Exceptional speech by British Queen Elizabeth, European Commission President wants “Marshall Plan for Europe”


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Singer Marianne Faithfull in the hospital after corona infection

British singer Marianne Faithfull was admitted to a hospital in London after she tested positive for the corona virus. In a statement to Rolling Stone magazine, her manager says her condition is “stable” and “she’s responding well to treatment.”

According to a friend of the singer, she was quarantined for a while because she had a cold. She had herself tested early this week, and her test was positive for COVID-19. She is currently in the hospital because she has pneumonia, Rolling Stone knows.

The 73-year-old singer had many health problems in the past. In 2006, she developed breast cancer, and a year later testified that she has hepatitis C, a diagnosis she received 12 years earlier. She also has arthritis.

Marianne Faithfull in 2009


Faithfull was discovered in 1964 by Andrew Loog Oldham, the then manager of The Rolling Stones, when she attended a party for the band. She quickly became popular, including with her single “As tears go by”. She also had a relationship with Mick Jagger, the lead singer of The Rolling Stones, for a while.

Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger in the 1960s.

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Today is going to be a beautiful spring day, what can you do without breaking the rules of corona?

The mercury today climbs locally to 20 degrees. Normally the starting shot for many people to go to the sea or have a sun-drenched terrace. Unfortunately, we have to miss those things. What can we do without violating the corona measures?

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How exceptional is the Queen’s speech?

Normally, the British Queen Elizabeth addresses the nation only at Christmas. So tonight’s speech is exceptional to say the least. It is only the fourth time in 68 years that the Queen gives an extra speech. Previous times included the outbreak of the Gulf War in 1991, the death of Princess Diana in 1997, and the death of Queen Mother, Elizabeth’s mother, in 2002.

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Trade unions waste collection service Net Brussel submit a notice of strike

The unions at Net Brussel, the waste collection service in the capital, have submitted a notice of strike. The unions complain about a lack of security measures. The waste collectors do not receive mouth masks or disinfectant hand gel. Washing hands and keeping a distance is almost impossible during their work. The unions say that the management has little respect for the workers, now that the workload has increased due to the corona crisis and the workers are under stress. In recent days, Brussels has just had to limit the number of garbage collections because there is not enough staff.

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European Commission President: “We need a Marshall Plan for Europe”

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen advocates for massive investments in the European budget in the fight against the corona virus. “We need a Marshall Plan for Europe,” she writes in a guest post for “Welt am Sonntag.”

The Marshall Plan was a multi-billion dollar American aid program that mobilized Western Europe after World War II.

Von der Leyen is confident that Europe will overcome the crisis again. “The many billions that need to be invested today to avoid a bigger disaster will connect generations.”

The many billions that need to be invested today to avoid a bigger catastrophe will connect generations


Brazil unprepared for critical phase

Brazil is insufficiently prepared for a larger outbreak of the new corona virus. That says the Brazilian Ministry of Health. There is a shortage of beds in the intensive care unit, respirators, protective clothing and test material. There is also insufficient skilled personnel to operate the ventilators.

The Ministry of Health therefore advises the government not to relax the rules on social distancing as long as there is not enough material. Brazilian President Bolsonaro just wants to relax the rules. He previously called the coronavirus “a flu”.

Brazil has 210 million inhabitants. Almost 10,300 infections have been detected to date. 432 people died of the virus.


All the front pages of the British newspapers headline to the Queen’s speech

All British Sunday newspapers headline Queen Elizabeth’s speech tonight.

The Sunday Express broadly headlines a phrase from the Queen’s speech, “A generation as strong as any other.”

The Sunday Telegraph also goes for a quote, in the same trend: “Those who come after us will say that the British of this generation were as strong as any other.”

The Sun gives a large photo of the Queen with “Greatest Britons” below, and marginally the same quote as the other newspapers.

The Daily Mail on Sunday writes in large: “The Queen’s invigorating message,” with another quote under, “I hope everyone can be proud of the way they have handled this challenge in the coming years. And those who coming after us will say that the British of this generation were as strong as everyone else. That the attitude of self-discipline, good-humored determination and compassion still characterizes this country. ”

Finally, The Sunday Times puts one sentence at the top: “Queen asks the nation to be strong as the virus strikes medical personnel.”


Queen Elizabeth to deliver exceptional speech tonight: “I am speaking to you in an increasingly difficult time”

Tonight an exceptional speech by Queen Elizabeth will be broadcast on television, which will support the British during the corona crisis. She will recognize the pain, grief and financial difficulties that the British are now facing in this “disruptive time.” She will also speak encouraging words to the medical staff, public broadcaster BBC knows.

According to the BBC, she will say: “I am speaking to you at a time that is getting more and more difficult, as far as I know. This is a time of disruption in our country: a disruption that has brought grief to some, causing financial difficulties for many. and brings about huge changes in the daily lives of all of us. ”

I am speaking to you at a time of increasing difficulty, as far as I know
“I hope that in the years to come everyone can be proud of the way they have handled this challenge. Those who come after us will say that the British of this generation were just as strong as everyone else.”

I hope that in the coming years everyone can be proud of the way they have handled this challenge
She also emphasizes the characteristics of “self-discipline, good-humored determination and compassion”.

In Britain, the death toll rose to 4,313 casualties yesterday, up from 708 the day before.


30 new infections in China

30 new coronavirus infections were registered in China yesterday. The Chinese health authorities report this. It concerns five domestic and 25 imported infections, the state news agency Xinhua says. Three new deaths from the virus were also reported.

The five new domestic infections come from Guangdong Province, not Hubei Province, where the first corona virus infection was detected in Wuhan city at the end of last year.


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