Santa Monica's popular Third Street Promenade in Los Angeles was deserted on Friday (March 20th) afternoon amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
The area is normally buzzing with shopper and tourists.
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A total of 8,189 people who tested positive for coronavirus have now died in Spain, according to the country’s health ministry, marking a 849 rise in deaths from Monday’s figures.The number of confirmed cases has also risen to 94,417, up from 85,195, officials said.
One of the UK's most senior police officers has warned forces that their handling of the coronavirus crisis will be remembered for generations to come after some were accused of overreaching their powers. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Mr Basu acknowledged forces were being compelled to use powers he "never imagined a British police officer would be asked to use". Mr Basu urged officers to heed calls by two of Britain's most senior officers, Metropolitan Police commissioner Dame Cressida Dick and Martin Hewitt, chairman of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC), that "persuasion and education to do the right thing is our primary goal", rather than being too quick to impose punishments.
Europe's hardest-hit nation, Italy, has reached 100,000 cases of coronavirus and recorded more deaths than any other country. The increase in new confirmed cases in Italy is currently at 4% - the lowest it has been since the outbreak began. It is important to note these figures only account for confirmed cases, and there may be a number of people with the virus who have not been tested.
It’s a jump of 393 from Monday’s death toll.
The UK has been on lockdown since the Government ordered Brits to stay home except for travelling for essential work that can't be done from home, medical purposes, daily exercise and weekly shopping.There has already been some confusion about what counts as essential work, where we can still go and how we can travel.
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Legal and human rights experts described Warrington Police's actions as "dystopian" after officers opted to summon people to court for supposed offences such as "returning from parties", with critics arguing the measures were not justified by the new legislation and risked harming the ongoing effort to combat the outbreak. Warrington Police said six people "have been summonsed for offences relating to the new coronavirus legislation to protect the public". According to a statement posted by the force on social media, these purported offences included one person "out for a drive due to boredom", people "returning from parties" and "multiple people from the same household going to the shops for non-essential items".
A study recently published in Nature highlighted the fact that the virus is definitely not man-made, and is the product of natural evolution.