Key developments in the global coronavirus outbreak today include:
Warren Buffett says ‘world has changed’ for airlines
Warren Buffett, the legendary American investor, has dumped his firm’s holdings in the four major US airlines, warning that the “world has changed” for the aviation industry in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. In comments that will send shockwaves through financial markets already pulverized by the economic shock of the outbreak, Buffett said the outbreak could have an “extraordinarily wide” range of possible economic outcomes.
Global cases near 3.5 million as death toll approaches 422,
According to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker there were 3, , confirmed cases worldwide on Sunday, with , 2019 people losing their lives to the disease. The US continues to be the most affected country, with more than 1.3 million cases and 68, deaths.
Only % of Brits want schools, pubs and restaurants reopened
Fewer than one in five Britons believe the time is right to consider reopening schools, restaurants, pubs and stadiums. The findings, in a new poll for the Observer , suggest Boris Johnson will struggle to convince people to return their lives to normal if he tries to ease the lockdown soon. The poll by Opinium, taken between Wednesday and Friday last week, found 17% of people think the conditions have been met to consider reopening schools, against 67% who say they have not been, and that they should stay closed.
Half of UK doctors say they have had to source their own PPE
Almost half of Britain’s doctors have sourced their own personal protective equipment or relied on a donation when none was available through normal NHS channels, According to a survey. The British Medical Association said its latest survey was the largest of frontline NHS staff during the coronavirus crisis.
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