Britain’s Johnson to set out five-tier coronavirus warning system

LONDON (Reuters) – The coronavirus lockdown will not end yet, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday, urging people to “stay alert” to the risks as he outlined plans to begin slowly easing measures that have closed much of the economy for seven weeks. While his directions were for England, the government wants the…

Easter season goes virtual as coronavirus locks out tradition

Easter season goes virtual as coronavirus locks out tradition

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – One Catholic priest in rural coastal Ireland delivered socially-distanced blessings from a moving vintage “popemobile”. FILE PHOTO: Photos of believers who were asked to send in pictures are lined up as Priest Joachim Giesler holds a mass, after the service was closed due to the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in…

I flew from London to Dublin to be with my family during the coronavirus. Here’s what it was like to fly in Europe as it shuts down over the outbreak.

I flew from London to Dublin to be with my family during the coronavirus. Here’s what it was like to fly in Europe as it shuts down over the outbreak.

A composite image of me waiting in a very quiet Stansted Airport, and the empty security area. Sinéad Baker I flew from London to Dublin on Monday night, and it was a truly eerie experience.London’s Stansted Airport was almost entirely deserted, and I had never seen a flight so empty.I flew one day before the…

Trump’s coronavirus travel restriction leaves out the countries where he has golf courses struggling for company

Trump’s coronavirus travel restriction leaves out the countries where he has golf courses struggling for company

President Donald Trump’s new coronavirus-related travel restrictions on Europe initially did not extend to the two European countries where he has golf courses: the UK and Ireland.The 30-day travel ban announced Wednesday only targeted 26 countries that are part of a visa-free travel area known as the Schengen Area. The UK and Ireland are not…

Coronavirus in Ireland: Leo Varadkar’s St Patrick’s Day broadcast (video, full text)

• Taoiseach addresses Ireland on St Patrick’s Day to warn of coming hardship • Today: 354 cases confirmed in Ireland • Predicted: 15,000 Covid-19 cases in Ireland within 2 weeks On what he called “A St. Patrick’s Day like no other,” Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned the nation that the expanding “crisis will last months…

Coronavirus updates: Trump tests negative, Spain and France ramp up restrictions – CNET

Coronavirus has spread across every continent, except Antarctica, leaving some cities empty. Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. COVID-19, the disease caused by a newly identified coronavirus first detected in China in December, has rapidly spread across the globe. The World Health Organization…

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