Coronavirus Live Blog: Monday April 27

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Coronavirus Live Blog: Monday April 27

Published at 12:00am 27th April 2020. (Updated at 7:21am 28th April 2020)

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

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You don't need to be in London to run a marathon!

Not A London Marathon

After months of preparation, Kevin Eddy was all geared up to run the London Marathon and was gutted when it was cancelled. However, he wasn't going to let a little thing like a global pandemic get in the way of his 26.2 miles...

On the 26th of April, the day the marathon was meant to be taking place, Kevin, from Illogan, began the 'Not London Marathon' by running the 26 miles around the block. His family even set up a water station for him on their front lawn as he tackled the mammoth distance.

His friends and neighbours all showed their support, making sure to offer him encouragement along the way. 

Kevin even completed two laps dressed as a unicorn to keep his fans entertained! 

He is trying to raise as much money as possible for the charity, Chance for Childhood, and if you'd like to donate, you can do so here!



Starting tomorrow, other NHS services will resume


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Kernow Chocolates final competition theme is announced

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Design a wrapper project - week 6 This week's theme will be.... 'COUNTRYSIDE' -----> As it's the final week, we're also opening up an adults category so all you parents that are keen to have a go can show us what you can do! :D Note: please try to use your chosen flavour to make it a wrapper design and not just a drawing. This is a chocolate wrapper design project, after all 😁🍫 See below (copied from original post) Here's how it works.. 1) We will choose a theme each week to base the wrapper design on. 2) Head over to our website and pick one of our flavours to use for your chocolate bar. 3) Draw a box at 15cm x 7cm for your design. This will be the front of the wrapper. 4) Complete your design, scan/photograph and email to Please include child's name, age and location in email. 5) We will select a winner each week and the winner will receive a £10 gift code for our website. The weekly winner will make it through to the final round. 6) The final winner will be chosen from all winning entries after 6 weeks, with the winner having their design printed and made into chocolate bars using their chosen flavour. We will send a box of 12 bars to the winner. UK entries only. Two age categories (11 & under + 12-16). Entries by Friday 5pm. Weekly winners will be announced on following Monday along with a new theme for that week. Please share and good luck!

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Royal Mail release a new post mark to celebrate Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday


Children across Cornwall have come together to sing!


This weeks Seal School from the Cornish Seal Sanctuary is now availiable!


Please drink responsibly ...


Brunel Recycling rebrand to show their support to the NHS


Eight-year-old Eri creates a video showing the positive effect of lockdown on the environment

She wrote it all herself, and it was filmed on the gorgeous Perranporth beach.


Have you seen Johnny's Lockdown video yet?

Johnny's been singing about his homelife during these strange times - and it's had over a 1,000 shares on Facebook.


The home-made hair and outfits of lockdown Little Britain

Little Britain

Little Britain’s David Walliams and Matt Lucas have reunited, resurrecting characters from their hit sketch show as part of BBC One’s Big Night In.

Performing from home without the aid of a wardrobe department, both comedians required a combination of crafting skills and whatever they could find around the house in order to bring their oft-quoted comic creations back to life.

And bring them back to life they did!

Whilst the sketches themselves were light on laughs with no studio audience, there was much to appreciate in the duo's attempts to recreate the looks of their famous characters. 



Home heroes create rooms for discharged patients


 Boris Johnson says easing lockdown would 'throw away effort and sacrifice of British people'

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The UK is "beginning to turn the tide" in the fight against coronavirus but this is not the time to relax the nationwide lockdown, Boris Johnson has said.

Speaking in Downing Street as he returned to lead the government's fight against COVID-19, the prime minister said easing off would be to "throw away all the effort and the sacrifice of the British people and to risk a second major outbreak" of the virus.

He added: "I ask you to contain your impatience, because I believe we are coming now to the end of the first phase of this conflict and in spite of all the suffering we have so nearly succeeded."

Mr Johnson is back in Number 10 having recovered from the coronavirus.



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PM gives live speech outside No 10

He said he was aware of the long-term impacts of lockdown but they had to be weighed up against the risks.

"I know it is tough and want to get the economy moving as fast as I can but don't want to risk a second major outbreak and huge loss of life," said Boris Johnson.

"I ask you to contain your impatience. We're coming to the end of the first phase of this conflict."


Wake up with Olly

Olly Murs has been keeping us entertained during lockdown - mostly by filming himself waking up his girlfriend in the morning in some ridiculous fashion.


We still have a long way to go


Two new coronavirus testing centres for Cornwall

coronavirus testing liskeard

Two new coronavirus testing centres are opening in Cornwall.

They will be used to check health and care staff for symptoms, so more can back to work on the frontline.

The new sites are being set up in Liskeard and also Threemilestone, on the outskirts of Truro.

Led by the Peninsula Pathology Network, organisations have agreed a shared approach using a combination of locally and nationally run testing sites which will:

  • Quickly increase the number of swabs for testing being taken
  • Ensure results are received as fast as possible
  • Reduce journey times for staff who can use their nearest site
  • Enable better data collection to identify hotspots and outbreaks
  • Simplify the process to speed it up and reduce administration

NHS and care staff – including NHS hospital, community and mental health staff; GPs and practice staff; pharmacists, ambulance workers and care home and domiciliary care staff – in Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly are being encouraged to contact their employer if they need a test.



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Newquay Zoo needs your help

lynx kitten newquay zoo

The team at Newquay Zoo have appealed for public donations to help keep them going through tough times.

They've launched a fundraiser on Virgin Money Giving.

So far they've raised over £3,000.

"Our animals eat top quality food, they have specialist diets and they need to keep fit and healthy. Dedicated keepers and expert vets will continue to do everything they can to care for the animals to the very highest standards. And you CAN help them.

"While you can’t volunteer to shovel dung or chop food, and you certainly can’t take home a monkey to look after, you can donate cash, so that we can keep giving the animals the care they deserve. Every one-off gift will help an animal.

"You won’t be able to see the difference you’ll be making right now, of course, because we’re shut – but when this is all over and we open again, you’ll be able to walk around our zoos and know that you helped the animals through those tough times.

"Newquay Zoo is a special place, home to special animals - lions, lemurs, lynx, monkeys, tapirs, penguins and many, many more. It means so much to so many people. The sights, the sounds and yes, even the smells of Newquay Zoo make it what it is – a great zoo in a great community.

Thank you in advance for your support."



Fire up the fryers!

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🌟 Hello fishy friends 🌟 Hope you are all keeping swimmingly safe and sound. We’ve really missed you over the last few weeks. Hope you like this snippet of news: after working how to safely operate in these strange times, we’ve decided to re-ignite our fryers starting Thursday 30th April. Our fish and chips will be available through either popular click and collect or home delivery service only. There will be a slightly reduced menu but something for everyone so you can get you fix of fish and chips from us once more. For the time being we’ll only be delivering in Falmouth but we hope to extend the radius soon, however our click and collect service is perfect for those a little further afield. This is the first stage of opening, since we closed, so there will be just three of us working at the shop for the time being. As such and to ensure your food is prepared and delivered safely we’ll only be offering a limited number of click and collect/delivery slots per hour. Initially this service is only available on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday but should demand be high then we will of course consider extending this. Click and collect/delivery slots will be opened for booking 6 days in advance. However for this coming week they will open at 9:00am on Monday 27th April - please be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. You can order on the Harbour Lights app or via our website For safety reasons you will only be able to pay in advance by card. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all soon! Team HL x ❤️🐟 #celebratingfishandchips #wheredoyoueatyours #fishandchips #fishnchips #fish #chips #falmouth #cornwall #seaside #kernow #falmouthharbour #falifornia #lovecornwall #foodie #seaview #visitcornwall #cornwallliving #cornishlifestyle #clickandcollect #summer #yummy #food #icecream #whippy #mrwhippy #delivery #homedelivery #vegan #plantbasedliving

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Isolation rules don't apply when there's abuse


Couple drive 250 miles from London to Cornwall

Newquay Police coronavirus

A couple have been fined for driving 250 miles from London to Cornwall during lockdown.

The pair said they needed "fresh air" when they were stopped in Newquay on Saturday afternoon.

Police tweeted to say they handed them penalty notices and are urging drivers to only make essential journeys.

"Whilst on patrol in Newquay this afternoon penalty notices were issued to a couple who had travelled down from London for the day to get some fresh air.

"Please only travel if it’s essential."

East Cornwall Specials




🌍 Global confirmed cases: 2,920,660; total deaths: 205,142 (JHU)

🇬🇧 UK confirmed cases: 152,840; total deaths: 20,732 (DHSC)
📊“Very definite” downward trend in number of people hospitalised from COVID-19, NHS Medical Director Stephen Powis says
🛒 Supermarkets adding 300,000 online delivery slots to help vulnerable people, Environment Secretary George Eustice confirms
🏥 More than two million operations postponed due to coronavirus crisis, NHS England says

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