Thursday 23rd April 2020

Today’s update includes:

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

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

Local updates:

National news:

International developments:

  • The Johns Hopkins University tracker reports that globally at least 187,330 people have died of Coronavirus, and at least 2,682,225 people have been confirmed to have been infected. Due to testing and tracking programmes being in the early stages in most countries, the actual totals of infections and deths due to the virus are undoubtedly much higher. 
  • EU leaders are expected to approve a new £470bn emergency fund “to protect European workers and businesses” and to support the economies of the worst-hit countries – but the details are yet to be worked out.

Notes

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 as appropriate.