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Coronavirus: Love knows no borders for elderly couple

March 31, 2020

An elderly couple have become local celebrities amid the coronavirus outbreak for their daily cross-border meeting. Inga Rasmussen, 85, from Denmark and Karsten Tüchsen Hansen, 89, from Germany meet near the town of Aventoft to chat and share a drink, sitting at the recommended safe distance. The Germany-Denmark border was closed two weeks ago amid…

Family's lockdown adaptation of Les Misérables song goes viral – video

March 31, 2020

Play Video 3:25 A family from Kent who shared a video of their living room performance of a lockdown-themed adaptation of a Les Misérables song have become a sensation online. Ben and Danielle Marsh and their four children changed the lyrics of One Day More to reflect common complaints during the Covid-19 lockdown. They say…

Coronavirus: Three out of four Americans under some form of lockdown

March 31, 2020

About three out of four Americans are now, or about to be, under some form of lockdown, as more states tighten measures to fight the coronavirus. Maryland, Virginia, Arizona and Tennessee became the latest states to order citizens to stay at home, meaning 32 of 50 states have taken such steps. Meanwhile governors are quarrelling…

Can a face mask protect me from coronavirus? Covid-19 myths busted

March 31, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak The truth about how you can catch coronavirus, who is most vulnerable and what you can do to avoid infection Find all our coronavirus coverage here Coronavirus – latest news and updates What are the symptoms and should I see a doctor? Play Video 2:10 How do I know if I have coronavirus…

Coronavirus: Millions will be left in poverty, World Bank warns

March 31, 2020

The financial impact of coronavirus will stop almost 24 million people from escaping poverty in East Asia and the Pacific, according to the World Bank. It says “significant economic pain seems unavoidable in all countries”. The World Bank warned of “substantially higher risk” among households that depend on industries particularly vulnerable to the impact of…

Chinese forest fire: Firefighters and guide killed in Sichuan blaze

March 31, 2020

Eighteen firefighters and their guide have died while battling a forest fire in China’s Sichuan province, state media has reported. The Xinhua news agency said a sudden change in wind direction led to the group becoming trapped early on Tuesday morning. The fire in Liangshan prefecture has now spread across 1,000 hectares. More than 2,000…

Trump on coronavirus: Heated response to 'snarky, nasty question'

March 31, 2020

Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on a CNN journalist who reminded the US president “of the way you downplayed this (coronavirus) crisis over the last couple of months.” When the journalist read Mr Trump previous comments he had made on the pandemic, the president said: “I don’t want panic in the country. I…

Houseparty offers $1m reward for proof of sabotage

March 31, 2020

The owner of video chat and game app Houseparty is offering a $1m (£810,750) reward for evidence the company was the victim of a commercial smear campaign. Online rumours alleged that downloading the app led to other services such as Netflix and Spotify being hacked. The company said there was “no evidence” to back up…

How to correctly wear your coronavirus face mask and gloves – video

March 31, 2020

Play Video 1:44 Trish Hann, a Sydney-based diagnostic radiographer and clinical educator, goes through the correct method of putting on and wearing personal protective equipment. ‘The most important thing with regards to PPE is making sure that what you’re wearing is appropriate,’ she says Can a face mask protect me from coronavirus? Covid-19 myths busted…

Mercedes F1 engineers help make a breathing aid for coronavirus patients in less than 100 hours

March 31, 2020

The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device, which was re-engineered from an existing machine in fewer than 100 hours, has been recommended for use by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, according to a statement from University College London (UCL), which worked on the project. CPAP devices have been used in hospitals in…