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Coronavirus update: London faces tube closures; no new China cases
Following the Prime Minister's announcement that schools would be closing from Friday for all except the children of key workers, there have been other updates about critical services across the country.
IndyRef2 delayed due to coronavirus
Preparations for a second Scottish independence referendum have been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
New emergency powers to be granted to police and immigration officials in coronavirus legislation
Police and immigration officials may be given the power to place people in “appropriate isolation facilities” and close airports under new emergency powers to crack down on the spread of coronavirus.
ECB boss Lagarde announces €750 billion coronavirus fund
The European Central Bank [ECB] has dedicated a €750 billion [£700 billion; $820 billion] emergency fund to help mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus update: UK schools to close
Coronavirus cases across the world have passed 200,000, and in the UK, there have now been more than 100 deaths as of 6pm, 18th March. The youngest person to die from the virus in the UK so far was in his 40s.
Bafta awards postponed due to coronavirus
The Bafta TV awards are the latest cultural event to be postponed due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
TS Grale: Emotional and technological intelligence is at the heart of the best future leaders
According to an in-depth new research report, if business leaders are unable to tap into their emotional intelligence and communicate better, there will be no place for them in the board room.
Eckermann reflects on newfound international recognition
In 2017, with a total of $47 dollars in her bank account, Ali Cobby Eckermann sifted through her junk mail to find she had been awarded with the world’s most lucrative writing prize – the Windham Campbell.
New legislation protecting veterans to be presented in Parliament
On Wednesday, the government will bring new legislation before Parliament, geared toward protecting armed forces personnel and veterans from “vexatious claims” of having committed war crimes during overseas conflicts throughout history.
Coronavirus update: UK supermarkets tackle stockpiling and "panic buying"
This morning, Sainsbury's announced that it would be rationing food products and prioritising the "elderly and vulnerable" following a trend of customers stockpiling products over the past few weeks.
Biden extends lead in race for Democratic nomination
Former US vice-president Joe Biden’s bid to become the Democratic candidate for the US presidential election has received another boost, after he comfortably saw off nearest rival Bernie Sanders in the Florida, Illinois and Arizona primaries.
Anna Wintour announces Met Gala cancellation amid coronavirus outbreak
Chair of the Met Gala, Anna Wintour, has announced that in keeping with coronavirus guidelines “all programs and events through May 15 will be cancelled or postponed.”
Coronavirus update: PM says government will do "whatever it takes"
In the Prime Minister's daily conference on the Covid-19 outbreak -- where he was joined by Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Patrick Vallance and Chancellor Rishi Sunak -- a number of economic support measures were announced.
Emergency legislation to pass through Commons unopposed
Emergency legislation concerning the coronavirus outbreak and the newly announced Budget will pass through the Commons unopposed this week.