We’re back with our weekly news summed up for you in five simple bullet points.

The world moves so fast that it can be hard to keep up with what’s going on and that’s why we make it a little easier for you to digest. A short, snappy summary of what’s happened in the last seven days while the world was spinning around us. While Coronavirus has taken over the news worldwide, we’ve found some other news stories that are just as important.

  • Coronavrius has claimed the first lives in the UK. A woman in her 70’s who had been “in and out of hospital” prior to contracting Coronavirus has died at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading and a man in his 80’s has allegedly died under similar circumstances in Milton Keynes. The UK now has 113 cases of the worldwide virus, Covid-19 and large social events like sports fixtures and races are being called off throughout the globe.
  • Flybe collapses post attempts to resurrect the airline failed. After the company ran into difficulties last year, plans were set in place and funds were donated in order to keep the airline flying, but the lack of travellers due to the widespread Coronavirus outbreak pushed Flybe over the edge and shut the business down on Wednesday night.
  • Harry and Meghan attended London Awards Ceremony as one of their last public engagements before they officially step back as senior members of the Royal Family later this month. Their attendance at the Endeavour Fund Awards was also Meghan’s first public appearance since the couple announced their plans to step down. Before their Royal Duties are up on March 31st, they are to take part in a handful of events including Meghan representing International Women’s Day today.
  • Kev Clifton quits Strictly. The 2018 winner of Strictly Come Dancing has left the ballroom dancing series after seven years of performing. The professional dancer has made it to five show finals, won a Guinness World record and won in the time that he’s been on the show. The star announced his departure in an Instagram post, saying that he now ‘looks forward to returning to be a fan and cheering on my friends who keep dancing”.
  • Philip Schofield tried to avoid shaking Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s hand live on This Morning. Schofield admits that he kept his hands by his side to ‘see what would happen’ whilst trying to avoid the potential spreading of Coronavirus. The PM confirmed that he did in fact was his hands prior to appearing on the show.

Image of the week:

Freelance photographer who is working for Reuters, Caitlin Ochs, gets overhead shot of Harvey Weinstein when he’s leaving court from a window in a women’s toilets.

Image: Mary Altaffer/AP via The Guardian

Feature image: Mary Altaffer/AP via The Guardian