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Coronavirus affected cruise liner stuck off the coast of Panama began to transfer healthy vacationers to a sister ship, while Panama reversed course on Saturday and decided to allow it to dock. Four passengers died and two cases of Covid-19 were confirmed on board the Zaandam. Holland America Line, owner of Zaandam, confirmed that 53 guests – 4% of the total – and 85 crew members – 14% – had reported flu-like symptoms.
Alister Jack, the British secretary for Scotland, is the British third minister to announce that he is self-isolating after showing “mild” symptoms of coronavirus. It has not been tested for the virus. It comes after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock tested positive. Chris Whitty, chief medical officer in England, is homebound after showing symptoms compatible with the virus.
Prime Minister of Spain made an emotional appeal to the EU to take “economic and social measures” to deal with the consequences of the health crisis. “This is the most difficult moment since its foundation and the EU must be up to the occasion,” said Pedro Sánchez. In a teleconference of EU leaders last week, Spain, Italy and France called on the EU to take measures such as issuing a joint debt and to commit to block-level spending plans. Sánchez announced a two-week ban on all non-essential work in Spain.
Burberry British fashion house will reorganize its famous trench coat factory in Yorkshire to make non-surgical gowns and masks for patients. In a statement, he said he would also use his global supply chain network to expedite the delivery of more than 100,000 surgical masks to medical personnel at the National Health Service in the United Kingdom.
Number of dead in italy Covid-19 surpassed 10,000, with an additional 889 deaths reported on Saturday. Confirmed cases increased 6.9% to 92,472, the lowest daily growth rate since the start of the epidemic, according to official figures. Italy suffered the deadliest day for any country on Friday since the start of the epidemic, when 919 people died from coronaviruses.
Ireland Saturday reported 14 new deaths from coronaviruses, the most in a single day after the government ordered people to stay indoors under tough new restrictions that went into effect. The police set up roadside checkpoints over a weekend to ensure compliance with the new measures, with only designated “essential” workers now allowed to go to work.
Juventus, Italy’s richest football club, announced on Saturday that its players will benefit from a collective salary reduction of 90 million euros, the largest football teams in Europe seeking to reduce their costs in response to stopping the coronavirus. The leaders of Ligue A have become the last major European team to agree on a reduction in player wages, after Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.