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Covid-19: Denmark off travel corridor list and city-wide testing trial begins

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday morning. We’ll have another update for you at 18:00 BST.

1. Denmark removed from UK’s travel corridor list

Anyone arriving in the UK from Denmark
must self-isolate for 14 days
with immediate effect, after the government made an emergency ruling overnight. It came after it emerged a mutated form of coronavirus present in the country’s mink farms could be passed to humans. Germany and Sweden have also been taken off the UK’s travel corridor list, although in their cases the requirement to self-isolate kicks in at 04:00 GMT on Saturday.

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2. City-wide testing pilot begins

The UK’s
first city-wide Covid testing trial is getting under way in Liverpool
, with everyone living or working there being offered repeat tests, whether or not they have symptoms. The city’s mayor says it has “absolutely nothing to lose” by hosting the two-week pilot. Here’s
how it will work
. Meanwhile, our health correspondent James Gallagher examines
whether mass testing could help avoid the need for future lockdowns
.

3. Mum and sons die after catching Covid-19

The potentially devastating effects of coronavirus have been highlighted by the case of 81-year-old David Lewis, who
lost his wife, Gladys, 74, and sons Dean, 44, and Darren, 42,
in the space of just five days, after they tested positive for Covid-19. Dean’s widow, Claire Lewis, says the family, from Pentre, Rhondda Cynon Taf, has been left heartbroken and is struggling to come to terms with what has happened.

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Covid: Pentre family’s mother and two sons die within five days

4. Students tear down ‘prison-like’ halls fencing

University of Manchester
students have torn down fencing put up around their halls of residence
on the first day of England’s new lockdown, after saying it left them feeling like they were in prison. The university has apologised, insisting it was not designed to stop students exiting the site but to address safety concerns, “particularly about access by people who are not residents”.

5. Strictly ‘difficult’ to film without live audience

If you’re relying on comfort TV such as Strictly Come Dancing to keep you sane while ordinary life is curtailed, you can rest assured
the BBC One contest will go ahead
as planned. However, judge Craig Revel Horwood and contestant Clara Amfo say lockdown is making things a bit more difficult as there will no longer be a live studio audience to cheer on the dancers.

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And don’t forget…

With the UK having updated its travel corridor list, you can
check the latest quarantine rules
.

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coronavirus page
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Lynchburg Parks and Recreation kicks off citywide needs assessment to determine the future of city parks | Govt. and Politics

Miles wants to see Lynchburg parks continue to grow, and the needs assessment and subsequent master plan would be an opportunity for that growth.

“You need progress,” he said, and added that already, the city parks are a major draw for people visiting Lynchburg.

Carla Heath moved to Lynchburg in 1986, and has been using the trails for as long as she’s been here. Now, she lives in a home that backs a city bike trail, and said every day she goes out to walk and exercise, and found a haven there during the shut down when it felt as though the rest of the world was closed for business.

She said she’s excited to participate in the upcoming needs assessment, and intends to involve as many of her colleagues in the process as she can. Heath is president of the League of Women Voters of Lynchburg, and hopes the assessment will help to fill in the “park deserts” around the city, and reconstruct bridges and trails destroyed in the 2018 flooding.

“It’s important in my life,” Heath said of the parks. “It is a source of exercise and a time to feel quiet and good about the world.”

Jones hopes this needs assessment will be a time for “big ideas,” with a goal of revamping and streamlining the five and 10 year capital improvement program to reflect needs and wants in the community.

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