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Government accused of Coronavirus cover-up and Veggie Corbyn booed at kebab awards

FROM the UK Government announcing it will only release Coronavirus data weekly, to vegetarian Jeremy Corbyn presenting an award for the best kebab, these are the news headlines according to This Reporter on Thursday 5th March 2020.

The Government has been accused of withholding information about the spread of Coronavirus after a 70 per cent increase in confirmed cases prompted health chiefs to stop providing daily updates on the location of new infections. Instead they will be provided on a Friday in a weekly round-up.
Thirty six new UK cases were announced yesterday (Wednesday) bringing the grand total to 87 people.
A former director at Public Health England said the move to weekly updates should be reconsidered to allow the public to make informed decisions.
In related news, the Government is putting in place contingency plans, should the virus outbreak become widespread, to close Parliament for up to three months to stop 650 potential "super spreaders". Which gives This Reporter the overall vibe that should this country succumb to a pandemic, the message from our leaders is, "you're on your own".
Meanwhile, Prince William appears to be channelling the spirit of his grandfather Prince Philip, were he dead - and a quick shifty on Wikipedia does indeed confirm, he is still living - when he questioned, during an Irish tour he is undertaking with wife Kate, whether the virus was being "a little hyped up" in the media.
Chatting to Joe Mooney, a paramedic with the National Ambulance Service at a reception hosted by Britain's ambassador to Ireland, William continued: "I bet everyone's like I've got Coronavirus, I'm dying, and you're like no, you've just got a cough".
In more Corona news, and arguably the most devastating if we go by social media, the next James Bond film, "No Time to Die" has been pushed back to November. The film was scheduled for global release in April, but film bosses have decided, with just weeks to go, to delay it by seven months.
The companies, MGM, Eon and Universal, said in a joint statement the decision was made "after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace". But whether this is about the fear of the spread of Coronavirus in cinemas, or it had been postponed as an incentive for people to keep on living, is up for debate.
In other news, sourced through searching through the darker echelons of the internet, Arnold Schwarzenegger is suing a Russian robot manufacturer for more than $10million for using his likeness and voice on one of its creations.
The Terminator actor reportedly did not give his permission to Promobot to use his likeness for the robot, which comes complete with Arnie's hair, realistic looking skin and his recognisable square jawline. It is being used as a promotional tool to show how the company can customise service robots to look like a person of your choice.
World Book Day news now, and fans of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall trilogy, were queuing around the block last night to get their hands on the final book in the series, "The Mirror and the Light". The books chart the history of Henry VIII and his cronies, during the Tudor period and the Tower of London was illuminated with an image of the new book cover to mark the occasion.
One excited so-and-so in the queue outside London's Waterstones in Piccadilly said she was taking the whole of Thursday off to devote to reading, saying "I want to go back to the 16th century".
And finally, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was chosen to make a guest turn at the British Kebab Awards. Not the most likely of places for a confirmed vegetarian, it is reported that Mr Corbyn was greeted with mixed reception when he took to the stage to present the award for best restaurant in north and west London to Kabul City Restaurant.
Video footage reveals there was some booing. But whether this was due to Corbyn's preference for salad over meat, or because he is, Jeremy Corbyn, has not been confirmed.

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