Coronavirus: Police are doing something ‘unprecedented’

Transport Secretary Grant Schapps has admitted some police “might have gone too far” in their enforcement of the UK lockdown. He told Kay Burley “The police are doing a difficult job and they are doing it well. Britons breaking lockdown rules can be arrested or fined £60 to ensure people stay at home and avoid … Read more Coronavirus: Police are doing something ‘unprecedented’

‘Lockdown means lockdown’ | SA police fire rubber bullets to enforce rules

Police were filmed using heavy-handed tactics to enforce the 21-day national lockdown in Johannesburg on Sunday. Footage filmed in the Hillbrow area of the city highlights scores of police descending on crowded areas and enforcing social distancing aggressively. “Lockdown means lockdown,” yells one policeman as he throws a pair of women into the back of … Read more ‘Lockdown means lockdown’ | SA police fire rubber bullets to enforce rules

Squats and sticks | Indian police punish coronavirus lockdown violators

Police officers were seen using batons and forcing people to do squats as punishment on the streets of Patna, capital of Bihar, on Sunday for violating the coronavirus lockdown. In the state of Bihar, 85 people were sent to jail and 3,615 vehicles were impounded. “Our country is going through a disaster that is coronavirus. … Read more Squats and sticks | Indian police punish coronavirus lockdown violators

China’s Wuhan sees return to normal life

China has lifted more of the controls that kept 11 million people under quarantine in the city of Wuhan – where the coronavirus pandemic originated. Shops and malls are slowly reopening – although with strict limits on how many people are allowed inside. The final restrictions preventing people from leaving the city will be lifted … Read more China’s Wuhan sees return to normal life

Coronavirus – Russia: What does day 1 of lockdown look like?

The enforcement of the tough new rules, which were suddenly announced by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on March 29, coincide with the beginning of a ‘non-working’ week declared by President Vladimir Putin last week. FRANCE 24’s Nick Holdsworth tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest … Read more Coronavirus – Russia: What does day 1 of lockdown look like?

Coronavirus: How small UK businesses are left exposed – LIVE Q&A

The FT’s personal finance editor Claer Barrett hosts a Live Q&A to answer concerns from small business owners in the UK. With limited government support, small businesses are struggling to manage in the pandemic and keep their activities running. Claer will be answering live questions in this YouTube Q&A session, giving viewers an opportunity to … Read more Coronavirus: How small UK businesses are left exposed – LIVE Q&A

Europe pandemic crisis: coronavirus death toll surges

As the outbreak continues to grow across Europe, leaders and health officials are warning their citizens that anti-virus measures could stay in place for months. The UK’s deputy chief medical officer says social distancing rules will be reviewed after three weeks – but warned that this period could last for six months. In France and … Read more Europe pandemic crisis: coronavirus death toll surges

Trump extends social distancing rules as NY becomes epicentre of US outbreak

President Donald Trump has extended emergency coronavirus restrictions for the United States where his top scientist warned up to 200,000 people could die, as Africa’s biggest city readied to go into lockdown on Monday. The reassessment by Trump, who had previously said he wanted the country back to work in mid-April, came as Britain and … Read more Trump extends social distancing rules as NY becomes epicentre of US outbreak

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Monday 30 March | ABC News

Tasmania has reported its first coronavirus death, taking Australia’s toll to 17. There are now more than 4,000 confirmed cases of COBID-19 here, but officials are pointing to a trend downwards in the number of new daily cases and are saying there are early signs that the measures in Australia are working to limit the … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Monday 30 March | ABC News

Coronavirus warning: up to 6 months before UK returns to normal – BBC News

The government’s senior medical advisers are warning that it could take six months before stringent coronavirus restrictions are lifted. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written to every household urging people to obey strict rules to contain the pandemic. Some care providers have said their frontline staff still lack essential protective equipment. Meanwhile the crisis … Read more Coronavirus warning: up to 6 months before UK returns to normal – BBC News