firefighters and control staff could be self-isolating unnecessarily, when they could be on hand to protect the public.
The union also says that testing could help reduce the risk of frontline staff transmitting the infection to vulnerable members of the public.
London Fire Brigade has at least 280 personnel in isolation, five per cent of its overall staff; West Midlands Fire Service, which covers Birmingham, has 105 staff in self-isolation, 5.5 per cent; Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has 285 staff in isolation, 3.75 per cent; Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has 61 staff in isolation or four per cent.
Fire and rescue services across the UK are operating with 11,500 fewer firefighters than in 2010, and, unless services are able to test their employees, they could face dangerous shortages, the union said.
Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said:
“In this time of national crisis, every emergency service worker has an important role to play. The NHS is an obvious priority, but any testing regime needs to address all key public services.
三级成人视频“Without proper testing, the number of fire and rescue personnel available could drop to dangerously low levels. Fires and other non-virus related emergency incidents won’t wait for this crisis to subside and ministers need to consider that carefully.
“It is vital for public safety that firefighters and control staff, like their colleagues in the NHS, receive priority testing and, once available, vaccination."
'Please cooperate with your governor'
三级成人视频Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institutes for Health said there was a "fundamental public health reason" for closing the borders with Canada and Mexico.
We cannot be preventing people from coming in from one area when they can actually go into the other.
三级成人视频We have a group of recommendations and guidelines that are applicable to the entire country, yet there are places, regions, states, cities in this country that are being stressed much much more than the country as a whole. Clearly one of them was Washington, another was California.
三级成人视频Please cooperate with your governor, cooperate with your mayor.
US and Mexico agree to limit non-essential travel over the border
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that Mexico and the US have agreed to limit non-essential travel over the border and US citizens have been told to limit internal travel.
Mr Pompeo said: "This is a tough fight, the American people are tougher."
三级成人视频Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said that from midnight tonight travellers without documentation will immediately be returned to Canada, Mexico and other countries.
Trump: America will triumph
The United States will "triumph" over coronavirus and "rise higher than ever before", US president Donald Trump has told a press conference.
三级成人视频He said this had been a week of "tremendous action... relationships have developed with people who didn't get along.., maybe now liking each other".
三级成人视频"We enacted legislation, granted paid sick leave to workers at no cost to employers.
三级成人视频We are advancing legislation to give payments to hard working families.
三级成人视频In times of struggle we see true greatness of the American character.
Americans from every walk of life are coming together.
America will triumph and will rise higher than ever before.
We’ve learned a lot about relying on other countries in both a very good and a very bad way.
Luxembourg plans to build new coronavirus hospital
Luxembourg plans to build an emergency hospital to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, it emerged after confirmed cases of infection in the tiny country soared by almost 50 percent in 24 hours to 484, James Crisp reports.
Xavier Bettel, the prime minister of Luxembourg, announced another death, bringing the toll to five, before the expected peak of the virus in two weeks.
The government was setting up a temporary hospital with material procured with the help of NATO's Luxembourg-based Supply and Procurement Agency, Mr Bettel said.
Mr Bettel has urged EU countries not to close their borders with Luxembourg because the Duchy is dependent on healthcare and other workers from other nations commuting into it.
'Life is not as usual': NY governor calls for 100pc workforce reduction
Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, is giving his daily press conference and has called for a 100 per cent workforce reduction - the final stage in a gradual slowdown that began earlier this week.
He says that only essential personnel are allowed at work, Harriet Alexander reports.
"These provisions will be enforced. They are not helpful hints. There will be a civil fine and mandatory closure for any business not in compliance," he said.
三级成人视频He is also calling on retired nurses and doctors to sign up and volunteer. "There are people and places in New York City where it looks like life is usual. No, life is not as usual," he said. "Get used to it."
Breaking: UK death toll rises by 39
A further 39 people who have been diagnosed with the coronavirus have died, NHS England has announced.
三级成人视频All fatalities were were aged between 50 and 99 years old and had underlying health conditions.
As it stands, 167 people have died in England, six in Scotland, three in Wales and one in Northern Ireland - taking the total in the UK to 177.
London hospital declares 'critical incident'
A major London hospital has declared a “critical incident” due to a surge in patients with coronavirus, with one senior director in the capital calling the development “petrifying”, HSJ reports.
In a message to staff, Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow said it has no critical care capacity left and has contacted neighbouring hospitals about transferring patients who need critical care to other sites:
三级成人视频“I am writing to let you know that we have this evening declared a ‘critical incident’ in relation to our critical care capacity at Northwick Park Hospital. This is due to an increasing number of patients with Covid-19.
“This means that we currently do not have enough space for patients requiring critical care.
三级成人视频“As part of our system resilience plans, we have contacted our partners in the North West London sector this evening to assist with the safe transfer of patients off of the Northwick Park site”
三级成人视频The hospital is run by London North West University Healthcare Trust, which has since reported six deaths related to coronavirus, all at Northwick Park.
Harrods will shut tonight
Harrods, the luxury London store, has announced it will shut its doors from 7pm tonight.
The store was open throughout the bombing in WWII, but said the welfare of staff and customers was "our absolute priority throughout this time of uncertainty."
三级成人视频The food hall and pharamacy will remain open - Harrods said " we will continue to provide these essential services and products until we are forced to close".
Military will be deployed in Bulgaria
After a heated debate, Bulgaria's parliament has voted to allow the military to help implement measures to curb the coronavirus, with a mandate to use physical force if absolutely necessary.
三级成人视频The armed forces will be mobilised to assist civilian authorities in controlling public movement, with authorization to stop vehicles and persons until police authorities arrive and to use physical force if it is deemed absolutely necessary.
"A virus cannot be beaten with a machine gun," said Krum Zarkov from the opposition Socialist party - one of the 55 deputies who voted against the deployment of the army. Mr Zarkov called the measure unjustified, but it passed with 89 votes for, 55 against and two abstentions.
As of Friday, Bulgaria had 129 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and three deaths. It has introduced a state of emergency, closed schools, restaurants and bars and banned all foreign and domestic holiday trips until April 13.
Coronavirus triggers pollution drop off
A shutdown in Greece has at least had a silver lining – a sharp fall in air pollution in Athens, writes Nick Squires.
The Greek government this week ordered a shutdown of all retailers other than chemists, supermarkets and petrol stations and people have been urged to stay at home as much as possible.
The result is less traffic and so less pollution in the capital. Levels of nitrogen dioxide pollutants fell by 48.5 per cent in a three-day period this week.
There have been similar declines in air pollution as a result of coronavirus lockdown measures in China and northern Italy.
US-Canada border to shut for a month tonight
The U.S. Homeland Security Department (DHS) said restrictions barring non-essential travel across the U.S.-Canadian land border will begin at 11:59 pm Eastern Daily Time on Friday (03:59am UK time) and last until April 20, according to a notice.
三级成人视频DHS says the restrictions do not impact air travel or trade or cargo, but does apply to passenger rail and ferry travel. But the restrictions bar tourist trips, but allow U.S. citizens and permanent residents to return to the United States.
The ban includes exceptions for people traveling for medical purposes, attending school or to work in agriculture, public health purposes or military-related travel.
Senate shares scandal
Two more senators made hefty stock sales before the coronavirus pandemic tanked global markets, records revealed as two other lawmakers who dumped millions in shares faced mounting calls to resign.
Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Jim Inhofe sold as much as $6.4 million worth of stock in the weeks before panic about the coronavirus sparked a worldwide selloff, according to disclosure filings first reported by the New York Times.
The additional revelations came amid widespread outrage toward GOP Sens. Richard Burr and Kelly Loeffler, who reportedly sold shares after getting briefings on the coronavirus threat.
Italian parks shut as tougher restrictions imposed
Italian regions struggling to contain a coronavirus crisis imposed further restrictions on Friday, with one banning walks in parks and another prohibiting jogging and bike rides as the national death toll surpassed that of China.
三级成人视频"We already have many hundreds of dead. What more is needed before people understand the tragedy we are facing," said Sergio Venturi, head of the coronavirus response team in Emilia-Romagna.
三级成人视频Lombardy, at the epicentre of the epidemic, said about 100 soldiers would soon be deployed to help local police enforce the lockdown, and called on the government to impose new measures to keep Italians at home.
三级成人视频"Unfortunately we are not seeing a change of trend in the numbers, which are rising," Lombardy Governor Attilio Fontana told a news conference.
三级成人视频The northern region of Veneto shut parks and said residents could no longer go for walks, while adjacent Emilia-Romagna banned jogging and bicycle rides, saying people had to stay indoors to prevent infections.
Questions remain despite new exam guidance
Headteachers said that the official guidance "leaves many questions unanswered".
Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said:
“We will now work with Ofqual on the detail of these plans, providing the perspective of our members in making sure this approach is as good as it can be.
"We are pleased that there will be an opportunity for students who are unhappy with their grades to sit exams at a later date as this provides an extra level of assurance for these young people.”
Pubs in London likely to shut
Boris Johnson is expected to announce the shut down of London today with bars, clubs, pubs, restaurants and cafes all ordered to close.
Shops considered ‘non-essential’ such as clothing stores are also likely to be forced to shut their doors in an attempt to curb coronavirus in the capital.
Well-placed sources said the Prime Minister would make the announcement at his afternoon press conference. London’s mayor Sadiq Khan is expected to make a separate statement.
三级成人视频The shutdown was first disclosed by the Telegraph earlier this week but negotiations are still taking place over whether ‘non-essential’ shops will be forced to shut down at the same time or whether their closure will be announced at the start of next week to soften the impact.
A Whitehall source said: “It doesn’t seem logical to close the pubs and cafes and restaurants but keep clothing stores open when few people are actually going in there and making purchases.”
More from Robert Mendick and Amy Jones over on our politics liveblog
More details on exam cancellations
The Government has just published details on how students will get their grades now that A-levels and GCSEs have been cancelled, reports Camilla Turner.
Students will be given a predicted grade by their teachers by the end of July. Any students who are not happy with this grade will be able to sit an exam "early in the next academic year".
Teachers will "submit their judgement about the grade that they believe the student would have received if exams had gone ahead".
三级成人视频The exam regulator, Ofqual, will " set out a process that will provide a calculated grade to each student which reflects their performance as fairly as possible, and will work with the exam boards to ensure this is consistently applied for all students".
Teachers will take into account "a range of evidence and data" including performance on mock exams and non-exam assessment.
The exam boards will then combine this information with other data such as prior attainment, and use this information to produce a calculated grade for each student.
The DfE say that they will also aim to ensure that the distribution of grades follows a similar pattern to that in other years, so that this year’s students "do not face a systematic disadvantage as a consequence of these extraordinary circumstances".
三级成人视频Universities say they will be "flexible" and do all they can to support students and ensure they can progress to higher education.
Would alternating between heavy and light social restrictions work?
Henry Bodkin has more from the bank of new documents published by the Government today, which reveal the advice that has underpinned the UK's coronavirus response.
Because the outbreak is predicted to last so long, SAGE scientists examined the possibility of alternating heavy with light restrictions on a regional level.
The Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling said:
三级成人视频“It was agreed that a policy of alternating between periods of more and less strict social distancing measures could plausibly be effective at keeping the number of critical care cases within capacity.
“These would need to be in place for at least most of a year. Under such as policy, at least half of the year would be spent under the stricter social distancing measures.”
三级成人视频“The triggers for measures to be enacted and lifted could be set at a level of UK nations and regions. The duration of control periods would be less important than the extent to which contacts are reduced. There would be a 2-3 week delay between measures being put into place and their impact being felt in ICU.”
Government launches tool to generate sick-notes
People unable to work for more than seven days because of coronavirus (COVID-19) can obtain an isolation note through a new online service, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced:
三级成人视频"Isolation notes will provide employees with evidence for their employers that they have been advised to self-isolate due to coronavirus, either because they have symptoms or they live with someone who has symptoms, and so cannot work.
三级成人视频"As isolation notes can be obtained without contacting a doctor, this will reduce the pressure on GP surgeries and prevent people needing to leave their homes.
"For the first seven days off work, employees can self-certify so they don’t need any evidence for their employer. After that, employers may ask for evidence of sickness absence. Where this is related to having symptoms of coronavirus or living with someone who has symptoms, the isolation note can be used to provide evidence of the advice to self-isolate."
三级成人视频 The department has also tweeted to say that today's daily coronavirus figures will be published later this afternoon - they were due to be released at 2pm.
Coronavirus-related news has been rolling in thick and fast today. Here’s a roundup of everything you need to know:
In the UK...
- The Government has just published the scientific advice that lies behind many of its recent key decisions.
- Matt Hancock said this morning that a communication will be sent to around 1.4 million people who are classed as vulnerable, setting out specific action for them to take amid the coronavirus outbreak.
- The Department for Education has released a list of the 'key workers' whose children will continue to be cared for at school despite closures.
- Britain has banned the parallel export of 80 crucial medicines including adrenaline, insulin, paracetamol and morphine to protect supplies.
- The Department for Transport said it had agreed with rail operators across the country to scale back rail timetables from Monday
- Brexit is back in the headlines after Ursula von der Leyen said trade negotiations could be extended because of the pandemic, before warning that the EU was in “a stronger” position than the UK in the talks.
- A 26-year-old man has become the first person to be arrested in the British Isles on suspicion of failing to self-isolate after being detained in the Isle of Man.
- And Weatherspoons boss Tim Martin has come under fire after suggesting that his pubs would stay open despite the Government repeatedly telling the public to avoid such establishments.
On the global front...
- The total death toll worldwide has surpassed 10,000.
- In Spain coronavirus fatalities soared to 1,002 today, up from 767 on yesterday, while the number of cases rose to 19,980.
- Germans may face a national lockdown to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus if they fail to obey instructions to stay indoors this weekend, officials have said.
- Public worship has shut down across the Middle East as Israel, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, among others, brought in new restrictions.
- Australia's southern island state of Tasmania has quarantined itself from the mainland to stop the spread of coronavirus.
- Experts are worried that the coronavirus is circulating undetected in Zimbabwe after a 61-year old man who arrived in Namibia from the country tested positive for the virus.
- British Airways is flying in and out of South Africa for the last time today: the same goes for all other airlines from “high risk” countries such as France, Italy, Germany, Mauritius etc.
- Malaysia will deploy the army from Sunday to help enforce travel and movement curbs aimed at reining in the spread of a coronavirus, the government says, as it grapples with the highest number of infections in Southeast Asia.
- The president of the International Olympic Committee has admitted for the first time it is considering “different scenarios” for postponing the Toyko Olympics due to the coronavirus crisis.
Asda to hire more than 5,000 temporary staff
Asda will hire more than 5,000 temporary workers whose jobs have been impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak, Simon Foy reports.
The supermarket chain said it is working with more than 20 national companies in industries like food services and travel to bring in colleagues in need of work.
Staff from these companies will be offered shifts or a temporary secondments to Asda roles, ensuring individuals remain in work and companies do not have the additional pressure of staff costs during this crisis, Asda said.
Roger Burnley, the company's chief executive, said:
三级成人视频"During these difficult times everyone has to work together to help people most affected by Covid-19 and Asda is pleased to play its part.
三级成人视频"That is why today we have committed to hiring more than 5,000 employees who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19 and have been left with deep concerns about their household budgets."
Follow all the latest market news in our business liveblog.
Jordan and Sri Lanka impose corona-curfews
Sri Lanka, where 70 people have been infected with the coronavirus, has announced a nationwide weekend curfew.
Although South Asia appears to have been less hard hit than elsewhere in the world, the rate of new infections in Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka is accelerating. Officials worry that these countries could prove especially in danger due to poor health facilities and infrastructure in much of the region.
A police curfew took effect nationwide in Sri Lanka at 6 pm local time (1pm GMT) on Friday and will run until 6 am on Monday, as authorities on the island acted to slow transmission of the virus,
Jordan will also impose a curfew early on Saturday to prevent people from moving except for emergencies.
三级成人视频The curfew across the country would start from 7am local time (5amGMT) on Saturday until further notice , according to a government spokesman.
Q&A: Boris Johnson's emergency Covid-19 bill
Daniel Capurro is answering all your questions about the emergency legislation published by the Government this week. The Covid-19 bill includes substantial powers to detain those who are deemed to need quarantining and streamlines a number of processes, in particular around the handling and disposal of bodies and increasing the NHS’s capacity.
Questions Daniel has answered so far include:
- Why will the emergency measures last so long?
- Will teachers get protective equipment?
- Why doesn't the Government just cover the fixed costs of businesses?
Contact tracing and case isolation could contain outbreak in 3 months
Modelling by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that if an infected person infected another 1.5 people, then tracing fewer than 50 per cent of contacts was enough to control the outbreak, Sarah Knapton reports.
三级成人视频However once it reached an infection rate of 2.5 people, health officials would need to trace 70 per cent, and by 3.5 they would need contact nine out of 10 people that the infected person had met.
They also found that tracing and isolation was only feasible when less than 1 per cent of transmission occurred before symptom onset. Currently there is no data on how many people are becoming infected before symptom onset.
三级成人视频The team concluded that ‘highly effective contact tracing’ and case isolation is enough to control a new outbreak of COVID-19 within 3 months.
However the probability of control decreases with long delays from symptom onset to isolation, fewer cases ascertained by contact tracing, and increasing transmission before symptoms.
BA among carriers told to halt flights to South Africa
British Airways is flying in and out of South Africa for the last time today: the same goes for all other airlines from “high risk” countries such as France, Italy, Germany, Mauritius etc, writes Peta Thornycroft.
三级成人视频Following the declaration of the State of Disaster after the outbreak of Covid-19 in South Africa, the government announced a travel ban and issued new regulations aimed at combatting the spread or transmission of the virus.
三级成人视频At present it appears the only way that intercontinental travellers will be able to get out of South Africa to Europe will be via Dubai, on Emirates, or Qatar Air. Namibia has brought in the same regulations today.
三级成人视频Flights already on route to South Africa or Windhoek will be able to land but only South African citizens and permanent residents will be able to disembark. All others will have remain on board and wait fora new crew to fly them out of South Africa.
三级成人视频In response to the government announcement, South African Airways said that it will immediately suspend all international operations until 31 May 2020.
School closures would be an 'unequal burden', experts warned
The Independent Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours (SPI-B), which feeds into SAGE, warned that almost all strategies to contain the coronavirus outbreak would result in "reduced, or changed, adult oversight of children".
The experts raised concerns that this would present a "risk of unintended consequences," writes Henry Bodkin. They focus in particular on school closures, saying:
"School closure in conjunction with isolation of those aged 65+ will reduce the ability of grandparents to engage in childcare.
"This may be beneficial in terms of morbidity of those aged 65+, but will reduce the ability for parents to work. This may be particularly problematic for lower income families and single parents."
The SPI-B went on to suggest that shutting schools would be and unpopular intervention. This advice was issued to the Government before announcements this week that most schools would be closed from Monday.
三级成人视频"SPI-B have a consensus view that school closures will be highly disruptive and likely to present an unequal burden to different sections of society. Our understanding of reports from Japan is that there is growing discontent around the policy."
Cookery school for those with cancer needs funds to go online
Life Kitchen, a not-for-profit cookery school for those battling cancer, has launched an online fundraiser to help take its vital classes online, Jordan Kelly-Linden reports.
三级成人视频The cookery school has had to postpone classes in light of the coronavirus outbreak as its students fall into one of the most at risk categories.
"But we are not going to let that stop us teaching." says founder Ryan Riley, who was inspired to set the school up after losing his mother to cancer. "We are going to bring Life Kitchen online – delivering masterclasses, recipes and live cook-a-longs, so that everyone can take part."
A much under reported side of chemotherapy, radiation and other cancer treatment is the fact that a lot of patients lose or experience changes to their sense of taste. However, Life Kitchen addresses this side effect by teaching students living an altered sense of taste to create flavour-packed recipes so that they can get enjoyment out of food.
三级成人视频With the public's generous donations, the school hope to hire a camera crew and film online masterclasses so students can follow along in the safety of their own homes.
UK stops drug exports
Britain has banned the parallel export of 80 crucial medicines including adrenaline, insulin, paracetamol and morphine to protect supplies during the coronavirus outbrea ().
三级成人视频The government describes parallel exporting as the purchase of medicines meant for UK patients but sold on for a higher price in another country, potentially causing or aggravating supply problems.
Any company found to be parallel exporting could face tough action from the country's drug regulator, including the removal of their trading licence, the department of health said.
三级成人视频Health Minister Lord Bethell said:
三级成人视频“Our brilliant NHS staff are going above and beyond to provide world-class care to patients with coronavirus and we are supporting them in every way we can.
三级成人视频“We are today banning the parallel export of more than 80 crucial medicines to protect patients in the UK and help ensure they can always get the treatments they need.”
Sturgeon: 'None of us are powerless'
At a Scottish government press briefing Nicola Sturgeon called on the public to follow the official advice, Jordan Kelly-Linden reports.
三级成人视频 First Minister of Scotland said that “everyone of us can make an impact” on the efforts contain the epidemic:
三级成人视频“While we can’t make this virus go away, we have always known that. There is nothing inevitable about us becoming like Italy.
“The measures are all about slowing it down and reducing the peak pressure on our national health service.
“This is a deeply anxious and worrying time. None of us are powerless in the face of this. Each and everyone of us can make an impact.
“If you don't want to see what is happening in other countries and you want to see that it is different here then this is the action that you want to take.”
UK: Between 250,000 and 19 million people could already be infected
More on the advice underpinning the UK response from Sarah Knapton:
三级成人视频Modelling by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that each time a single death occurs, hundreds to thousands of cases are likely to be present in the population.
三级成人视频The team ran 25,000 epidemic simulations for different scenario of infection and fatality rates.
三级成人视频For a scenario where each infected person infects three more, they found that one death means an average of 1,733 people are infected - but it could be as many as 138,624.
三级成人视频With the current number of deaths at 144, it means that between 250,000 and 19 million people could already be infected in Britain.
Spain throws medical students into Covid-19 battle as deaths top 1,000
James Badcock reports from Madrid on the situation in Spain:
This week Spain declared state of emergency, entered a lockdown and has seen a dramatic rise in the number of infections and deaths. The developments have prompted the government to recruit medical and nursing students to bolster hospital staff.
三级成人视频Spain’s health ministry announced at midday today that the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 had reached 19,980, with 1,002 deaths, compared to respective figures of 4,209 and 120 a week ago.
Fernando Simón, the head of Spain’s centre for health emergencies, said that after the first week of lockdown, there was some cause for optimism given that the rise in cases has stopped accelerating, with Friday’s total 16 per cent up on that of Thursday.
He recognised, however, that “it is very probable that the figures underestimate the number of cases”.
Spain has tested fewer people than some other countries with advanced health systems, although this week faster procedures have been introduced in a bid to correct this.
三级成人视频Spain’s hospitals are feeling the strain, with more than 10,000 Covid-19 patients currently occupying beds. Madrid’s regional health authority said on Friday it was setting up an emergency hospital with a capacity of 5,500 in the city’s Ifema convention centre.
Spain’s health ministry has announced that it is hiring 50,000 extra health workers to help cope with the extra demand at hospitals, including medical and nursing final-year students, other studying specialisms or waiting to be posted and retired health professionals.
60 per cent of transmission needs to be blocked
Henry Bodkin reports that a study published on January 22 by the Imperial College London Covid-19 Response Team found that, on average, each case in Wuhan infected an estimated 2.6 others.
三级成人视频"This implies that control measures need to block well over 60 per cent of transmission to be effective in controlling the outbreak," they wrote.
Contact tracing could cut transmission rate from 3.11 to 0.21
Scientists at the universities of Oxford, Warwick and Lancaster found that contact tracing could reduce the transmission rate from 3.11 people to 0.21 - enabling the outbreak to be contained, Sarah Knapton reports.
They carried out a postal and online survey, asking 5,802 people how many social interactions they had on a given day and found the average number of contacts over a 14 day period was 217.
Of these total encounters, an average of 59 contacts (27 per cent) meet the definition of a close-contact (within two metres for 15 minutes) and 36 (61 per cent) could be traced. Tracing them could help stem the outbreak.
三级成人视频However the team said that even with contact tracing, they would still expect 15 per cent of all primary cases to generate at least one secondary case that cannot be identified.
This study was within the bank of 30 documents that have underpinned the Government's coronavirus advice and were published this morning.
Documents reveal risk of a 'large second epidemic'
Another snippet from the scientific advice underpinning the Government's coronavirus response from Laura Donnelly.
三级成人视频Documents analysing the impact of school closures, bans on mass gatherings and policies such as self-isolation have found that "any of the measures... could potentially flatten the peak of the epidemic and extend it to some extent".
But the impact is not "strictly additive" and implementing all could simply cause a "large second epidemic" once containment measures were lifted:
"Combining all four measures, as a long-term policy, might have a similar impact to that seen in Hong Kong or mainland China – reducing the reproduction number to around 1. However, this would result in a large second epidemic once measures were lifted.
"Implementing a subset of measures (e.g.the first three) would be expected to have a more moderate impact – still substantially reducing peak incidence, while making a second wave of infection in Autumn less likely.
三级成人视频"This might be the preferred outcome for the NHS."
But the documents add that deciding which path to take is a "political decision".
三级成人视频"It is a political decision to consider whether it is preferable to enact stricter measures at first, lifting them gradually as required, or to start with fewer measures and add further measures if required."
Bavaria locked down as police break up 'coronavirus parties'
Justin Huggler in Berlin has this update from Germany:
三级成人视频Bavaria has become the first German region to order a curfew in response to the crisis. From tomorrow, Bavarians will only be permitted to leave their homes for essential reasons such as food shopping or doctor's visits.
Those who cannot work from home will be allowed to travel to work. People will also be allowed out to exercise, but only alone or with those they live with.
The move comes as Angela Merkel's government weighs whether to order a nationwide curfew. So far Germany has closed schools and non-essential shops and advised people to stay at home, but stopped short of a general curfew.
But calls are growing for one after large numbers of people ignored government advice and took to the streets over the last few days. Restaurants and cafes, which are still allowed to open until 6pm, have been busy, and police have had to be called to break up "coronavirus parties" held by young people.
Mrs Merkel is to hold talks with regional leaders on Sunday. Helge Braun, her chief of staff, said how Germans act on Saturday will influence the decision, and that if large numbers of people go out the government may feel it has no choice but to order a curfew.
But Markus Söder, the Bavarian regional prime minister, said his government was not prepared to wait as it ordered its own measures.
三级成人视频"We have all done a lot in the past few days, but unfortunately a lot more is possible. The number of infections is increasing dramatically,” Mr Söder said.
Without intervention UK epidemic would peak after 133 days
Sarah Knapton 三级成人视频has more on the evidence within the documents just published by the Government:
Modelling from the Universities of Exeter, Bristol and Warwick show that without any measures, the epidemic would have peaked around 133 days after first person-to-person transmission in Britain. This occurred around February 29th.
So without intervention coronavirus would have peaked in late June, early July. It would have developed as follows:
- An outbreak starting in Brighton, (South East England) would peak in London and the South East first, and North East England, Yorkshire and Humber and Wales last, with a ten-day lag between regions.
- A 25 per cent reduction in transmission would mean the epidemic is smaller and peaks later.
- A 50 per cent reduction in transmission would result in a smaller epidemic before the summer, followed by a resurgence in cases in the following winter.
Government long expected 80 per cent of UK to catch virus
Documents dated March 2 confirm that the UK Government was expecting 80 per cent of the population to become infected, not all of whom would be symptomatic. This was without policies to suppress the disease being introduced, Laura Donnelly reports.
The document states:
“If a reproduction number in the region of 2 – 3 occurred in the UK it would correspond to around 80 per cent of the population becoming infected. Not all of them would be symptomatic.”
三级成人视频Another report dated 26th February 2020 warns: “In the event of a pandemic, without action, the NHS will be unable to meet all demands placed on it. Demand on beds is likely too overtake supply well before the peak is reached.”
Government publishes scientific advice
三级成人视频The Government has just published the scientific advice that lies behind the decisions to take unprecedented measures to restrict public movement.
三级成人视频The suite of 30 documents includes assessments of the spread of coronavirus, the fatality rate of the virus and the capacity of the NHS to cope. It also examines in detail the impact of measures such as school closures, bans on mass gatherings and policies such as self-isolation.
Many of the documents are dated in recent months, meaning the advice given in February may not be the guidance that has been given to Government in recent days.
Our health editor, Laura Donnelly,science editor Sarah Knapton and health correspondent Henry Bodkin are sifting through the documents and we'll bring you some of the key points as soon as possible.
三级成人视频As the advice was published the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said:
“This is an incredibly fast-moving, developing situation and as part of our collective efforts to give the clearest and most reliable scientific advice, SAGE has and continues to draw upon a huge range of experts and a huge range of evidence.
“The UK is home to experts who are at the forefront of their chosen fields and we are making full use of their expertise to grow our understanding of Covid-19 as we work tirelessly to tackle this disease.
三级成人视频“The collective evidence we have published today has played a considerable role in shaping our recommendations on when, how and why the government have made the interventions it has so far.”
Coronavirus response ramps up
A number of countries and regions have announced new measures aimed at containing the coronavirus epidemic and dealing with the economic fall-out this morning:
Vietnam 三级成人视频will quarantine all international arrivals as of tomorrow, its health ministry said. Vietnam has confirmed 87 coronavirus infections, many of them brought from overseas, with no deaths.
The German state of Bavaria 三级成人视频will impose general restrictions on going outside for two weeks, state premier Markus Soeder said on Friday. "It's not easy to take these decisions," Mr Soeder said. "We take these decisions according to the best of our knowledge and conscience. There will be a Bavaria after corona."
Saudi Arabia三级成人视频 announced measures exceeding 120 billion riyals ($31.93 billion) to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the economy, state TV said. The package includes 50 billion riyals to support banks, financial institutions and small and medium businesses.
The governor of Indonesia's capital Jakarta三级成人视频 declared a state of emergency for the next two weeks in the city, the centre of Indonesia's coronavirus outbreak. Anies Baswedan told a news conference that public entertainment would be stopped from Monday and public transportation limited. He urged companies to let staff work from home.
'Different scenarios' for postponing Olympics are being considered
The president of the International Olympic Committee has admitted for the first time it is considering “different scenarios” for postponing the Olympics due to the coronavirus crisis.
Thomas Bach said cancelling Tokyo 2020 was “not on the agenda” but did not rule out moving the Games from their July 24-August 9 timeslot.
The IOC and Bach have come under attack for refusing to publicly acknowledge the Olympics might need to be postponed and for encouraging athletes to continue training despite the cancellation of a wave of qualifying events and the social-distancing measures being imposed in many countries.
Ben Rumsby has the full story here.
Concerns grow over Milan's rising case tally
There is alarm in Italy over the rising number of coronavirus cases in Milan, Nick Squires三级成人视频 reports from Rome.
三级成人视频The city of fashion and design is the capital of the northern region of Lombardy, among the areas worst hit by the pandemic.
The rate of infections in Milan appears to be catching up with hotspots such as Bergamo and Brescia, where hundreds of people have died in the last few days.
三级成人视频There were 634 new cases in Milan and its surrounding province on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Italian schools were meant to reopen on April 3 but that looks highly unlikely.
They may reopen in May but there are also reports here that they may not open again this academic year – and that children will not be back behind their desks until September, after the summer holidays.
Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin to take 50pc pay cut
Wetherspoon bosses Tim Martin and John Hutson are taking a 50 per cent pay cut三级成人视频 as the pub chain seeks to cut costs in order to weather the Covid-19 crisis.
This morning, the company announced it is cancelling its dividend and delaying most capital projects.
Tim Martin has also come under fire today after suggesting that his pubs would stay open despite the Government repeatedly having told the public to avoid such establishments.
三级成人视频Speaking to Sky, the multi-millionaire claimed that it would be "over the top" to shut pubs as "supermarkets are very, very crowded":
"Pubs are much less crowded. There's hardly been any transmission of the virus within pubs and I think it's over the top to shut them."
However many were quick to criticise the Weatherspoons owner, accusing him of putting profit before the interests of the general public and his own staff.
三级成人视频 Yesterday Sir Patrick Vallance, the Chief Scientific Adviser, said that "the mixing in pubs and restaurants… needs to stop". He added that unless everyone starts "social distancing" measures they will not have an impact.
462 new cases in Belgium
James Crisp has this update from Brussels:
三级成人视频Belgium has announced a further 462 cases of coronavirus, bringing the total infections to 2,257. There were 16 new deaths bringing the total to 37.
Belgium has submitted 23,423 tests, including more than 2,200 during the last 24 hours.
三级成人视频837 patients have been hospitalised, including 203 in the past 24 hours, with 164 in intensive care and 114 on respiratory assistance.
How to survive quarantine – from someone who lived to tell the tale
As millions in the UK and around the world prepare to hunker down for a coronavirus quarantine here are some tips to staying sane from the Telegraph's China team, which has first-hand experience of self isolation:
- Stay informed
- Check your pantry first before stocking up
- Record your life under self-quarantine
- Stick to a regular schedule
- Exercise and stay clean!
Read the article here.
Man arrested in Isle of Man for failing to self-isolate
A 26-year-old man has become the first person to be arrested in the British Isles on suspicion of failing to self-isolate after being detained in the Isle of Man.
Police confirmed a British man was arrested after allegedly failing to self-isolate after arriving in the Isle of Man last night. The Isle of Man, which is a self-governing British Crown dependency, passed emergency legislation on Tuesday to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak.
三级成人视频Police have been instructed to arrest anyone who arrives on the island who fails to isolate for a 14-day period, even if they show no symptoms.
He is the first Briton to be arrested for allegedly breaching strict quarantine rules which have been imposed in an effort to stop the spread of the killer virus. The man, who took a ferry to the island from Heysham, Lancashire last night is now facing a fine of up to £10,000 and could be jailed for three months.
More here from Jamie Johnson.
Spain: death toll surpasses 1,000
Spain's death toll from the coronavirus epidemic soared to 1,002 today, up from 767 on yesterday, the country's health emergencies chief Fernando Simon has announced.
The number of registered cases in the country rose to 19,980 on Friday from 17,147 on Thursday, Mr Simon added.
Army deployed in Malaysia
Malaysia will deploy the army to support the police in enforcing tough restrictions to halt the spread of the coronavirus, a minister said today, as cases in the country surged above 1,000.
People have been told to stay at home and all schools and most businesses have closed, while Malaysians are barred from travelling overseas and foreigners from entering the country. But some have been ignoring the measures introduced this week, with people still going for walks in parks and eating out.
三级成人视频Police had originally been tasked with enforcing the restrictions, which will last until the end of March, but Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the army would be brought in from Sunday.
"We are confident that with the army's help, stricter enforcement can be carried out," he told a press conference, according to Reuters. "There are still many who don't care about the orders from the government."
Malaysia reported 130 new virus cases Friday to take its total to 1,030 - the highest figure of any Southeast Asian country. Two people have died.
Palace suspends Changing of the Guard
The ceremonial Changing of the Guard has been suspended "until further notice" due to the coronavirus outbreak. Buckingham Palace said in a statement:
"In line with Government advice to avoid mass gatherings, it has been agreed that the ceremonial of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace and Windsor Castle will be postponed until further notice.
"Advice will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, with a view to restarting when appropriate."
Brexit negotiations could be extended
Ursula von der Leyen has said the Brexit trade negotiations could be extended because of the coronavirus pandemic before warning the EU was in “a stronger” position than the UK in the talks, James Crisp reports.
The president of the European Commission said Boris Johnson’s government had to decide for itself whether to extend the trade negotiations beyond the end of the year.
If Britain decided to press on with talks despite the coronavirus pandemic, they would be conducted by videoconference, she told German public radio:
“We are ready to negotiate, that is very important. We will continue with all our might. As I said, we can do it via video conferencing.
“We are open to discussions [on extension] but the decision must be made by Boris Johnson's government.”
三级成人视频“We are in a stronger position here. We have a huge single market and it is in the interest of the British to participate in this single market.”
三级成人视频Michel Barnier yesterday revealed he had tested positive for Covid-19, while David Frost, the UK negotiator, is reported to be in self-isolation.
UK: Schools may 'not be able to cope'
Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, has warned parents who are 'key workers'三级成人视频 that they must not assume Monday will be "business as usual".
Urging parents to keep their children at home "if at all possible", he said this morning:
三级成人视频"The key worker list is extensive and schools will not be able to cope with the number of children who could potentially arrive on Monday morning.
"Schools will endeavour to do their best to provide continuity of learning for all children whether at home or in school, but the provision in school is likely to be more akin to childcare than a normal timetable."
Paul Whiteman, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, also emphasised that sending children to school should be a "last resort" for parents who are "key workers and who have no alternative".
三级成人视频He added: "School leaders have many questions that remain unanswered about how this will work in practice."
三级成人视频There has been some suggestion that only certain schools will remain open, becoming "hubs" and pooling resources and teachers with other nearby schools.
Read more: Mandie Gower shares her home schooling tips
'Hold tight': Austria to extend restrictions
三级成人视频Austria will extend its coronavirus restrictions until April 13 the Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, has announced.
The Alpine republic, which has reported more than 2,200 coronavirus cases and six deaths, put severe restrictions on movement on Monday in response to the developments in Italy and a sharp increase in coronavirus cases in some of its regions.
三级成人视频"Hold tight," Kurz addressed Austrians at a news conference. "We must not slow down. We must stick with the measures we have taken."
But he added that the trend towards slowing infections was “encouraging”.
Coronavirus crisis 'wiping out an entire economic sector'
Every day, one million jobs are being lost in the travel and tourism sector due to the "sweeping effect" of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).
三级成人视频The organisation, which represents the global travel and tourism private sector, said today that the growing job losses are gathering pace and affecting small and large businesses alike.
三级成人视频Gloria Guevara, WTTC president & CEO, said the crisis could wipe out "an entire economic sector":
三级成人视频“While the priority for governments is to keep people safe, this global health catastrophe means a million people a day in the travel and tourism industry alone are losing their jobs and facing potential ruin due to the disastrous impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
“It is heartbreaking that the livelihoods of millions of people who have dedicated their lives to the Travel & Tourism sector are being decimated; from waiters to taxi drivers, guides to chefs and caterers, pilots to cleaners.
三级成人视频“The relentless cascade of job losses is plunging millions of families into terrible hardship and debt, fearful of how to buy food and pay their bills. The domino effect of Covid-19 is right now having a massive impact, wiping out an entire economic sector."
Illustrator Rob Biddulph has been giving free short drawing lessons on Twitter for children (and adults..) to follow amid the coronavirus lockdown.
He told BBC Radio Four this morning that the response to his draw-along videos has been heartwarming, with kids and parents posting illustrations on Twitter under the hashtag #DrawWithRob.
BA pilots take unpaid leave
三级成人视频British Airways pilots will have to take two weeks of unpaid leave in both April and May, as well as a deduction from basic pay over three months, the company said in a letter to pilots today.
三级成人视频Chief Executive Alex Cruz told BA staff last month about plans to cut jobs and ground aircraft as he warned that the airline faces a battle to survive as the coronavirus has brought most air travel to a standstill.
In the letter to pilots, the airline said it had agreed to initial measures with pilots' union BALPA to address "the immediate threat to the business in the face of Covid-19 and the unprecedented impact this is having on the airline", Reuters reports.
BA, which is owned by IAG, indicated that it aims to avoid compulsary redundancies and is keeping its options open so that it can respond quickly once demand for air travel returns.
三级成人视频"We are committed to finding solutions and will focus any future discussions on exploring and exhausting all voluntary measures," the letter said.
Read more: Airlines call for bailout as industry reels from coronavirus
Is the coronavirus circulating undetected in Zimbabwe?
A 61-year old man who arrived in Namibia from Zimbabwe tested positive for the virus, Peta Thornycroft三级成人视频 reports from South Africa.
三级成人视频The man, originally from the Netherlands, arrived in Namibia earlier this week and is being kept in isolation. He is reportedly in stable condition.
So far Zimbabwe claims it has not found a single coronavirus case - the country says it has conducted only 14 tests and all were negative.
三级成人视频Zimbabwe’s Hospital Doctors' Association says it is going to court to try and force Zimbabwe to test more people for the virus, particularly those who already have colds and flu.
A visitor to Victoria Falls earlier this month is in quarantine for the virus in the UK. Zimbabwe is closing all its schools from next week.
Meanwhile in South Africa, confirmed cases of Covid-19 have risen by 52 to 202 today, according to the country’s health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize. So far none are critical, and there have been no deaths so far.
三级成人视频The main fear in South Africa re the virus is that it might emerge in the densely populated informal settlements which do not have running water. There are also only 3,000 critical care beds in South Africa.
Germany considers lockdown
Germans may face a national lockdown to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus if they fail to obey instructions to stay indoors this weekend, officials said on Friday.
三级成人视频"We will look at the behaviour of the population this weekend. Saturday will be a decisive day," Helge Braun, Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff, told Spiegel magazine.
三级成人视频Germany has introduced sweeping measures to restrict public life in the face of the coronavirus pandemic but has stopped short of imposing a full-scale lockdown such as the ones in France, Italy and Spain.
三级成人视频Merkel is expected to meet regional state premiers to discuss a potential lockdown on Sunday, as concern grows that the public are not heeding government calls to stay home in the crisis.
三级成人视频"We hope that the population understands the current measures and is ready to scale down social life. If we look at neighbouring countries, it's clear that [lockdown] would be an enormous extra burden," said Ms Braun.
Coronavirus reaches Cape Verde
三级成人视频Cape Verde, a small island nation off the west coast of Africa, has confirmed its first coronavirus case this morning.
三级成人视频The patient is a 62-year-old British citizen who entered the country on March 9 and began showing symptoms on March 16, the Government said in a statement.
Reduced rail timetable announced
The Department for Transport (DfT) said it had agreed with rail operators across the country to scale back rail timetables from Monday as people change their travel habits to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
三级成人视频Cores services will continue to run to help people attend medical appointments and allow emergency services and NHS staff get to work.
The coronavirus pandemic's impact on the public's travel patterns has seen demand for rail travel decline by up to 69 per cent on some routes, the DfT said. The joint move from the Government and rail industry will also enable freight services to continue.
Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps, said:
"We are taking decisive action to protect the public which means reducing travel for the time being, whilst still ensuring keyworker heroes can get to their jobs to keep this nation running.
三级成人视频"For passengers in crucial roles, including essential workers in our emergency services and NHS, alongside people who need to attend medical appointments or care for loved ones, these changes protect the services they rely on.
"Our railways are at the heart of this country’s transport links, and we continue to work closely with the industry to develop measures that protects operators in these challenging times."
'We've got a moat, and we're not afraid to use it'
三级成人视频Australia's southern island state of Tasmania is quarantining itself from the mainland to stop the spread of coronavirus. After Saturday anyone who enters, even from elsewhere in the country, will have to spend 14 days in isolation.
"We've got a moat, and we're not afraid to use it," read the front page of Tasmania's The Mercury newspaper on Friday, after state premier Peter Gutwein declared a state of emergency and the "toughest border restrictions in Australia".
Australia requires all people returning from overseas to self-isolate for 14-days and is banning all foreigners and non-residents from entering from Friday night, but no other state has imposed restrictions on domestic travel.
三级成人视频As of Friday, Tasmania had 10 cases of Covid-19, with no fatalities. The national total is 785 cases and seven deaths.
Public worship halted across the Middle East
Public worship has shut down across the Middle East as Israel, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, among others, brought in new restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus, James Rothwell reports from Jerusalem.
In Israel, synagogues are risking fines if more than 10 people are caught inside at any given time.
三级成人视频And in Saudi Arabia, daily and weekly prayers both inside and outside most mosques have been banned, while Turkey has banned mass prayers.
It follows the famous image broadcast around the world of a completely empty space surrounding the Kaaba at Mecca's Grand Mosque during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
Saudi Arabia has also announced it will suspend all buses, flights, trains and taxis for 14 days from Saturday.
Meanwhile in Turkey, the number of coronavirus cases has doubled nearly every day since Sunday and is not at 359. Four people have died.
Gareth Southgate: 'Responsibility lies with us all'
三级成人视频England Football has posted a letter on Twitter from the team's manager, Gareth Southgate, calling on fans to "look out for each other".
三级成人视频He wrote that now is "clearly not the moment for us to take centre-stage", calling healthcare workers "heroes": "They won't receive individual acclaim, but we all know their importance is beyond anything we do on the pitch".
He also urged fans to follow Government advice:
"In the way you've all come together to support our team, we must now work together to combat a virus that is causing physical and emotional issues to so many.
"So please, continue to follow the guidelines for hygiene and also the sensible precautions put in place to control the spread of the virus in order to protect those most vulnerable to its impact.
"That responsibility lies with us all... Look out for each other. Please don't suffer alone, and remember that our great country has come through these enormous challenges before - and, together, we will do so again."
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NHS to contact 1.4m vulnerable people
三级成人视频Matt Hancock said this morning that a communication will be sent to around 1.4 million people who are classed as vulnerable, setting out specific action for them to take amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The Health Secretary told Sky News:
"The first thing we're going to do is set out exactly what conditions that applies to. We expect about 1.4 million people to then get a communication from the NHS to say that they are part of this and what they need to do.
三级成人视频"Many of these people have pre-existing health conditions and so will be very worried right now, and I understand that, and they'll need very specific sets of action - for instance, how do you go about still getting your chemo if you have cancer whilst also social-distancing?
"If you have cancer it's particularly important to stay away from other people, but you also of course have got to keep going with your chemotherapy."
三级成人视频 "These are some of the most difficult and challenging cases so we'll be getting in contact with them, but if people think that they are on this list and don't receive a communication from the NHS, then they also need to get in contact."
M&S to redeploy staff to food business
三级成人视频Marks & Spencer has warned that trading over the next 9-12 months in its clothing, homewares and international businesses was likely to be "severely impacted" by the coronavirus pandemic.
To save cash, the group will not pay a final dividend for its 2019-20 financial year, and it said it was unable to provide meaningful guidance on earnings for 2020-21, Reuters reports.
三级成人视频But the 136-year old group added that it expected to be able to redeploy significant numbers of staff to support its food business, where trading has so far remained strong. Some 4,600 have already been redeployed.
Shares in M&S were down 5.3% this morning, taking losses for 2020 so far to 49%. The group said in a statement:
"M&S has served customers without cease through two world wars, terrorist bombings and numerous local disasters and we are determined to support our customers now as we always do.
三级成人视频"While there are many uncertainties, we expect to come through this period in a strengthened competitive position."
Global death toll surpasses 10,000
三级成人视频Taking a step back from the morning headlines, here's a look at the numbers across the globe.
三级成人视频As of 7:45am, 244,523 people worldwide have been infected with the coronavirus since the outbreak began. Of these patients, 10,031 have died and 86,032 have recovered.
- Yesterday Italy hit a grim milestone - fatalities surpassed the total number in China, where the outbreak emerged. 3,405 deaths have been reported in Italy and 41,035 people have been infected to date.
- Iran and Spain are hovering at around 18,000 confirmed cases, while Germany has 15,300 and there are 14,200 in the US.
- In the UK, 3,269 people have contracted the coronavirus and 144 have died.
- Meanwhile for a second day in a row, China found no domestically transmitted cases of the virus.
三级成人视频You can see a full breakdown in our interactive map below:
Government prepared to take action if people do not follow guidelines
Speaking directly to listeners, Matt Hancock says: "You can help us get through this faster by following the advice and staying away from others."
三级成人视频He adds that "12 weeks to turn the tide" means just that and we should follow social distancing measures to ensure we can return to normal life sooner.
三级成人视频Mr Hancock is played the same video of Dawn Bilbrough, a health worker in Yorkshire who after a long shift at a hospital couldn't buy food because people had been stockpiling.
"I stand with Dawn," says the Health Secretary.
三级成人视频"My heart bleeds for her. We have seen the best and worst in people. Let's see more of the best.
"People should follow advice and be responsible. We need to support people.
"We are prepared to take action if we need to, but it would be far better if we didn't."
Health Secretary on BBC Radio 4 Today Programme
三级成人视频Matt Hancock is on Radio 4 and says that "we need to get the number of tests radically up."
三级成人视频He says there is a new test which has become available in the last two days. "We are in negotiations to buy them in very large numbers. I don’t care where it comes from so long as we can get our hands on it."
He says his commercial team were working on it at 5am and the priority will be making sure frontline NHS workers can get to work if someone in their household has symptoms.
三级成人视频Mr Hancock is asked about the list of Key Workers, and whether the list is too long, meaning it won't be effective.
三级成人视频He says that under 20 per cent of children will be in school, and that the scientific advice still stands that operating at that level will still be "overwhelmingly effective in slowing the spread."
三级成人视频We "need to keep as many people in frontline jobs as possible to keep the country running."
The first case of coronavirus confirmed on the Isle of Man
三级成人视频As the pandemic reaches every corner of Britain, the Isle of Man has recorded its first case of Covid-19.
In a statement, the Isle of Man Government said: "A patient on the island has tested positive for coronavirus.
"The patient had recently returned to the Isle of Man from a trip to Spain.
三级成人视频"The public health team has been in touch with the patient to provide advice and support, and will start contact tracing."
Test, test, test to get ahead of the virus
三级成人视频The Government is rapidly increasing the number of tests available, says Matt Hancock.
"We are buying the new technology which has only been around for a number of days," he says.
When challenged if the UK policy matches the WHO recommendation of "test, test, test" he says that is "absolutely" the policy, and it will help us "get ahead of the virus."
三级成人视频He says that "if people follow the advice and stay at home, it saves lives. We can turn the tide on this in 12 weeks.
三级成人视频"If people do not follow the guidelines it could be longer, and stricter measures could be brought in."
Health Secretary Matt Hancock is on BBC Breakfast
三级成人视频Matt Hancock is talking to Naga Munchetty from the BBC's Westminster studio.
三级成人视频On Ventilators, he says that "no number is too big," and that producing more than we need would be "a great problem to have" because they could be offered to other countries.
When asked if there is an equipment shortage in the NHS he said: "We have the kit, we are getting it distributed at pace and we are buying more."
He is shown this video of a health worker in Yorkshire, who broke down in tears yesterday after not being able to buy any fresh food.
三级成人视频"She is completely right," says Mr Hancock.
"I have seen that video on social media and it is incredibly moving. This is the consequence of people being irresponsible in the things they buy.
三级成人视频"We have a perfectly adequate food supply in this country."
He adds that the Government is looking at letting 'key workers' join elderly people in being able to shop for essentials at supermarkets an hour before the general public.
Are you a key worker?
The Government has announced that schools will close三级成人视频 except for the children of “key workers”. But who is a key worker?
The Department of Education has published a full list of roles that the Government considers to be “key”.
The list includes:
- All NHS staff, including administrative and cleaning workers
- Police officers
- Prison officers
- Teachers, including teaching assistants
- Journalists providing public service broadcasting
- Local and national government workers in admin roles “essential to the effective delivery” of virus response
- Food chain workers, including those involved in production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery
- Those caring for the elderly and vulnerable, including care home workers
- Armed forces
- Workers in critical infrastructure like gas, water, electricity and nuclear energy
Transport workers in “air, water, road and rail passenger and freight”
Also included are: producers and distributors of medicines and personal protective equipment; justice system and border security staff, religious staff and "those responsible for the management of the deceased".
Malaysia to deploy army
Malaysia will deploy the army from Sunday to help enforce travel and movement curbs aimed at reining in the spread of a coronavirus, the government says, as it grapples with the highest number of infections in Southeast Asia.
三级成人视频Since Wednesday, Malaysia has closed its borders, schools and non-essential businesses, and urged people to stay at home, warning of a "tsunami" of cases if the curbs were not followed.
But people continued to go to restaurants and parks, despite the curbs, Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob says.
三级成人视频"The army will begin mobilising on Sunday. We are confident with the army's assistance, we would be better able to enforce this order."
三级成人视频Legal action, such as arrests, could be taken if the curbs continued to be defied, he said.
Rail services to be scaled back
British rail services will be gradually reduced from next week as demand drops away during the coronavirus outbreak.
三级成人视频The Department for Transport (DfT) said it had agreed with rail operators across the country to scale back timetables from Monday as people change their travel habits to help stop Covid-19 spreading.
Cores services will continue to run to help people attend medical appointments and allow emergency services and NHS staff get to work.
三级成人视频The coronavirus pandemic's impact on the public's travel patterns has seen demand for rail travel decline by up to 69% on some routes, the DfT said.
The joint move from the Government and rail industry will also enable freight services to continue.
三级成人视频It follows speculation in the industry that a number of train operators are on the verge of being brought under Government control due to plummeting passenger numbers.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps suggested to MPs on Tuesday that rail companies, as well as bus firms and airlines, could be temporarily nationalised to help them through the coronavirus outbreak.
Running reduced services will also help protect the welfare of frontline railway staff, the DfT said.
Changes to timetables will be kept under review, with there being a gradual move to widespread service reductions in the longer term.
三级成人视频To minimise disruption, services will be progressively cut back over the coming days, the DfT said.
Sam Neil 'getting v v bored'
三级成人视频Actor Sam Neil says he is in self isolation - not officially, but because it's what "what we should ALL be doing as much as possible ... staying home, avoiding others, keep well distanced. and getting v v bored".
He also posted a video of himself reading a poem called "No doctors today, thank you."
He was the only celebrity updating his followers on social media about the coronavirus.
Frozen star Kristen Bell shared a video of her trying to lift the spirits of isolating husband Dax Shepard by dancing outside the apartment in which he is quarantined.
三级成人视频The actress was joined by the couple's two daughters, six-year-old Lincoln and five-year-old Delta, after Shepard, also a Hollywood actor, isolated himself amid the coronavirus outbreak.
He returned to California on Monday after travelling.
South American lockdowns
三级成人视频Bit by bit, Latin America is shutting down as it tries to curb the spread of Covid-19.
三级成人视频Brazil has announced it is closing land borders and prohibiting entry to people from European and many Pacific Asian countries to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. It comes as Mexico and Peru reported their first virus deaths.
And Argentina has said it will go on a "preventative and compulsory" lockdown from Friday until March 31 in an effort to contain the virus.
三级成人视频Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state also said it would bar people from its world famous beaches including Copacabana and Ipanema.
三级成人视频Brazil said its two-week border closure would affect all neighboring countries, with the exception of Uruguay to the south, after shutting its border with Venezuela on Tuesday.
Its new restrictions against travellers from Europe and the Asia Pacific are set to last 30 days, according to a ministerial decree.
Asian markets rise
Asian equities are enjoying some much-needed gains after another volatile week on global markets.
The dollar also eased somewhat after a lengthy rally fuelled by traders cashing out of their investments, while the embattled oil market extended Thursday's gains.
Hong Kong stocks ended the morning session 2.8 percent higher, while Shanghai was up 0.5 percent, Sydney added 1.9 percent and Seoul jumped more than four percent.
三级成人视频Taipei gained almost six percent, Manila added 2.7 percent and Bangkok jumped 3.4 percent with Mumbai and Singapore each more than one percent higher. Wellington jumped one percent.
"For now... the artillery barrage from the world's central banks and government treasuries seems to have stopped the rot sweeping the global economy for now," said OANDA's Jeffrey Halley.
三级成人视频The advances followed a positive lead from Wall Street and Europe.
Eurostar slashes timetable
三级成人视频Eurostar has slashed its timetables due to demand collapsing.
三级成人视频The Cross-Channel rail operator is running just 10 trains on Friday, compared with its usual schedule of 56.
三级成人视频The reduced timetable consists of three trains between London and Paris and two between London and Brussels, in each direction.
No services will operate between London and Amsterdam, Disneyland Paris or the French Alps.
A Eurostar train manager posted a message on Twitter on Wednesday in which he revealed the train he was working on had just 14 passengers on board.
Eurostar's chief executive Mike Cooper said the firm will run fewer trains than normal "over the coming weeks due to lower demand".
He went on: "We're working hard to maintain an essential service, keeping in mind that so many individuals, families and businesses are relying on us.
"We're closely following advice from governments and health authorities in our destination countries.
"I'd like to personally reassure you that your health and well being is our main priority."
Senator 'dumped stock after reassuring public about virus'
The Republican head of the Senate Intelligence Committee dumped stocks and warned donors of a looming disaster in February even as the White House played down the coronavirus threat, United States media has reported.
Senator Richard Burr, who receives almost daily briefings from the US intelligence community on threats to the country, himself wrote on the Fox News website on February 7 that the US government was "better prepared than ever" for Covid-19, assuring Americans that they were well protected.
三级成人视频But as President Donald Trump repeatedly said the virus would not hit the US hard, on February 13 Mr Burr and his wife suddenly sold off at least $582,000 and as much as $1.6 million in stocks, according to ProPublica, who cited financial filings.
三级成人视频And two weeks after that, on the same day that Mr Trump was telling the public that the 15 cases reported could be the US peak, the North Carolina senator told a private gathering of wealthy donors that coronavirus was a threat like the 1918 Spanish Flu, which killed tens of millions, according to National Public Radio.
Californians told to stay at home
All residents of California have been ordered to stay at home in a bid to stem the coronavirus pandemic
The order, which impacts about 40 million people in the most populous state in the US, goes into effect "this evening," Governor Gavin Newsom said.
三级成人视频"There is a mutuality, there is a recognition of our interdependence, that requires of this moment that we direct a statewide order for people to stay at home," he said.
Earlier on Thursday, Mr Newsom said that about 56 per cent of California's population could contract the virus over the next eight weeks.
Warne turns gin distillery into hand sanitiser factory
三级成人视频Australian cricket great Shane Warne has halted production of gin at a distillery he co-owns to make medical-grade hand sanitiser for hospitals in these "challenging times".
三级成人视频The spin bowler, who played 145 Tests, responded to Prime Minister Scott Morrison's plea for companies to help wherever they can during the coronavirus crisis.
三级成人视频"This is a challenging time for Australians and we all need to do what we can to help our healthcare system combat this disease and save lives," Warne said on his Instagram page.
"I am happy SevenZeroEight has the ability to make this shift and encourage others to do the same."
It comes after Gary Neville, the former Manchester United and England footballer, opened his hotels to NHS staff:
'Key workers' defined
三级成人视频The Government has at last announced the list of roles it defines as "key workers". It means that children of those workers are eligible to stay in school during the shutdown. They include NHS staff, the armed forces, the emergency services and some local government officials.
Quarantined Britons 'treated like criminals' in India
A group of 19 British holidaymakers quarantined in India say they have been treated like ‘criminals’ after a member of their group tested positive for coronavirus, Joe Wallen writes.
Graham, 59, and Maxine Moore, 57, from Peterborough have been quarantined in a hotel in Kochi city, Kerala, for four days.
They had no air conditioning for two-and-a-half days, despite temperatures soaring to 36°C, had to purchase their own water and use broken toilets.
Disaster struck after the group arrived in the hill-station of Munnar on March 12 and a man in his 50s began to complain of fever and breathing problems. He was taken for tests at hospital before returning to the Tea County Hotel to isolate. On March 14, the hotel manager said the patient had tested negative but the group would have to leave India immediately as external flights were being curtailed.
After an all-night drive the group proceeded to check-in at Cochin International Airport in Kochi.
Some Indian media outlets reported the group had recorded a positive test while in Munnar and knowingly fled from the authorities.
“We feel we have been made into criminals but we haven’t done one little thing, we have done what we were told,” said Mrs Moore.
“It is very unsettling, when you are so far from home and you don’t have a clue what is happening behind the scenes.”
三级成人视频The group has been told they will only be allowed to leave the country if swab tests conducted yesterday are negative. Officials have said it could take up to 28 days to receive their results.
三级成人视频The group have since discovered the hotel manager in Munnar lied about the initial negative test to get them to leave his property. He has been arrested.
What happened yesterday
Here's what you need to know:
- The Chancellor has unveiled a wage bailout to help struggling workers
- Boris Johnson said the UK can "turn the tide in the next 12 weeks" in the fight against the virus
- The Government published its Coronavirus Bill, setting out emergency powers
- A further 19 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, bringing the total number in the UK to 137
- The Bank of England has cut its interest rates again to a record low of 0.1 per cent
- In Italy, 427 more people have died, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 3,405, which surpasses China's death toll
- The former EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has announced he has tested positive for coronavirus
- The Queen has left London for Windsor as she tells the nation: “I am certain we are up to that challenge”