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London coronavirus map: The boroughs with the most Covid-19 cases as UK total hits 60,733
Here’s how many cases of coronavirus there are where you live in London
There are now more than 14,000 coronavirus cases in London, the latest official figures show.
Publish Health England data released on Wednesday (April 8) evening announced that there are now 14,355 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the capital – an increase of 977 on to Tuesday’s update.
Across the UK, there are now 60,733 confirmed cases.
So far, a total of 7,097 people have died in the UK.
Figures published by NHS England on Wednesday show Brent as the London borough with the most confirmed cases (853).
The area with the least amount of cases is Kingston upon Thames with 212.
This update comes as a new national survey has revealed the London boroughs with the most people flouting Covid 19 stay at home regulations.
Ukrainian Colonel Sentenced to 13 Years for Cooperating With Donbas Militants
Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv City has sentenced Colonel Ivan Bezyazykov, who is being accused of cooperating with Donbas militants, to 13 years in prison on April 7. This was reported by the Media Initiative for Human Rights.
Bezyazykov's lawyer Oleh Veremiienko said that the defense is going to appeal the sentence.
Bezyazykov stated that he never agreed to cooperate with the militants. According to him, the militants were forcing him to do certain jobs: work with papers, make phone calls, meet with certain people. But he assured that none of his actions had harmed either the state or its citizens.
Lawyers said the prosecutors did not provide any direct evidence of involvement in the terrorist organization and treason. No witness testified about his cooperation with the militants.
Bezyazykov was captured by the militants in August 2014. He and two other officers allegedly went to militants with a "white flag" to retrieve the bodies of the dead soldiers. But other militants captured them.
Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) reported that Bezyazykov was freed during its special operation in July 2016. However, Bezyazykov’s wife said that her husband had been released in a secret exchange with the militants of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” which the SBU had forbidden to talk about, not in a special operation.
Bezyazykov was arrested on suspicion of treason and accused of cooperating with militants of the "DPR" in December 2016. Since then, he has been in a pre-trial detention center.
According to the SBU, in captivity Bezyazykov had sided with the militants and was giving them information about the movement of the Ukrainian military. The SBU released recordings of colonel's alleged telephone conversations with the militants.
‘I don’t have time for this’ – Jurgen Klopp open up on mistake he made relating to Liverpool attacks
It isn’t often that Jurgen Klopp makes an error of judgement, but Liverpool’s manager has admitted he had the wrong first impression of a player that is now a current Reds sensation.
“I remember my first encounter with Sadio (Mane). It was in Dortmund,” Klopp said on the Made in Senegal documentary, and reported by the Daily Mirror.
“There was a really young guy sitting there. His baseball cap was askew, the blond streak he still has today. He looked like a rapper just starting out. I thought, ‘I don’t have time for this.’
“[…] I’d say I have a pretty good feeling for people, but was I wrong. I followed his further career and continuing success in Salzburg. In Southampton, he just dominated.”
The striker dominated to such an extent, that it left Klopp with no option but to want to sign him, and Mane has gone on to become a pivotal part of Liverpool’s three-pronged attack, alongside Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah.
It just goes to show that even the very best get it wrong sometimes, and Klopp surely wouldn’t be without the Senegalese now. Mane has developed into one of the Premier League’s most potent attackers, offering goals, assists and incredible pace which is a nightmare for opposition defences to deal with.
Signed for £34m in 2016, Mane is arguably worth at least double that in the current market, though Klopp would probably consider him priceless. And at 27 years of age, the striker is likely to still have hisbestbest.years ahead of him.
We are losing revenue at an unprecedented level’ – PL Chief Exec’s response to government
Premier League, Chief Executive, Richard Masters, has laid bare one of the problems with telling his member clubs to stop using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to pay non-playing staff who have been furloughed.
In a letter to the government’s DCMS Committee Chair, Julian Knight MP, seen by CaughtOffside, Masters noted his organisation were already feeling the pinch, just as many other organisations are, during what is a continuously evolving situation.
“We are losing revenue at an unprecedented level,” the letter stated. “[…] Premier League club finances are dependant upon the receipt of money from broadcast rights sales, distributed by the Premier League, as well as revenues generated by each Club from match day income and commercial sponsorships.
“With no matches being played, these resources have been temporarily halted.”
The letter also goes on to detail the work that the Premier League, its member clubs and players were doing in order to help the government in its drive to influence the public and keep them informed, and that has taken the form of social media messages, charitable initiatives and community assistance.
It will surely take time to find a solution that is workable for all parties in as much as it possibly can be, however, it’s abundantly clear that the longer there is no football being played, the bigger the financial burden on all concerned.