Covid 19 coronavirus: Leaders in US, Europe divided on response to surging virus
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 Virus cases are surging across Europe and many US states, but responses by leaders are miles apart, with officials in Ireland, France and elsewhere imposing curfews and restricting gatherings even as some US governors resist mask...
This week EU leaders grappled with tough decisions on re-introducing restrictive measures amid an uptick in infections. Meanwhile, African countries appear to have been largely spared the mass outbreak seen in the EU.
A Donegal swimmer, who is aiming to become the first person to swim around thecoast of Ireland, says he has been inundated with messages of goodwill fromthe public who are following his progress online. Henry O’Donnell, 56, hasbeen getting requests from people across the country asking him to swim akilometre in remembrance of a loved one who has lost their life. The father ofsix, who is raising money for two charities, The Irish Cancer Society andWater Safety Ireland, is a third of the way through his epic challenge, havingcompleted 500 kilometres through choppy waters with the aid of fins and a wetsuit.
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