August 13, 2020
The Good News
Are you missing cruises this year? One Dorset ferry owner is taking nostalgic customers on mini-cruises to see the huge number of ships anchored between Portsmouth and Plymouth whilst they are out of service due to the coronavirus pandemic.
— Mudeford Quay (@MudefordQuay) August 12, 2020
The Not So Good News
Disruptive and challenging border rules in New South Wales, Australia have been criticised and branded ‘a political stunt’ by a hospital who can’t get their staff over the border to work. Lismore Base Hospital, NSW, which is around 70 miles from the border with Queensland, said over 100 doctors who reside the other side of the border are unable to travel in to work, leaving the hospital short staffed and relying heavily on relief doctors.
The United Kingdom have officially declared a recession – the first in 11 years – due to the impact of the coronavirus. The chancellor has stated the nation’s largely service based economy as the reason for the lockdown’s severe impact on GDP, which fell by a fifth in the 3 months to August.
New Zealand returns to lockdown after 5 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the first ‘community transmitted’ cases in over 100 days. Prime minister Jacinda Arden has also announced that the September 29 election date is under review following pressure from the opposition to move polling to a later date.
Latest Coronavirus News & Statistics
Spain remains in the European spotlight as cases continue to rise at quite a dramatic rate, topping the charts for infections within Europe.
- President Trump has this week attempted to re-write history, claiming that the “1917 Flu” ended World War II…
Main image: Welcome to New South Wales, Yun Huang Yong, Flickr Creative Commons