Coronavirus Live Blog: Tuesday April 21

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Coronavirus Live Blog: Tuesday April 21

Published at 12:30am 21st April 2020. (Updated at 6:48pm 21st April 2020)

Tuesday'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 below.

6:48pm

The first human trials for a coronavirus vaccine begin on Thursday

6:16pm

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6:04pm

A2B Taxis boast new rainbow artwork

5:52pm
2:48pm

Scientists estimate 30 different mutations of the coronavirus

1:44pm

Tesco Extra in Burnley make a spectacular display for the NHS

11:15am

Three tiny kittens found abandoned in Cornish garden

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Three tiny abandoned kittens have been saved from death in Cornwall and named after NHS founding figures.

The trio of three-day-old kittens were found in a garden near Redruth.

They had been abandoned when their feral mother was unintentionally disturbed by a cat-loving member of the public who walked into the garden where the young family was sheltering just days after the kittens’ birth.

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10:51am

The sort of dilemma many people are facing

9:17am

Cornwall's police and crime commissioner says stay home - it's working

9:15am

Idris Elba says 'world should quarantine for a week every year to remember this time'

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Idris Elba has said he thinks the world should take a week of quarantine every year to "remember this time" once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

The star, who along with his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba has recovered after contracting coronavirus, said it had been a "scary" time.

Speaking about the virus and recovery, Elba - who also took part in the global One World: Together At Home event on Saturday - told the Associated Press their cases had been "very mild".

On lockdown, he said: "I think that the world should take a week of quarantine every year just to remember this time. Remember each other. I really do.

"I think it's… other species use it. It's called hibernation. But it does remind you that the world doesn't tick on your time."

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8:21am

Incredible scenes

8:17am

The "vital lifeline" for children in Cornwall worried about coronavirus

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A vital appeal has launched to help thousands of children in places like Cornwall, who are worried about coronavirus.

Childline says it has had thousands of calls from youngsters who are struggling during lockdown.

The NSPCC is reminding people that its "vital lifeline" is available for those who need it, as the government restrictions are extended.

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8:06am

Flo records Disney track in lockdown

Cornwall has been busy getting creative in lockdown - and here's Flo Hope Bonner doing 'I Won't Say I'm in Love' from Disney's Hercules with various harmony parts!

7:55am

 WATCH     

This heartwarming video might get you all 😭

7:48am

Driving lessons not an essential journey

7:46am

 Pirate Presents     

Marc Hayward

Every day we will be bringing you our Cornish musical recommendations that you can check out for a bit of lockdown listening.

Marc Hayward is a singer and guitarist from Goldsithney who learnt to play guitar in Penzance with local legend Al Rideout.

Marc who is now based in London and is known for his work with The Dash, Scarletinas, Terry Edwards, Black Gold Buffalo, Brandy Row & The Coalition Of Sound, The Michelles, Proud Mary and Jonny Woo. 

Having toured throughout the UK, Europe, the U.S. and Australia, Marc has recently been in the studio working on his debut solo record which reveals a raw and haunting new stage in his career.

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7:40am

10-year-old takes on Lands End to John O'Groats for care homes

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10-year-old Mia Richardson from Camborne has set herself a huge challenge - running the distance of Lands End to John O'Groats on a cross trainer.

What started out as a fun way of passing time and keep fit during lockdown, has now turned into a way of raising money to help the residents at Blackwood Care Home purchase a magic table.

The care home is one of many owned by Cornwall care, and, is also the workplace of Mia's mum.

Having already started counting down the 837 miles, Mia is having a great time running through counties in virtual miles.

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7:24am

Bodmin band's virtual muppet show!

Check out the youth band's rendition of The Muppets Show bought to you through the power of technology and social distancing.

7:23am

Number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Cornwall reaches 400

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Cornwall has reached 400.

It comes as another Covid-19 death has been confirmed in the Duchy over the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll here to 59.

Across the country another 449 deaths were recorded in hospitals on Monday. That brings the total UK death toll to 16,509.

But the figure does not include deaths in the community, including in care homes.

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7:21am

 LATEST STATS     

Coronavirus Cases:
2,482,556

Deaths:
170,482

Recovered:
652,479

UK Cases:
124,743

UK Deaths:
16,509

Last updated: April 21, 2020, 06:18 GMT Source: worldometers.info

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