Saturday 18th April 2020

Today’s update includes:

  • Major announcements and milestones:
  • Requests and Offers from the Stroud Coronavirus Community Response team and beyond
  • Summary of local news
  • Key national and international news

Major announcements and milestones:

  • “WHO and Global Citizen are joining forces with many of the world’s leading musicians, comedians and humanitarians for the “One World, Together At Home” global special. It will be broadcast/livestream on major social media networks, streaming services, and major television networks worldwide on 18–19 April 2020. Further information and local listings are available on the Global Citizen website” (WHO)
  • Over 15,000 people have died in hospitals in the UK. This figure does not include those dying in other settings, and The Telegraph reports that up to 7,500 care home residents may have died of the virus.
  • Globally, over 150,000 people have died after testing positive (158,422), and there are now more than 2.3 million cases confirmed through testing (2,300,874). 

Requests and Offers from the Stroud Coronavirus Community Response team and beyond

Local updates:

National news:

International developments:


Please remember we have a (growing) list of resources to support your emotional and mental health during this time on our website.

Thanks to everyone who helped create this update through our Facebook group. If you submit posts, we will often decline posting them to the discussion directly and instead hold them till the single daily summary – to try to reduce the number of posts in the feed and make it easier for people to follow the information. Please continue to submit posts to admins for this purpose with a flag REQUEST / OFFER / UPDATE / QUESTION