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Healthy 14-year old boy dies from coronavirus

by LLB Reporter
29th Mar 20 2:59 pm

A healthy 14-year old boy with no underlying health conditions has died after falling ill with a severe case of coronavirus, in Portugal.

On Friday a young 16-year old girl died, again with no underlying health conditions in France.

The Portuguese teenager was from Ovar, and hour’s drive from Porto and died on Sunday morning at Sao Sebastiao Hospital in nearby Santa Maria da Feira.

Portugal has almost 6,000 infected people and the death toll in the country now stands at 119 as of Sunday, whilst another 5,500 are waiting on test results.

There are now 681,706 confirmed cases across the world, with 31,882 deaths, and 145,696 have fully recovered.

Europe currently accounts for half of the world’s coronavirus cases, Germany Italy and Spain have seen thousands of deaths in recent weeks and are the worst hit countries.

It is feared that civil unrest is about to “explode at any moment” as the largest cities across Europe are struggling with either no or low incomes due to the pandemic, a Red Cross chief has warned.

Many countries across Europe are having lockdowns extended, particularly in Spain and Italy as the cases are rapidly climbing.

A Red Cross official has warned that Europe’s cities will imminently erupt with civil unrest, as this is a “social bomb.”

The Department for Health said on Sunday, “As of 9am 29 March, a total of 127,737 have been tested, with 108,215 negative.”

The UK total coronavirus cases now stands at 19,522, with 1,228 deaths across the UK.

Ten more people have died in Wales in 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus bringing the total to 48.

Cabinet office minister, Michael Gove has said the UK wide lockdown is not fixed in terms of length of time, and it will depend on how the public behave.

Gove told Sky News Sophy Ridge on Sunday the lockdown could be shortened, if people do follow the governments advice, but did not provide a time limit.

However, disease expert Professor Neil Ferguson, from Imperial College London said lockdown measures could last until June, in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Professor Ferguson told the Sunday Times, “We’re going to have to keep these measures [the full lockdown]in place, in my view, for a significant period of time, probably until the end of May, maybe even early June.

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