German states report total of 20 new coronavirus cases

first_imgFour western German states reported a total of 20 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, a day after the federal health minister said the country is at the start of an epidemic.In North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, the health ministry said 14 more people tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday in the Heinsberg area, where a couple were the first confirmed cases in the state.The new cases took the total in the Heinsberg area to 20. Of the latest cases, all those concerned were isolated at home and did not require hospital treatment, the state’s health ministry said. Further south, Baden-Wuerttemberg reported four new cases, taking its total to eight.In Bavaria, the state health ministry said a man had contracted the virus who had come into contact in Germany with an Italian. The Italian tested positive on his return to Italy.The state of Rhineland-Palatinate also said on Thursday a man there, in Kaiserslautern, had tested positive for the virus.”The male patient is doing well so far. He’s in isolation,” Rhineland-Palatinate’s state government tweeted.On Wednesday, the federal government’s health minister, Jens Spahn, said Germany was at the beginning of a coronavirus epidemic after new cases emerged which could no longer be traced to the virus’s original source in China.Topics :last_img read more

Chelsea fail to punish Man Utd, Arsenal and Tottenham after drawing to Burnley

first_imgTempers flared towards the end of the Premier League match (Picture: Getty)Tempers flare at full-time as @ChelseaFC miss out on the chance to go third and @BurnleyOfficial move within a point of @PremierLeague survival!Watch highlights from the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge here: https://t.co/pBeN3mDxYG pic.twitter.com/IYkVysp3Gq— Sky Sports MNF (@SkySportsMNF) April 22, 2019 Comment Burnley drew to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (Picture: Getty)Chelsea were held to a 2-2 draw by Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening as the Blues missed the chance to move up to third in the Premier League table.Victory for Maurizio Sarri’s side would have seen Chelsea overtake Tottenham and consolidate their top-four position following a weekend that saw Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United all lose.But the Blues were forced to settle for a point after both teams scored twice in the opening 24 minutes of the match.It was Jeff Hendrick who gave Burnley, now virtually safe from relegation, an early lead with a superb volley from the edge of the box.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEden Hazard assisted N’Golo Kante for Chelsea’s equaliser, before the hosts went in front through a fine Gonzalo Higuain strike.Ashley Barnes levelled for Burnley just ten minutes later, however, and neither side were able to score a winner after the break.Chelsea, who are level on points with Tottenham and just one and three points above Arsenal and Manchester United respectively, were booed off.Speaking after the match, Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton said: ‘It was a massive point. We knew it would be a tough game. ‘You could see how much it meant to the lads. We’ve been very good at offensive and defensive set-plays.‘Gonzalo Higuain’s shot was a rocket. I couldn’t get my hands onto it. We can soak up pressure and make it awkward for teams.’Former Chelsea star Gus Poyet, meanwhile, said: ‘I think that it shows Chelsea were in control and the team attacking, but we expect that from Burnley.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I don’t remember a team having so many touches in an opposition box. I think they were just playing inside the box.‘Burnley were so tight and compact inside their own box that they allowed Chelsea to play in the box, without getting through them.‘It was a game that they had to win – at home to a team at the bottom after what happened at the weekend. It’s two points dropped.’MORE: Maurizio Sarri and Eden Hazard react to Man Utd, Arsenal and Tottenham defeats Advertisementcenter_img Chelsea fail to punish Man Utd, Arsenal and Tottenham after drawing to Burnley Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Apr 2019 9:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Advertisementlast_img read more