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COVID-19: Updates Around The Globe For March 30

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Below is update on recent Coronavirus [COVID-19] developments in and around the United Kingdom:

  • Northern Ireland has become the first country in the UK to order the early release of prisoners due to the virus. Up to 200 inmates nearing the end of their sentences will be let out.
  • The Scottish government is considering similar measures, while in England and Wales a range of options, including early release and the transfer of prisoners to other sites, is being explored
  • Two repatriation flights rescuing British nationals who were stranded in Peru have landed at Heathrow Airport
  • A breathing aid that can help keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care has been created in under a week by University College London engineers working alongside clinicians and Mercedes Formula One
  • Police in Scotland issued 25 fines over the weekend to people breaking the coronavirus restrictions, such as businesses that were still open. The force also said it received a significant number of calls including from people reporting others who were breaking rules
  • Airline EasyJet has grounded its entire fleet of aircraft due to the pandemic
  • The boss of the UK’s largest regional airline, Loganair, has said his firm plans to ask for government help to get through the pandemic
  • Meanwhile, thousands of EasyJet and Virgin staff, are being offered work in the new NHS Nightingale Hospital, which is being set up at the ExCel Centre in east London. The chief nursing officer for England, Ruth May, said around 100 cabin crew have expressed an interest
  • The UK’s main internet providers have agreed to remove data caps on fixed-line broadband during the coronavirus pandemic
  • A rapid response unit within the Cabinet Office is working with social media firms to remove misinformation about coronavirus
  • Convenience stores selling Easter eggs are facing interference from “heavy-handed” officials suggesting chocolate eggs are non-essential, a trade body says
  • In South Korea, there are calls to deport a British man in his 30s, who broke quarantine guidelines and may have spread the virus while travelling through the country. Instead of spending 14 days in self-isolation after arriving, he visited four different cities and later tested positive

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

Confirmed per Country/Region as at 8h00 GMT 30/03/2020

124,686 US

92,472 Italy

82,061 China

73,235 Spain

57,695 Germany

38,105 France

35,408 Iran

17,315 United Kingdom

14,076 Switzerland

9,819 Netherlands

9,583 Korea, South

9,134 Belgium

8,271 Austria

7,402 Turkey

5,655 Canada

5,170 Portugal

4,032 Norway

3,935 Australia

3,904 Brazil

3,865 Israel

3,447 Sweden

2,663 Czechia

2,415 Ireland

2,366 Denmark

2,320 Malaysia

1,909 Chile

1,831 Luxembourg

1,823 Ecuador

1,693 Japan

1,638 Poland

1,526 Pakistan

1,452 Romania

1,388 Thailand

1,264 Russia

1,203 Saudi Arabia

1,187 South Africa

1,167 Finland

1,155 Indonesia

1,075 Philippines

1,061 Greece

987 India

963 Iceland

901 Panama

848 Mexico

802 Singapore

745 Argentina

719 Dominican Republic

712 Diamond Princess

684 Slovenia

671 Peru

659 Serbia

657 Croatia

645 Estonia

608 Colombia

590 Qatar

576 Egypt

514 New Zealand

506 Iraq

476 Bahrain

468 United Arab Emirates

454 Algeria

437 Lithuania

412 Lebanon

408 Hungary

407 Armenia

402 Morocco

356 Ukraine

338 Bulgaria

308 Andorra

305 Latvia

304 Uruguay

295 Costa Rica

292 Slovakia

283 Taiwan*

278 Bosnia and Herzegovina

278 Tunisia

251 Kazakhstan

246 Jordan

241 North Macedonia

235 Kuwait

231 Moldova

224 San Marino

207 Burkina Faso

197 Albania

182 Azerbaijan

179 Cyprus

179 Vietnam

152 Oman

149 Malta

141 Ghana

133 Uzbekistan

130 Senegal

120 Brunei

119 Cuba

119 Venezuela

115 Sri Lanka

111 Nigeria

110 Afghanistan

110 Honduras

104 West Bank and Gaza

103 Cambodia

102 Mauritius

101 Cote d” voire

94 Belarus

91 Cameroon

91 Kosovo

90 Georgia

84 Kyrgyzstan

84 Montenegro

81 Bolivia

76 Trinidad and Tobago

65 Congo (Kinshasa)

60 Rwanda

56 Liechtenstein

56 Paraguay

48 Bangladesh

43 Monaco

39 Madagascar

38 Kenya

34 Guatemala

32 Jamaica

30 Uganda

28 Zambia

26 Barbados

25 Togo

24 El Salvador

18 Mali

17 Maldives

16 Ethiopia

15 Haiti

14 Djibouti

14 Tanzania

12 Equatorial Guinea

12 Mongolia

11 Dominica

10 Bahamas

10 Niger

9 Eswatini

9 Grenada

8 Burma

8 Guinea

8 Guyana

8 Laos

8 Mozambique

8 Namibia

8 Seychelles

8 Suriname

7 Antigua and Barbuda

7 Gabon

7 Zimbabwe

6 Benin

6 Cabo Verde

6 Eritrea

6 Holy See

5 Angola

5 Fiji

5 Mauritania

5 Nepal

5 Sudan

5 Syria

4 Bhutan

4 Congo (Brazzaville)

4 Nicaragua

3 Central African Republic

3 Chad

3 Gambia

3 Liberia

3 Libya

3 Saint Lucia

3 Somalia

2 Belize

2 Guinea-Bissau

2 MS Zaandam

2 Saint Kitts and Nevis

1 Papua New Guinea

1 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

1 Timor-Leste

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