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"NHS staff are really working hard so please be kind to them" Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May @RMayNurseDir ), tel #BBCBreakfasts  some nurses a #NHSd  staff have been receiving abuse More here:

Dutch authorities received 1.3 million face masks from China on March 21 but found upon inspection that "the quality of the shipment did not meet quality criteria". #COVID19 

Disinfectant sprayed on migrants on return to UP, shows shocking video.

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Spread love. Not hate. Share facts. Not rumours. Be kind. Don’t discriminate Pass on the message. Be a #CoronaWarrior ! #COVID19  @UNICEFIndia  @WHOSEARO  @MoHFW_INDIA  @UNFPAIndia  @unwomenindia  @WHO 

Dozens of makeshift morgues are now in place across major hospitals in New York

Poll: Approval of Trump's handling of economy hits highest point of presidency

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The team had to cross a river on foot to reach the tribal settlement which is at least 3 kilometres from the nearest road. #Kerala  #CoronaVirusOutbreak  @gopitrivandrum )

Delhi govt decided that doctors treating #Corona  patients at G B Pant hospital and LNJP hospital will be provided Accomodation at a five star hotel in Connaught Place,Delhi

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Bharat Electronics Ltd. has been asked to manufacture 30,000 ventilators in the next 2 months in collaboration with local manufacturers. Automobile manufacturers have been asked to manufacture ventilators and are working towards this end: Ministry of Health #CoronavirusOutbreak 

The Belarusian Premier League has seen its popularity soar among football fans these past two weeks, as it is now the only competition on the continent to continue amid the Covid-19 outbreak.


Scoops of the Day

President Trump today at the White House said to me: “Be nice. Don't be threatening.” I’m not the first human being, woman, black person or journalist to be told that while doing a job. My take: Be steady. Stay focused. Remember your purpose. And, always press forward.

Video of my exchange w/ Pres Trump today. My Q is on Trump saying this about governors on Thursday: “I have a feeling that a lot of the numbers that are being said in some areas are just bigger than they are going to be. I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators.”

Why did the US Gov’t donate nearly 18 tons of medical equipment to China in February when the White House was warned the pandemic was coming to America? Now our nurses and doctors need these masks, gloves, gowns, and respirators. What were you thinking??

#FareedsTake : “At some point we Americans must look at the facts and recognize an uncomfortable reality. The United States is on track to to have the worst outbreak of coronavirus among wealthy countries, largely because of the ineffectiveness of its government.”

We have colleagues who have died.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says there could potentially be between 100,000 to 200,000 deaths related to the coronavirus and millions of cases. “I just don’t think that we really need to make a projection when it’s such a moving target, that you could so easily be wrong,” he adds. #CNNSOTU 

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported the death of an infant younger than one year in Chicago who tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

UPDATE: The finance minister of the German state of Hesse, Thomas Schäfer, apparently committed suicide in despair about the scale of the state response required to tackle the #coronavirus  crisis, initial investigations suggest.

"I didn't say that. I didn't say that." "These are direct quotes, sir."

The medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency has approved a breathing aid that can help keep covid-19 patients out of intensive care which has been developed by a team from University College London and the Mercedes Formula One team


Scoops of the Week

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms, says No 10

ITALY: 101-year old man who was born during the Spanish Flu pandemic has recovered from a coronavirus infection

We are quite literally doing a worse job of containing the virus than any other country on earth.

BREAKING: We’re launching a test that can detect COVID-19 in as little as 5 minutes—bringing rapid testing to the frontlines.

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Good lord this video. Like a thoroughbred making a late break in a horse race

NEW: Saturday 28 March update of coronavirus mortality trajectories • UK passes Italy, 2nd only to Spain for deaths at this stage of outbreak 📈 • US deaths doubling every 3 days, curve keeps steepening • India tracking US Live version FREE TO READ:

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Rep. @Ocasio2018 : "What did the Senate majority fight for? One of the largest corporate bailouts with as few strings as possible in American history. Shameful!"

I mean the president all but told sick people in Michigan to drop dead because their lady governor is too mouthy.

Up to 14 per cent of recovered coronavirus patients in China test positive AGAIN

South Korea is the only country, so far, to flatten the curve of new #coronavirus  cases without resorting to extreme measures such as lockdowns. READ:

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