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Wuhan closes temporary hospitals due reduction in new cases

You can’t seem to escape stories about the current Corona pandemic we are in the midst of and whilst it appear that everythng we hear is bad news, we’ve gathered together some positive news stories that give is a glimmer of hope that there may be some light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel.

We have included links to the news stories as reported on official news platforms so you can read them for yourself.

Hospital staff in the Chinese city where the coronavirus originated have removed their masks ceremoniously as the country’s last emergency hospital, built to handle the crisis, was closed.

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Apple re-open their stores in China


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Apple has reopened all of its Chinese stores, a month after shutting them down amid the coronavirus outbreak.  All 42 official Apple retail stores opened on Friday, although some stores had special business hours.

Australian researchers hopeful they may have discovered a cure..

A team of Australian researchers say they’ve found a cure for the novel coronavirus and hope to have patients enrolled in a nationwide trial by the end of the month.

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… whilst scientists in Israel are confident of developing a vaccine

Israeli scientists are on the cusp of developing the first vaccine against Coronavirus according to Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis. If all goes as planned, the vaccine could be ready within a few weeks and available in 90 days, according to a release.</p

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and away from medical breakthroughs there are the occasional stories to put a smile on your face…

Penguins at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago were given the run of the building during the current shutdown of the premises due to the Coronavirus.

Take a look at the penguins on tour here

Italians are breaking the monotony of self-confinement by taking to their balconies for communal singing and dancing

You can’t quarantine music – watch as Italy plays and sings from balconies in locked-down cities.
Since the country was completely quarantined last week, swathes of videos have gone viral across social media in which musicians, singers and music lovers share performances from their balconies.

see some of the best videos here


Finally for now, this one may be good news for some but not for others dependent on your musical preferences!

Stars are responding to self-confinement by streaming songs and interacting with fans across social media

Coldplay’s Chris Martin played an impromptu set on Instagram Live, taking fans’ questions and covering David Bowie’s Life On Mars.

Country singer Keith Urban also went live on Instagram with his wife, Nicole Kidman, in the background.

take a look at who has been streaming here