A man accused of spitting at police officers while claiming to have symptoms of coronavirus has been charged with assault.
Paul Leivers was arrested on Thursday in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
Mr Leivers, 48, of Tideswell Court, has been charged with two counts of assaulting an emergency worker, and is due to appear before magistrates.
Police said the general response to social distancing in Nottinghamshire had been “phenomenal”.
The government has introduced emergency legislation which means people can be fined for ignoring the measures.
However, police said this would be done only “as a last resort”.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that he is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.
“Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” he said on Twitter.
“I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.”
At the moment, health authorities across the UK say equipment such as masks, gloves and gowns should only be used if patients have suspected symptoms or have been diagnosed with coronavirus.
“Be in no doubt that I can continue thanks to the wizardry of modern technology to communicate with all my top team to lead the national fightback against coronavirus,” he added in the video message.
A Downing Street spokesperson said in a statement that Johnson, whose partner Carrie Symonds is pregnant, experienced mild symptoms on Thursday and was tested for COVID-19 on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer.
A coronavirus victim believed to be in his early 80s passed away in Luton. He was receiving treatment at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.
This is the first death case to be registered in Luton caused by the coronavirus which is shaking the whole World. Many activities have been frozen world-wide as people are being encouraged to isolate themselves and stay home.
In UK, the number of diagnoses stands at 6,650 with 335 deaths attributed to the disease. Out of this, Luton has 15 reported cases with 1 death case.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid down further restrictions barring all outdoor activities except for food shopping, one daily outdoor exercise, medical care and essential travel to and from work in a bid to stop the spread of the virus.
This is supposed to be adhered.
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American country music legend Kenny Rogers has died aged 81.
A family representative said he “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes”.
Rogers topped pop and country charts during the 1970s and 1980s, and won three Grammy awards.
Known for his husky voice and ballads including The Gambler, Lucille and Coward Of The County, his career spanned more than six decades.
He once summed up his popularity by explaining that he believed his songs “say what every man wants to say and that every woman wants to hear”.
He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013 and, that same year, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Country Music Association.
In their statement his family said he “left an indelible mark on the history of American music”.
A keen businessman, Rogers also led several ventures over the years, mainly in property and the restaurant sector.
He was married five times and had five children.
The free internet is allegedly meant for access to information on COVID-19/Corona Virus, and requires users to share a message on Whats App to get it.
A link circulating on Whats App claiming that the World Health Organization is offering free internet to help people access information on COVID-19 is a HOAX.
According to the post, people interested in the offer should share the post to 14 contacts on Whatsapp to qualify for 1GB of data daily until April 30.
A screenshot of the WhatsApp message
Instructions on the page asking users to forward the message on WhatsApp
However, WHO Spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic said that the message is not from the organization. In an email response to a query by PesaCheck, he added that the message is one of several circulating on social media platforms that WHO has had to debunk.
WHO has also cautioned against sharing sensitive information or sending money to people by claiming to represent the organization, and has issued guidelines on how to verify the authenticity of information allegedly from the organization.
Be warned therefore that this post is a hoax. These are just people who are circulating wrong news to draw traffic to their websites so do not fall victim.
Knowledge is power so help share this post with your friend so that they do not fall victim of such hoaxes.