Coronavirus Live Blog: Wednesday April 15

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Coronavirus Live Blog: Wednesday April 15

Published at 10:16pm 14th April 2020. (Updated at 6:30pm 15th April 2020)

Wednesday's live updates, local stories and light relief as Cornwall battles Coronavirus.

If you have something we should be featuring, tweet us @piratefm or e-mail digital.media@piratefm.co.uk

Live updates will load below.

6:30pm

Perfekt Vinylz show us how they make their free car stickers for keyworkers

You can get your hands on one, by dropping them a message on their facebook page.

5:25pm

Today's update from no. 10

5:24pm
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"Outbreak" of coronavirus at Cornish care home

"A number of residents" have reportedly died at a care home in Cornwall following an "outbreak" of coronavirus.
It has not been confirmed exactly how many Covid-19 deaths have occurred at Roseland Court in Tregony.

The home closed to visitors last month and staff are being given health advice about the symptoms.

Bosses say that staff continue to closely monitor residents, looking for symptoms such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing.

If any symptoms are identified they will be referred for a clinical assessment.

Public Health England South West and Cornwall Council are now working together with local NHS colleagues to support staff and residents.

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2:47pm

At home should not mean at risk

1:42pm

Recreating a movie trailer is always a good boredom buster!

1:35pm

Help raise money for the NHS with new song 'Give a Little'

1:01pm

Adopt an animal with the Cornish Seal Sanctuary

12:29pm

James Kittow offers free delivery to those within 15 miles

12:00pm

Truro Noodle Bar takes food to Treliske

11:35am

The specialist Chinese coronavirus hospital is set to close

11:28am

Dawn's dig at Corrie's Cotton for #jamfirst shocker

When actor Antony Cotton, best known as Sean Tully in Coronation Street, got it wrong on social media, it was always going to kick off.

Antony playfully tweeted a picture of jam on top of his cream with the caption "Don't tell Dawn French". 

See how it all unfolded here 😂

10:08am

Council encourages businesses to be patient

9:59am

Stars join Sesame Street special to help kids 'feel connected' during lockdown

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Sesame Street is broadcasting a special episode to help children in coronavirus lockdown "feel connected in this time of uncertainty".

The half-hour "virtual playdate" will see Elmo joined by actress Anne Hathaway, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, and actress and TV host Tracee Ellis Ross - daughter of singing legend Diana Ross.

Producers say the show will help children "find new ways to play and learn together" and will take the form of a video conference in which characters "sing songs, play games, and take silly dance breaks".

Grover, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby will also feature in Tuesday's programme.

Ellis Ross plays a game of "Elmo Says", Miranda pops in for a few rounds of Old McDonald Had a Farm, while Hathaway and Elmo will get moving with Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.

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9:50am

People are STILL travelling to Cornwall

Devon and Cornwall Police say they are always looking for people breaking lockdown rules on travel and issued this van from Sheffield with a penalty ticket.

9:31am

"Outbreak" of coronavirus at Cornish care home

roseland court care home tregony

"A number of residents" have reportedly died at a care home in Cornwall following an "outbreak" of coronavirus.

It has not been confirmed exactly how many Covid-19 deaths have occurred at Roseland Court in Tregony.

The home closed to visitors last month and staff are being given health advice about the symptoms.

Bosses say that staff continue to closely monitor residents, looking for symptoms such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing.

If any symptoms are identified they will be referred for a clinical assessment.

Public Health England South West and Cornwall Council are now working together with local NHS colleagues to support staff and residents.

READ MORE

9:28am

300,000 people have been tested

9:27am

Trump blames the WHO for Covid-19, and Britain teams with France for a vaccine

An interesting read over at HuffPost, including this incredible headline:

Donald Trump blames World Health Organisation for spread of coronavirus outbreak 

9:23am

Council guidance on helping a vulnerable person

8:11am

Disney characters appear in Cornwall villages

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Rhys Wynne-Jones has been using his daily exercise allowance in the evening to entertain the streets in his community in St. Enoder. 

The 28 years old award-winning, holiday park entertainer has been using a customised pixel staff lightsaber to make Disney, superhero and video game characters appear from thin air.

His work has delighted families in lockdown in the villages of Indian Queens, St. Columb and Fraddon. 

8:04am

Cornwall nurse sets up donation page

Kerry-Ann Beer is an elder care nurse at The Royal Cornwall Hospital.

She told Pirate: "I am passionate about my role and have 20 years of experience working with the elderly in care homes and in the community.

"After watching the devastating news this morning and seeing the impact of Covid19 on the community for PPE in our care homes and community services, I wanted to help our elderly and vulnerable to stay safe.

"I have set up a donation page on Facebook asking for handmade PPE such as visors, masks, head bands with buttons, tote bags for uniforms - anything that can help.

"I hope to receive enough to distribute PPE packages to our local care homes and community services, Truro and surrounding areas. Please help by sharing the page and spread the word."

Click here to go to the Facebook page

7:39am

1,000 care workers tested for Coronavirus

7:38am

Horrifying rise in domestic abuse calls

7:37am

Phantom for FREE - on YouTube for 48 hours

Andrew Lloyd Webber will stream the 25th anniversary production of The Phantom of the Opera on his new YouTube channel.

Filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011, it features Ramin Karimloo as the Phantom and Sierra Boggess as Christine. 

It will be available from 7pm on Friday (17 April).

7:35am

Johnny is back on the radio today (no, really this time....)

After forgetting what day it was yesterday (to be fair, it's not easy in these samey lockdown days), and telling Cornwall he would be returning to work with Saffy on Tuesday, our Johnny realised he was actually starting on Wednesday.

Thanks to the team at The Victoria Inn for this message of support.

7:32am

Marine artist raises funds for NHS

Jamie Medlin is holding a raffle for the NHS coronavirus fund for Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity.

He said: "After seeing the recent stories in the news about the risks, pressure and stress our NHS staff are under, I felt I would like to do something to raise some funds."

7:27am

Hungry? Got time on your hands? Reminisce about discontinued chocolate

"Flake snow" is trending on Twitter thanks to this post which is getting people all nostalgic over chocolate you can't buy anymore.

7:20am

Dinosaurs spreading joy around Cornwall amid lockdown

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Meet the dinosaurs who are spreading joy around part of Cornwall during the coronavirus lockdown.

Two local teenage brothers have decided to use their daily exercise time to try and put smiles on people's faces, by dressing up in T-Rex costumes.

The T-Rex can often be spotted dancing in the streets, getting up to antics and clapping for key workers.

They have been seen doing push-ups with their tiny arms, waving at lorries, sitting in cars and even having a dance off!

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7:16am

Cornwall's rough sleepers are being housed in holiday parks and hotels

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Rough sleepers in Cornwall are being accommodated in hotels and holiday parks during the coronavirus pandemic.

On Friday 27th March 2020 there were 51 people identified as sleeping rough in Cornwall, 38 of whom were made offers of accommodation, with 13 being uncontactable. 

Since then a further 14 people have been added, making a total of 65 across Cornwall.

Officials say they "very quickly" met the government requirement in terms of offering accommodation to those who are homeless.

“For those who are now being identified, or who have chosen not to accept an accommodation offer at this time, the Council continues to offer Outreach support and will be actively making offers of accommodation and encouraging people to accept.

“The Council doesn’t wish to see anybody sleeping rough in Cornwall during the Covid-19 pandemic and has the arrangements in place so that this is not necessary.”

Cabinet Member for Housing Andrew Mitchell

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7:14am

 LATEST STATS     

Global Cases:
2,000,231

Deaths:
126,758

Recovered:
484,729

UK Cases:
93,873

Deaths:
12,107

Recovered:
N/A

 

Last updated: April 15, 2020, 06:01 GMT. Source: worldometers.info

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