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What do the figures tell us about Boris Johnson's chances of a full recovery after he was placed into intensive care? Well, news that the prime minister hasn't been put on a ventilator could be a crucial sign, according to the latest figures from an intensive care research centre. For instance: like Boris Johnson, who is 55, the vast majority of patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) - almost three-quarters, or 73% - are men, mostly in older middle age.
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President Donald Trump has threatened to withhold US funding from the World Health Organisation (WHO) because he claims the group did not react well to some of his regulations against China during the coronavirus pandemic.The threat came during the White House's Tuesday press briefing where the president said his administration would 'look at' pulling funding from the WHO.
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'If it comes, it will be a disaster': life in one of the only countries without coronavirusThe Pacific nation of Vanuatu is one of the few places that is coronavirus-free, but efforts to stop its arrival have been hampered by a category five cyclone
Britain could see as many as 66,000 COVID-19 deaths during the first wave of the current pandemic, new research showed Tuesday, making the outbreak there by far the deadliest in Europe.
Nicole Kidman more often than not straightens her hair for red carpet events, but during the coronavirus lockdown, the star has been embracing her natural look while self-isolating at home. The Big Little Lies actress has gorgeous beach curl waves and caused quite the reaction after sharing a photo of herself on Instagram this week. The star's fans were quick to compliment her appearance, with one writing: "Love the curls, they are gorgeous," while another wrote: "Embracing the curls!" A third added: "Your curls are so glorious"! Over time, Nicole has experimented with various lengths and hair colours, including auburn, strawberry-blonde and blonde.Nicole Kidman's natural hair is gorgeous! In more recent years, Nicole has been trying to cut down on using straighteners as she was concerned about losing her iconic spiral curls. The star admitted that she wanted to achieve what she considered to be the "Aussie beach girl" stereotype. "I really wanted to have that suntanned skin and long blonde hair," she told Australia’s Who magazine. The mother-of-four also told Refinery 29: "I had that hair. I shouldn't have abused my hair. I loved that hair. What was I thinking? I'm working on getting that hair again."MORE: Nicole Kidman reveals how daughter Faith left her scared during coronavirus lockdownThe star's fans were full of compliments about her curlsThe Others actress is currently self-isolating in Nashville with husband Keith Urban and their daughters Sunday, 11, and Faith, nine. Keith has been trying to lift his fans' spirits up during this uncertain time, and has been putting on weekly concerts via video link, performing from their home music studio. Nicole has been at each virtual show, dancing and cheering on the singer.READ: Courteney Cox shares glimpse inside Malibu home - with incredible outdoor swimming poolNicole and Keith have been enjoying spending quality time with their children during the lockdown, as they put a pause on their busy lives. The family often travel between Nashville and London, and also have a property in Australia. While they tend to keep their daughters out of the spotlight, The Hours actress previously gave an insight into Sunday and Faith's upbringing during an interview with Marie Claire. "I have a very sort of quiet life, I suppose. I try to live a soulful, artistic life. [This means] trying to raise my daughters in a really conscious, present way. Time becomes so precious as you get older," she said.
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A draft document seen by Reuters details Germany's multi-step plan to end its lockdown, and that its government assumes the global pandemic will last into 2021. Germany's lockdown laws are set to expire in just under two weeks. Shops will be allowed to reopen, as well as schools in select regions, though strict social-distancing measures will still be in place. Border controls will be relaxed, but large events and private parties will remain forbidden. And as soon as enough protective masks are available, it will be made compulsory to wear them on trains and in buses as well as in factories and public buildings The draft action plan says the measures should be enough to keep the average number of people infected by one person below 1. The country has been under lockdown since March 22. Germany has a low mortality rate among coronavirus patients compared to other European nations, which experts say is due to a high number of testing. The document predicts a staged return to normality, backed by mechanisms that will make it possible to track more than 80% of people an infected person had contact with, within 24 hours of diagnosis. Infected people and those they had contact with will be quarantined, either at home or in hotels.