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

Volunteers fill gaps amid UK pandemic lockdown

“Kindness now and compassion for what other people are going through is crucial to help us understand one another, and connect to one another,’’ said Keech, an associate priest at St. Paul Old Ford Church. “And I think about what is going on here … and what is to come. We’re not even at the […]

Coronavirus latest: Spain coronavirus infections top 100,000

The Bayreuth Festival cancelled All quiet on the Wagnerian front An older audience packed in close quarters in a sweltering theater: for virus transmission, a horrific scenario. The Bayreuth Festival 2020 has been called off, for the first time in its 144-year history due to an epidemic. Rehearsals for the new production of the opera […]

‘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.