Coronavirus (COVID-19) alerts.. Including any Paranoia

You spoke too soon... It's still being televised and wasting airtime, it's just that the competitive element will be removed and the organisers will instead air a television show honouring all 41 songs in a non-competitive format.

"Eurovision: Shine a Light" will take place on Saturday, 16 May if you want to pencil that in on your calendar, in place of what would have been the live final in the Netherlands.

Sietse Bakker, executive producer, said: “We want to make a show that [snip} will inspire those at home and connect people from across Europe and beyond in these difficult times.

At least the United Kingdom won't have to suffer the ignominy of the standard 'Nul Points'
And UK is not doing the British Soap Awards Luvvy Fest either. Great, thinks I, that off and no football on perhaps we'll get something decent (like another rerun of Star Wars VII).
Nope, Philip Schofield's "Best of" British Soap Awards.

This lockdown is effin' killing me.
 
One for the conspiracy theorists. Helicopters landed, and then took off again; wonders will never cease!

'A pair of Army helicopters that landed in Derby this week were on a secret mission related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Wildcats landed in Racecourse Park, Chaddesden at around 2pm, witnesses told Derbyshire Live.
It is understood that the mission was related to an operation codenamed Rescript.

'The helicopters are usually used to for surveillance and reconnaissance, but they have the capacity to conduct a range of tasks, such as moving up to six people and a variety of equipment. They enable access to isolated communities where people may not be able to get urgent medical care during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as providing logistical support to the NHS where required.

'Derby resident Guthrie Whitby said the helicopters then returned at around 4.40pm, but were not on the ground for long before leaving on both occasions. He said: "Two helicopters have been shuttling in and out of Derby today. Two helicopters arriving from south of the city at low altitude at 2pm and again at 4.40pm with cargo bay doors open. can also say that the helicopters were not on the ground for very long. About five minutes each time. So presumably transferring supplies rather than patients."

'Now, an army spokesperson has confirmed that the aircraft were undertaking "Covid-19 related tasking", as part of their new role in the newly-formed First Aviation Brigade, having left RNAS Yeovilton. However, the spokesperson also said the army cannot comment on the details of the operation that was taking place. Another witness saw four people dressed in uniform awaiting the arrival of the helicopters on the park. The witness, who did not wish to be named, said: "There were four people stood, dressed in uniform. Then 10 minutes later the helicopters landed, then took off again."

'Yesterday, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove said military helicopters are being deployed to support medical services as the UK deals with the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Gove said requests for assistance from NHS boards and trusts across the Midlands and southern England are being met from a helicopter facility working out of RAF Benson, in Oxfordshire. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: “The creation of these helicopter hubs is the next step in our Armed Forces’ contribution to tackling the coronavirus outbreak whenever it appears throughout the United Kingdom."


 
Woohoo good news.

Festival , fringe and tattoo are cancelled, it is going to be a peaceful August
And a lot of retailers, performers and accommodation/hospitality providers badly out of pocket.
 
One for the conspiracy theorists. Helicopters landed, and then took off again; wonders will never cease!

'A pair of Army helicopters that landed in Derby this week were on a secret mission related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Wildcats landed in Racecourse Park, Chaddesden at around 2pm, witnesses told Derbyshire Live.
It is understood that the mission was related to an operation codenamed Rescript.

'The helicopters are usually used to for surveillance and reconnaissance, but they have the capacity to conduct a range of tasks, such as moving up to six people and a variety of equipment. They enable access to isolated communities where people may not be able to get urgent medical care during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as providing logistical support to the NHS where required.

'Derby resident Guthrie Whitby said the helicopters then returned at around 4.40pm, but were not on the ground for long before leaving on both occasions. He said: "Two helicopters have been shuttling in and out of Derby today. Two helicopters arriving from south of the city at low altitude at 2pm and again at 4.40pm with cargo bay doors open. can also say that the helicopters were not on the ground for very long. About five minutes each time. So presumably transferring supplies rather than patients."

'Now, an army spokesperson has confirmed that the aircraft were undertaking "Covid-19 related tasking", as part of their new role in the newly-formed First Aviation Brigade, having left RNAS Yeovilton. However, the spokesperson also said the army cannot comment on the details of the operation that was taking place. Another witness saw four people dressed in uniform awaiting the arrival of the helicopters on the park. The witness, who did not wish to be named, said: "There were four people stood, dressed in uniform. Then 10 minutes later the helicopters landed, then took off again."

'Yesterday, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove said military helicopters are being deployed to support medical services as the UK deals with the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Gove said requests for assistance from NHS boards and trusts across the Midlands and southern England are being met from a helicopter facility working out of RAF Benson, in Oxfordshire. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: “The creation of these helicopter hubs is the next step in our Armed Forces’ contribution to tackling the coronavirus outbreak whenever it appears throughout the United Kingdom."


Obviously coming in to collect all the food the hoarders have thrown away.
 
Obviously coming in to collect all the food the hoarders have thrown away.
That annoys me greatly, chucking away scoff that's gone off because it was hoarded. Some people went without when there was no need for it.
 

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Just going to throw this out there, have there been any reports of rough sleepers succumbing to Covid-19? I ask as it seems as those who are keeping scrupulously clean are the ones who are going down like nine pins, perhaps Covid-19 doesn't like a bit of grime and filth from the city's streets.
 
And a lot of retailers, performers and accommodation/hospitality providers badly out of pocket.
I don't know about the performers but I reckon the rest of that group should get by on last years rip off prices.
 
Bl00dy yanks.
Always have to do one better.
We have lots of chat about Woccas probably showing off for nurses (if the bus does not come, go to the source...)

They have a nutter on a train....

Moreno allegedly told officers and FBI investigators that he deliberately derailed the train because he was suspicious of the Mercy's intentions and thought it was actually part of a government takeover, the complaint said.

FFS....
 
My Funeral Director daughter is in the comms loop for Solihull council, some woke, broken brained council idiot thought it would be a good idea to calm peoples concerns about the increase in military traffic to Birmingham airport.

To this end a release was sent out stating the increase in helicopter traffic was to break up the clouds that were forming due to the reduction in civvy traffic. This was so the military cargo flights that were using the now unused airfield for practice.

I shit you not.
 
America will try to stop the drug trade in the Carribean

US sends warships to Caribbean stop drugs

Quote from the article -
"The US says it is sending warships to the Caribbean to stop illegal drugs.
"We must not let the drug cartels exploit the [coronavirus] pandemic to threaten American lives," President Donald Trump said.
The move comes a week after the US charged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other senior officials in the country with "narco-terrorism".
It accused them of flooding the US with cocaine and using drugs as a weapon to undermine the health of Americans.
A $15m (£12.5m) reward was offered for information leading to Mr Maduro's arrest.
The Venezuelan government called the US deployment a "diversion" from the current pandemic spreading around the US - and the world at large.
The US military deployment will further escalate tensions between the two nations."

I hope the RN is able to join in.
 

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