13,000 migrants along the border between Turkey and Greece Abroad

The asylum seekers started flocking to the border after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he would no longer stop refugees who wanted to go to Europe. He should actually do that, according to the deal he made with the EU and the billions he earns for it. Erdogan, however, wants to increase the pressure on Europe because of the escalating situation in Syria, where Turkish soldiers have also died. Erdogan previously had 18,000 migrants who have crossed the border.

“Thousands of migrants, including families with young children, will experience a cold night along the border between Turkey and Greece,” the IOM reported. The UN agency provides assistance to migrants along the 212-kilometer border.

After the decision of the Federal Council – Coronavirus in Switzerland – the latest developments – News

  • 22:57

    BAG recommendation: do not shake hands

    In the coming days, the federal government will issue new recommendations for containing corona infections and the ongoing information campaign, Link opens in a new window complete. “A recommendation will be to refrain from shaking hands,” said Daniel Koch from the Federal Office of Public Health at NZZ am Sonntag. This so-called social distancing means that people come into less direct contact.

    Further recommendations of the BAG are likely to be addressed to companies. For example, that employees should do their home office if possible, i.e. work from home.

    The actual BAG information campaign, Link opens in a new window especially emphasizes hygiene rules and correct behavior in the event of symptoms.

  • 22:33

    Economic forecast revised downwards

    Switzerland will lower its economic forecast for the current year due to the corona virus. This was announced by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (Seco). The new forecast is due to be released on March 17. The current forecast for 2020 assumes economic growth of 1.7 percent.

    SNB Vice Director Fritz Zurbrügg said in an interview with “Finanz und Wirtschaft” on Friday that the economic risks were heightened. Whether the Swiss National Bank (SNB) will lower its economic expectations depends on how much the virus will spread. If economic development deteriorates internationally, this would have an impact on Switzerland as a small, open economy.

    “In times of uncertainty, investors are increasingly looking for safe havens like the franc, which can add value to the Swiss currency,” said Zurbrügg.

  • 20:48

    No reason to buy hamsters

    Despite gaps in individual sales shelves – the federal government and large distributors have the supply of food under control.

  • 20:22

    Praise and blame from the parties

    The Federal Office of Public Health provides information every day. There is much praise from the parties for the federal measures, but there is also criticism.

  • 19:52

    Also handball in front of empty ranks

    In the duel between the table neighbors Wacker Thun and Suhr Aarau due to the corona virus in front of empty ranks, the Bernese Oberlanders won today 29:22. In addition to Wacker Thun, the top handball players from Rotweiss Thun also played their home game (28:29 against the Spono Eagles) without a spectator. They also reacted to the stricter cantonal guidelines regarding the corona virus.

    In the canton of Bern, the organizers have to prove that there are no people present at your event who have traveled from regions affected by Covid 19 in the past two weeks. And they have to know the identity of everyone in order to be able to track contacts if necessary.

  • 19:40

    Simonetta Sommaruga on the “Day of the Sick”

    In her television address, the Federal President spoke about tomorrow’s “Day of the Sick”. In these times, it was all the more important to be able to rely on the authorities. Simonetta Sommaruga said that protecting the population was the top priority for the authorities. According to the Federal President, nobody could say exactly how the situation would develop in the coming days and weeks. It is therefore important to know that you have a good and capable health system in Switzerland.

  • 18:56

    Confederation plans intensified information campaign

    The federal government plans to expand its information campaign at the beginning of next week. These will be written recommendations to the population as to what they can do even more to protect themselves against the infection or transmission of the Covid 19 virus, as Daniel Koch, head of the department of communicable diseases at the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG ) said to the media today.

  • 18:40

    AG: A lot to do for the Aargau doctor

    The cantonal doctor has a lot to do because of the cantonal authorization requirement for events. She and her team have to evaluate all requests.

    Around 390 requests have been received since yesterday, she told the regional journal Aargau / Solothurn from Radio SRF 1. Today, eight people were involved. A single request has so far been rejected out of 390 requests.

  • 18:10

    Basel Carnival on another date?

    The shock of the Basel cliques is deep that the carnival 2020 was canceled by the authorities. But you respect this decision. However, the question of whether the carnival should be postponed and whether it could be held later in the year is hotly debated.

    Most cliques are open to such ideas. “It would be nice if you could find a container to appreciate all the effort that goes into the run-up to a carnival,” says a carnival. And another adds: “If there is a small chance to revive the Carnival 2020 on another date, then you should take this opportunity.”

  • 17:59

    Bern riding school also surrenders to the canton’s strict requirements

    With a little delay, the Bern riding school also reacted to the strict requirements of the canton and canceled a planned event in the attic. The liquid session from Saturday evening will not take place, the operators said.

    “We are able to meet the requirements, but cannot assume responsibility that the information provided by visitors is 100 percent correct,” says a statement on Facebook. You don’t want to stir up panic. But it would be irresponsible to open a room without guaranteeing the safety of guests and staff.

  • 17:41

    Gaps on the shelves of large distributors: “Are you getting supplies?”

    Even if the authorities call for prudence – many people are worried. This is also clearly evident in the retailers these days. Cans, frozen vegetables? None. There are conspicuous gaps on many shelves.

  • 17:34

    There are now 18 confirmed cases across Switzerland

    After new confirmed cases in a total of four cantons, there are currently 18 definitely proven Covid-19 cases across Switzerland, as Katrin Holenstein, media spokeswoman at the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG), said. In addition, there were four suspected cases in which the reference laboratory in Geneva was still pending confirmation.

  • 16:45

    BE: Strict conditions for organizers

    In the fight against the spread of the corona virus, the canton of Bern goes further than others. He sets high hurdles for events with fewer than 1,000 people. Organizers must demonstrate that there are no people present who have come from regions affected by Covid 19 in the past two weeks. And they have to know the identity of everyone. The authorities want to ensure that potentially infected people can be found afterwards. Anyone who does not comply with the conditions is, according to the city security director Reto Nause, in principle punishable.

    Many organizers feel unable to meet the strict conditions. Therefore, the cancellations piled up on Saturday.

  • 16:01

    France also prohibits major events – but from 5,000 participants

    Because of the novel corona virus, France has banned all major events with more than 5000 people. This decision was made by the Defense and Ministerial Council, said the French health minister in Paris. This measure affects, among other things, the half marathon in the French capital on Sunday.

    So far, 57 infections with the new Sars-CoV-2 virus have been confirmed in France. The health minister said yesterday that this was a new stage in the epidemic. Two people infected with the corona virus have died, most recently a 60-year-old Frenchman on Wednesday.

  • 15:53

    GR: Measures specified – ban on events with a «national character»

    The cantonal authorities have specified the guidelines for the implementation or cancellation of events. This is what the Canton of Graubünden writes in a message, Link opens in a new window, Events with fewer than 1000 participants, but of a supraregional character or international participation, are fundamentally prohibited. Smaller, regional events would be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the cantonal committees according to the risk assessment. According to the regulations of the city of Chur, it is generally recommended that events with more than 50 people be avoided, writes the canton.

    The measures are justified, the comparison with a seasonal flu is only possible to a limited extent, writes the canton. In Switzerland, an annual long-term average of around 1,500 people would die of the flu. The corona virus is similarly dangerous, according to the canton. “According to the current state of knowledge, most of those affected will recover after 1-2 weeks of illness or only feel slight symptoms.” In contrast to the flu, however, “people who are particularly at risk, that is to say people with previous illnesses or the elderly, as well as health workers, could not protect themselves by vaccination.” And because no one has gone through this new respiratory disease, there is no so-called herd immunity, so that the virus can spread exponentially, according to the canton.

    Furthermore, according to the notification, four suspected cases of infection with the coronavirus have been definitely confirmed. The four people affected all come from the surroundings of the two children of an Italian family, who tested positive last week and are in medical care. However, all those tested are in good condition.

  • 15:49

    Dealing with the scientific uncertainties about the corona virus

    The virus now has Switzerland under control. Much is still unclear: how quickly the virus spreads; how many other people can infect a single infected person; how high is mortality?

    The “Science Magazine” of Radio SRF 2 Kultur spoke this morning about how to deal with these uncertainties and uncertainties – and where the SRF editors got the information from and how they evaluate it.

  • 15:37

    Swiss disinfection experts in Sempach

    The disinfectant manufacturer “B Braun Medical” is currently working in shifts to process all orders. The corona virus brings many additional orders from all over the world to the Sempacher special factory.

  • 15:31

    Day 1 after the Federal Council decision

    Ghost games in the ice hockey stadium and Guggen music in Bern’s cellars – impressions from yesterday evening, compiled by SRF News.

  • 15:22

    Swiss in affected areas – no repatriations necessary

    At the moment, no further repatriations from abroad are necessary, as Hans-Peter Lenz, head of the crisis management center in the EDA Department of Foreign Affairs said today about a media orientation. Travelers would decide at their own discretion and would not be entitled to an organized exit from a crisis area. The Swiss representations would offer assistance, advice and support.

    Hans-Peter Lenz


    Keystone / archive

  • 14:45

    First case in Valais confirmed

    The first case of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in the canton of Valais, which was detected yesterday by the laboratory of the central hospital in Sion, has been confirmed by the national reference laboratory in Geneva. This is announced by the Department of Health of the Canton of Valais.

  • PSG-Dijon: the notes of Parisians

    Without Dagba, Thiago Silva and Herrera injured, or Verratti and Neymar suspended, Thomas Tuchel aligned a 4-4-2 with Marquinhos in the middle. Sarabia scored quickly but P aris took his time before widening the gap and finally unwinding.

    Navas: 6. Rarely endangered, it repelled the rare Dijon shots.

    Kehrer: 6.5. Very straight on his right side, the lateral was enterprising. It does not pass far from a goal on a stung head diverted by Runarsson (10th).

    Kouassi: 5. Thomas Tuchel wanted to trust him in central defense to allow Marquinhos to stay in the middle. His two ball losses on two raises of the head in the axis (35th, 41st) do not play in his favor. Replaced by Paredes (71st).

    Kimpembe: 6. Before serving a suspension match in Lyon on Wednesday, the central defender was serious and applied.

    Bernat: 6. On his left side, he took advantage of Dijon timidity to multiply the offensives. It is not far from scoring with an outside of the foot rejected by Runarsson (25th). Warned for a late tackle on Baldé (16th)

    Di Maria: not noted. After having made a very good start to the match, he had to leave the touched field behind the right thigh (17th). Replaced by Draxler (note: 6) at the same right middle position. The German was less sharp. Finally a decisive pass despite everything for Mbappé for the 2-0.

    Marquinhos: 6. Not frankly put under pressure in the midfield by the Dijonnais, he generally managed his business well by being reassuring and available. After leaving Kouassi (71st), he took up his position in central defense.

    Gueye: 6.5. Valuable to the midfield through its services, deviations and interventions.

    Sarabia: 6.5. He scored his ninth goal since the start of the year in the 3rd minute. A bad choice (53rd), but many centers and a strike on the post (71st).

    Cavani: 5. For his 200th start in Ligue 1, he alternated the very good with sublime deviations and a committed defensive game. But he missed two huge opportunities in front of goal (37th, 60th). Replaced by Icardi (71st) who scores on his first shot (77th).

    Mbappé: 8. What a game ! Some lost duels but sublime technical gestures like this comma-small bridge over Tavarés (26th). Altruistic on several occasions, his two goals of law reward his perseverance (73rd, 90th +1).

    “Fear is useless, it paralyzes us”, says Professor William Dab, epidemiologist

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    He has spent his life devising plans to help the country and businesses cope with uncertainty. “We’re going into the unknown, it’s very evolutionary.” Appointed director general of health after the heat wave of 2003, professor William Dab, epidemiologist, directed the chair hygiene and safety of the Cnam. Concerning the coronavirus, it diagnoses “a serious risk”, an “alert”, but not a “crisis”, which would mean “a loss of control”. Former director general of health does not rule out the worst-case scenario but believes that the country is ready to face it

    Read also – Coronavirus epidemic: the 5 questions that arise in France

    Should we be afraid?
    It is worrying, of course. Not only is fear useless, but it paralyzes us. We must take the situation seriously and implement simple and very effective measures. In the company where I was visiting on Friday, the HR director said to the employees: “Stop kissing yourself and shaking hands.” It is a justified measure. We can act at our own level, without expecting everything from the medical device. By washing our hands ten times a day, for example, and with soap, it works very well.

    What is the most likely scenario today?
    We were very lucky during the mad cow crisis, SARS and the H1N1 epidemic. We may have it again this time. The door must be left open to all hypotheses. But the most likely is that we are going to know an influenza-like epidemic, against which we do not have a vaccine. The other big unknown is the mutation potential of the virus. But we can hope that the spring heat will slow its spread: very few countries are currently affected in the southern hemisphere.

    In the event of a major crisis, city doctors will have to go to the front line

    Have the barrier measures and quarantines implemented in China been ineffective?
    As this virus is contagious even during the incubation period, it was likely to spread like the flu. Barrier measures have never prevented influenza epidemics. Quarantine slows the spread of a virus without preventing its circulation. However, isolation allows the cases to be spread over several weeks in order to put less strain on the healthcare systems.

    Read also – Coronavirus: is the stock market crash inevitable?

    Could French hospitals cope?
    They are ready. But in the event of a major crisis, city doctors will have to go to the front line. This virus causes between 5 and 10% of severe forms. It could affect, at home, 5 to 10 million people. No country can treat so many intensive care patients at the same time.

    What are our strengths?
    Our crisis cells are working very well: all the scenarios are reviewed by the various players. We also have regulatory tools to enforce the barrier measures, which did not exist in 2003. Our monitoring tools are much more effective than at the time of SARS. After this crisis, France pushed for the creation of a radar at Union level, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. Today, the France Public Health agency has branches in all Regions. Our leaders therefore have a high level of expertise, reliable information in real time. All this should allow them to base their decisions on facts and not on opinions.

    Should the response be coordinated at European level?
    There is a common monitoring tool, information is shared, but there is no common risk management doctrine. Not all countries have suspended their flights to China. Isolation and quarantine measures are not the same from one state to another.

    Democracies are best armed if they make the right decisions on time

    Is a dictatorship like China better equipped to face such a crisis?
    At the time of SARS, in 2003, the Chinese Minister of Health came to pay a visit to France when we were saddened because a patient had left the Besançon hospital where he was confined. At the time, the prefect of Doubs explained that we could not legally compel him to remain in quarantine. The Chinese minister told us, ‘At home, it would have been the death penalty.’ A dictatorship like China, with its drones and facial recognition software monitoring citizens, is more effective in enforcing barrier measures. But coercion has a high social cost; brutality leads to loss of confidence. The epidemic of viral pneumonia may be Chernobyl in Beijing. Democracies are best armed if they make the right decisions on time. In managing an epidemic, as much as the proportionality of the measures taken, trust in the leaders is a compass that must never be overlooked. And it is not with police measures that it is built. This is why our managers take so long to respond to requests from the media.

    Does the unpopularity of the government not affect the effectiveness of its communication?
    It may not be popular in general politics, but people know their health is protected.

    Our leaders are young. Is this handicap in such a context?
    On the contrary, it is an asset. Managing such an epidemic is more like a marathon than a sprint. Endurance, resistance to fatigue is a precious quality.

    Some doctors say that we do too much, in the name of a derogatory or maximalist precautionary principle. Are they right?
    These doctors do not know how to reason at the level of a population. On an individual level, some may see very few cases at the start of the epidemic. But we are not immune to this virus, an infected person infects an average of 2.3 and the number of cases doubles every day.

    Rumor Can Kill As Much As Virus

    Wouldn’t maximalist containment measures threaten the economy?
    The least bad solution must be found. We must not play the economy against health. If millions of people find themselves unemployed, it is also a public health problem. The economy is a determinant of health.

    Doesn’t the virus which feeds rumors and incivism reveal certain faults in our societies?
    The excellent film Contagion by Steven Soderbergh shows that there is always, alongside the spread of the virus, an epidemic of rumors. Today, it is said that the Chinese made the virus, that the P4 laboratory in Wuhan is responsible for all of this, that it was an accident. The scenario imagined by American epidemiologists for Soderbergh echoes the current situation: the economic, political impact, the question of treatment. The rumor can kill as much as the virus. A large-scale epidemic reveals the weaknesses but fortunately also the strengths of any society.

    Does the comparison with the Spanish flu seem justified to you?
    Our medical knowledge and tools are out of step with what they were at the end of the First World War, but our aging urban societies in which millions of people with chronic illnesses take treatments that decrease immunity , are more fragile. At the beginning of the 20th century, everyone knew that life was hard and short. Today, we are medically better equipped but more individualistic. There is a refusal of fatality. Our society is therefore more fragile in the face of a pandemic. Thousands or tens of thousands of deaths could cause major social destabilization.

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    The former world champion n. 1 and Seven Time Grand Slam takes selfies with Rafael Nadal

    It is not unusual for a 39-year-old tennis fan to take a selfie with a great tennis player like Rafael Nadal in a tennis tournament. However, it is somewhat unusual when the 39-year-old is a former world number one. 1 and seven times Grand Slam champion.

    Venus Williams was like any other Acapulco fan when he had the chance to take a selfie with the 19 year old Grand Slam champion Nadal in the background. Sister Serena also liked the photo and made a comment on the photo, saying “Lol Love”.

    Both players are in Acapulco for the ATP / WTA event there. Williams, who got number 5 in the tournament, meets Slovenian Kaja Juvan in the first round and is scheduled to play her first round match on Wednesday. He will hope to do better than the Australian Open, where he lost the teenage Coco Gauff in the first round.

    American Sloane Stephens is the main seed in the women’s draw. Nadal faces Pablo Andujar in Wednesday’s first round and could meet Australian Alex De Minaur in the second round. Nadal lost in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open against Austrian Dominic Thiem.

    Some of the other top men competing with Nadal for the title this week include German Alexander Zverev, Swiss Stan Wawrinka, American John Isner and Australian Nick Kyrgios.

    Washington’s first American coronavirus death reported – PIX11 News

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    The study finds that coronavirus could survive up to NINE DAYS out of the body

    A study found that Coronavirus could survive up to NINE DAYS outside the body, but common disinfectants and higher temperatures could kill the virus

    • Human coronaviruses can remain infectious on inanimate surfaces for up to nine days at room temperature
    • However, they can be quickly made inactive using common disinfectants and can even dissipate at higher temperatures, the authors wrote.
    • It is not yet clear, however, whether the new coronavirus behaves similarly.
    • “It’s quite typical on copper and steel, it lasts about two hours,” CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield told US lawmakers Thursday
    • Disease experts say the new outbreak of the virus, called COVID-19, mainly spreads from person to person
    • Contact with faecal material from an infected person can also transmit the virus
    • A man in Washington state has been confirmed as the first person to die of coronavirus in the United States

    The coronavirus that has now killed a person in the United States is said to be able to survive up to nine days out of the human body, according to previous studies.

    An analysis of 22 previous studies on similar coronaviruses, including severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) published online this month in the Journal of Hospital Infection, concluded that human coronaviruses can remain infectious on inanimate surfaces up to nine days at room temperature.

    However, they can be quickly made inactive using common disinfectants and can even dissipate at higher temperatures, the authors wrote. It is not yet clear, however, whether the new coronavirus behaves similarly.

    Human coronaviruses can remain infectious on inanimate surfaces for up to nine days at room temperature

    Human coronaviruses can remain infectious on inanimate surfaces for up to nine days at room temperature

    “On copper and steel it’s pretty typical, it lasts about two hours,” said CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield, Thursday, referring to U.S. lawmakers, referring to how long the new coronavirus can remain active on these types of materials. “But I’ll say on other surfaces – cardboard or plastic – it’s longer, and so we’re looking at it.”

    Based on what is known about similar coronaviruses, disease experts say the new outbreak of the virus, called COVID-19, mainly spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing. Contact with an infected person’s faecal material can also transmit the virus.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that it may be possible for a person to become infected by touching a surface or object on which the virus is present and therefore touching their mouth, nose or eyes.

    The CDC stated that there is probably a very low risk of spreading the virus from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at room temperature.

    Disease experts say the new virus outbreak, called COVID-19, mainly spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing. Contact with faecal material from an infected person can also transmit the virus

    Disease experts say the new virus outbreak, called COVID-19, mainly spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing. Contact with faecal material from an infected person can also transmit the virus

    A CDC spokesman, in an e-mailed statement, said the agency is still examining how contagious the virus can be deposited on more common and everyday surfaces.

    This week the Food and Drug Administration said it had no evidence that COVID-19 was transmitted from imported goods, but the situation remains “dynamic” and the agency said it will evaluate and update the guidelines as needed.

    “The important message to take home is that this is probably a small part of the transmission of respiratory viruses,” said Dr. Timothy Brewer, professor of epidemiology and medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. “In the community, these viruses are unlikely to survive on surfaces for long.”

    As of Friday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States was 62, including 47 returns

    As of Friday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States was 62, including 47 returns

    Brewer explained that these viruses tend to survive longer in low temperature and low humidity environments, “which is why many respiratory viruses are seen during the winter.”

    A man in Washington state has been confirmed as the first person to die of coronavirus in the United States.

    At a rare Saturday White House press conference, President Donald Trump said the deceased patient was a woman in her fifties who was “at high medical risk”. No further information on his medical history was immediately available.

    Health officials said the man was one of the few with no known connections to global hot spots for contracting the virus, indicating that the deadly epidemic is likely to spread to communities.

    Washington Governor Jay Inslee initially caused confusion by issuing a statement referring to the deceased patient as a man, saying “Our hearts go to his family and friends.” But the claim was later modified to read “them” instead of “his”.

    As of Friday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States was 62, including 47 returns.



    NHS plans to distribute “Dad’s’s Army” to retired doctors if Covid-19 spreads | World news

    Former healthcare professionals could be withdrawn from retirement on the basis of emergency plans being considered by the government to combat the spread of coronavirus.

    News of the potential deployment of “dad’s army” comes when NHS chiefs warn that service will be difficult if Covid-19 takes hold in Britain.

    Three other people in England tested positive for the virus yesterday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the UK to 23. Two of the patients had recently returned from Italy, while the other had returned from Asia, according to chief medical agent, Prof. Chris Whitty.

    The three cases – in Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire and Berkshire – are being investigated and all individuals who have had contact with them are traced.

    The update came when health secretary Matt Hancock prepared to launch what the Department of Health described as an “enhanced government approach” to pandemic preparedness, in an attempt to ensure the public has a hold on situation.

    The plans will drive a ministerial virus designated for each government department, an intergovernmental “war room” of communications experts and scientists before a new public information campaign and an increase in the number of emergency Cobra meetings.

    The United Kingdom is currently in the “containment” phase, where isolated cases are hospitalized and a detailed trace is made of those with which they came into contact. However, if the virus begins to spread to the Department of Health, the next stage could see wider measures to keep the public safe and relieve pressure on the NHS.

    These could include the emergency registration of retired health care workers, the introduction of emergency allowance coverage for health care workers providing care or diagnostics and a loosening of personal-pupil relationship rules in schools and kindergartens.

    The government is also considering encouraging more homework and discouraging unnecessary travel as part of a “social distancing” strategy which, it says, would delay the peak of the epidemic until the end of the year, when a warmer weather could help fight the virus.

    Boris Johnson, who will preside over a Cobra meeting tomorrow after criticizing his response so far, warned: “Coronavirus could very well be a challenge in the weeks and months ahead. But I have no doubt that with the help of the NHS and its unparalleled staff, this country will be able to overcome and beat it “.

    But two CEOs of the NHS, who spoke with the Observer on condition of anonymity, he warned that the national health service will struggle if a serious outbreak occurs because it has too few beds, personnel and specialist equipment.

    “If you have a coronavirus outbreak it will be a nightmare,” said one. “How will we create the extra capacity we will need? All hospitals are already full. It will be very difficult if we have a lot of people with this. “

    The head of another trust said: “About 17% of people who contract the virus need medical intervention. So if this takes it correctly, you have a 17% increase in the number of people crossing the NHS threshold, and therefore everything falls. “

    School closings could drastically reduce the number of staff working in hospitals because they should stay home and take care of the children there, one manager warned.

    “The key to most staff is schools – if they are closed, we are in trouble. And if the staff themselves are isolated or refuse to work, we are in trouble. Without reserve staff and extra pressure, we would really struggle. “

    Rachel Harrison, national officer of the GMB union, which represents the ambulance crews of the NHS, said there are doubts as to whether its members have the relevant protective equipment. “The pressure on the service is already immense,” he said. “They are constantly being called to things they shouldn’t be called for.”

    Jonathan Leach, honorary secretary of the Royal College of GPs, said the national health service has done well to contain the virus in the UK so far, and was well prepared if the situation worsened. “We have good experience in emergency management and there is currently no reason to think this should be any different. Obviously we will monitor the situation carefully.”

    But Susan Crossland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, disagrees: “While the emergency planning measures put in place specifically for coronavirus have been good, the bigger picture is a cause for serious concern. One of the huge problems we will see in the event of a widespread epidemic is a complete compression of the elections [planned] a surgery that will have huge implications for the already terrible waiting times of patients, and this is directly related to the underfunding of previous years. “


    ON THE AIR – Sports – Boone News-Republican

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    2:30 in the afternoon. FOX – NASCAR Cup Series: The Auto Club 400, San Bernardino County, California.

    Bob / SKELETON

    12:30 (Monday) NBCSN – IBSF: World Championships (registered)


    11.00 am CBSSN – South Florida at the temple

    ESPNU – Michigan in the state of Ohio

    FS1 – Creighton in St. John’s

    Noon ESPN – Cincinnati in Houston

    1 pm BTN – Indiana in Illinois

    CBS – Xavier in Georgetown

    ESPNU – St. Louis to Rhode Island

    14:00 FS2 – DePaul at Marquette

    15:00 CBS – Michigan in the state of Ohio

    CBSSN – Towson to the northeast

    ESPNU – Wichita State at Southern Methodist

    3:15 pm BTN – Northwestern in Nebraska

    4 pm. SECN – Auburn in Kentucky

    17:00 ESPNU – Colorado to Stanford

    5:30 in the afternoon. BTN – Minnesota in Wisconsin


    11 BTN – Iowa to Rutgers

    Noon ESPN2 – Texas A&M in South Carolina

    SECN – Tennessee in Auburn

    2pm ESPN2 – Maryland to Minnesota


    9:30 BTN – Big Ten Match Play: Championship


    4 pm. PAC-12N – Utah to Washington


    2:00 GOLF – EPGA Tour: The Oman Open, Final Round, Muscat, Oman

    Noon GOLF – PGA Tour: Honda Classic, Final Round, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

    14:00 NBC – PGA Tour: Honda Classic, Final Round, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

    15:30 GOLF – PGA Tour Champions: The Cologuard Classic, Final Round, Tucson, Ariz.


    Noon FSNMW – Spring training: St. Louis in Houston


    2:30 in the afternoon. FSNMW – Dallas to Minnesota

    19:00 ESPN – LA Lakers in New Orleans


    11.00 NBC – Philadelphia in New York Rangers

    19:00 NBCSN – Washington to Minnesota

    21:30 NBCSN – Los Angeles to Las Vegas


    11:30 CBS – WRCA: The Royal City Roundup, Kansas City, Mo. (registered)


    17:00 CBSSN – MLR: United New York vs. Houston Sabercats


    6:20 FS1 – Bundesliga: VfL Wolfsburg at Union Berlin

    7:55 NBCSN – Premier League: TBA

    8:30 FS1 – Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen at RB Leipzig

    10:50 FS2 – Bundesliga: Frankfurt on Werder Bremen

    2pm ESPN – MLS: Chicago to Seattle

    16:30 ESPN – MLS: Inter Miami CF at LA FC

    18:30 FS1 – MLS: Minnesota United in Portland


    15:00 FS1 – Houston to Dallas



    6:00 PM ESPN – North Carolina State at Duke

    20:00 ESPN – Texas Tech in Baylor

    ESPNU – Alabama State in Southern Texas


    6pm CBSSN – Wichita State in Central Florida

    ESPN2 – South Florida to Connecticut


    Noon NBCSN – UCI: World Championships


    1 pm NBCSN – The Tokyo Marathon: from Tokyo


    Noon MLBN and FSNMW – Spring training: Minnesota vs. St. Louis

    14:00 ESPN – Spring training: LA Angels vs. Chicago Cubs, Mesa, Ariz.


    18:30 NBATV – Milwaukee in Miami


    4:00 TENNIS – WTA: Lyon: Early Rounds

    5:00 TENNIS – ATP / WTA: Open 6eme Sens, Early Rounds

    10: TENNIS – WTA: Lyon-WTA, Monterrey-WTA

    14:00 TENNIS – WTA: Abierto GNP Seguros, Early Rounds

    19:00 TENNIS – WTA: Abierto GNP Seguros, Early Rounds

    1:00 (Tuesday) TENNIS – ATP / WTA: Open 6eme Sens, Early Rounds

    2:00 (Tuesday) TENNIS – ATP / WTA: Open 6eme Sens, Early Rounds

    Today’s sports on the radio



    13:30 KCPS-AM (1150) – NASCAR Auto Club 400


    11:55 KBUR-AM (1490), KBUR-FM (99.3) and WCEZ-FM (93.9) – Spring training: St. Louis in Houston



    11:55 KBUR-AM (1490), KBUR-FM (99.3) and WCEZ-FM (93.9) – Spring training: Minnesota in St. Louis