The 61-year-old actress spent 10 days in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, with symptoms including sickness and diarrhea.
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More than 5,000 people have now died in England after contracting coronavirus. Sky News analysis shows that the health trusts where most deaths have occurred are in Birmingham and London. In general, the map showing where deaths have occurred shows urban areas are the worst hit, but there are some health trusts where the number dying is higher than might be expected.
The World Health Organisation said fewer than 1,000 people have been tested but a number of its citizens are in quarantine.
UK scientists say the coronavirus is "hit and run" and not as well shielded from the immune system as some others - meaning it could be easier to develop a vaccine. The University of Southampton researchers who made the discovery called it "very encouraging". The model displays the coronavirus as having several spikes sticking out from its surface, which allow it to attach to and enter cells in the human body.
After two months of lockdown, residents of the Chinese city where the COVID-19 crisis began are celebrating restrictions finally being lifted.Streets in Wuhan, Hubei Province, where 11 million people have forced to stay indoors since January, were suddenly clogged with traffic as thousands streamed out of the city to return to homes and jobs elsewhere.Yellow barriers that had blocked off some streets were gone, although gates to residential compounds remained guarded.Nearly 1,000 vehicles went through a busy highway toll booth at Wuhan's border between midnight, when barricades were lifted, and 7am, according to Yan Xiangsheng, a district police chief.Latest coronavirus news, updates and adviceLive: Follow all the latest updates from the UK and around the worldFact-checker: The number of COVID-19 cases in your local area6 charts and maps that explain how COVID-19 is spreadingWuhan residents are now permitted to leave without special authorisation as long as a mandatory smartphone application powered by a mix of data-tracking and government surveillance shows they are healthy and have not been in recent contact with anyone confirmed to have coronavirus.Schools are still closed, temperatures are checked when people enter buildings, and masks are strongly encouraged.The Chinese government reported no new cases of coronavirus in the city on Wednesday – however, there are questions about the veracity of China's count.
The 42-year-old professional dancer would like to return to the show if she is paired with a female celebrity.
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The military has a list of 17 locations for temporary coronavirus hospitals if required, from Glasgow and Sunderland to Plymouth and Exeter, Sky News understands. Nine of the venues have been authorised and are in the process of coming online, according to a military source. Coronavirus patients are already being treated at the converted ExCel exhibition centre in London, where the NHS Nightingale has been set up.
Tom Brady told Howard Stern on Wednesday morning that he and Gisele Bündchen had to work on their marriage as she “wasn’t satisfied” with the relationship.The NFL star, who recently left the New England Patriots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, broached the topic during his first interview on The Howard Stern Show.
Linda Lusardi broke down in tears on today’s Good Morning Britain as she recalled her time in hospital battling coronavirus.The 61-year-old explained to hosts Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan that she believed she was going to die after a frank conversation with a doctor while she was on the ward.
A drone video from The Hart Island Project, an advocacy group rallying for the public to visit the mass cemetery on New York’s Hart Island, was described as showing inmates burying bodies, en masse, on April 2, amid the coronavirus pandemic.The video shows wooden coffins inside mass graves on the island, which has been used as New York’s public cemetery for decades. Inmates and a police bus can be seen in the video, as former inmate Vincent Mingalone narrated the footage, describing his time on the burial detail. Mingalone can be heard in the video saying he was serving six months at Rikers Island for disobeying a court order before his release on February 18.In the video, Mingalone said the prison only enlisted the help of inmates to bury bodies on Thursdays, and the Thursday burials ranged from 11 to 24 bodies per trip. Melinda Hunt, the Hart Island Project board president, told reporters 23 bodies were buried on Thursday, April 2.Mingalone said he would work on the truck unloading coffins and his job was to write the name of the deceased on the outside of the coffin and map the plot. He would then pass the body to three inmates, who would pass it to three inmates “inside the pit”, the burial location. Each coffin would be stacked three high, and they would “continue the process until the truck was empty.”Once the coffins were placed in the grave, they would pack the coffins with sand and soil, and “we would leave the pit until next week’s burial.”“I must say, we did take pride in what we did and we knew we were the only ones there for these people and you know, it’s just always intriguing that there’s so many stories, like we didn’t know this person, we didn’t see this person, they’re inside of a box. All we know is a name and date of death, but we always wondered if this person serve me coffee, was this person a janitor in a building, or what did this person do in life that they ultimately wound up here alone? We did the best we could with dignity and we handled the bodies carefully,” he said in the video.According to reports, prisoners were offered $6 per hour to perform the burials and given personal protective equipment (PPE). The offer was made to those prisoners with convictions, and not to those awaiting trial, the report said. Mingalone can be heard in the video expressing concern about the lack of available workers, considering some New York prisons or jails are releasing prisoners amid the outbreak.The Hart Island Project posted the footage and had shared similar footage in the past in an effort to encourage the public to visit the island, which in November became accessible parkland.Hart told Storyful: “Hart Island is a beautiful location and the burials are conducted with respect. I do not think New Yorkers should fear Hart Island burials. The Parks Department will restore the landscape and it will be one of our most beloved parks.”On Tuesday, April 7, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said 731 people died in the city since Monday, April 6. New York City has been declared an epicenter of the virus. Credit: The Hart Island Project via Storyful
The prince and the duchess, joined by Beth and Bluebell, were photographed at their Scottish retreat Birkhall.
Smoke billowed into the sky in Berlin, Germany, on April 8 amid reports of an explosion and fire at the city’s palace.The cause of the explosion was not confirmed at the time of writing. Credit: afterlife27 via Storyful
Myanmar's military has joined coronavirus relief efforts by disinfecting streets in Yangon. The southeast Asian country has reported just a handful of cases of COVID-19, but experts say the real figure may be many times higher.