UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the intensive care unit at the St Thomas’ Hospital in London. His state has worsened after testing positive for Coronavirus a few days ago. First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab is the acting Deputy while PM Boris seeks treatment. Johnson’s diagnosis made him the first major governmental leader known to have contracted the disease.
UAE’s Emirates Airline service began its flight operation to bring back UAE citizens to their homeland. The Dubai International Airport received first batch of forty-two citizens stranded abroad amid Coronavirus pandemic. The flight took off from London’s Heathrow Airport, including families who were in UK for medical and educational purposes.
Popstar Lady Gaga has announced the star cast for the ‘One World: Together at Home’ event featuring celebrities including Elton John and Paul McCartney. The event will telecast on television and digital networks worldwide on 18 April 2020. It will be hosted by comedians Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert. Lady Gaga said that the show is aimed to raise money for WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ charity organisation, Gates Foundation’ will reportedly start a human trial of its Coronavirus vaccine from 7 April 2020. According to reports, the company will enrol up to 40 healthy adult volunteers for initial testing at a university in Philadelphia, USA. Immune response data from the testing will then be used to create a Coronavirus vaccine.
England manager Gareth Southgate and the Football Association’s top earners will take wage cuts of up to 30%. The wage cut was announced after it was revealed that the governing body will bear a loss of about USD170 million due to Coronavirus effect. The Football Association has been affected by the cancellation of matches, television money drop, and fixed costs.