All over the globe countries are in some form of ‘lockdown’ trying to protect their citizens and we’ve all borne witness as to how this insidious virus is impacting our families, our communities and our very way of life.  

As of the 8th April, the number of people in the world who are confirmed to have been infected totals 1,353,361 and the total number of deaths has reached 79,235 

Governments throughout the world are asking people to stop non-essential travel and work from home as much as possible. Many businesses are now closed or offering reduced levels of service and Governments have been announcing wide ranging economic schemes to support individuals and businesses. 

For most countries, the graphs are still showing exponential growth rates and there will be special measures in place and further changes to government policies for months to come.   

In the United Kingdom the number of confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has reached 60,733 since the virus was first detected in the country in Feb. 2020. According to data from geographic information system ArcGIS, there have been 7,097 reported deaths with the virus (April 8)