British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s condition was said to be improving on Wednesday, 8 April 2020 after his third day in ICU. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak stated that PM Johnson was sitting up in bed and engaging positively with the clinical team. PM Johnson was admitted to St Thomas on Sunday, 5 April 2020, after his condition worsened.
Global crude oil prices rose on Thursday, 9 April 2020 on expectations of a production cut by OPEC+. Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies including Russia, a group known as OPEC+ held a video conference over potential production cut and price stability in the falling global crude oil market. A production cut of 10 to 15 million barrels per day is expected to take place.
Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani ranked 1st in India on Forbes’ latest world billionaires list. He currently owns nearly USD36.8 billion, and holds 21st rank in the world. Ambani had ranked 9th position last year with USD60.4 billion net worth. He is followed by Mackenzie Bezos, former
wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who has a net worth of around USD36 billion.
Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli will live stream a concert on Easter Sunday to ‘send a message of love and hope to the world during Coronavirus pandemic’. The concert will be held at the Duomo of Milan, Italy. No audience will be present at the event due to nationwide lockdown in the country.
Russia’s Roscosmos space agency and NASA will be sending a three-man crew to International Space Station on Thursday. The crew including Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Vagner, and Chris Cassidy will take off at 8:05 GMT from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Coronavirus outbreak has also caused changes to the pre-launch protocol, and neither families nor media would be present on site.