UK records over 100 daily COVID-19 deaths for first time

first_imgThe outbreak is concentrated in London, with the head of an organization representing bosses in the state-run National Health Service warning on Thursday that hospitals in the capital were being overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients.The chief executive of NHS Providers, Chris Hopson, told BBC radio that hospitals in the British capital have seen an “explosion of demand… in seriously ill patients”, likening it to a “continuous tsunami”, with numbers predicted to surge in the next fortnight.Topics : Britain recorded more than 100 coronavirus deaths in a 24-hour period for the first time on Thursday, with 115 people who tested positive for the virus dying.”As of 5pm [1700 GMT] on 26 March 2020, 578 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died,” said the official government website, up from 463 on Wednesday.A total of 11,658 cases have now been confirmed in Britain, a daily increase of more than 2,000.last_img read more

We are a better side than Egypt – Andre Ayew

first_imgGhana midfielder Andre Ayew says the Black Stars is a better side than World Cup final qualifying round opponents Egypt.He told Kumasi-based Kessben FM that even though the Pharaohs have a healthy mix of youth and experience, Ghana has what it takes to eliminate Egypt and qualify for the World Cup.“They have a lot of new players, the team has changed, a lot of the old players are old and they have a lot of experience, confidence in themselves and they want to go to the World cup but we are Ghana. I believe we are a better side and we need to make it to the World Cup.”The Olympique Marseille playmaker also told Kessben FM that the fixture evokes memories of the 2010 African Nations Cup final in Angola as well as the 2009 World Youth Cup in Egypt, adding that the Black Stars players need to have confidence in themselves to beat the Pharaohs.“I think it’s going to be a difficult game. Egypt is a very good side but we have the quality to win. This fixture gives us good memories. We lost to Egypt in the 2010 Nations Cup final Angola and we won the 2009 World Youth Cup in Egypt so I believe that we need to take them very seriously, have confidence in ourselves and I believe that we can do something good over there.”last_img read more