What is that social distancing? Thousands of Britons and Dutch stormed the beaches
Thousands of Britons and Dutch stormed the beaches, taking advantage of the fact that thermometers have indicated 27 degrees Celsius in recent days. On the beach of Scheveningen, near The Hague, you had almost nowhere to throw a needle as many people had come to the beach.
The Netherlands started relaxing on May 6, but with the conditions to prevent the spread of the disease (distance of 2 meters between people, wearing a mask and hand hygiene). The beaches have not been opened yet, but who cared, even if the number of contaminations reached 44,700 yesterday and the number of deaths reached 5,775. The same thing happened in the UK, where temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius were recorded.
Hackney Marshes Beach in East London, the pools near the British metropolis and the beach in Southend, Essex have been stormed by thousands of people of all ages. The Johnson administration imposed restrictive measures on the spread of COVID-19 after the epidemic reached 36,050 deaths and 251,000 diseases. Some regions have begun to relax restrictive measures, but the risks are extremely high given that around 2,000 new cases are reported overnight.
There's a test that tells you if you're immune to Covid-19
Researchers at Oxford have made an important discovery: they have launched a test that can identify, in just 20 minutes, whether or not a person has antibodies to Covid-19. Those who find out they are immune to coronavirus can return to work and resume their lives. The British government has already ordered 50 million tests that will be ready by June and says it is vital to saving the economy.
A test costs 10 pounds and is done through a small sting that takes a drop of blood. It works on the principle of pregnancy test: if after 20 minutes two lines appear, it means that there are antibodies to Covid-19. One line shows that the person is either vulnerable or the test has failed.
The test was developed by researchers at Oxford in collaboration with a firm backed by the British government. It wants to produce 1 million tests per week, by summer, and from next year to reach a production capacity of 50 million tests. The plan is for people to take pictures of the test result and send them to a central unit, where they will be entered into a database. Those who are immune to the virus will be able to return to work and thus the country's economy would have a chance.
In the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, recovered from a serious infection with the new coronavirus, resumes his activity on Monday. He was tested positive for the new coronavirus on March 26, he was hospitalized ten days later at St. John's Hospital from London, after which he was transferred the next day, April 6, to the intensive care unit, where he left after three days.
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China announced the end of the coronavirus epidemic
Chinese authorities have announced the end of the coronavirus epidemic in the country. This was announced at a briefing by the official representative of the State Committee for Health of the People's Republic of China, Mi Feng.
Feng said that as of March 28, the number of confirmed cases of infection throughout the country was less than three thousand. Thus, the spread of infection in China was stopped.
According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University (USA), the total number of cases of coronavirus infection in China is just over 82 thousand. 75.5 thousand people recovered, 3.3 thousand died. Now in the first place in the world in the number of cases of coronavirus - the United States. Almost 125 thousand infected were detected there.
On March 22, it was reported that several tens of thousands of coronavirus infected in China were not included in official statistics due to the absence of symptoms. This was written by the local press with reference to closed government data. Thus, according to reporters, the number of cases in China can reach 125 thousand.
In the rest in the world, the number of infections are growing day by day, reaching over 700.000 cases with 32,144 deaths. Out of those infected, 25,423 are in either serious or critical condition. Italy has been the worst country affected, with 10,023 confirmed deaths followed by Spain, with 6,528 cases.
The worst-case scenario of the coronavirus epidemic revealed
The COVID-19 pandemic could have killed 40 million deaths by the end of 2020 in the absence of any preventative measures, according to Imperial College London (UK).
Researchers included a number of scenarios, such as
- What would have happened if the world had not reacted to COVID-19,
- Two scenarios incorporating social distancing, which result in a single-peaked epidemic
- And several scenarios for suppressing the spread of the disease that can have the largest overall impact in terms of reducing disease and deaths.
It is noted that ignoring all security measures would lead to a worse development of the coronavirus epidemic and infection of seven billion people. This number would be halved if the number of contacts had been reduced by 40 percent for children, young people and adults, and 60 percent for older people.
Dr Patrick Walker, an author of the report from Imperial, said: "We estimate that the world faces an unprecedented acute public health emergency in the coming weeks and months. Our findings suggest that all countries face a choice between intensive and costly measures to suppress transmission or risk health systems becoming rapidly overwhelmed. However, our results highlight that rapid, decisive and collective action now will save millions of lives in the next year"
The study shows that poor countries will lose far more people than developed ones. A press release from the British university emphasizes that the problem of COVID-19 is common to all countries on Earth.
The modelling showed that implementing measures early on can have a dramatic impact.
If all countries were to adopt this strategy at 0.2 deaths per 100,000 population per week, 95 per cent of the deaths could be averted, saving 38.7 million lives.
However, if this strategy is adopted later (1.6 deaths per 100,000 population per week), then this figure drops to 30.7 million.
In March, Chinese experts published a study in JAMA Cardiology, which claimed that diseases of the cardiovascular system increases mortality by almost 4.5 times from coronavirus.
Top compilations of coronavirus memes to boost your mood during the pandemic lockdown
In this difficult times, people are scared, no one knows what will happen or for how long this coronavirus pandemic will last. As of today, there are 613.700 confirmed cases with over 30,712 deaths. At the same time, Italy has reported the largest increase in death, with over 919 in just one day followed by Spain with 569 deaths.
In order to reduce the number of new infections, governments are forced to impose new restrictions on movement. So, if there is one thing we can do apart from staying home is trying to have a positive attitude. Bemorepanda has compiled a new series of the most popular memes from the internet and we hope that it will put a smile on your face in this difficult situation we’re currently in.
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