UK reports new daily record of 938 COVID-19 deaths; PM remains in ICU Apr 09, 2020 0 1144 12345 DPALONDONBRITAIN reported another daily record of 938 coronavirus-linked deaths on Wednesday, taking its total to more than 7,000.The health ministry said the total of confirmed infections rose to nearly 61,000 from 282,000 people tested, but government experts estimate that many hundreds of thousands of people are infected.US researchers have forecast that Britain is likely to record Europe’s highest number of coronavirus-linked deaths.Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” and remains stable in intensive care at a London hospital following his infection with novel coronavirus, Downing Street said on Wednesday.“The prime minister remains clinically stable and is responding to treatment,” a spokesman said. “He continues to be cared for in the intensive care unit at St Thomas’s Hospital. He’s in good spirits.” Johnson is still receiving “standard oxygen treatment” but he is breathing without any other assistance, the spokesman added.The prime minister was moved to intensive care late Monday, following his admission to hospital on Sunday for tests after he experienced “persistent symptoms” of the novel coronavirus. He reported his infection with the virus on March 27.Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is deputising for Johnson.Government experts estimate that hundreds of thousands of people are infected with the novel coronavirus, which can cause the respiratory disease. A forecast by US researchers suggested that Britain is likely to record Europe’s highest number of coronavirus-linked deaths. RELATED ARTICLES Bernie Sanders ends his US presidential bid Apr 09, 2020 0 1563 US tops 400,000 COVID-19 cases as Trump threatens to cut WHO fundings Apr 09, 2020 0 511 Sweden rejects Trump claims over ‘too soft’ virus strategy Apr 09, 2020 0 158 Finland discovers masks bought from China not hospital-safe AFP HELSINKI TWO million protective masks purchased by Finland from China have turned out to be unsuitable for use in hospitals, the Finnish government admitted on Wednesday. On Tuesday Finland’s Health minister .. Poland confirms 5,000 cases of novel coronavirus WARSAW: The number of patients infected with the novel coronavirus in Poland reached the 5,000 mark, the country’s Health Ministry said on Wednesday. As of Wednesday morning, the country had recorded exactly 5,000 .. US, Britain warn that hackers increasingly use coronavirus bait AFP WASHINGTON US and British cybersecurity agencies warned on Wednesday that foreign government-backed hacking groups are using coronavirus themes to ply their way into computers and networks. The groups are .. Italy’s daily death count falls under 600 as infections near 140,000 DPA ROME ITALY’S daily death toll from the novel coronavirus epidemic fell to 542 on Wednesday, while the total number of infections crept up to nearly 140,000. It was only the second time in nearly three weeks that the .. EU science chief resigns over coronavirus response BRUSSELS: The head of the European Research Council has resigned, the EU confirmed on Wednesday, reportedly in protest at the bloc’s handling of its coronavirus response. Mauro Ferrari, who only took over as president .. Spain plans gradual return to normal from end of April DPA MADRID SPAIN, which has been under a lockdown since March 15, could slowly see life return to normal by the end of the month, according to the government. Finance minister and government spokeswoman Maria Jesus .. UN chief calls for unity after Trump slams WHO NEW YORK: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday said it was not the time to criticise the early response to the coronavirus pandemic, after US President Donald Trump attacked the World Health Organization. ..