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US News What the papers say – April 2

09:25  02 april  2020
09:25  02 april  2020 Source:   msn.com

What the papers say – March 27

  What the papers say – March 27 More developments around the coronavirus outbreak lead the papers on Friday.The Guardian says nurses are being sent to London as the city gears up for a ‘tsunami’ of coronavirus patients, with The Independent also leading on London’s expected surge.

The fastening of the Commons deadlock over Brexit leads most of Tuesday’s papers . Sir Mick Jagger also features on several fronts after it emerged he is to undergo The Daily Mail says the Brexit crisis has deepened after MPs rejected a series of alternative options to the Prime Minister’s withdrawal plan.

The nation’s papers are led by demands for better Covid-19 testing in the UK and for more protection for hospital staff. The Daily Mail reports on a coronvirus The Independent also reports on calls for testing in the UK to “go further and faster”, while The Times says Prime Minister Boris Johnson has

a close up of a newspaper: A collection of British newspapers. © Peter Byrne A collection of British newspapers.

Deficiencies in the UK’s testing for coronavirus is the main theme on the front pages on Thursday.

The Daily Telegraph leads on the questions being asked about why Britain lags behind other countries on rates of coronavirus testing.

The Daily Mirror says it’s a “shambles” that only 0.16% of NHS staff have been tested for coronavirus, a theme also taken up by the Daily Mail.

The i says NHS staff have been “let down on testing”, while The Times says virus testing plans are “in chaos”.

The Independent also highlights the testing issue and the Daily Star also joins in, calling on Boris Johnson to “get a bleedin’ grip” on the problem.

And Metro illustrates the contrast between the “sublime” effort to prepare the Nightingale Hospital and the “ridiculous” situation of frontline NHS workers still being short of vital protective equipment.

Meanwhile, Covid-19 patients who are more likely to die “may have ventilators taken away”, according to The Guardian.

The Sun highlights the “clap of honour” tonight and every Thursday night for NHS workers.

Austria is looking for a way out of the corona crisis: Chancellor Kurz wants to gradually relax the measures from April 14th

 Austria is looking for a way out of the corona crisis: Chancellor Kurz wants to gradually relax the measures from April 14th Austria has been running on minimal operation since March 16. Now Chancellor Kurz announces the first easing of business dealings. There should not be any events until the end of June. © Photo: Robert Jäger / APA / dpa Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP). Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has announced that his country will gradually open up to the corona crisis. from April 14th. Small shops, DIY stores and garden markets should be allowed to open again.

2 April 2020. What the papers say . Front pages feature fierce criticism of the conditions under which NHS workers are working. The Metro quotes the head of one doctors' group saying those treating patients without masks and tests are "like soldiers being sent to war with no helmets".

The nation’s papers are led by demands for better Covid-19 testing in the UK and for more protection for hospital staff. The Daily Mail reports on a coronvirus “fiasco” over a shortage of NHS testing facilities, with the Financial Times adding that Michael Gove “admits problems obtaining kits” to test frontline

The Financial Times leads on unemployment rates skyrocketing due to the outbreak.

And the Daily Express calls for banks to repay favours from their 2008 bailout by coming to the aid of taxpayers in the current crisis.

Coronavirus: confinement extended until April 19 in New Caledonia .
© AFP Containment, extended until April 19, was decreed on March 24 in this archipelago where 18 cases of Covid-19 have been identified. The air links are suspended but New Caledonia organizes the repatriation of about 1,900 residents, stranded in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Metropolitan France. Containment to fight the Covid-19 pandemic has been extended until April 19 in New Caledonia, authorities announced on Saturday.

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