Prince Charles appears to snub US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife at the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem.
The FBI has issued a warning about so-called "Zoombombing" following incidents in which video conferences were hijacked by trolls playing pornographic videos and shouting profanities. Use of the Zoom app in particular has surged during the coronavirus lockdown, which comes as more than 37,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in New York state - the worst affected state in the country. Donald Trump said coronavirus deaths in the US are expected to peak in two weeks - as his top scientific adviser warned the outbreak could kill up to 200,000 Americans .
A 23-year-old man who spat at police in Lancashire while claiming he had coronavirus has been jailed for a year. Callum Heaton was arrested for being drunk and disorderly after police were called to a report of a disturbance in Burnley early on March 28. Lancashire Police said Heaton spat at two officers during the arrest on Cog Lane, while saying he had caught COVID-19.
Asda has altered its opening times and brought in new rules to prevent customers stockpiling goods during the coronavirus crisis.New social distancing rules have also been implemented at the supermarket in a bid to keep workers and customers safe, as the country attempts to tackle the ongoing pandemic.
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Jed Mercurio, the writer of Line of Duty and Bodyguard, has furiously criticised the UK government’s response to the coronavirus crisis.“Absolutely sickening litany of evasions once again from officials in today's Covid briefing with journalists letting these lying bastards off the hook,” he wrote on Twitter. “People are dying because of the failures of Govt and senior advisers.”
Being told to self-isolate upset me more than I ever thought it would – but thankfully I'm beginning to see the upsides I love my job. For 10 years I have worked at Public Health England (PHE) and its predecessor, the Health Protection Agency, responding to major public health emergencies including the ebola outbreak and the Novichok poisoning. There is nothing more fascinating than taking scientific advice, converting it into practical action, and encouraging the public to understand and support that action. Last year I stepped down as the medical director of PHE after concluding that, with an incurable cancer diagnosed two years before, I could no longer do justice to the intensity of work needed during major national incidents such as coronavirus. Nevertheless, I feel privileged to be involved still through an emeritus role and able to help wherever I can as the nation responds to the present crisis. A week into March, I managed to take a long-planned break with my wife in the Canaries. We arrived home, despite disrupted flights, just as Spain was going into lockdown and I was looking forward to rejoining the response effort. The very next day it was announced, based on PHE advice, that older and vulnerable people with diseases such as mine should largely stay at home for 12 weeks and limit any contact with those who do not live in the same household.
In 2005, we filmed secretly while being offered pangolins, rare lizards and snakes in an endangered animal restaurant in southern China . Year in, year out since, the Chinese have been warned by virologists that it was only a matter of time before a new lethal virus was unleashed threatening a global pandemic if the status quo was preserved. A previous version of this article and embedded video used images of animals for sale that we wrongly believed were from markets in China.
Herd immunity is when large portions of the public are exposed to a disease and become immune, but it is usually talked about in the context of vaccination programmes.The term has been bandied about in the last few weeks as the UK devised policies for tackling coronavirus.