(LONDON) #Coronavirus Latest Report: Downing Street Live Report: As of 9am on 7 April, 266,694 tests have concluded across the UK, with 14,006 tests carried out on 6 April. Some individuals are tested more than once for clinical reasons. 213,181 people have been tested, of whom 55,242 tested positive those tested for coronavirus, 6,159 have sadly died according to Dept of Health & Social Care

#AceHealthReport – Apr.07: As of 9am on 7 April, 266,694 tests have concluded across the UK, with 14,006 tests carried out on 6 April. Some individuals are tested more than once for clinical reasons: 213,181 people have been tested, of whom 55,242 tested positive: Be Safe and God Bless Friends, Followers and Readers 🙏’s

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Today’s figure for people tested does not include Manchester and Leeds due to a data processing delay: The tests concluded figure excludes data from Northern Ireland: As of 5pm on 6 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 6,159 have died.

#AceHealthDesk report ………..Published: Apr.07: 2020:

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(U.K.) #Coronavirus Report: Government says all ‘ Essential Businesses ‘ can remain open and all the rest must close, so is makeup and perfume essential and especially when staff at Boots told BBC they feel unsafe at work when the company has reopened the aisles and allowed more customers into the st ore: Boots denies it is doing anything wrong #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Apr.02: Boots staff have told the BBC they feel “unsafe” at work as customers continue to browse for hair dye and fake tan despite the #coronavirus #pandemic: Staff said they were frustrated some branches had reopened beauty aisles and lifted limits on the number of shoppers allowed inside at once: Some stores were still waiting for visors, face masks and gloves for pharmacy workers, others said: Boots said it was doing whatever it could to protect its staff:

#Coronavirus Report: Boots staff feel ‘unsafe’ as shoppers still browse Make-up as beauty aisles over confusion on what is essential items ?

Shoppers confused over what are ‘essential items’

‘No one needs to buy fragrance’

One staff member who works on the pharmacy at a branch in south-west England told the BBC she was wearing her own gloves to work because her team had not been provided with any to use during shifts:

Her store had initially closed off aisles containing non-essential products and limited the number of customers allowed in – but she said those measures were lifted this week with no explanation given to staff on the shop floor. “The doors are just open and anyone can wander in – people are looking at makeup, wandering around,” she said: She said the pharmacy was “overwhelmed” and that the plastic screens placed between staff and customers were “small” and “pointless”

Like other pharmacy chains, Boots has been designated an essential retailer in the UK’s effort to prevent the spread of the virus, which is why its stores can stay open:

It is not alone in having to strike a balance between serving customers and keeping pharmacy teams safe – and Paul Day, director of the Pharmacists’ Defence Association union, said it was “at the good end of the scale” when it came to protecting pharmacy staff: He said community pharmacists up and down the country, which had already been “squeezed”, were under increased pressure because of the outbreak.

And Boots, like other chains, faced the additional question of how to protect non-pharmacy staff:

An employee who works on the tills at a branch in the West Midlands said Boots should “only let a certain amount of people” into stores, and not sell things like “mascaras and candles”.

Tracey Clements, chief operating officer for Boots UK, thanked staff for the “amazing care and commitment they are showing”

“I know that this is a difficult time and we are doing all we can to make sure our colleagues have the NHS-recommended PPE available, alongside extra Perspex and plastic screening and social distancing equipment they can use,” she said in a statement.

“We have over 60,000 colleagues and we are doing whatever we can to protect them whilst they work on the frontline of healthcare.”

Two online petitions – which together have more than 1,400 signatures – say “non-essential” Boots sales assistants should not have to come in to work and should be given paid leave.

#AceHealthDesk report ……….Published: Apr.02: 2020: BBC News:

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(BRUSSELS) #Coronavirus Latest Report: EU Member States Unable to agree over ‘ who pays and how much ‘ meanwhile people continue across Europe keep on dying with 250,000 testing positive on Friday and many are asking ‘ how long ‘ before they put us first and not protecting a crumbling bloc by everyone agreeing to “ Corona Bonds “ #AceHealthDesk reports

#AceHealthReport – Mar.29: As the coronavirus claims lives, ruins livelihoods and wreaks economic havoc, tensions are rising between European Union countries over how best to respond as the pandemic overwhelms some member nations, once more raising troubling questions about the EU’s ability to stand united in times of crisis: Almost 16,000 people infected with the virus have died in Europe Voice of Europe reports:

#Coronavirus Report: EU Members fallout over ‘ Corona Bonds ‘ and has revealed a deeply divided European Union

Over a quarter of a million had tested positive, as of Friday: Countries hit especially hard, like Italy and Spain, are imploring their partners to do more, particularly on the economic front, and to do it now: “The consequences of COVID-19 should be faced not in the coming months but tomorrow morning,” Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said after a summit of EU leaders late Thursday, according to Italian media.

Germany and the Netherlands block idea of issuing “corona bonds” to save EU economyhttps://t.co/foKAWOgZP3

— Voice of Europe 🌍 (@V_of_Europe) March 27, 2020

“We are facing the worst crisis of our generation. The future of the European project is at stake. We have to choose between a coordinated and supportive EU and individualism,” Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted Friday. “We call for a common response to this emergency. Let’s ensure a fair recovery.”………..“The consequences of COVID-19 should be faced not in the coming months but tomorrow morning,” Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said after a summit of EU leaders late Thursday, according to Italian media.

Germany and the Netherlands block idea of issuing “corona bonds” to save EU economyhttps://t.co/foKAWOgZP3

— Voice of Europe 🌍 (@V_of_Europe) March 27, 2020

“We are facing the worst crisis of our generation. The future of the European project is at stake: We have to choose between a coordinated and supportive EU and individualism,” Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted Friday. “We call for a common response to this emergency. Let’s ensure a fair recovery.”

#AceHealthDesk report ……………Published: Mar.29: 2020:

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(SYDNEY, Australia.) #Coronavirus Latest Report: PM Morrison is threatening what’s he called draconi an measures to enforce ‘ social distancing ‘ after thousands flocked to beaches and held parties which will be discussed later on Sunday here’s what we know so far #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Mar.22: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday that states and territories will consider draconian measures to enforce social distancing to combat the coronavirus: The potential measures, which he said would be discussed later on Sunday, came after thousands of people flocked to Australia’s beaches in recent days amid an unusually warm autumn spell:

Reuters Reports: Australian states to consider draconian measures to enforce social distancing Morrison says ,,

Most of Sydney’s main beaches, including Bondi Beach, were closed on Sunday: “The measures that we will be considering tonight means that state premiers and chief ministers may have to take far more draconian measures to enforce social distancing particularly in areas of outbreaks than might otherwise be the case,” Morrison said in Canberra.

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(MEXICO CITY) #Coronavirus Latest Report: President by contrast, has so far taken a “business as usual” attitude: People still crowd street markets picking through piles of fruit and vegetables.: Cars and trucks continue to fill the streets and commuters throng subway trains, though the volume of traffic is noticeably lower and when asked he shows them his religious amulet #AceHealthDesk reports

#AceHealthReport – Mar.20: Many countries in Latin America have taken aggressive measures to deal with the coronavirus such as closing their borders, dock and airports to foreigners, declaring states of emergencies and ordering business shutdowns: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his government have said a shutdown of the country would disproportionately hurt poor people and also be a psychological weight on all Mexicans.

Mexico City still busy with people crowd the streets and car and trucks continue and President Lopez Obrador when asked shows his ‘ religious amulet ‘ with the words “ Get thee behind me, Satan,’” López Obrador said, reading off the inscription on the amulet, “Stop, enemy, for the Heart of Jesus is with me “

They say there is no reason to impose major restrictions before health officials deem them necessary — a moment they are expecting in late March, based on the virus’ pattern elsewhere and the Feb. 27 date of Mexico’s first confirmed case:

The approach is worrying many experts.But it is the president’s personal attitude that has Mexicans puzzled. He continues to attend mass public rallies, shaking hands and kissing babies.

Asked how he was protecting Mexico, López Obrador removed two religious amulets from his wallet and proudly showed them off: “ The protective shield is the ‘Get thee behind me, Satan,’” López Obrador said, reading off the inscription on the amulet, “Stop, enemy, for the Heart of Jesus is with me.”López Obrador, often described as a leftist, is in fact a nationalist with deep religious feelings.“I think President López Obrador is trying to project confidence and minimize the risk,” said Jesus Silva-Herzog, a political commentator and professor at the Tecnológico de Monterrey University………………But, Silva-Herzog added, “I think that what he has wound up doing is minimizing the risks associated with the emergency, and sending messages that contradict what is being said almost everywhere else.”Mexico reported its first death from the virus Wednesday — a 41-year-old man said to have been obese and suffering from diabetes.

As of late Thursday, the country has 164 confirmed cases of coronavirus, up from just over 40 a week ago: Still, Hugo López-Gatell, deputy secretary in the Health Ministry and the administration’s public face of López Obrador’s coronavirus response team, said the country remains in what it calls phase 1 of the epidemic, with all cases related to importation from other countries and no community transmission.Federal officials have suspended classes for about a month beginning after Friday’s school sessions and are encouraging things like social distancing, working from home and following hygienic measures recommended by international and domestic health experts.

Some large events have been called off, yet others such as a multi-day music festival attended by tens of thousands in Mexico City were allowed to proceed. Federal officials recommend that “non-essential” gatherings should not be larger than 5,000 people, while local authorities in the capital have said events topping 1,000 people should be canceled.Mexico has only 5,000 emergency beds, and about 1,500 intensive care or sealed rooms, for a population of over 125 million, but officials still exude a sense of calm at their daily briefings on the virus.

And some observers say they are chilled by remarks like López Obrador’s.“I think this has shown a lack of respect by the president,” said Carlos Padilla, a Mexico City business administrator: “I think he should be doing a better job of protecting the public, in every sense.”Once community transmission begins — and Mexican officials make no secret that they know it is coming, sooner rather than later — the country is likely to see more aggressive measures.“We are prepared. We have enough budget. All the resources we need,” López Obrador said Thursday.

Some, however, are beginning to be nervous about the lack of response now, including among the president’s political opposition………………….The conservative National Action Party……

#AceTelegramHealthDesk report………………Published: Mar.20: 2020:

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(LONDON) #Coronavirus Press Release: Travel Advice: Foreign Secretary Dominic Rabb Statement, 17 March 2020: Advising against all non-essential travel overseas and advice on those who are abroad or deciding still to travel #AceHealthDesk reports

#AceHealthReport – Mar.17: Today the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised against all non-essential international travel, initially for a period of 30 days. This advice takes effect immediately: This change in travel advice reflects the pace at which other countries are either closing their borders or implementing restrictive measures in response to the global coronavirus pandemic: Often there is little or no notice when countries take these steps and restrictions are also being imposed in areas where no cases of coronavirus have yet been reported. They are therefore very difficult to predict.

British people who decide that they still need to travel abroad should be fully aware of the increased risks of doing so: That includes the risk that they may not be able to get home, if travel restrictions are put in place. Anyone still considering travel to be realistic about the level of disruption they are willing and able to endure, and to make decisions in light of the unprecedented conditions we face.

We are not currently advising British people to immediately return to the UK if they are overseas, except for a few countries detailed in our travel advice: However, British people should keep in mind that flights may be cancelled at short notice or other travel restrictions may be put in place by foreign governments: If people do want to return to the UK soon, then they need to take account of the fast moving situation and plan accordingly, while flights remain available in many places.

Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, said:

UK travellers abroad now face widespread international border restrictions and lock downs in various countries. The speed and range of those measures across other countries is unprecedented.

So I have taken the decision to advise British nationals against all non-essential international travel.

Whether travel is essential or not is a personal decision and circumstances differ from person to person: It is for individuals themselves to make an informed decision based on the risks and FCO advice. Anyone still planning to travel should check the validity of their travel insurance.

UK inward and outward travel has already fallen by a significant amount since the outbreak of coronavirus: Ryanair, Virgin and EasyJet have cut flights by 80% this month and IAG has decreased capacity by 75%.

The UK’s extensive diplomatic network is continuing to work around the world to support British people at the greatest risk of exposure to the virus: In the last week 430 changes have been made to FCO Travel Advice – more than in the entirety of 2019: We will continue to do everything in our power to get those British nationals affected the care, support and advice they need. We are also working urgently to ensure international governments have sensible plans to enable the return of British and other travellers and, crucially, that they keep borders open for enough time to allow people to return home on commercial flights.

British nationals who become ill overseas should, in the first instance, seek care and support from the country they are in:

This guidance follows the domestic measures announced by the Prime Minister on Monday and forms part of the national effort to meet the international challenge presented by coronavirus:

Notes On Guidance:

  • Guidance for British people travelling and living overseas following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found here.

Travel advice from country to country

#AceHealthDesk report …………..Published: Mar.17: 2020:

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(PARIS, France.) #Coronavirus Latest Report: With nearly 4,500 infections and 91 deaths — half of whom were people under 50 ……..France closes ‘non-essential’ public spaces due to the pandemic spreading and all but food shops, tobacconists, banks, and public transport will remain open despite the order PM Edouard Phillipe said on Saturday evening #AceHealthDesk reports

#AceHealthReport – Mar.15: French lawmakers have announced the closure of all public places “non-essential” to public life including restaurants, cafes, cinemas and discos from midnight Saturday.“We must absolutely limit movement, meetings and contacts,” French prime minister Edouard Philippe said on Saturday evening: “The nation is following similar moves as other countries, including its neighbours Italy and Spain, as Europe’s infection numbers continue to spike. France has reported nearly 4,500 infections and 91 deaths — half of whom were people under 50 — since the virus was detected in the country Feb. 28.”

Coronavirus forces closure of all French ski resorts and will remain closed from Sunday and not reopen the rest of the season Reuters reports

All French ski resorts are closing on Sunday and will not reopen for the rest of the season as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, ski resort operators said, dealing another heavy blow to a France’s tourism industry:

“The ski season ends today,” Domaines Skiables de France, which group’s the country’s resort operators, said on Twitter. “Holiday-makers and professionals, we’re all passionate about skiing and must face up to the seriousness of the situation.”
Most resorts usually close in April or early May: The shutdown comes just three weeks before the French and British school holidays, one of the busiest periods of the season:

#AceHealthDesk report …………..Reuters: Reporting by Antony Paone; Editing by Richard Lough, Kirsten Donovan