Coronavirus: German Big Brother cast to be told about pandemic live on TV

It’s been more than a month since the majority of Germany’s Big Brother contestants entered the house. In early February the first cases of coronavirus outside of Wuhan were just being reported. Now Germany has close to 7,000 confirmed infections, with 14 deaths – but the housemates have no idea a global pandemic has been declared. They’ll finally be informed on Tuesday night in a live TV special, after “consultation with relatives”. It comes after criticism on social media that broadcaster SAT.1 hadn’t told the 14 men and women locked…

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Coronavirus: Odeon, Vue and Cineworld shut UK cinemas

Cinema chains Odeon, Cineworld, Vue and Picturehouse are shutting all their UK screens amid the coronavirus pandemic. The move comes a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised people to avoid public venues. Cinema UK, which represents the industry, said “most UK cinema sites” would close in the coming days following the government advice. Theatres in London’s West End and around the UK have already closed, and many concerts have been called off. Odeon has more than 120 cinemas in the UK and Ireland, while Vue has 91, Cineworld has…

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