Tom Cheshire

Tom Cheshire


Technology correspondent @SkyNews Author, The Explorer Gene tom.cheshire@sky.uk https://instagram.com/tcheshire/ http://facebook.com/tomcheshiresky

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Worth noting this isn’t how it went in Wuhan. On Jan 23, all flights, trains and roads sealed off at same time, six hours notice, with nobody allowed out. Roads out of Beijing still open here and people can leave if they have a negative Covid test from last 7 days.

Good graph on how severe different countries' lockdowns have been, and interesting read on what situation in South Korea now means for those further behind on COVID curve

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Beijing will shut schools from tomorrow and is advising residents not to leave the city. This off the back of 106 cases related to Xinfadi market. Very strong govt response result of excess of caution, or are the numbers higher?

31 new confirmed cases in Beijing on Wednesday + 9 suspected/asymptomatic (which China doesn't count as confirmed). Numbers steady or slightly increasing

More broadly, this is the most significant change to Hong Kong since handover in 1997. Background on the nat sec law here

Working through it but the HK National Security Law looks like it fulfills its critics worse fears, and then some.

The police tweet also says he was "holding" a flag. But the official emailed statement says they "intercepted" him and "found him in posession of a flag."

Is the reason it doesn't meet modern safety standards because it has machine guns

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Full statement from Dominic Grieve, chair of Intelligence and Security Committee, on GCHQ/Trump. POTUS can't ask for interception.

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Fun fact: my dad went out with Eric Dier’s mum. If she hadn’t dumped him football wouldn’t be coming home. Also I wouldn’t be born. Good job everyone.

Just been detained alone for two hours by police at Beijing airport arriving from Hong Kong. No reason given apart from ‘random check’. Call to British embassy refused, belongings searched, photos looked at, questions about Hong Kong. Same for crew @SkyGreenfield  @marchofer 

Hollande is looking in completely the wrong direction here

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Latest coronavirus. 22 provinces, numbering 1.1 billion people, have declared Level 1 public health emergency. 56 million people now subject to travel ban in Hubei, epicentre of virus. 41 dead, 1200+ infected, with 237 in a critical condition.

At Heathrow, a joy to watch old men with rolled up telegraph loudly refuse to show their boarding cards. Truly, our own Arab spring.

#MH17 was far from the only plane flying over dangerous air space. 825 flights since Monday in same area #MH17 

GCHQ/NSA is probably closest, most effective intel collab between nations. This damages it hugely.

Here come the bangs. This is the Western tunnel - built for larger nuclear tests than September 2017. Wait for the second explosions. And good with sound.

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