Sunday, April 26, 2020

20 things that happened w/b 26th April #coronavirus

• 3-10% of UK population may have been infected
• Birmingham's Nightingale hospital still empty
• NZ has successfully ended community transmission
• PM returns to work after 3 weeks
• "this is the moment of maximum risk" (PM)
• Small firms to get 100% govt-backed loans
• highest weekly death total since records began
• Germany may have eased lockdown too early
• testing to be extended to care homes
• PM's fiancee gives birth to son
• half global workforce in financial peril (UN)
• UK daily deaths figure now includes care homes
• record falls in CO2 emissions
• PM returns to daily press conference after 5 wks
• "we are now past the peak" (PM)
• Trump suggests virus originated in Chinese lab
• Govt unexpectedly hits 100000 daily tests target
• nobody's caught it twice, South Korea confirms
• death rates higher in poorer areas
• adults in Spain allowed outside again

Worldwide deaths: 200,000 → 240,000
Worldwide cases: 2,900,000 → 3,400,000
UK deaths: 20,319 → 28,131
UK cases: 148,377 → 182,260
FTSE: up 0.2% (5752 → 5763)

20 things that happened w/b 19th April #coronavirus

• "PM skipped five COBRA meetings" (Sunday Times)
• 6½m jobs at risk if lockdown continues
• delivery of PPE from Turkey delayed
• no plans to reopen schools any time soon
• Italy finally seeing fall in number of cases
• US oil prices turn negative
• weekly UK death total hits 20-year high
• Parliament returns, mostly virtually
• Germany eases lockdown; Spain extends it
• row over inadequate government preparations
• UK testing regime not up to speed
• Trump suspends immigration to the US
• "don't expect a return to normal life this year"
• over half of European deaths are in care homes
• Oxford University starts vaccine trial
• Trump muses on injecting disinfectant
• testing extended to all essential workers
• virus test website swiftly overwhelmed
• 'no evidence' recovery confers immunity
• road traffic levels rising again

Worldwide deaths: 155,000 → 200,000
Worldwide cases: 2,300,000 → 2,900,000
UK deaths: 15,464 → 20,319
UK cases: 114,217 → 148,377
FTSE: down ½% (5786 → 5752)

20 things that happened w//b 12th April #coronavirus

• Queen offers Easter message of hope
• PM discharged and recuperating at Chequers
• UK may have Europe's highest death toll
• Spain starts to loosen restrictions
• no plans to lessen UK lockdown this week
• concerns over high death tolls in care homes
forecast: UK economy to slump 35% by June
forecast: UK unemployment to rise by 2m
• Trump suspends US funding for the WHO
• 99 year-old army veteran raises £25m for NHS
• UK "probably" reaching the peak of its epidemic
• "only a vaccine will end social distancing"
UK lockdown will last at least three more weeks
• so far, Nightingale hospitals barely used
• Trump plans to reopen the US "in three stages"
• London Mayor calls for compulsory masks
• Romanians fly in to help pick British fruit
• NHS staff running out of protective gowns
• WHO warns antibody tests still unreliable
• Japan hit by fresh wave of infections

Worldwide deaths: 110,000 → 155,000
Worldwide cases: 1,750,000 → 2,300,000
UK deaths: 9875 → 15464
UK cases: 78,991 → 114,217
FTSE: down 1% (5842 → 5786)

20 things that happened w/b 5th April #coronavirus

• sunny parks raise lockdown fears
• Queen broadcasts to the nation
"We will succeed... we will meet again" (HM)
• PM admitted to hospital 'for tests'
• Several 5G masts vandalised
• PM taken into intensive care
• Dominic Raab takes control
• China records no new deaths
• Paris bans outdoor exercise
• first patients enter NHS Nightingale
• £750m support for UK charities
• PM 'improving and sitting up in bed'
• "the worst recession in almost a century" (IMF)
• too early to lift UK lockdown
• PM out of intensive care
• warm, sunny Easter weekend begins
• EU agrees €500bn rescue package
• lack of PPE putting NHS staff at risk
• PM "able to do short walks"
• USA death tally overtakes Italy

Worldwide deaths: 60,000 → 110,000
Worldwide cases: 1,150,000 → 1,750,000
UK deaths: 4313 → 9875
UK cases: 41903 → 78991
FTSE: up 8% (5415 → 5842)

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