news headlines from this week around the globe...
THE Global media this
week have continued to bring us some interesting news updates
around the Covid-19 Pandemic from the US to Australia, we have
seen some vey interesting headlines. As the Coronavirus
continues to wreak havoc the Dhaka Tribune reported that least
20,000 sex workers jobless in Bangladesh, which they report has
brought hunger and starvation to the community. We also heard
that India had recorded its biggest single day increase in
confirmed cases. ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
reported that an unnamed Melbourne meat processing plant has
been temporarily closed after cluster was reported to have had 8
employees testing positive to Coronavirus. Concerns continue to
be heard about migrant workers in Singapore. Then in the US, the
White House blocks top infectious disease Doctor from testifying
on administration's outbreak response. Merkel opens the states
churches and other places of worship. France to reveal plans on
how Covid-19 lockdown will be eased. Plus at home, the British
Government made contingency plans for his death, while he was
seriously ill in Hospital with Coronavirus. What do you think
was the most important headline of the Covid-19 Pandemic so far?
Please do email us with your thoughts on this and also your
views on how the media world wide are covering the Pandemic to:-
to domestic violence and homelessness announcements
RESPONDING to funding
for support services for vulnerable people during the
Coronavirus pandemic and plans for Dame Louise Casey to lead a
homelessness taskforce announced at today's Downing Street
briefing, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government
Association, said:- "Getting homeless people and rough
sleepers off the streets has been a monumental effort by
councils. They stand ready to work with Dame Louise Casey on a
national plan to move them into safe housing after emergency
measures are lifted. This must ensure they also have access to
wider support they might need for substance dependency and help
with benefits, skills and getting work. Concerns are growing
about vulnerable children with referrals to children's social
care down by more than half in many areas. Emergency measures
are also creating'pressure cooker' situations within households
with victims more exposed to domestic abuse, which we know can
have a:- 'devastating impact' on families and children. Councils
are working tirelessly to protect and help those who are most
vulnerable during this pandemic. A joined up approach, alongside
the police and health, is vital so we are pleased the Secretary
of State has been able to secure vital extra funding for support
Total UK cases
COVID-19 cases - update for Liverpool City Region and
SADLY fatalities in the UK continue to
rise, today by 315 taking the total number of deaths of those
who have tested positive for COVID-19, by a Public Health or NHS
Laboratory to 28,446. The number of COVID-19 infections has
risen by 4,339 in just a day, to 186,599, the Department of
Health said. In England, there have been 124,861 confirmed
cases. North West of England has seen 20,125 confirmed cases.
Current Hospital Laboratory confirmed cases within the following
Local Authorities, in and around the Liverpool City Region are
► Liverpool, 1,454 confirmed cases.
► Sefton, 829 confirmed cases.
► Wirral, 1,029 confirmed cases.
► St. Helens, 660 confirmed cases.
► Halton, 329 confirmed cases.
► Lancashire, 2,878 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire West and Chester, 841 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire East, 908 confirmed cases.
► Manchester, 1,154 confirmed cases.
► Stockport, 873 confirmed cases.
► Trafford, 622 confirmed cases.
► Wigan, 768 confirmed cases.
► Bolton, 807 confirmed cases.
► Rochdale, 527 confirmed cases.
► Bury, 549 confirmed cases.
► Tameside, 474 confirmed cases.
► Oldham, 758 confirmed cases.
► Blackburn with Darwen, 331 confirmed cases.
These stats are according to Public Health England as of
03/05/2020. Last updated 5.30pm GMT. UK total includes cases
detected through:- "Pillar 2" testing (tests carried out by
commercial partners) and therefore does not equate to the sum of
the 4 countries' counts, which only include:- "Pillar 1" (tests
carried out by NHS / PHE / Devolved Administration Labs)..
UK total includes cases detected through:- "Pillar 2" testing
(tests carried out by commercial partners) and therefore does
not equate to the sum of the 4 countries' counts, which only
include:- "Pillar 1" (tests carried out by NHS / PHE / Devolved
UK Government Coronavirus Press
Conference on 3 May 2020 Video