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Coronavirus live: latest Covid-19 updates - 11 April

Spain shocked by rude messages left by neighbours for hospital workers 

Every night at 20:00 hours, in Madrid and all over Spain, citizens take to their balconies to applaud the doctors, nurses, carers and health workers who risk their lives every day in order to save the lives of others. But it seems not everyone is grateful for the job they do...

An anesthesiologist in Tenerife posted a tweet with some of the rude messages taped or pinned to the doors of some of his colleagues by their neighbours... It needs to be seen to be believed...

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"I owe my life to the NHS" says British PM Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has expressed his gratitude to the country's health service by telling friends that if it wasn't for them, he might not be alive. Johnson said he owes his life to doctors, nurses and care staff at London's St. Thomas’ Hospital where he spent two days in intensive care being treated after testing positive for coronavirus. "The NHS saved my life. I can't thank them enough," he told friends, in comments relayed to the UK media, adding that the care and expertise he has received has been "exemplary".. 

Boris Johnson thanks NHS

The British PM is recovering from his Covid-19 related illness and has been moved from out of the Intensive Care Unit at St. Thomas' Hospital in London and in a brief statement this evening, thanked doctors and nurses for 'exemplary' care.

US death toll

With a cumulative total of 20,304 Covid-19 related fatalities, the United States of America surpasses Italy in the overall death toll.

Wyoming

Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Wyoming

The United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal emergency aid has been granted to Wyoming after US President Donald Trump approved a disaster declaration for the state at 15:30 local time on Saturday. Lee dePalo has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. It is the first time in history that every state in the USA has been placed under a federal disaster declaration at the same time.

Coronavirus claims 11-year-old child, one of the youngest victims in England

UK health officials announced the "distressing news" that an 11-year-old child was among the 917 victims from Covid-19-related illnesses over the past 24 hours in the country. The total number of deaths of patients who were admitted to hospitals in the UK stands at 9,875 the Department for Health and Social Care confirmed.

The Government announced that 19 NHS workers have lost their lives during the pandemic and hospitals have reported a further four fatalities. 

 

Brazil: Human Rights Watch criticise Bolsonaro

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is putting Brazilians in grave danger by urging them not to comply with social distancing and other measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 from state governments and his own Health Ministry maintain HRW (Human Rights Watch) in an earlier issued communique.

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Queen delivers Easter speech

With the Covid-19 outbreak making church services impossible the Queen of England (Elizabeth II) has delivered what is believed to be her first Easter address to the nation.

Daily Covid-19 figures (France)

The French Health Ministry has just released the official figures relating to the Covid-19 virus with a total of 124,869 confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in France since the outbreak. 13,197 individuals have lost their lives as a result of the virus.

Real Sociedad eye return to training

With a decrease in the number of daily cases in Spain, the San Sebastian side are set to submit a return to training proposal.

Police permit members of the public to inform on lockdown rule breakers

New York death tolls rises by 783

New York, the epi-centre of the coronavirus epidemic in the US, has reported 783 deaths over the past 24-hour period, bringing its total to 8,627.

In his press conference on Saturday morning, New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, said that while he recognised people were anxious to leave their homes, “the worst thing that can happen is we make a misstep and we let our emotions get ahead of our logic” and cause a second wave of coronavirus infections.

Italy daily death rate increases

Italy's daily death rate increases by 49 from the registered Friday figure. 619 people have died from the Covid-19 virus over the past 24 hours with the government confirming yesterday that lockdown restrictions would remain in place through to 3 May.

US surpasses Italy as country with most coronavirus-related deaths 

The United States nas now surpassed Italy to become the country with the most coronavirus-related deaths in the world. The U.S. has now reported 18,860 deaths, compared to Italy's 18,849, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. In total, the US has reported 503,594 cases of COVID-19. 

Hospital shocked after New York nurses' car tires slashed

Some nurses at a New York hospital, who had just finished a long a stressful shift, were appalled to see that their car tires has been slashed during their overnight shifts, AP reports. 

“We were shocked to hear of this incident, especially at this time when our employees are working tirelessly and courageously," hospital officials said in a statement to the Journal News.

New York schools will not reopen this school year

New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio, ha confirmed that public schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year. 

New York has been the worst affected state during the cooronavirus crisis in the U.S., which has so far reported 501,680 cases and 18,789 deaths. 

Some good news on the home front, where Spain has recorded the lowest total number of daily fatalities in 19 days. 

Real Madrid keeper racing to fight against Covid-19

Real Madrid number one, Thibaut Courtois, will swap his keeper gloves for racing gloves this evening as he takes on 18 professional drivers in an virtual motor race (no pressure then) at 19:00 CEST. You can tune into Twitch to watch the action live.

Boris Johnson making "good progress" but remains in ICU

UK prime minister Boris Johnson is making "good progress", after the Tory leader was admitted to intensive care on Monday evening in London. On Friday, Johnson reportedly managed to get out of bed to do some light walking as he starts on the path to full recovery from Covid-19. 

“The prime minister continues to make very good progress,” a Downing Street spokeswoman said. 

 

The UK government on Friday revealed its plans to increase the supply of personal protective equipment for health workers across the country.

Antarctica the only coronavirus-free continent left

The coronavirus pandemic has now infected 1.7 million people across the world, but there is one continent that is yet to suffer a single case.

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There have been over 70 cases of people becoming infected with the coronavirus twice in South Korea, leading to fears that the virus could be more resilient than thought.

April 11 marks three months since the first confirmed Covid-19 fatality. There are now over 1.7m cases worldwide and more than 100,000 deaths due to the pandemic.

India lockdown extended

Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, has revealed that Indian prime minister Narendra Modri has decided to extend the lockdown imposed in the country in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Kejriwal did not specify how long it would be extended by, but reports in India say the country’s population of 1.3 billion will now be ordered to stay at home until at least 30 April.

Why is baking soda flying off supermarket shelves?

Since Spain placed its citizens under lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, baking soda has joined products such as toilet roll on the best-seller list.

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US states tighten gun restrictions as sales surge

As the sale of firearms goes through the roof during the coronavirus pandemic, some states are tightening restrictions of the purchase of weapons. 

US records over 2,000 deaths in one day

The United States has become the first country in the world to register 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths in a single day. According to Johns Hopkins University's figures, 2,108 people in America died in the past 24 hours.

The US has a total death toll of 18,777 from just over 500,000 cases, Johns Hopkins says, leaving the country on the verge of overtaking Italy (18,849) as the nation with the most Covid-19 fatalities in the world.

U.S. Clásico shelved as International Champions Cup is officially cancelled

The hotly anticipated fixture between Real Madrid and Barcelona, which was set to take place in Las Vegas, will not go ahead as the International Champions Cup has been officially cancelled.

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Coronavirus: the complete guide to the Covid-19 pandemic

All the information you need to understand the coronavirus and ways to stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic:

How Japan went from model of coronavirus management to state of emergency

Having been held up as an example of how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, Japan is now in a state of emergency after a surge in cases.

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US death toll close to overtaking Italy

The United States is about to overtake Italy as the country with the world's highest coronavirus death toll, according to Johns Hopkins University's figures.

18,777 people have died of Covid-19 so far in the US, the Johns Hopkins live tracker reports - a death count that is now less than 100 below that of Italy.

This is the latest milestone in the spread of the coronavirus in America: on Friday, the total number of cases in the country moved past the 500,000 mark.

Latest worldwide coronavirus numbers

Here, correct at 09:15 CEST, is a selection of the latest coronavirus figures, courtesy of Johns Hopkins University:

Spain: 158,273 cases; 16,081 deaths

UK: 74,605 cases; 8,974 deaths

US: 501,609 cases; 18,777 deaths

Italy: 147,577 cases; 18,849 deaths

France: 125,931 cases; 13,215 deaths

Germany: 122,171 cases; 2,736 deaths

China: 83,003 cases; 3,343 deaths

India: 7,600 cases; 249 deaths

Nigeria: 305 cases; 7 deaths

World: 1,699,019 cases; 102,782 deaths

Coronavirus live: welcome

Hello and welcome to our daily live blog on the coronavirus pandemic, which on Friday passed 100,000 deaths worldwide.

We'll endeavour to bring you the latest developments on the unfolding crisis as they come in throughout the day.

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