Coronavirus lockdowns stoke demand for films on outbreaks

The lockdowns around the world have created a huge demand for streaming services such as Netflix, with millions confined to their homes. A newly released series from South Korea called Kingdom is proving to be a timely hit. Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from Seoul. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on … Read more Coronavirus lockdowns stoke demand for films on outbreaks

British couple stranded on cruise ship Zaandam ‘extremely worried’

Bristol couple, Celia and Nick Jones, who are currently stuck on board Holland America Line’s cruise ship Zaandam off the coast of Panama have said they are extremely worried about how they will get home to care for their vulnerable son. Celia, 63, told the Telegraph: “We’re very concerned about getting home to our son … Read more British couple stranded on cruise ship Zaandam ‘extremely worried’

Welsh Town Uses a Talking Drone to Warn People About Social Distancing

A town in Wales used a drone to warn the public to stay home, using a pre-recorded message to remind citizens of government social distancing measures. Neath Port Talbot Council teamed with South Wales Police and used the drone to target hotspots where people have not been following orders. The UK government on Friday confirmed … Read more Welsh Town Uses a Talking Drone to Warn People About Social Distancing

South Africa’s first day of lockdown ends in chaos

Sky News on South Africa Lockdown: “chaos” The UK’s Sky News reported on the first day of coronavirus lockdown in South Africa, describing it as “chaos.” Police and soldiers have struggled to enforce the new restrictions in poor areas of South Africa as cases of coronavirus increase to more than 1,000. Sky News’ John Sparks … Read more South Africa’s first day of lockdown ends in chaos

Welsh town uses drone to urge people to stay at home

A town in Wales is using a drone with a pre-recorded message to urge people to stay at home. The Neath Port Talbot Council has teamed up with South Wales Police to deploy the drone in hotspots where people have not been following orders. Residents are reminded of social distancing measures to fight Covid-19. For … Read more Welsh town uses drone to urge people to stay at home

Coronavirus Pandemic: South Africa three-week lockdown comes into effect

In tonight’s bulletin, we look at how Coronavirus is impacting the African continent. Our South Africa correspondent brings us the latest on the first day of the three-week lockdown in the country. Also, police in Uganda use force and fire bullets to stop public gatherings. And in DR Congo, our correspondents bring us a report … Read more Coronavirus Pandemic: South Africa three-week lockdown comes into effect

Police enforce COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa as locals refuse to cooperate

Some people were arrested in the densely populated area of Hillbrow in #Johannesburg as police were deployed to enforce the 21-day nationwide lockdown called by #SouthAfrica’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday to slow down the spread of #coronavirus infections, as seen in the early hours of Friday in the country’s biggest city. Footage shows police … Read more Police enforce COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa as locals refuse to cooperate

Coronavirus: Italy infection rate stabilises, fear of new wave in the south

In Italy’s south, the contagion and deaths could overwhelm a health service which is much less well equipped than in the rich north. FRANCE 24’s Seema Gupta tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more Coronavirus: Italy infection rate stabilises, fear of new wave in the south

South Africa reports first coronavirus deaths as ‘unprecedented’ lockdown begins.

South Africa on March 27 reported its first COVID-19 deaths, just as the country joined other African nations in imposing strict curfews and shutdowns to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Our correspondent Jane Flanagan tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 … Read more South Africa reports first coronavirus deaths as ‘unprecedented’ lockdown begins.

Army deployed as South Africans begin three-week quarantine

IN THE PAPERS, Friday March 27: We take a look at reactions to Spanish King Felipe’s visit to a Madrid emergency hospital. Plus, South Africa begins a three-week confinement period. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more Army deployed as South Africans begin three-week quarantine