NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) - India has no plans to extend a 21-day lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the government said on Monday, as it struggled to keep essential supplies flowing and prevent tens of thousands of out-of-work people fleeing to the countryside. Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered the country's 1.3 billion people to remain indoors until April 15 saying that was the only hope to stop the epidemic. India has 1,071 cases of the coronavirus of whom 29 have died, the health ministry said on Monday.
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A man in Batesville, Arkansas, made a heartfelt apology on March 26 after he was caught on camera, three days prior, licking a couple’s Ring doorbell.
“What I did the other night was absolutely uncalled for and I understand that and I apologize," the man told Matthew Wehmeier, who lives at the property with his wife, Crystal.
An earlier video shows the man walking up and licking the camera, twice, before he and his friend start dancing.
“I was kinda showing out and putting on a show for the camera. And that’s not okay," the man said. “I apologize for that.”
In the video, Wehmeier responds to the man through the camera. “I appreciate that. That’s stand up of you," he can be heard saying. “Very, very honest of you and stand up of you.”
Wehmeier told local media that while he appreciated the apology, he hoped the man and the wider public understood the consequences of their actions during the time of the coronavirus pandemic. Credit: Matthew Wehmeier via Storyful
Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin asked Russia's regional governors on Monday to consider imposing the same restrictions on movement to halt the spread of the coronavirus that have been imposed in Moscow, the RIA news agency reported. Authorities in the capital announced a partial lockdown on Sunday, ordering residents to stay at home from Monday in their toughest move yet to slow the spread of coronavirus after the number of official cases in Moscow passed the 1,000 mark.
They don't have to put themselves in harm's way, but the volunteers of France's well-known Civil Protection service have chosen the front line in the fight against the coronavirus. The volunteers, all trained, equip themselves for the crisis with protective gowns, head gear, masks and gloves when they head out on a mission, not knowing what they will encounter when the door opens. Teams have been downsized from four to two or a maximum of three volunteers to limit the potential spread of infection.
When Nima Amraa returned to the Gaza Strip from neighboring Egypt earlier this month, she was surprised to learn she was being placed in a makeshift quarantine center set up by the ruling Hamas group. “Once there were cases of the virus spreading, we started to feel afraid and disappointed,” Amraa, a 30-year-old journalist, said by phone from quarantine, where she has spent a week and a half sleeping in a room with five other women and sharing a bathroom. The virus found a way into Gaza, even though the Mediterranean enclave has been largely cut off from the world by an Israeli-Egyptian blockade since Hamas militants seized it 13 years ago.
A young man was captured on camera licking an Arkansas resident’s doorbell during the coronavirus pandemic on March 23.
In a video posted to Facebook the following day, two men can be seen approaching the Ring doorbell camera of Batesville man Matthew Wehmeier. One of the pair then licks the camera, after which both perform the ‘floss’ dance move before leaving.
“If that wasn’t bad enough anytime, we’re going through a pandemic right now,” Wehmeier wrote in the Facebook post. “It’s gross nonsense like this that makes me lose faith in humanity.”
The man who licked the doorbell was later captured on the same camera apologizing to Wehmeier for his behavior. Credit: Matthew Wehmeier via Storyful
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is the subject of an investigation after pictures surfaced online appearing to show him following an incident in which a Range Rover crashed into parked cars.West Midlands Police said they were called just before 10am on Sunday to the Dickens Heath area of Solihull, where the two parked cars suffered minor damage.
If you want to receive twice-daily briefings like this by email, sign up to the Front Page newsletter here. For two-minute audio updates, try The Briefing - on podcasts, smart speakers and WhatsApp. Britain's social restrictions could be tightened further Britain is one week into full coronavirus lockdown. Could there be 25 more to go? A senior government adviser has warned that civil liberties could be restricted until the autumn, as she said a "normal way of living" may not return for more than six months. Dr Jenny Harries, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said that even if the current lockdown shows positive results within weeks, it would be "quite dangerous" to lift the curbs too quickly. Boris Johnson will review the lockdown in two weeks' time, but has never guaranteed it would end then. And Michael Gove, the Cabinet Office minister, said yesterday that the lockdown would last longer if people did not obey the rules on social distancing - warning the public to limit daily walks to a maximum of an hour ahead of a tightening up of rules. Read our ultimate lockdown Q on the new rules for living. Official figures show that a total of 1,228 people have now died in the UK after catching coronavirus. Among them is an ear, nose and throat consultant from Derby - the first front-line hospital worker to die from Covid-19. But it has emerged that there is a lag in reporting the death toll, which means many more patients might have already died. Use our postcode tool to search for confirmed coronavirus cases by area. PS - News you can trust is more important than ever. Stay informed with our liveblog, daily Global Health Bulletin, WhatsApp group, coronavirus podcast and index page with all our articles. We have a special offer when you take out a new Telegraph subscription that allows you to access all our newspaper and online articles without leaving home. Sign up for a free one-month trial - then save 50pc on your first three months. ICU units face dilemma over who is likely to survive Intensive care for coronavirus patients is now being limited to those "reasonably certain" to survive, Imperial College Healthcare has conceded. A department head said that fewer marginal patients were being selected for ventilator treatment because so many serious cases require a fortnight on the machines. As the NHS faces the toughest week in its history, Health Correspondent Henry Bodkin explains how it amounts to the first admission that doctors have significantly tightened their intensive care admission criteria since the start of the outbreak. Working at home? Your boss could still be watching You might be working from home, but your employer most likely still knows what you are up to. It has emerged that firms could be tracking productivity and taking pictures of their workers' screens as the practice of home-working soars. Many people may be using work devices unaware that their bosses have installed tracking software to see if they are using their computers for internet shopping, banking or social media. Margi Murphy explains how the technology works. At a glance: More coronavirus headlines Diplomacy | China accused of hiding true scale of crisis Businesses | Do not attack firms that stay open, says minister Motorists | Common sense urged as parking fees are scrapped Hampers | Food parcels to be delivered to people most at risk Incentives | Venues get creative with offers of to keep customers Comment and analysis Nick Timothy | We don't have to return to austerity economics Roger Bootle | Best we can hope for from the economy Tim Stanley | Don't panic and don't surrender your freedoms Jane Shilling | Why do so many Londoners refuse to keep distance? Reader letters | Why punish walkers seeking emptier spaces? You Are Not Alone: Surviving coronavirus lockdown Turning to alcohol | Tell-tale signs you have become a stress drinker 'Viral load' | What it means for you and your family - and how to avoid it Dr Michael Mosley | My six healthy hacks to help you get through lockdown Business and money briefing 'Financial precipice' | Global leaders and bankers need "urgently" to step up efforts to rescue businesses from a sudden halt as financial institutions fail to fill the void left in funding, the world's top financial watchdog has warned. Agustín Carstens, head of the Bank for International Settlements, called for a "global freeze" on bank dividends to boost lending to firms "at the edge of the precipice". Stock market | Virus winners so far - and next ones to benefit Investment Tip | When stock markets go mad, this firm benefits Alex cartoon | See our brilliant cartoonist's latest work Gallery: Virus fightback in pictures What a difference a week makes | Nearly seven days into the nationwide lockdown, there were very contrasting pictures of how the country has been affected. View our gallery of how the UK is coping.
Early signs show the spread of coronavirus could be slowing down in the UK, one of the scientists advising the government has said.As Britons were warned that restrictions may be in place for six months, Professor Neil Ferguson, of Imperial College London, said he believe the "epidemic is just about slowing in the UK right now" as a result of lockdown measures.
Prisoners in southern Iran broke cameras and caused other damage during a riot, state media reported Monday, the latest in a series of violent prison disturbances in the country, which is battling the most severe coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East. Iran had temporarily released around 100,000 prisoners as part of measures taken to contain the pandemic, leaving an estimated 50,000 people behind bars, including violent offenders and so-called “security cases,” often dual nationals and others with Western ties. Families of detainees and Western nations say Iran is holding those prisoners for political reasons or to use them as bargaining chips in negotiations.
Donald Trump has said coronavirus deaths in the US are expected to peak in two weeks - as his top scientific adviser warned the outbreak could kill up to 200,000 Americans. The US president announced he was extending the 15-day period of social distancing in the country, which was due to expire on Monday, until 30 April. In a briefing at the White House, Mr Trump said his remarks last week that he wanted the US economy running again by Easter were "aspirational".
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