Coronavirus Live Blog: Thursday April 30

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Coronavirus Live Blog: Thursday April 30

Published at 12:03pm 29th April 2020. (Updated at 4:55pm 30th April 2020)

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

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Mamma Mia! at the Theatre Royal Plymouth has been postponed til early 2020


Cornwall Hospice Care get extra special visitors


Extra funding available for volunteer groups


Sunflower festival gives seeds to the community


At this time of year, St Agnes is normally covered in beautiful bright sunflowers for their annual festival.

Unfortunately, the community can't currently get together to admire each other's blooms, so instead, Tom Knight, from Growing Together, has come up with an alternative.

He still wants people to join in with the annual festival, but, from the safety of their own homes.

Tom has created the ability for those in the St Agnes area to get their own Growing Together sunflower growing kit online, for free.

The kit includes instructions, magic compost and sunflower seeds.



Boris Johnson recognises Colonel Tom Moore as a Point Of Light


The RNLI create a tribute for Colonel Tom Moore


The Alverton honours Captain Tom Moore


37: Cornish Claire's going code breaking

The little one is obsessed with this new code breaking app, can Cornish Claire complete it too??


89-year-old woman from Cornwall survives coronavirus

Eva Sargeant coronavirus survivor

An 89-year-old retired medical secretary from Cornwall is celebrating after having survived coronavirus.

Eva Sargeant was admitted to Bodmin Hospital for rehabilitation following a fall where she sustained a fractured hip.

She became unwell within a few days of her admission to us and tested positive and was symptomatic to Covid-19.

But luckily Eva has overcome the virus and says she is now looking forward to returning home to her husband and daughter.



Here's the train dedicated to Capt Tom Moore


Plymouth Argyle offered pocket money from young US fan to keep the club going


Cornish woman claims she's not allowed her test results

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A woman from Cornwall says she feels violated after getting a government provided coronavrius test but told that she is not allowed to have the results.

The lady from the Helston area – who did not want to be identified – said she wanted people to know that key workers would not be able to get their test results.

Her family had registered for the tests after her partner started showing Covid-19 symptoms – as her daughter works in a supermarket they were eligible for the tests.

They drove to Plymouth barracks on Monday where they underwent the swab tests while sat in their car.



More coronavirus deaths in Cornish care homes

elderly care

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in care homes is being branded as "truly shocking" as Cornwall's figures are revealed.

A further 19 care home deaths linked to Covid-19 have occurred in Cornwall, new figures reveal.

Office for National statistics data shows that in Cornwall, 109 deaths involving coronavirus were provisionally registered up to April 25th – up from 58 the week before.



Johnny's had a lockdown nightmare there


Rock, Paper, Scissors with a twist - "What a fun couple" 😂

We're all finding new ways of entertaining ourselves in lockdown...


The Cornish baby recreating classic movie moments

Jess Simpson IG

Die Hard, Silence of The Lambs, Kill Bill - classic films with iconic characters and moments.

And now they've been recreated by a small child from Cornwall on Instagram.

Jessica Simpson - no, not that one - has been dressing up her daughter Evie as movie characters.




Cornish band's tribute to NHS fundraising hero Captain Tom Moore

Captain Tom Moore, the World War Two veteran who has raised almost £30m for NHS charities, is celebrating his 100th birthday, after being promoted to the rank of honorary colonel.

Captain Moore had originally set out to raise £1,000 by walking 100 laps of his garden, but after his story captured the nation's heart the donations flooded in.

In recognition of his achievements, Chief of the General Staff General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith has promoted him to the rank of honorary colonel of the Army Foundation College, a promotion approved by the Queen.





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