Your weekly news in 5 bullet points.

When the world news gets too much to take in, we make it easy for you to keep up. Our weekly news in 5 bullet points breaks down the most important bits of information and events into bite size chunks that are easy to digest.

  • 26 people have now died from Conorovirus in China. Chinese hospitals are experiencing chaos as the country’s lockdown affects nearly three million people. Public transport has been suspended in at least 10 cities and health care units are struggling to cope with the influx of patients flocking the hospital. Around 800 people have been affected by the deadly virus, which is now known to have been found in other countries like the U.K. and the U.S.
  • This time next week the United Kingdom will have officially left the European Union. While it may seem like the Brexit ordeal is finally over, it’s really just begun. On the 31st January our country will be free of E.U. laws and rules, which will mark the start of our uncertain descent into an independent future. ‘Brexit Day’ will not be accompanied with bongs from Big Ben, despite efforts to raise money to do so.
  • As if Australia hadn’t suffered enough over the past months with bushfires battering the country, but now three American firefighters who were helping to tackle the fires from above have died in a plane crash. Ian McBeth from Montana, Paul Clyde Hudson from Arizona, and Rick A. DeMorgan Jr. from Florida, all died when their C-130 Hercules air tanker went down on Thursday in New South Wales, the plane’s operator, Coulson Aviation, stated.
  • Tesco to remove all plastic wrapping from multi-pack tins. The U.K.’s biggest supermarket chain is working alongside brands like Heinz and Green Giant in order to ditch plastic wrapping and replace them with multi-buy offers.
  • Jean Paul Gaultier shocked fans when he announced that this week would be his final Haute Couture fashion show. A huge celebrity crowd turned out for the French designer’s final catwalk after 50 years, and celebrated with a party.

Image of the week

Four Eastern Grey Kangaroo joeys who were orphaned in the bush fries are recovering and being cared for by Kevin and Lorita Clapson in East Lynne, New South Wales, Australia.