COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 14th July 2020

UK

Musicians in England are warning that the coronavirus pandemic is likely to inflict lasting damage on the country’s church choirs.

https://bit.ly/30fqP8K

Shoppers without face masks risk £100 fine as Government moves to make them mandatory

https://bit.ly/2WfWu8w

NHS data reveals 8 out of 10 COVID-19 patients in one English hospital died, with fewer than half surviving at 11 trusts

http://dailym.ai/2C9pND4

UK experts fear worst case scenario of up to 120,000 COVID-19 deaths this winter

https://bit.ly/2Zsu8dk

Is Britain’s COVID outbreak getting worse? Average number of cases jump 6% in first week-on-week rise since May

http://dailym.ai/3eu1iNS

The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology warns Beauticians they face a two-year prison sentence if they break back-to-work rules

https://bit.ly/3fuz6vB

USA

California’s governor orders second round of statewide closures, including gyms and churches in monitored counties

https://bit.ly/2ZrCC4r

Steve Scalise issues scathing critique of NY Gov. Cuomo’s fatal decision to force nursing homes to take in COVID-19 patients regardless of danger to residents

https://bit.ly/306ptNr

World

Director general of the WHO warns that the pandemic is going to “get worse and worse and worse” unless the basics of infection control are followed

https://bit.ly/2CvPduo

Finally, distrust towards the bishops continues to be expressed on social media as a consequence of COVID-19