Coronavirus: Over 1,000 Dead in UK, Russia Seals Borders, Finland Blockades Capital

  • Among the infected in the country are its Prime Minister, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as well as his Minister of Health, Matt Hancock.
  • Russia has announced that it will completely close its borders, starting on Monday, to try to stop the spread of the new coronavirus in the country.
  • Finnish police, military forces, and border guard officers have begun to impose a blockade on an important southern region of the country, which includes the capital.

The United Kingdom has so far recorded more than 1,000 deaths due to the new coronavirus pandemic. This represents an increase of 260 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per an official report. The official number of the dead in the UK due to the coronavirus is now at 1,019, and the number of people confirmed to have been infected with the disease is 17,089.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), also known as 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD), and novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) is a viral respiratory disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). It was first detected during the 2019–20 Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

Among the infected in the country are its Prime Minister, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as well as his Minister of Health, Matt Hancock. The Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack, has been isolated for seven days after having shown symptoms similar to those of covid-19, without having been tested.

Because of the rapid spread of the new coronavirus, the United Kingdom has engaged in an operation against time to avail thousands of hospital beds. The British have been ordered to remain confined in their homes since Monday night for a period of at least three weeks.

Russia to Close all Borders as of Monday

Russia has announced that it will completely close its borders, starting on Monday, to try to stop the spread of the new coronavirus in the country. According to a government decree, Russia “will temporarily restrict traffic” on all its road, rail and sea crossings, starting at midnight local time on Monday.

The Russian government has already ordered, starting today and until April 5, the closure of several commercial activities, including catering. Russia also implored its citizens to limit their travel.

Coronaviruses are species of virus belonging to the subfamily Coronavirinae in the family Coronaviridae, in the order Nidovirales. There are seven known strains of human coronaviruses, including COVID-19.

Russia has so far recorded over a thousand people infected with coronavirus, and registered four deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic, on Friday. The majority of cases reported were from the nation’s capital, Moscow.

Finland Blockades Key Southern Region, Helsinki

Finnish police, military forces, and border guard officers have begun to impose a blockade on an important southern region of the country, which includes the capital, Helsinki, due to the covid-19 pandemic. The exceptional order by Finnish Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, to block the movement of citizens inside and outside the Uusimaa region, came into force today. 

The region, located in the south, is home to about 1.7 million people, including 650,000 Helsinki residents. The police set up roadblocks at the main points of entry and exit in the Uusimaa region and are checking each vehicle that arrives or leaves to assess the reasons for the trip. Soldiers are patrolling train stations to check for possible violations of government-imposed measures.

The new coronavirus, responsible for the covid-19 pandemic, has already infected more than 650,000 people worldwide, of whom more than 30,000 have died. Following it’s outbreak in China in December, the viral disease spread worldwide, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic situation.

Only $1/click

Submit Your Ad Here

Vincent Ferdinand

News reporting is my thing. My view of what is happening in our world is colored by my love of history and how the past influences events taking place in the present time.  I like reading politics and writing articles. It was said by Geoffrey C. Ward, "Journalism is merely history's first draft." Everyone who writes about what is happening today is indeed, writing a small part of our history.

Leave a Reply