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A daily round-up on the spread of the coronavirus, with reports from affected areas, details of the latest medical information and the impact on health, business and travel.

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A daily round-up on the spread of the coronavirus, with reports from affected areas, details of the latest medical information and the impact on health, business and travel.

    British Prime Minister hospitalised with coronavirus

    British Prime Minister hospitalised with coronavirus

    Boris Johnson has spent the night in hospital with persistent symptoms, but continues to lead the government. Also: cardboard coffins used to bury the dead in Ecuador, and Americans told to prepare for the saddest days of their lives.

    • 4 min
    Some good news for Spain as Covid-19 death toll falls

    Some good news for Spain as Covid-19 death toll falls

    The latest daily number of deaths recorded was six hundred and seventy-four. Also: Criminal investigation launched into the Australian cruise ship responsible for nearly a tenth of all cases in the country, and how people in Italy are helping each other by dangling baskets out of their windows.

    • 4 min
    Trump tells US to prepare for ‘a lot of death’

    Trump tells US to prepare for ‘a lot of death’

    New York state remains the epicentre of the outbreak in the US with more cases than the whole of Italy. Also: abandoned dead in Ecuador moved to refrigerators, and the wild animals strolling city streets.

    • 4 min
    Britain sees its highest daily number of deaths

    Britain sees its highest daily number of deaths

    The UK sees another 708 deaths -- but there are hopeful signs from Spain and Italy. Also: China remembers its victims, and dating in the days of social distancing.

    • 4 min
    Trump to defy 'voluntary' medical advice to wear masks

    Trump to defy 'voluntary' medical advice to wear masks

    The US president says he does not want to be seen in one, despite guidance from health officials. Also: the virus reaches Asia's largest slum and Premier League footballers prepare to take a pay cut

    • 4 min
    Latest figures from Italy show Covid-19 deaths pass 14,500

    Latest figures from Italy show Covid-19 deaths pass 14,500

    Deaths in Italy pass 14,500 but there's evidence the infection rate slowing, as Spain's numbers rise. Plus French police try to stop the Easter exodus and Google helps show is lockdowns work.

    The audio in this episode has been updated with amended numbers.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

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Good daily summary

Good, brief, to the point. Thanks for keeping up updated.

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Please start with

Start this podcast with
Total world wide reported
Total world wide deaths
Then highest volume reported in a country
And their death rate.
Then some of us have a percentage idea.
And which way the curve is going world wide.

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