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COVID-19 Report 14/04/20

COVID-19 Report | 14/04/20

COVID-19 Report 14/04/20 | As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Priavo are producing weekly reports to keep our network informed.

This week we focus on an increase in fraudulent crimes being recorded across the globe. Criminal organisations will exploit this pandemic situation in many ways such as, counterfeit or fake medical supplies and impersonating medical staff. Our updates include key global developments, up-to-date COVID19 statistics, and specifically, our focus this week has been the United Kingdom, reviewing how the country is being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Global stats
Cases: 1,920,918
Active: 1,347,943
Recovered: 453,289
Fatal: 119,686

Worst affected countries
USA: 587,752
Spain: 170,099
Italy: 159,628

10:41 am 14th April 2020 Source: Bing.com/COVID

Global News, Incidents and Events

• Residents of 5 neighbourhoods in Bogota protested in front of sports centres planned to be used to house homeless individuals needing to isolate. – Source, Source
• Teenagers assault Asian woman on the bus in the Highbridge, The Bronx, USA. Police are searching for the suspect who reportedly hit an Asian woman in the head with an umbrella on an MTA bus in The Bronx — while yelling that the woman had “caused the coronavirus.” – Source
• Online scammers claim to raise funds for San Camillo Hospital in Venice, Italy. An illegitimate Facebook page claimed to raise funds for the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the funds flowed directly into a credit card of one of the perpetrators. – Source
• Angry residents dismantle pre-fabricated COVID-19 isolation centre in Yopougon, Côte d’Ivoire. Residents destroyed the centre at the BAE stadium in the Toit Rouge district. Residents accused authorities of deliberately trying to infect them. – Source
• 2 firefighters wounded by rock-throwing in Yafo, Israel. The firefighter’s vehicle was also damaged. The protests were over restrictions put in place due to COVID-19. – Source
• Walmart security guard, in Sherbrooke, Quebec, was run over and wounded on Saturday by a couple frustrated by COVID-19 measures employed by the store, such as only one person per vehicle can go in the store. The suspect has been arrested. – Source

Criminals Using COVID-19 as an Opportunity

Criminal elements will use COVID 19 as an opportunity, a rise this fraudulent crime has already been recorded Criminal organisations will exploit this situation in many ways such as, counterfeit or fake medical supplies and impersonating medical staff.

United Kingdom
Cases: 88,621
Active: 75,374
Recovered: 1,918
Fatal: 11,329

10:41 am 14th April 2020 Source: Bing.com/COVID

Government Advice and Restrictions

“The UK has now been on “lockdown” for 3 weeks and the Government as yet have not been able to provide an approximate time when this may end. The UK Government advice remains:

• Stay at home
• Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
• If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
• Wash your hands as soon as you get home
• Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.”

United Kingdom News, Incidents and Events

• Prime minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to Hospital with persistent COVID-19 symptoms and was moved into Intensive Care where he remained for several days – Source
• Special “blue light” teams of police, NHS staff and firefighters will be deployed across London to collect the bodies of potentially hundreds of COVID-19 victims who die at home. – Source
• Ambulance likely torched in Flash Lane, Stoke-on-Trent in the United Kingdom. An investigation has been launched after an ambulance was destroyed in a fire while paramedics were inside a house nearby treating a patient. – Source
• 5G telecommunications tower torched in Liverpool, UK. The mast had been set alight in a probable arson attack near a Tesco Metro store on Aigburth Road, Dingle – Source
• Masks stolen from doctors office on Callows Lane, Kidderminster – Source
• Paramilitaries issue threats during COVID-19 pandemic across Northern Ireland – Source
• Police officers deliberately coughed on in Goole, Hull – Source

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COVID-19 Report | 14/04/20

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