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Travel Chaos Across UK As Storm Dennis Closes Roads And Rail Lines

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Storm Dennis shuts down roads, floods railway lines in UK

Parts of Britain were shut down on Sunday as roads and railway lines were flooded by storm Dennis.  Heavy rainfall and strong winds lashed large parts of the country.  The met office issued a red warning for rain for parts of south wales on Sunday morning.  This is the highest level of its kind.

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The storm caused disruptions at Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Southend, Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick airports over the weekend.  Nearly two hundred flights were cancelled affecting at least 25,000 passengers. Rail services were also suspended in south wales and parts of England and Scotland.

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British experts say storm Dennis can bring more damage to the country than storm Ciara which dumped nearly two hundred millimeters of rainfall and gusts reaching a hundred fifty-six kilometers per hour last weekend.  Hundreds of homes were flooded and more than half a million persons were left without power.

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White House Projects 100,000-240,000 U.S. Deaths From Coronavirus

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White House Projects 100,000-240,000 US Deaths From Coronavirus

The White House has projected up to 240,000 deaths in the United States could result from the coronavirus pandemic.

The projections were made during a white house briefing on Tuesday.  Officials say close to two million persons would have died if no social distancing measures had been put in place across the country.

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Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr Anthony Fauci, says the united states needs to get more prepared for the coming days.

President Donald Trump has called on Americans to brace up for what he called a “rough two-week period.” but he predicted the country would soon see a “light at the end of the tunnel” of the global catastrophe.  Covid-19 has killed more than 3,700 Americans and infected a hundred eighty-six thousand thus far.

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Many states and local governments already have stiffer controls in place on mobility and gatherings.

New York has been hit the hardest, with more than fifteen hundred deaths, but new hot spots are emerging across the us, including Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan and Florida.

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13-Year-Old Boy Dies In London After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

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13-Year-Old Boy Dies In London After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

A 13-year-old boy from London who tested positive for COVID-19, becoming Britain’s youngest victim of the pandemic.

The family said in a statement on Tuesday “Ismail was only 13 years old without any pre-existing health conditions and sadly he died without any family members close by due to the highly infectious nature of Covid 19.”

The teen’s family said he started showing symptoms and had difficulties breathing and was admitted to Kings College Hospital. “He was put on a ventilator and then put into an induced coma but sadly died yesterday morning. To our knowledge he had no underlying health conditions. We are beyond devastated.”

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Ismail whose dad died of cancer, leaving his mum to care for seven children – didn’t have any family with him at the time due to the highly infectious nature of the virus.

A GoFundMe page set up by Wednesday morning to help the family pay for the child’s “janazah”, or Muslim funeral, had raised more than 51,000 pounds (about $63,000), with 2,700 persons donating – well over the goal of 4,000 pounds (about $4,944).

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A family friend who set up the page said any extra funds would be given to the family.

Spokesman for King’s College hospital NHS foundation trust expressing condolence said “sadly, a 13-year old boy who tested positive for Covid-19 has passed away, and our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this time.” adding that “the death has been referred to the coroner and no further comment will be made.”

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan paid tribute to the young boy on Wednesday

Khan said “pause and reflect how devastating that is for his family who will probably never recover.” He further warned “young people should not believe they were immune from catching the virus.”

More than 25,000 cases of coronavirus and at least 1,789 persons have died after testing positive in the UK.

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U.N. Calls For $2.5 Trillion Covid-19 Support Package For Developing Countries

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The United Nations is calling for a two and a half trillion-dollar covid-19 support package for developing countries.  The world body says one trillion dollars should be made available through the expanded use of special drawing rights.  It is also calling for the cancellation this year of one trillion dollars of debts owed by developing countries.  The U.N. also says half a billion dollars would be needed to fund a Marshall plan for health recovery and dispersed as grants.

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The U.N. says such a support package would turn expressions of international solidarity into meaningful global action for two-thirds of the world’s population living in developing countries.

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A report by UNCTAD, the UN trade and development body, says the pandemic has dramatically hit developing countries with economic shockwaves, even when compared to the 2008 global financial crisis.  The trade body says fiscal and foreign constraints will tighten further over the course of the year and would require a two-to-three trillion dollars financing gap for developing countries over the next two years.

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