The Guardian

The Guardian 26 Mar 2020

Coronavirus cabaret: the online show combating social isolation


How can a community keep in touch when it can't physically be together? A group of performers from the lgbt+ community have set up what they say is the first global cabaret to tackle the social isolation of coronavirus lockdowns. Getting ready for the show, activist Dan Glass says there is a lot to learn from his own HIV diagnosis, which left him socially isolated for years

These videos show that life is still not entirely back to normal after a two-month lockdown was eased March 31 in Wuhan, China, once the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.
▶️ Traffic jams are back during rush hour in Vietnam's capital Hanoi, two weeks after the end of the social isolation period to fight the spread of coronavirus.
Boris Johnson has urged people not to lose patience with the lockdown but there's concern that some people are doing just that.

Police in North Yorkshire say they have recently received abuse as they tried to turn people away from beauty spots. So is the lockdown falling apart in some areas? And what are the options for lifting it?

Meanwhile some health workers are still struggling to get a test for coronavirus. That's the warning from the British Medical Association. It says that since the government increased the number of people eligible for testing to 10 million key workers and their families, the online system has been fully booked.

The government target is to reach 100 thousand tests a day by the end of the month but yesterday just 37,000 tests were carried out

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reports from North of England Correspondent Danny Savage, Science Editor David Shukman and Health Editor Hugh Pym.
Another 621 hospital patients have died after contracting coronavirus - taking the UK's total to 4,934.

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