Weekly Roundup: With all the news being almost 100% about the current crisis, we’ve compiled a brief summary of the main events this week.
A Weekly roundup of the main coronavirus stories and country by country statistics.
- Spain: Total fatalities now 19,613. Home abuse, already a problem in Spain and is rising with the lock-down effect forcing partners to spend more time together than usual. Many more cases of abuse have been reported recently, the latest bringing the total reported deaths to 17 this year.
- UK: Public service staff will have better access to coronavirus testing. More than 21,000 tests were carried out yesterday. Current figures for the UK are 14,576 fatalities.
Norman Hunter of Leeds United fame has passed away aged 76 after contracting coronavirus.
Phenomenal Tom’s NHS fundraiser has now passed £20,000,000!
- India: A low rate of 273 reported deaths and 180 thousand plus tests carried out.
- China: Wuhan’s official fatalities figures have “Jumped” by 50%
and an additional 1,290 deaths have now been declared. Attributed to “Updated Figures” and not a cover up, stated Chinese officials.
- Germany: With 3,868 deaths now says the situation is under control after a month long lock down.
- Denmark: With just 366 deaths, has re-opened schools for young children, and will now be allowing beauty parlours, hairdressers and tattoo shops to open with strict health guidelines in place.
- Africa: The World Health Organisation has predicted Africa could see the next biggest flare up in infections. With 1,000 Deaths so far, and just 19,000 infections reported figures are expected to rise rapidly.
- America: With the highest death rate in the world of 32,168 recorded deaths, Trump is still insisting on re starting the economy as soon as possible. At present individual states have control over when lock down will end. Trump stops WHO funding amid huge controversy.