Coronavirus: Health minister Nadine Dorries tests positive Health minister and Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has been diagnosed with coronavirus. Ms Dorries, the first MP to test positive, said she had taken all the advised precautions after finding out and has been self-isolating at home. This comes as a sixth person died from the virus in the UK, which has a total of 382 cases. The latest person to die was a man in his early 80s who had underlying health conditions. Meanwhile, Manchester City's Premier League match against Arsenal on Wednesday has been postponed as "a precautionary measure" because of the outbreak. A number of Arsenal players are in self-isolation after coming into contact with Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis, who tested positive for the virus.
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Has Malaysia's new PM inherited a poisoned chalice? When Malaysia’s government plunged into chaos last month, some believed the country’s veteran leader Mahathir Mohamad was likely to emerge an even more powerful political force. Instead, it was Muhyiddin Yassin, a much quieter figure, who was eventually appointed prime minister. Muhyiddin, a conservative Malay nationalist, is a low-profile and cautious politician, say analysts. “If you look at his political history, every time there has been a political crisis he is the last one to show his hand,” says James Chin, professor of Asian studies at Tasmania University. “He sits between all the warring groups, lets them fight it out, then he will come in at the last minute.” As the ruling alliance became consumed by a power struggle between supporters of Mahathir and his successor-in-waiting, Anwar Ibrahim, Muhyiddin managed to outmanoeuvre both.
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Meghan Markle news: Meghan has ‘zero interest’ in resuming acting career Harry and Meghan completed their formal royal duties last week on Monday, when they attended the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey with other members of the Royal Family. The young couple are now about to embark on the next phase of their life, as they relocate to Canada. There has been much speculation as to how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will fund their new independent life. Some have claimed that Meghan intends to resurrect her acting career, which she gave up to marry Harry.
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Boris Johnson in intensive care: What the papers are saying about the prime minister’s health News of Boris Johnson’s worsening health in his personal battle against coronavirus has dominated UK front pages and provoked concern from media around the world. The decision to move the prime minister to an intensive care unit (ICU) on advice of his medical team came as a shock to many and was an alarming escalation after Mr Johnson had previously described his symptoms as “mild” and tweeted earlier on Monday that he was in “in good spirits”. From broadsheets to tabloids, British newspapers presented the news in stark terms: “Johnson in intensive care,” wrote The Daily Telegraph, while The Daily Mirror led with the headline “Sick Boris faces fight for his life”. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines
China economy shrinks for first time as Wuhan Covid-19 death toll is increased by 1,300 China’s economy shrank 6.8% in the three months of 2020, the country’s first such contraction on record and a stark sign of the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The news came as Chinese authorities revised the death toll in Wuhan, the hardest hit city and where the virus first emerged, up by 50%, to 3,869 from 2,579. Citing the number of patients who had died at home before reaching hospital, as well as late and inaccurate reporting, the city’s task force on virus prevention and control said: “Every loss of life during the epidemic is not just a source of sorrow for their family, but for the city as well.
Coronavirus: Trump issues new guidelines to reopen US economy President Trump and Coronavirus Task Force Response Coordinator Deborah Birx lays out their plan to reopen the United States in three phases. USA TODAY WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump issued guidelines to states Thursday aimed at easing social distancing restrictions and reopening parts of the country as it grapples with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The White House strategy, provided to all 50 governors during a phone call, outlines a three-phase approach to gradually bring back parts of public life such as schools, restaurants and theaters in certain areas based on evidence the virus is waning.
Coronavirus live updates: deaths and cases - UK, Australia, Canada, Spain... news today Study suggests coronavirus spread swiftly around world in late 2019 A genetic analysis of samples from more than 7,500 people infected with COVID-19 suggests the new coronavirus spread quickly around the world late last year and is adapting to its human hosts, scientists said on Wednesday. A study by scientists at University College London's (UCL) Genetics Institute found almost 200 recurrent genetic mutations of the new coronavirus - SARS-CoV-2 - which the researchers said showed how it may be evolving as it spreads in people.