Great Britain (UK) is now reacting to the corona pandemic. The number of victims continues to rise – Prince Charles tested positive.
- The United Kingdom (UK) is fighting desperately against the Sars CoV-2 * coronavirus
- Prince Charles responded positively corona tested
- The government passes one Corona Emergency Law
+++ 19.54 p.m .: The British Parliament in London has a Corona Emergency Law passed. Among other things, the law authorizes the government and authorities to enforce exit restrictions and closings of shops if necessary using coercive measures.
In addition, the law makes it easier to access citizens’ private data. The authorities also have the right Corona infected and forcibly send suspicious cases to quarantine. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the lower house had already prematurely entered the Easter break on Wednesday (25.03.2020).
400,000 British want to help the NHS
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson also told journalists on Wednesday that more than 400,000 volunteers have reported to the state health service in the NHS Corona crisis to support.
They had followed a call from the government the previous day. In addition, 12,000 former NHS employees have agreed to temporarily resume their jobs.
21-year-old dies of Covid-19 without previous illness
+++ 14.20 p.m .:As “Sky News” reports, a 21-year-old woman with no diagnosed previous illness is after the infection with Sars-CoV-2 at the lung disease Covid-19 died. It is believed that she is the youngest person to be infected with after Corona virus in the UK dies.
Coronavirus: Briton, 21, ‘with no existing health conditions’ dies after contracting COVID-19 https://t.co/FUEQbtS08J
– Sky News (@SkyNews) March 25, 2020
Couples should “test their feelings”
+++ 14.10 p.m .:The UK government has asked couples with separate households to change their relationship because of the exit restrictions imposed by them Coronavirus epidemic to test for resilience. The couple should choose whether to stay together or to keep a distance, said Jenny Harries, the UK government’s deputy health official, to journalists on Wednesday.
However, people should be prevented from switching back and forth between different households. “Check the strength of your feelings carefully and stay in one household, either together or separately, but stick with it (…),” said Harries.
Corona at Prince Charles: Equal rights for everyone?
+++ 12.40 p.m .: On Twitter, some commentators are not pleased with the possibility that Prince Charles may receive special treatment that other people do Coronavirus symptoms is not available. The BBC’s James Cook says, “It is surprising to say that Prince Charles of the NHS in Aberdeenshire ‘met the criteria necessary for testing.’ On the NHS Scotland website it says tests on Covid-19 in general, only if you have a serious illness that requires hospitalization ”.
The statement that Prince Charles “met the criteria required for testing” by the NHS in Aberdeenshire is puzzling. The NHS Scotland website states that, generally, testing for Covid-19 will only be carried out “if you have a serious illness that requires admission to hospital.” pic.twitter.com/KLnu61rya7
– James Cook (@BBCJamesCook) March 25, 2020
Prince Charles tested positive
+++ 12.10 p.m .: As reported by the British royal family, Charles, Prince of Wales, has tested positive for the novel corona virus. The heir to the throne “shows mild symptoms, but is otherwise in good health,” said a spokesman for the eldest son of the queen.
Duchess Camilla also tested
His wife, Duchess Camilla (72), had also been tested, but no infection was found to have been found. The couple are now in domestic isolation at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Where the Prince of Wales could have caught the virus was initially unclear. Charles had seen a number of appointments in the past few weeks. He now works from home, the message said.
It was initially unclear whether Queen Elizabeth II (93) and her husband, Prince Philip (98), were also tested. The two had already moved to Windsor Castle, west of London, last week. Because of their age, they are considered to be particularly at risk.
+++ 11.20 a.m .: Following the government’s announcement that the ExCel Center in London will be turned into an emergency hospital, large conference halls in other British cities will now follow suit.
In Birmingham, the operators of the “NEC”, where a dog show was held earlier this month, said they would be “ready” and “well-equipped” if the hall were considered a suitable location for a makeshift hospital.
House of Commons goes into Easter break earlier
+++ 10.45 a.m .: The “lockdown” now also affects the British Parliament. MEPs start the Easter break a week earlier than planned. Jacob Rees-Mogg, the chairman of the lower house, has made a request.
However, the break should not begin until the Coronavirus Act has been passed. The decision to take an early break is not a big surprise – but another sign of how the outbreak of the coronavirus changed all aspects of normal life in Britain.
UK corona crisis – unprecedented lockdown
Update from Wednesday, March 25th, 2020, 10:29 am: The British daily “The Independent” calls Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s lockdown, which is partially unprecedented, even when compared to times of war. But the newspaper also reports doubts as to whether the measures are actually sufficient. It is unclear whether the order could prevent a “terrible crisis in the hospitals”.
While the restrictions on freedom of movement that have gradually been announced over the past few weeks will have a positive effect and reduce pressure on public health services, the UK could still suffer severely from Covid-19. “If we had curfew a month ago, we would be better able to cope with the peak of the epidemic today. For this reason, it will be necessary to intensify the lockdown in the coming days, ”writes the newspaper.
Corona pandemic in the United Kingdom (UK): More than 8000 people infected with corona
Update, Tuesday, March 24, 7:50 p.m .: The number of Corona dead in the UK rose by 87 to 422 by evening. The number of confirmed infections is now more than 8000.
The actual number is likely to be even higher. In the United Kingdom (UK), only around 82,000 people have been tested so far, far less than in Germany, for example. British Health Minister Matt Hancock said the government was about to buy millions of test sets.
Londoners ignore warnings about Corona: Mayor Khan stunned
First registration, Tuesday, March 24, 2:26 p.m .: London – Sadiq Khan was stunned. “We have to stop all unnecessary trips,” said the Mayor of London With. “Ignoring these rules means losing more lives.” Corona crisis offer to work at home.
The reason for his excitement was pictures from the subways of the British capital. Because even on Tuesday (March 24th) many trains in London were still completely overcrowded, in many compartments the passengers stood side by side – and that despite the government fighting against that Coronavirus Sars CoV-2 had just imposed stricter exit restrictions.
Corona in the UK: People ignore government recommendations
A Nurse had no interest in sitting on the subway on her way to the clinic. As a precaution, she would rather walk 40 minutes, she told the German Press Agency. She did not want to endanger herself and the patients.
Which is a voice of reason that is otherwise in the UK surprisingly often still missing. Most British people simply ignored the government’s recommendations at the weekend. People soaked up the sun in the beautiful spring weather in the parks of London, and there were also plenty of day trippers in the Snowdonia Mountains in Wales, in the Scottish Highlands and in Cornwall in the south west of England.
Fighting UK corona pandemic: British irritated by new exit restrictions
But apparently the latest exit restrictions in the fight against that Corona pandemic not clearly formulated. In a speech to the nation on Monday (23 March), Prime Minister Boris Johnson * instructed his compatriots to leave their own four walls as little as possible. Meetings of more than two people are prohibited. The house should only be left for the purchase of essential items such as food and medicine, for the way to work and once a day for sports. Shops that are not used for basic services had to close immediately.
Police chiefs reported on Tuesday (March 24th) that they were receiving a flood of questions that they could not answer. The leader of the Labor opposition party, Jeremy Corbyn, demanded clarification as to which workplaces must now be closed. Previously, a sporting goods company had unsuccessfully opposed the closure on the grounds that its equipment was crucial for the fight against the novel pathogen.
Corona in the United Kingdom: Situation is getting worse
The situation in the United Kingdom (UK) has been worsening for days. Boris Johnson in particular is criticized, much too late for that Coronavirus
pandemic to have reacted. The hesitation could prove fatal, warn scientists. Already more than 335 people have died of the infection on the island, the curve of the case numbers develops very similar to that in Italy – with a difference of two weeks.
– China: at 30 deaths
– France: at 175
– Spain: at 200
– UK: at 335
– Italy: at 800
– US: no lockdown pic.twitter.com/Rwl1ZEw6Gz
– Davide Capodanno (@DFCapodanno) March 24, 2020
In fact, Johnson was initially very hesitant about the corona pandemic. The prime minister, based on the advice of his advisers, started out with a completely different strategy than most other countries. Since the corona virus is unstoppable, drastic measures should be delayed as long as possible. It makes the most sense if part of the population is infected and then immunized. With this“Herd Immunity” the UK wanted to avoid a second wave of infection in the fall. The World Health Agency WHO was not a friend of this strategy, and numerous scientists accused Johnson of following an erroneous line.
UK Corona Pandemic: Pre-Collapse Health Service
Johnson has meanwhile turned around. But the United Kingdom (UK) is also struggling with the problem that the national health service NHS is poorly prepared * for the coronavirus crisis. Even with flu waves, the tax-financed system is on the verge of collapse, but now it could, given the Corona crisis to collapse.
Now the years of austerity measures have had a negative impact. In the United Kingdom (UK), only 6.6 beds per 100,000 inhabitants were available in intensive care units before the outbreak of the crisis. There is a lack of personnel and material, protective masks and respirators are in short supply.
By Christian Stör
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