From zero to hero: Italy’s Chinese help beat coronavirus

“In Prato, there was a boom in take-up,” said local health director Berti, saying families had been obliged to contact his authority if they wanted to pursue this option. It was then that he began to realize how differently the Chinese were behaving.

Making Sense of Italy’s Staggering COVID-19 Death Toll

The fear was that if tests were too easy to get, everyone would rush to their doctors for them, potentially infecting scores along the way. Now, anyone with a fever or other symptoms is just told to stay home and quarantine for 14 days, even if they have come in contact with a COVID-positive person. […]

‘Worried’ Health Secretary Matt Hancock admits he WOULDN’T go to coronavirus-hit Italy and advises EVERYONE returning to UK from worst-hit areas to self-isolate for 14 days – but Foreign Office still won’t ban travel to the country

In the first signs of a UK impact of the Italy situation, a British Airways flight from Heathrow to Milan was delayed by 20 minutes yesterday morning when a passenger asked to get off the flight because they were afraid of the coronavirus. 

Coronavirus: Russia sends plane full of medical supplies to US

The plane, a Russian Antonov An-124-100 military transport, left from Chkalovsky airfield outside Moscow late last night and will arrive in the United States on Wednesday after refuelling at Shannon airport in Ireland. Footage from the plane broadcast by Russian state television showed stacks of cardboard boxes in the cargo hold.

Coronavirus latest: Spain coronavirus infections top 100,000

The Bayreuth Festival cancelled La Scala opera house There is perhaps no venue more symbolic of Italy’s rich operatic tradition than the La Scala opera house in Milan. Now, its seats will remain empty until March 8. Italy’s Prime Minister called for the suspension of cultural events and the venue is sticking to the rules. […]

Global virus deaths mount as US surpasses China’s official toll

While much of the world shuts down, the ground-zero Chinese city of Wuhan has started to reawaken in recent days, giving the bereaved the first chance in months to bury their dead. – AFP

Godin likens Barcelona target Martinez to Suarez, Aguero

Rumour Has It: Man Utd contact Sancho’s agent, Chelsea ready to offer Donnarumma huge deal

Martinelli, Romero and stars who could emerge for 2021 Copa America

8 – Reinier Jesus (17 years) was the youngest player to have 8+ goal involvements in the Brazilian Serie A 2019 (six goals and two assists). Jewel. pic.twitter.com/RLP7UPhYLG

Pakistan is not as much at risk from coronavirus as is believed: FM Qureshi

The premier had added that if the situation in the country had escalated as it had in Italy and China he would have thought about imposing a lockdown. “Let me tell you what a lockdown is. A lockdown means putting a curfew and restricting people to their homes with the military on the streets,” he […]

Global Igbo Alliance task Igbos on COVID-19

GIA added: “We are in the diaspora and can attest to what is going on overseas with the Corona Virus pandemic – it is an unprecedented event that took the world unawares. Let us learn from those around us. Our people say that ‘an orphan child learns from the counsel of his friend’s living parents’. […]