Sunday,
29 March 2020

Whitty

PM pleaded 'we need ventilators', says Donald Trump (3)
Boris Johnson and Donald Trump spoke on the phone. Credit: PA Boris Johnson's opening words in a phone call with Donald Trump were "we need ventilators", the US president said, as officials defended the Government over procuring equipment essential in saving lives from coronavirus. The Prime Minister has been urging businesses to ramp up production of the life-saving machines which are currently desperately lacking in the UK.
UK coronavirus deaths surge past 1,000 (4)
Issued on: 28/03/2020 - 23:38 London (AFP) Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Saturday the coronavirus outbreak will get worse before it gets better, as the number of deaths in Britain rose 260 in one day to over 1,000. The Conservative leader, who himself tested positive for COVID-19 this week, issued the warning in a leaflet being sent to all UK households explaining how their actions can help limit the spread.
2nd UK Cabinet member joins Johnson in having virus symptoms (1)
Danica Kirka, Associated Press Updated 10:59 am PDT, Saturday, March 28, 2020 FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, and Health Minister Matt Hancock visit Bassetlaw District General Hospital on their General Election campaign in Worksop, England.
US COVID-19 deaths surge past 2,000 (1)
World US COVID-19 deaths surge past 2,000 29 Mar 2020 08:04AM (Updated: 29 Mar 2020 08:35AM) WASHINGTON: Deaths from the new coronavirus in the United States surged past 2,000 on Saturday (Mar 28), doubling in just three days, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The number of deaths late Saturday was 2,010, about a quarter of them in New York City, the country's hardest-hit region, Johns Hopkins reported.
UK Deaths From CCP Virus Top 1,000 as Country Steps up Testing (1)
By Reuters March 28, 2020 Medical workers in England on the front line of the CCP virus pandemic started to be tested on Saturday as the number of virus deaths in Britain topped 1,000 after a record 260 people died in the previous 24 hours. Government figures showed 1,019 people had died as of 5 p.m.
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