British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and is exhibiting “mild symptoms.” "He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England's chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty," a statement said. According to Downing Street, the Prime Minister is continuing to lead the Government's coronavirus response. Updates to follow. Boris Johnson has released a statement on Twitter. Watch: https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/1243496858095411200
Harry, Meghan, and baby Archie are understood to be living in lockdown close to Hollywood after leaving Canada last week. The family left their rented home in Vancouver last week and took a private flight to the US before the border between the two countries closed. Sky News reports: The move was "planned for some time" and the couple realised Canada would "not work out for various reasons" and that they wanted to be based in Los Angeles. The report comes after Disney announced yesterday that the Duchess of Sussex has narrated a special documentary called 'Elephant.' https://twitter.com/disneyplus/status/1243194756416454656 You may [...]
The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House has confirmed. Prince Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms "but otherwise remains in good health", a spokesman said. The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. Statement from Clarence House: Following Prince Charles' diagnosis, Buckingham Palace said: "Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health. The Queen last saw the Prince of Wales briefly on 12 March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare. We will not be commenting further."
The Duke of Sussex has recorded a special message announcing the cancellation of the 2020 Invictus Games due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Prince Harry founded the multi-national sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women in 2014. Watch: https://twitter.com/InvictusGamesNL/status/1240708284157288448 You may also like: Dear Harry, you made the right decision to leave
The outbreak of the coronavirus is having a devastating impact on the pay of thousands of hourly employees at basketball arenas across the country. But some of the biggest names in the NBA have come together to announce they're donating thousands of dollars to employees missing out on pay as the season is indefinitely suspended. https://twitter.com/Giannis_An34/status/1238538481535791106 Zion Williamson, of the New Orleans Pelicans, also posted on Instagram he was paying the salaries of Smoothie King Center employees for the next month. View this post on Instagram The people of New Orleans have been incredibly welcoming and supportive since [...]
Schools, colleges and other public facilities in the Republic of Ireland are due to close tomorrow in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak. Taoiseach Leo Varadar made the announcement Wednesday morning. Watch: https://twitter.com/rtenews/status/1238065234344058880
Chelsea Manning is recovering in hospital after she attempted suicide on Wednesday morning. The former Army intelligence analyst is due to appear at a hearing on Friday before Judge Anthony Trenga of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The judge is expected to rule on whether to end the civil contempt sanctions imposed on Manning after she refused to testify before a grand jury investigating the publication of military and diplomatic files she had provided to WikiLeaks in 2010. Andy Stepanian, a spokesman for Manning's legal team, said Manning continued to refuse to "participate in [...]
A Telegraph journalist has suggested the coronavirus could ‘prove mildly beneficial’ to the UK economy by killing off elderly Brits. The bulk of the March 3rd article concentrated on the US making emergency interest rates cut to protect the economy against coronavirus. However, columnist Jeremy Warner went on to compare the virus with the Spanish flu, and how the 1918 pandemic ‘disproportionately affected’ young people, unlike the Covid-19 strain which ‘primarily kills the elderly’. He reasoned the Spanish flu had a lasting impact on supply because it killed off ‘primary bread-winners’, which he said is unlikely to happen with coronavirus. [...]
The Just Pizza & Wing Co. franchise in Amherst, NY, is attaching photos of adoptable dogs onto the lids of their pizza boxes in an effort to help the pups find loving homes. The idea came after Mary Alloy, who owns the pizza franchise with three of her children, began volunteering with the Niagara Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Alloy worked with Kimberly LaRussa, an SPCA event coordinator, to come up with ways to help more shelter animals find their forever homes. It's already proving to be a success. After just one day of putting the photos on [...]
Two more members of Congress - including one who recently shook President Donald Trump's hand and another who rode on Air Force One - have announced that they will self-quarantine after coming into contact with an individual who has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference. https://twitter.com/RepDougCollins/status/1237096863624507398 https://twitter.com/RepMattGaetz/status/1237105148821938179 Watch: CNN Reports. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81rUeGytSpc Rep. Doug Collins and Rep. Matt Gaetz are now the third and fourth congressmen to take the step, following the same announcements from Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar.