Recognition of the sacrifices being made by so many people in the UK, and across practically most of the world, who have prioritised coronavirus patients and the greater good over their own personal lives with no end in sight led to a great outpouring in the Clap For Our Carers campaign.
People all over the world are being told to stay at home in unprecedented lockdowns to try and stem the infection rate of the coronavirus COVID-19 that has killed more than 21,162 people globally.
India, the UK, New Zealand, Italy, France, Spain and South Africa from 26 March have imposed total lockdowns on its populations in an effort to stem the rate of coronavirus COVID-19, which has killed 18,891 people.
"Outside the hospital I came over a bit weird and nearly passed out. Every pore on my body opened and I was wheelchaired to our room," said COVID-19 survivor David Abel.
"Current evidence shows that people who have diabetes (of any kind) are most at risk of developing complications and needing intensive hospital care," wrote Dr Amir Khan.
The Trump government wants to send cheques to its population within two weeks, which a senior US official said could total as much as US$1.2 trillion. “It’s going to be big, and it’s going to be bold,” US President Donald Trump said.
More than 153,000 people have been confirmed to have the coronavirus globally, according to the World Health Organization. The number of dead has risen to nearly 5,800 people.
Jack Ma, the wealthiest person in China, had already pledged two million protective masks to European countries. A first shipment of test kits, medical supplies and 500,000 masks intended for Italy, which has been hard-hit by the virus, arrived at Liege Airport in Belgium late Friday (local time)
The worst hit areas around the world – Wuhan, China, where the virus originated, Iran, Italy and South Korea – are on more or less the same latitude, with similar temperatures and relative humidity.
“We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers, too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus, and were found to be positive," Tom Hanks said in a statement on Facebook