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Healthy model with coronavirus lifts lid on agony that’s left her wet with sweat

A healthy model who contracted coronavirus reveals how she could "not stop sweating because her cough was so intense".

The 30-year-old woman described her horrific experience, warning young people to take the virus more seriously.

Intan Clement was diagnosed with the virus after she was struggling to breathe and unable to stop coughing.

Initially she did not take it too seriously, as she was a non-smoker and was relatively healthy.

But speaking to Yahoo News Australia after her partner fell ill first, she said: “I thought it was a simple cold – he hasn’t had any other symptoms since that. I’ve been turning sicker and sicker.”

Ms Clement, who resides in Paris, was travelling from the city with a group of friends the day before President Emmanuel Macron announced the national lockdown.

Her symptoms began to worsen during the trip, she said: “It got very difficult at times to breathe while skiing and my body got quite tired but I assumed it’s because I haven’t skied in 10 years and I’m not really fit.”

The next day, Ms Clement and her friends travelled back to Paris, however due to the lockdown trains were difficult to book, so they took a car.

She said: “I didn’t feel very well in the car and it took the whole day to come back from Valloire to Paris. Then when we got home I began to cough a bit crazy – mental.

“I experienced more trouble breathing and couldn’t breathe properly without coughing.”

The following day, she noticed a strange noise whilst breathing from her lungs which prompted her to ring emergency services where she had a video appointment with the doctor.

“That was useless, ‘Oh, maybe you have the flu, you can have paracetamol’,” Ms Clement said.

On March 20 she decided to book a face-to-face appointment, and has been in hospital since then with no visitors.

She told Yahoo News Australia that she never thought she would have contracted the virus as she did not take it seriously.

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Coronavirus doctor says ‘disinfect or don’t touch packages for a day’

An expert reveals coronavirus can live for up to 24 hours on delivered packages – advising shoppers to either disinfect packages as soon as they receive them, or to avoid touching them for a whole day.

Dr John Torres says COVID-19 can live on surfaces for various lengths of time, the bug can also stay in the air for a couple of hours.

On the Today show, Dr Torres advised how shoppers should take precaution when receiving deliveries from any company.

He said: "Anywhere from copper around four hours to stainless steel and plastic two-three days.

"Cardboard is right down the middle 24 hours is how long it could live on there and still be what we call viable, meaning it could still pass on coronavirus."

He also said people should throw away outside packaging immediately and wash their hands as soon as they have received the package.

"With the inside package you can do two things: You can let it sit there for 24 hours. It should go away at that point.

"If you need it now you can disinfect it on the outside which should help to some extent, but the main thing is once you handle that wash your hands before you touch your face," Torres said.

He even had advice for ordering food from restaurants or supermarkets: "If you're getting fruits and vegetables, you definitely want to wash them off like you do with anything else just to make sure that any of those food borne illnesses aren't present."

For takeaway food that comes in cardboard boxes, he advised: "One of the things you want to do is open up the container, use some utensils to pull out the food and put it on a plate and then throw the container out and wash your hands."

Another tip he suggested for high risk people was to microwave the food for 30 seconds to kill the virus.

Recently a nurse warned people to take precaution at petrol pumps, a reporter from the Daily Mail tweeted: "A senior nurse at the Queen Elizabeth believes the virus is spreading rapidly through people using petrol pumps.

"She asks that if you need to fill your car up use gloves or a paper towel and then bin them. Please pass this on."

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Dad ‘furious’ at £95 parking fine for putting ticket on window upside down

A dad is vowing to take parking enforcers to court after being slapped with a £95 fine for placing his parking ticket on his windscreen upside down.

Sam Spiller is refusing to pay a £95 parking fine he got after a trip to Bradgate Park with his young son.

The 34-year-old teacher from Loughborough claims he got the fine after mistakenly putting his parking ticket the wrong way round on his windscreen during a day out at the park.

He said he will go to court rather than pay the fine.

“I am furious about this,” said Mr Spiller. “I have been to Bradgate Park lots of times and never had a problem like this.

“I went there to enjoy the beauty of the park and to share it with my young son and the day was ruined.

“We had a lovely time then I got back to my car and I saw the parking fine attached to my windscreen.

“It made my heart sink.”

Mr Spiller said he took his six-year-old son for a runabout at the park on January 19 and left his vehicle in the main car park at Newtown Linford.

“I was not too upset as I realised I had stupidly attached the parking ticket to the windscreen but put it the wrong way round,” he said.

“The information about how much I had paid and how long I was allowed to park there were facing inwards.

“The ticket had a serial number on so I was sure the fine would be cancelled once my silly mistake was realised and once they realised I had paid and used the car park properly.”

Mr Spiller appealed against the fine to Spring Parking, who monitor the car park on behalf of Bradgate Park.

When they refused his appeal he went to the Parking on Private Land Appeals (POPLA) – an independent service administered by the ombudsman services.

They also rejected his appeal and upheld the fine.

“I am told that if I don’t pay the £95 I will be taken to court,” said Mr Spiller. “I am so angry about this that they can do that.

“What is my crime? To put a parking ticket in my car the wrong way round?

“If this is how people are treated when they pay to park at Bradgate Park then I won’t be going back.”

A Bradgate Park spokeswoman said: “An external company – Spring Parking – have been contracted for monitoring and enforcement of the five Bradgate Park Trust pay and display car parks for a number of years and the Trust are not involved in the appeals process.

“Officers at the Trust have confirmed there is signage in place warning that “Failure to display a valid payment at any time will
result in the vehicle being issued with a parking charge notice”.

An incorrect number or upside down ticket (so it cannot be read) would result in a parking charge notice.

“Whilst noting the above we have recently introduced tickets with adhesive to reduce the chance of tickets being displayed incorrectly and we have clear guidance on machines around pay and display input.

“This is proving helpful we believe to customers and of course the operatives patrolling our sites, whilst always accepting the onus has to be on the vehicle owner to ensure the correct display of a ticket to enable the operative to confirm, on inspection, that a valid ticket is being used. This is the same for any pay or display parking area in the county.

“Spring Parking offer an appeals process, early payment options and there are further channels with POPLA.”

Steve Palethorpe, interim director at the Bradgate Park Trust, said: “As the new Trust Director, I am working with the chairman who has instigated a review of car parking and as part of this any future parking enforcement.

“We are considering all feedback from recent years and have worked hard to address concerns, resulting in some of the changes outlined.”

A spokesman for Spring Parking said: “When Spring Parking rejected the appeal, the discounted amount of £55.00 was offered.

"The driver chose to take it further and appealed it with POPLA, the independent appeals service.

“POPLA rejected the appeal, and the PCN still stands as there are clear warning signs on-site with the terms and condition for parking.”

A POPLA spokesperson said: “I am satisfied that the operator has provided sufficient warning regarding the display of the ticket in line with the terms and conditions.

“It is the responsibility of the motorist to make sure they are aware of the terms and conditions before deciding to remain.

“As they have not displayed a valid pay and display ticket the PCN has been issued.

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“As such, I conclude that the PCN has been issued correctly.

"Accordingly, I must refuse this appeal.”

Bradgate Park has now been closed to visitors amid the coronavirus crisis.

The historic park was inundated with visitors on Saturday, according to the trust which runs it, as people sought relief from self-isolation and to get some fresh air with their families.

The park has been closed to help people follow social distancing advice.

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Identified – the 1.4m Brits to be banned from any social contact for 12 weeks

More than 1.4m Brits will be ordered to stop all social contact from Monday as the Government battles to regain control of the coronavirus crisis.

Health secretary Matt Hancock warned that OAPs, cancer victims, and heart attack survivors will have to go without ANY socialising under tough new COVID-19 measures.

He said they would have to “take themselves away from all social contact from Monday onwards”.

At present, anyone with an underlying health condition such as those who usually receive an NHS flu jab, people with weakened immune systems and anyone over 70 is told to be “particularly stringent in following social distancing measures”.

It is understood that those in the ‘most at risk’ group will be given further advice before Monday via a text message or letter.

The group includes those with particular underlying health conditions, who are most vulnerable to getting complications from Covid-19, and is not defined by age.

It includes:

  • People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia who are at any stage of treatment
  • People with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma (requiring hospital admissions or courses of steroid tablets)
  • People with severe diseases of body systems, such as severe kidney disease (dialysis)
  • People who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medication

The Health Secretary told Sky News: “We expect about 1.4 million people to get a communication from the NHS to say that they are part of this and what they need to do.

“Many of these people have pre-existing health conditions and so will be very worried right now, and I understand that, and they’ll need very specific sets of action – for instance, how do you go about still getting your chemo if you have cancer whilst also social-distancing?

“If you have cancer it’s particularly important to stay away from other people, but you also of course have got to keep going with your chemotherapy.”

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He added: “These are some of the most difficult and challenging cases so we’ll be getting in contact with them, but if people think that they are on this list and don’t receive a communication from the NHS, then they also need to get in contact.

“So that is under way, the money was announced for it yesterday. A combination of money to the NHS and money to councils because they’ve got a very big part to play in keeping people safe.”

The Number 10 spokesman said guidance for the 1.4 million people who are considered most at risk from coronavirus would be published “in the coming days”.

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Government ‘begs Uber Eats and Deliveroo to deliver food to quarantined OAPs’

Government officials may ask Uber and Deliveroo to deliver food to OAPs as coronavirus panic-buying leaves shelves empty, according to reports.

The Prime Minister’s top adviser, Dominic Cummings, is believed to have opened talks with the takeaway giants in a bid to keep the elderly and vulnerable in isolation, according to ITV's political editor Robert Peston.

It comes amid leaked reports that pubs will be forced to close next week as COVID-19 tears through Britain.

The temporary closure of pubs, bars and restaurants is one of a series of measures being prepared by Downing Street to protect the healthcare system against total collapse.

It emerged all Brits over 70 will potentially be required by law to self-isolate for four months even if they have no symptoms.

He warned that a "wartime-style" mobilisation effort is likely to begin in the next five to 20 days.

Other measures include hotels and other buildings being repurposed as makeshift hospitals, private hospitals being requisitioned as emergency hospitals and the manufacturing of respirators for the acutely ill.

Some schools will also be closed for perhaps a few weeks, with a skeleton staff continuing to work and provide childcare for NHS workers and members of the police.

"According to a senior government source, the perception that ministers are reluctant to make difficult and costly decisions to battle the virus is wrong," Peston says.

"It is simply that the chief medical officer Chris Whitty and the chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance are waiting for the optimal time to force restrictions on our way of life that will be very painful."

The government reportedly wants to delay the quarantine out of concern some elderly people will die at home due to neglect.

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Thug battered cop with ‘haymaker’ punches before trying to gouge her eye out

A thug who attacked a police officer with “haymaker” punches before trying to gouge her eye out has admitted to the assault.

The 23-year-old man repeatedly punched PC Siobhan Sharkey in the face before choking her with his arm.

The chokehold left the 25-year-old struggling to breathe.

He then dug his fingers into the officer's eye in an attempt to gouge it out.

Adam Wright, from Kent, launched the vicious attack in Fort William on August 22 last year.

Siobhan had pulled Wright over after he was spotted driving a car that had been seized by the police days before.

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He was immediately aggressive and began his attack as she attempted to arrest him.

The attack was thwarted by members of the public who pulled the man off the injured officer.

The officer, who has served with the police for six years, said she believed the public intervention saved her life.

Speaking about the attack, Siobhan told the Daily Record: “It was just a routine traffic stop and it went wrong very quickly. It went from zero to 100 in a matter of seconds.

“I really want to thank the members of the public that helped me that day.

“It’s good to know the public has your back and it shows there are decent folk out there that will help.

“They pretty much saved my life that day.”

She added: “The main damage was to my eyes where he gouged one of them and scratched them.”

At Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday Sheriff Sara Matheson deferred sentencing until April 2.

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Gran died on level crossing trying to save grandson from oncoming train

A grandmother was killed trying to protect her grandson from an oncoming train, an inquest has heard.

Retired nurse Joyce Irene Clark was enjoying the first day of a family holiday at a caravan site in Abergele, in north Wales, with her two grandsons when tragedy struck.

The 67-year-old, of Abbey Hey in Manchester, was walking back from the beach to the caravan park along the Ty Gwyn railway crossing when she was struck by an oncoming train.

One of Ms Clark's grandsons had crossed the line safely.

She appeared to have followed him, but then noticed her other grandson had stayed on the other side, reports North Wales Live.

As the train approached, and despite the driver sounding the horn to warn Ms Clark, she continued to walk back towards her grandson who had not crossed on the other side.

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She was understood to have been gesturing at him to stay where he was as it approached.

An inquest in Ruthin heard today that she did not seem to react or even look towards the train, which was unable to stop in time.

Assistant coroner for North Wales east and central, Joanne Lees, said it was likely Ms Clark had been solely focused on ensuring her grandson stayed in a safe area, away from the railway tracks.

The inquest heard a statement from witness Julie Neil, who heard a young boy shouting for his grandmother to stop as the train approached.

However, she said Ms Clark did not respond and continued to walk across the footpath.

Ms Neil added she then lost sight of Ms Clark.

Speaking at today's inquest, Ms Clark's son Carl Clark described his mother as a selfless woman, who "enjoyed life" and "always put herself second".

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He added: "On the day of the funeral, the entire community were she lived for the last 50 odd years stopped work and lined the streets. That's how popular she was.

"She didn't care about, or have, a lot of money, it was irrelevant to her. Her family and friends were the most important thing to her."

He added the family were "truly devastated" over the tragic accident that killed his mother who "was loved so dearly".

Giving evidence at the inquest, Paul Simmonds, a regional fatality investigator for the British Transport Police (BTP), said the crossing had been under review by National Rail at the time of her death – at around 6pm on July 9 last year – as a result of other fatalities there.

He added following her death, a light system with audio was installed on the crossing to warn pedestrians of approaching trains.

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National Rail bosses have since told the BTP their long term plan is to eventually install a footbridge, instead of the current footpath across the line.

However, Mr Simmonds said he understands it would be a costly upgrade, in the region of £1million, that could take several years.

Ms Lees said she would contact National Rail to encourage them to proceed with the installation of a footbridge as soon as possible.

She added she would also contact Ty Gwyn caravan park to encourage them to consider better highlighting the dangers of the railway crossing around the caravan park.

Offering her "sincere condolences" to the family, Ms Lees recorded a conclusion of accidental death.

She said: "It is clear to me that she was a much loved mother and grandmother, and I am sure she will be very sadly missed."

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Woman ‘sold homemade sanitiser that burned four kids’ amid coronavirus outbreak

A shopkeeper allegedly sold homemade hand sanitiser that burned four children amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Manisha Bharade, 47, has been issued a summons for charges of endangering the welfare of children and deceptive business practices, according to authorities.

Reports suggest she mixed a foaming hand sanitiser, which was not intended for resale, with water and then re-packaged the mixture to sell in the 7-Eleven store in New Jersey.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. “Let me be perfectly clear: If you try to take advantage of our residents during a public health emergency, we will hold you accountable.

“Retailers who try to make a quick buck by exploiting others will face civil and criminal consequences.”

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According to Grewal and Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella, the mixture resulted in burning three 10-year-old boys and one 11-year-old.

The Daily Voice reported that police do not believe she intentionally tried to hurt anyone.

A law enforcement official who spoke to the outlet said: “She wasn’t trying to make a lot of money and obviously didn’t mean to hurt anybody, but she’s no chemist.”

Daily Star Online has approached 7-Eleven for comment.

The coronavirus panic has caused shortages of hand sanitisers all over the world, with pharmacy and supermarket shelves running empty.

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Others looking to capitalise on the shortage have even put bottles of Carex up on eBay and Amazon, with one 250ml bottle of Mr Men Sherbet Lemon Handwash going for £199.99.

One cheeky boy went viral on social media after his mum wrote he had been "caught charging students 50p a squirt for hand sanitiser to protect themselves from the bl****y coronavirus!!"

One of the key pieces of advice to stop the spread of COVID-19 from the NHS is “wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds or whenever you get home or into work, blow your nose, sneeze or cough and eat or handle food”.

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Gunman storms Turkey shopping centre with shots fired inside mall

A gunman has stormed a shopping centre in Turkey and has fired a number of shots, according to reports.

The shopping mall in the Boronova district of Izmir has been evacuated as police swoop on the scene.

It is reported that the gunman hid in stores and behind shutters.

But he was later arrested and taken to a police station.

It is not known if anyone was hurt in the incident.

Chilling footage circulating on social media shows a man walking around the mall with a gun.

The suspect had first been spotted by a member of the public who alerted police to a man carrying a shotgun.

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Images on social media show a man wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a jumper being led away by police.

Large crowds are also seen outside the mall following the evacuation.

It has since been reported that were no casualties during the incident.

It is reported that the suspect was detained shortly after he had entered the shopping mall.

Izmir is located in the west of Turkey and around 300 miles away from Istanbul.

Turkey is popular holiday destination for Brits with cheap flights and accommodation deals.

It is known for its lush beaches and sunny weather, while Istanbul offers a strong cultural experience.

Yesterday, Turkey announced its first case of coronavirus.

A Turkish news agency reported: “An early diagnosis was made. If there is an infection in the country, it is very limited.

"The coronavirus is not stronger than the measures we will take.”

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