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(Reuters) – Here's what you need to know about the corona virus:
Deaths occur in New York, the virus' US epicenter
US President Donald Trump cited the fact that, for the first time in a week, New York coronavirus deaths declined slightly from the previous day as evidence of a turn for the better.
"We see light at the end of the tunnel. Something is happening," he told reporters. While there were nearly 600 new deaths in the state, new hospital stays declined sharply over the weekend.
Dr. However, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of Trump's Coronavirus Task Force, warned that it would take weeks for home stay orders to really slow the spread.
"What you hear about potential light at the end of the tunnel doesn't change the fact that tomorrow, the next day, will look really bad," he said.
No clear "plan B"
The British Constitution does not provide a clear answer to the question many Britons currently have: who will take over if Boris Johnson gets too sick to run the country?
Unlike the role of the Vice President in the United States, the UK has no formal deputy or prime minister, although Downing Street has already said that Secretary of State Dominic Raab will be represented if necessary.
When asked who would stand up for the prime minister, his spokesman said: "The prime minister has the power to delegate responsibility to each of his ministers, but at the moment it is the prime minister and then the foreign minister."
Japanese style lockdown
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to declare a state of emergency on Tuesday, which will give governors greater legal powers to urge people to stay at home and close business.
Contrary to strict bans in some countries that require fines and non-compliance arrests, enforcement in Japan will be more based on peer pressure and a deeply rooted tradition of respect for authority.
Italy reported the lowest daily number of coronavirus deaths in more than two weeks as the authorities began preparing for a second phase of the battle on Sunday.
"There are difficult months ahead. Our job is to create the conditions for living with the virus," Health Minister Roberto Speranza told La Repubblica, at least until a vaccine is developed.
France has reported a slowdown in the daily death toll in the past 24 hours, and Germany marked a fourth consecutive day with a decline in newly confirmed cases.
(For an interactive graphic to track global distribution, open https://tmsnrt.rs/3aIRuz7 in an external browser.)
Scotland's chief physician quits after ignoring his own advice
Scottish Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood resigned Sunday after failing to follow her own advice on staying home by traveling to her second home on two consecutive weekends.
She said the legitimate focus on her behavior could become a distraction from the vital task that the government and medical community had to perform to bring the country through this pandemic.
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