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Day: March 28, 2020

Italy records death toll of over 10,000
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Italy records death toll of over 10,000

    Italy has reported a further 889 coronavirus deaths, bringing the total to 10,023 since the outbreak began. The number of confirmed cases also surged by nearly 6,000 in a day to 92,742, according to officials. Of those, 3,856 are being treated in intensive care and 26,000 remain in hospital. Nearly 40,000 are in home isolation and 12,384 have recovered, the health ministry added in its latest statement. Italy remains the epicentre of the outbreak with nearly double the number of fatalities of any other country in the world. Its highest daily toll came on Friday, with 919. It also has the second highest number of cases, behind the United States, having recently surpassed China. Doctors and nurses have told of working gruelling shifts to manage hospitals overflowing...
UK’s first virus injunction for hosting house parties
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UK’s first virus injunction for hosting house parties

    A Manchester court has ruled against a tenant who was reported to be holding noisy house parties with more than 20 guests at a time in what is believed to be the first injunction imposed to enforce new government rules on coronavirus. Housing association Mosscare St Vincent’s requested the legal order after receiving complaints from worried neighbours concerned over the flouting of social distancing guidance. Handed down by the court on Friday, the order comes as the first week of some of the most stringent restrictions of individual freedoms to be handed down by the UK in peacetime begins to draw to a close. Matt Jones, director of customers at Mosscare St Vincent's, said: Residents must realise that the restrictions put in place by the Government are to minimise ...