Money Heist explained: Why did Lisbon go into the Bank of Spain?

WARNING: This story contains spoilers for Money Heist series four

Money Heist is now in its fourth series and all eight episodes have dropped on Netflix for fans to binge-watch.

One of the characters on everyone’s minds this season is Lisbon (played by Itziar Ituno), but she was not always known by that name.

Fans have been wondering why Lisbon entered the Bank of Spain in the new series, and here is everything you need to know.

In the first series of the Spanish crime drama Money Heist, or La Casa de Papel, Raquel Murillo is introduced as an inspector of the National Police Corps.

In the third season, she comes back with a new name – Lisbon, and the series focuses heavily on her relationship with The Professor (Alvaro Morte).

But in the fourth series, she goes back to working for the police and hopes to defeat the gang she had previously joined.

The price if she fails is 30 years in prison and there is a lot at stake for her in the new series.

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In the third season, The Professor’s gang went inside the Bank of Spain as part of Berlin’s (Pedro Alonso ) heist plan, but it did not go as expected with Lisbon presumably dying.

In the fourth series The Professor came up with a plan to get Lisbon back – he had presumed her dead but she was actually in custody.

She was transported from the Spanish Intelligence custody and stood trial, where she revealed to the judge the gang’s plan to rob the Bank of Spain.

To those around her, it was a shock reveal but it was all part of a scheme, and with some help, The Professor tunnelled into the parking lot where Lisbon was being transported to the trial.

In order for the intelligence team to not suspect anything, a woman who looked like Lisbon was used in a swap and took her place before being taken to prison.

Some fans thought The Professor would see Lisbon again after her rescue but rather than bringing her back, he sends her to the Bank of Spain.

With Nairobi now dead after being shot in the head by a previous hostage who escaped, the gang is short of one player.

In order for them to succeed in their plan, Lisbon needs to be on the same side as them, and she is a pivotal character in the new series.

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One fan tweeted following the latest series saying: “Take a moment and take a bow to the creators of Money Heist.

“Believe me when they achieved [taking] Lisbon to the Bank of Spain it was the best moment of the whole robbery.”

The gang and The Professor cheer as Lisbon is reunited with the group and they all share a hug, but the professor starts to look heartbroken.

He says to the group: “Listen to me, this war, we’re going to win.” Lisbon then says: “For Nairobi”.

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Lisbon is played by Itziar Ituno, a Spanish actress who studied at Basauri Theatre School and made her debut in a thriller called The End of the Night in 2003.

She has since taken on more than 20 roles, including a role in the film Flowers and the Netflix feature film Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City.

The actress has just revealed she has tested positive for the coronavirus, and she posted on Instagram to tell her fans.

She said: “Today we have received confirmation of the epidemiological test. It is a coronavirus.

“My case is mild and I am fine but it is very very contagious and super dangerous for people who are weaker. Take care of yourself.”

Money Heist season 4 is available to watch on Netflix now

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Tesco emails customers encouraging them to visit stores

Tesco emails customers urging them to shop IN STORE instead of online, saying shelves are full – despite government’s warnings on social distancing

  • Retail giant encouraged healthy shoppers to go to stores to help the vulnerable  
  • Shop announced its deliveries are currently at full capacity for next few weeks 
  • Tesco has announced its shelves are well-stocked are getting daily deliveries 

Tesco has emailed its customers encouraging them to visit stores in person rather than shopping online in a bid to free up delivery slots for vulnerable shoppers. 

It has also announced that its shelves are well-stocked and that shops are receiving daily deliveries in order to keep product flowing freely.  

The supermarket giant wrote: ‘We know that it’s difficult right now to get a delivery slot for online shopping. We’re at full capacity for the next few weeks, so if you’re able to shop in-store safely instead of booking a delivery, it would be a great help. 

Tesco has emailed its customers encouraging them to visit stores in person rather than shopping online in a bid to free up delivery slots for vulnerable shoppers

It has also announced that its shelves are well-stocked and that shops are receiving daily deliveries in order to keep product flowing freely

‘This will allow us to start freeing up more slots for the more vulnerable.

‘We’re looking at every opportunity to increase the number of slots available. As we increase our capacity, we’ll also set aside more of these slots for our most vulnerable customers.’ 

It has already increased its online delivery slots by 145,000, and is aiming to increase that number by hundreds of thousands in the next few weeks. 

The superstore has also put measures in place on its website which allows those who are self-isolating to write in the delivery notes section if they want their groceries left on their doorstep. 

For those who do shop online, Tesco has introduced a shopping limit of 80 items per order and has removed its multi-buy promotions in a bid to keep stocks plentiful for everyone.  

The store announced: ‘Our stock levels are good, and we have daily deliveries to restock our stores. 

The supermarket giant wrote: ‘We know that it’s difficult right now to get a delivery slot for online shopping. We’re at full capacity for the next few weeks, so if you’re able to shop in-store safely instead of booking a delivery, it would be a great help’

‘We continue to encourage customers to buy only what they need, to help make sure there’s enough for everyone.’

The announcements come as other retail giants such as Sainsbury’s and Ocado made drastic changes to their shopping policies. 

Sainsbury’s has now banned more than one person per household from entering its stores, while Ocado will no longer be delivering bottles of water.

The company says that the bottles take up too much space in delivery vans and are not an essential product in the UK as tap water is safe to drink.  

A statement read: ‘During the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve stopped selling bulky, heavy bottled water. This small step frees up extra space in our vans, and allows us to deliver to 6,000 extra homes a week.’   

It has already increased its online delivery slots by 145,000, and is aiming to increase that number by hundreds of thousands in the next few weeks

In a letter to customers, Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe wrote: ‘From today, we are asking everyone to please only send one adult per household to our shops.

‘This helps us keep people a safe distance apart and also helps to reduce queues to get into stores. 

‘Our store teams will be asking groups with more than one adult to choose one adult to shop and will ask other adults to wait. 

‘Children are of course welcome if they are not able to stay at home.’ 

The increase in panic-buying has lead to a surge in profits for supermarkets and Tesco is expected to post £1.8billion in profits as supermarket boss David Lewis prepares to step down after six years in charge.  

It is set to record pre-tax profits, for the year to February, up from £1.56billion last year.  

For those who do shop online, Tesco has introduced a shopping limit of 80 items per order and has removed its multi-buy promotions in a bid to keep stocks plentiful for everyone

Supermarket stocks, such as Tesco, have been broadly resilient as panic buying of essential items, such as pasta, flour and toilet roll, has helped to drive a surge in sales. 

Supermarkets dealt with record levels of demand in March with combined grocery sales rising by 20.6 per cent in the last four weeks, according to figures released by Kantar earlier this week. 

The survey also showed that Tesco sales were particularly strong and had jumped 5.5 per cent. 

Ocado said the demand they had experienced was like trying to serve everyone at Glastonbury Festival every hour of every day for two weeks. 

Analysts at Goldman Sachs said: ‘With the largest UK online grocery business and the broadest network of distribution points, we also believe Tesco is best positioned to respond to any demand spikes related to Covid-19’.  

How supermarkets are enforcing social distancing rules 

Aldi

  • 2m markers placed on floors
  • Screens installed at checkouts
  • Queuing system to limit number of shoppers at one time
  • Customers asked to shop alone

Asda

  • 2m markers placed on floors
  • Screens installed at checkouts
  • Queuing system to limit number of shoppers at one time 

Lidl 

  • 2m markers placed on floors 
  • Screens installed at checkouts and visors for staff
  • Queuing system to limit number of shoppers at one time 

Morrisons 

  • 2m markers placed on floors
  • Screens installed at checkouts
  • Queuing system to limit number of shoppers at one time 

Sainsbury’s

  • 2m markers placed on floors
  • Screens installed at checkouts
  • Queuing system to limit number of shoppers at one time
  • Customers asked to shop alone

Tesco

  • 2m markers placed on floors
  • Screens installed at checkouts
  • Queuing system to limit number of shoppers at one time
  • Customers asked to shop alone
  • One-way aisles
  • Separate entrances and exits 

Waitrose 

  • 2m markers placed on floors
  • Screens installed at checkouts and visors for staff
  • Queuing system to limit number of shoppers at one time
  • Customers asked to shop alone

Extreme social distancing: No couples in Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s yesterday barred couples from shopping together in its stores. Bosses said it was enhancing the government’s social distancing rules to keep shoppers and staff safe. 

The measures will also cut queues outside its supermarkets, they believe. In a letter to customers, chief executive Mike Coupe said: ‘Keeping you and colleagues safe is our number one priority. 

‘From today, we are asking everyone to please only send one adult per household to our shops. This helps us keep people a safe distance apart and also helps to reduce queues to get into stores. 

‘Our teams will be asking groups with more than one adult to choose one to shop and will ask others to wait. 

‘Children are of course welcome if they are not able to stay at home.’ 

Other supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco and Morrisons have also introduced limits on the number of people allowed to enter their stores at any one time. 

As a result people are asked to queue outside before entering the shop. Once inside they are asked to respect each other’s space, staying 2m (6ft) away from staff and other customers. 

They have also encouraged shoppers to only touch items they want to buy and to pay with card where possible to avoid handling cash. 

Mr Coupe said Sainsbury’s had been working hard to expand its online groceries service due to demand, Home delivery and click and collect online slots will be expanded from 370,000 to 600,000 by the end of next week.

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Kobe Bryant Posthumously Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, in his first year of eligibility, will be posthumously inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the NBA announced Saturday.

“He was one of the greatest competitors who stepped on the court and made sure his impact was felt on both sides of the ball. He is ranked 4th on the NBA’s career points list (33,643). We congratulate posthumously 5x NBA Champion Kobe Bryant,” the Basketball Hall of Fame tweeted Saturday.

In an interview Saturday with ESPN, Bryant’s widow Vanessa said of the Hall of Fame honor, “It’s an incredible accomplishment and honor, and we’re extremely proud of him. Obviously we wish that he was here with us to celebrate, but it’s definitely the peak of his NBA career, and every accomplishment that he had as an athlete was a stepping stone to be here. We’re incredibly proud of him.”

Bryant’s 2020 Hall of Fame class includes Kevin Garnett — whose Boston Celtics battled against Bryant’s Lakers in the 2008 and 2010 NBA Finals — as well as Tim Duncan, WNBA star Tamika Catchings, longtime Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich and more.

“No amount of words can fully describe what Kobe Bryant meant to the Los Angeles Lakers,” Lakers president Jeanie Buss said in a statement. “Kobe was not only a proven winner and a champion, he gave everything he had to the game of basketball. His fierce competitiveness, work ethic and drive were unmatched.

Buss continued, “Those qualities helped Kobe lead us to five titles — and have now brought him to the Hall of Fame, where he will be enshrined with the greatest to have ever played the game. No one deserves it more.”

Bryant died January 26th when a helicopter carrying the Lakers star, his daughter Gianna and seven other occupants crashed outside Calabasas, California.

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Katy Perry Just Announced the Sex of Her and Orlando Bloom's Baby

Ever since Katy Perry announced that she's expecting her first child with fiancé Orlando Bloom last month, the singer has been extremely open about her pregnancy. From documenting herself eating pickles during the coronavirus quarantine to coming up with the cute nickname #babycat for her little one on the way, Katy's gifted fans with plenty of updates as her due date inches closer. 

In her latest baby briefing, Perry announced the sex of her future child, and it's a girl! 

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On Friday night, Katy posted an adorable snap of Orlando's face covered in pink frosting to Instagram. "It's a girl," she captioned the photo of the actor smiling from ear to ear at the gender reveal.

Back in March, during her performance of "Wide Awake" at the World Cup Final in Australia, Katy said she was wishing for a daughter. "I hope it's a girl," she said on-stage while pointing to her stomach. Meanwhile, Bloom, who shares 9-year-old son, Flynn, with his ex-wife, Miranda Kerr, is "thrilled" about having a second child in general. 

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Before the pregnancy announcement, the couple expressed interest in starting a family together. "Katy is slowing down her career this year," a source told People in February 2019. "[She and Bloom] want to get married and start a family sooner rather than later." Another source added: "They both want kids together and will prioritize this.”

Katy also admitted that her pregnancy was planned. "Well, it wasn't on accident," she said during an interview with SirusXM's Mikey Piff. "I'm so grateful for everything that I have been able to do and achieve and all the goals that I've been kind of able to check off my list and dreams and the life I've lived thus far, and I think I've just been trying to create this space in my own life where I'm not running myself too ragged and like, you know, creating space for something new to happen like this."

Katy is reported to give birth this summer. 

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New York's coronavirus apex is likely to hit in the next WEEK

New York’s coronavirus apex is likely to hit in the next WEEK as 630 die in one day while Governor Cuomo reveals China facilitated donation of 1,000 ventilators and Long Island makes up almost quarter of state’s hospitalizations

  • New York now has 113,704 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 3,565 deaths, with most in NYC 
  • Governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that Alibaba founders are sending 1,000 ventilators to New York
  • The state of Oregon is also lending New York 140 ventilators as cases continue to increase in the epicenter 
  • Cuomo said different statistical models show the apex of cases hitting in roughly seven days
  • Long Island is a worrying emerging hotspot with nearly a quarter of the state’s hospitalizations
  • It’s unclear whether New Yorkers fleeing the city are the reason for the spike in Long Island cases 

The New York epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic will receive 1,000 donated ventilators from the Chinese billionaires who co-founded Alibaba, as the state approaches its apex and Long Island emerges as a worrying hotspot, Governor Andrew Cuomo has said.

New York now has 113,704 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 3,565 deaths, an increase of 630 deaths from the day before, Cuomo said at a press conference on Saturday. New York City accounts for 63,306 cases and 2,624 deaths.

Cuomo said that new cases are still rising at an alarming rate, with New York’s apex, or the peak in the number of new daily cases, likely about a week away. 

‘By the numbers, we’re not yet at the apex. We’re getting closer depending whose model you’re looking at,’ said Cuomo. ‘We’re somewhere in the seven day range.’

New York now has 113,704 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 3,565 deaths, an increase of 630 deaths from the day before, Cuomo said at a press conference on Saturday

Medical staff move bodies from the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center to a refrigerated truck in Brooklyn on Friday

Meanwhile, the Chinese government helped facilitate a donation of 1,000 ventilators that will arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport today, Cuomo said. 

The donation was funded by Jack Ma and Joe Tsai, the Chinese billionaires who co-founded internet retail giant Alibaba.

‘This is a big deal and it’s going to make a significant difference for us,’ Cuomo said, adding that the state of Oregon is also sending 140 ventilators to New York. 

Cuomo is also looking for ventilators closer to home, and has issued an order that forces even private hospitals in the state to redistribute ventilators to the hospitals most in need.

‘I want this all to be over,’ Cuomo said. ‘It’s only gone on for 30 days since our first case. It feels like an entire lifetime.’

The number of people infected in the U.S. has exceeded a quarter-million, with the death toll climbing past 7,000. More than half of the deaths are in New York state.

People wear face masks on Friday in New York City. New York state’s death toll rose to 3,565, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, up from 2,935 the previous day, in the largest 24-hour jump recorded there

While New York City remain’s the state’s biggest hotspot, cases are growing at an alarming rate on Long Island, where many wealthy city dwellers have fled during the crisis.

Long Island’s share of the state’s total hospitalized cases had increased to 22 percent on Friday, up from just 17 percent on March 26.

‘Long island is the area that is growing,’ said Cuomo. ‘New York City is actually dropping…as a percentage of cases within the state.’

Cuomo also announced that he will sign an executive order to allow medical students who were slated to graduate this spring to begin practicing now. ‘These are extraordinary times and New York needs the help,’ he said.

As well, the governor praised the 85,000 medical workers who have volunteered their service to fight against the virus, with 22,000 traveling from out of state to work in the epicenter. ‘How amazing is that,’ Cuomo said.

A temporary field hospital to treat covid-19 patients is seen in Central Park on Friday. Over 500 ambulances and paramedics teams have been brought in to NYC to help with the coronavirus outbreak

Long Island’s share of the state’s total hospitalized cases had increased to 22 percent on Friday, as seen in the chart above

A county breakdown shows the most affected areas of New York, with Long Island’s Nassau and Suffolk counties high on the list. Westchester and Rockland counties are immediately north of New York City and generally considered ‘downstate’

Praising Oregon for lending New York 140 ventilators, the crucial medical equipment needed to care for the most severe cases, Cuomo quoted former President Franklin Roosevelt’s remarks about the Lend Lease Act to help the U.K. in the darkest days of World War II.

‘Suppose my neighbor’s home catches fire & I have a length of garden hose. If he can take my garden hose, I may help him put out his fire. I don’t say to him ‘Neighbor, you have to pay me $15 for it.’ I don’t want $15. I want my garden hose back after the fire is over,’ Coumo said, quoting Roosevelt, and vowing to repay Oregon with double the number of ventilators when the crisis in New York subsides. 

‘We’re all in the same battle here, and the battle is stopping the spread of the virus,’ said Cuomo.

Some interpreted the remark as a veiled jab at presidential advisor Jared Kushner, who described the federal stockpile of ventilators as ‘ours’ and not for the states at a press conference on Thursday.

‘The notion of the federal stockpile was it’s supposed to be our stockpile. It’s not supposed to be states stockpiles that they then use,’ Kushner said. 


Cuomo thanked Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma (left) and Oregon Governor Kate Brown (right) for sending urgently needed ventilators to New York as the state’s apex approaches

A sign hangs from a fence thanking “essential workers” who continue to work while others abide by stay-at-home requirements in an effort to curb the COVID-19 outbreak on Saturday in Brooklyn

People wearing masks gather to form a “bread” line at Bread Alone outdoor market, while standing apart from each other to maintain social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 outbreak on Saturday in Brooklyn

While Cuomo praised the Chinese government for facilitating the donation of another 1,000 ventilators, he also had harsh words about U.S. dependence on China to manufacture crucial medical equipment.

He said that New York state had signed contracts to purchase 17,000 ventilators mostly from Chinese companies, and that only about 2,500 had ever been delivered.

 ‘Long term, we have to figure out how we ended up in this situation,’ he said. ‘There’s a public health reason, as we’ve all learned the hard way, why we need the capacity in this country’ to manufacture vital medical equipment.   

President Donald Trump announced late Friday he would prevent the export of N95 protective masks and surgical gloves to ensure they are available in the U.S. 

The number of people infected in the U.S. has now exceeded a quarter-million, with the death toll climbing past 7,000. 

New York state alone accounts for more than 3,565 deaths, an increase of 630 in just one day. Most of the dead are in New York City, where hospitals are swamped with patients. 

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Linda Lusardi says it’s ‘good to be home’ after almost dying from coronavirus

Linda Lusardi has returned home after recovering from coronavirus, as she opened up about her horrific ordeal. 

The Dancing On Ice star had come down with Covid-19 around two weeks ago, and ended up in hospital fighting the effects of the deadly illness. 

She shared a photo of her in her own bed at home telling fans: ‘So good to be home. Keep safe. Stay in and try to keep positive in this troubled time.’

Despite going to hell and back and being told she may not survive, Linda looked very glamorous as she snuggled up with her dog, and the smile on her face showed just how glad she was to be out of hospital. 

She revealed to The Sun that she had been told she may not live through coronavirus, explaining: ‘‘I said to [the doctor], “Am I going to make this?” and he said, “You’re 61, I can’t guarantee anything. We don’t know what we’re dealing with here”. 

‘To hear that was just dreadful and I just burst into tears.’

Linda also revealed the horrific effects of the virus on her body:  ‘I started to get a fever, [I was] feeling rough and carried on, but it got worse and worse.

‘Your head hurts, your brain hurts and you feel like an elephant is sitting on you.’ 

What does self-isolation mean?

Self-isolation means staying indoors and avoiding all contact with other people for 14 days, according to the NHS.

It means no going to work, school, the shops or even to the park for some fresh air, in order to minimise the risk of passing on Covid-19.

Public transport and taxis are a no-no and you shouldn’t have visitors over, even if you just stay at home.

Anyone in self-isolation is advised to ask friends, family and delivery drivers to pick things up for you and drop them-off. You should put a sign outside telling people you are self-isolating and everything should be left on the floor outside your front door to avoid the risk of further infections.

You should leave a sign outside your property if you have to self-isolate (Picture: PA)

Those who are self-isolating are still advised to stay away from their pets as much as possible and to wash their hands before and after touching them.

If you live in a house share and have to self-isolate, the advice is to stay in your room with the door closed and only emerge to use communal kitchens, bathrooms and living areas if absolutely necessary.

Who should self-isolate?

The government advises anyone returning from Category 1 areas (Hubei, Iran, Italy and Daegu or Cheongdo in South Korea), to go straight home and self-isolate, even if they don’t display any symptoms.

Travellers should use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next.

Anyone returning from Category 2 areas should self-isolate and call 111 if they have Covid-19 symptoms. You can find the list of those places here.

Linda continued: ‘I remember crawling to the bathroom, putting my face on the tile floor and then almost trying to make myself sick to just get a light relief for five minutes afterwards.

‘I was leaning over the edge of the bed, coughing and spitting into a bucket. Your vomit is blue.’

Her husband Sam Kane also contracted coronavirus, but his symptoms were much milder and he was soon discharged from hospital, while Linda’s life hung in the balance. 

Thankfully, she managed to pull through and thanked the NHS on Instagram, writing: ‘The NHS really did save my life. Such brave, incredible, doctors and nurses. And all the staff. Thank you.’

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Hamas threatens to ‘stop six million Israelis breathing’ if ventilators aren’t sent to Gaza to fight coronavirus – The Sun


HAMAS have threatened to use force if Israel does not send ventilators to Gaza to treat coronavirus patients amid the global pandemic

The militant group’s leader Yahya Sinwar warned if the medical equipment is not brought to the Palestinian enclave they will “stop the breathing of six million Israelis”.

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Mr Sinwar made the fiery threat as he warned the organisation will “take them by force” as Gaza faces an outbreak of the killer virus.

The militant leader accused Israel of not releasing key medical equipment as Hamas imposed a quarantine for anyone crossing into the Gaza Strip.

He said: “When we decided to establish compulsory quarantine facilities for people returning to Gaza, we knew that it would be a difficult decision that would cause a lot of criticism against us.

“It’s our first line of defense. We can’t allow the epidemic into Gaza.”

Mr Sinwar added: “If ventilators are not brought into [Gaza], we’ll take them by force from Israel and stop the breathing of 6 million Israelis.”

Gaza confirmed its first cases of the coronavirus two weeks ago, and there are fears of the scale of a potential outbreak.

Two million people live in the enclave, which is just twice the size of Washington DC.

It is feared coronavirus would run rampant through the territory, which has been under blockade by Israel and Egypt for 13 years.

Hamas – the militant group who run the enclave – insist the threat is contained, but continue to call for the release of key medical supplies.

The barrier between Israel and Gaza is one of the most tense borders in the world, and regularly shots are exchanged amid ongoing tensions.

The Israeli defence minister has said they may not release aid to Gaza until the bodies of two soldiers are returned.

Hamas is holding the remains of Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin, which were captured when the two were killed during the 2014 war on the Strip.

And as the two sides go back and forth, Mr Sinwar said the remains would not be released until they have medical aid.

The militant leader made the comments via remote video chat to television and Hamas’s digital media platforms.

The address was his first public statement since the start of the coronavirus outbreak.

World Health Organisation officials have warned the majority of ventilators in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank are already in use by patients with conditions unrelated to coronavirus.

Grald Rockenschaub, the head of the WHO’s mission to in Palestine, told The Times of Israel: "They are being used by people who have suffered heart attacks, strokes and other incidents requiring critical care

Israel currently has more than 7,500 cases and 43 deaths as the global confirmed cases from the pandemic surpassed one million.

Hamas has opened up 18 additional quarantine zones in clinics and hotels as it braces for a potential outbreak.

It has also banned weekly street markets, shut down cafes and mosques, and extended quarantines for anyone who crosses the border into the Gaza Strip.

Coronavirus testing kits are being shipped into the territory, but it is feared there is not enough to properly manage the pandemic.

Israeli authorities have said hundreds of more testing kits have been delivered by the World Health Organisation.

Protective equipment, medicines and disinfectant has also been sent into the Gaza Strip.

Israel is beginning to crackdown amid the virus, including declaring the entire city of Bnei Brak a “restricted zone” as the military was sent in.

The country is also attempting to beef up its supplies of ventilators, handing over requisition of medical equipment to its spy agency Mossad.

Mossad director Yossi Cohen reportedly heads a special command centre along with other security chiefs and the Health Ministry.

The agency has reportedly obtained information on the mass production of ventilators.

And the spooks announced they had obtained 500,000 testing kits last month.

However, they have declined to confirm the source of these key supplies.

It is reported they have been purchased from states which Israel does not have diplomatic relations.

Mossad sources have claimed spy agencies worldwide are waging a covert battle to get hold of medical supplies for their nations.

WHO chiefs have previously called for a 40 per cent boost in medical manufacturing to help meet the world’s health needs during the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom said everyone across the globe is in a “shared struggle to protect both lives and livelihoods”.

He said: “The best way for countries to end restrictions and ease their economic effects is to attack the virus, with the aggressive and comprehensive package of measures that we have spoken about many times before: find, test, isolate and treat every case and trace every contact.

“If countries rush to lift restrictions too quickly the virus could resurge, and the economic impact could be even more severe and prolonged.”

It comes as more than half the world’s population is sitting in some kind of lockdown to try and beat the bug.

The world’s economy faces being left in tatters, with bankers warning $4.1trillion may be wiped off the global markets before the pandemic is over.

Meanwhile, Britain suffered its deadliest day so far and the United States continues to be the epicentre of the outbreak as its case count nears 300,000.

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Kenny Rogers Earns First No. 1 On Top Country Albums Chart Since 1986

The late Kenny Rogers has topped Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart for the first time since 1986.

According to Billboard, The Best of Kenny Rogers: Through the Years topped the chart in the week ended March 26. Rogers previously topped the chart with The Heart of the Matter back in 1986.

The Best of Kenny Rogers: Through the Years was released in 2018 via Capitol Records Nashville, and debuted at No. 1 with 32,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Of that sum, 10,000 were in album sales.

Rogers died on March 20 at age 81. Announcing his death, the Rogers family said the singer, songwriter and actor died “peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.”

The winner of six CMA Awards and three Grammys, Rogers had 24 No. 1 hits. Rogers sold over 100 million records worldwide during his lifetime, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

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Naomi Campbell, Billie Eilish and More Celebs Make Khaki Look Cool

Whether it’s embellished gowns or tailored suits, Burberry’s neutral ensembles are perfection. In 2018, Riccardo Tisci took the helm and breathed new life into the traditional brand. He introducing a new logo and monogram, and updated classic pieces like the trench with edgy details and new silhouettes — and celebs are obsessed.

“Riccardo really knows how to dress any kind of women, with the talent to make clothing sexy and classy at the same time,” Irina Shayk tells Us. “He made this dress for me for the British Vogue BAFTAs party, the inspiration was: I was dressed-up for my Vogue cover, and undressed for the party,” she says of her custom crystal mesh gown.

Another loyal fan, Lily Aldridge tells Us, “Riccardo is a genius and creates pieces that are modern and breathtakingly beautiful.” Adding, “It’s an iconic brand that’s very wearable.” She also loves its signature color palette: “Neutrals are always so classic, whether in beige, white or black. You can’t go wrong!”

Celeb stylists also can’t get enough. Karla Welch dressed Sarah Paulson in Burberry for the Toronto International Film Festival, telling Us it was Sarah’s favorite outfit at TIFF. “What’s amazing about this look is that it’s quite subtle at first glance, but when you look close, the crystal details and the craftsmanship is incredible!” Welch says.

Samantha Burkhart, Billie Eilish’s stylist, put the singer in a head-to-toe tan look for the Brit Awards. “I really loved how this look felt both classic and completely fresh at the same time, which I think is so definitive of who Billie is as an artist,” Burkhart tells Us. “Billie is an absolute master of accessories and Riccardo is a master of details, and I loved how the cool monochromatic beige really popped against the classic Burberry check on Billie’s nails, socks and the inside of the jacket.”

Burkhart adds: “I love that Burberry is a heritage brand that sources inspiration in its iconic past but creates pieces that feel like the future — there’s a brilliance in taking their most classic piece, the trench coat, and adding this intricate gold hardware — it’s so unexpected and interesting and just instantly makes it feel cool and modern, but still timeless.” Burkhart is also impressed with their eco-friendly efforts: “I applaud that Burberry is innovating the industry by incorporating recycled plastics into their pieces.”

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What Is Quibi and What Shows Are Including? Everything to Know

In need of more content? Your wish is Quibi’s command. The new streaming service officially launches in the United States and Canada on Monday, April 6.

Quibi — short for “quick bites” is the first entertainment platform designed for mobile phones, featuring original content from Hollywood’s biggest names in entertainment. At launch, there will be 50 new programs.

All episodes of the new shows are 10 minutes or less and all content is divided into three categories: Movies in Chapters, Unscripted Series and Docs and Daily Essentials.

Movies in Chapters are large stories told in chapters that are 7 to 10 minutes in length; Unscripted Series includes shows about food, fashion, travel, animals, cars, builds, music, sports, comedy, talk, variety, documentary and more; Docs and Daily Essentials are just that: delivering the day’s news and information in 5-6 minute quick bites.

Quibi will release 25 new episodes — or approximately three hours of new content — each day. In the first year, they plan to release 8,500 quick bites of content and 175 original shows.

As for pricing, Quibi will cost $4.99 with ads and $7.99 without ads. However, the service is offering a 90-day free trial for a limited time if users sign up before the end of April.

Of course, there is a bit of hesitation in the current climate, as the app is made for those constantly on-the-go.

“Honestly, we don’t know what to expect,” Chief Executive Meg Whitman told MarketWatch on Thursday, April 2.”People still have their in-between moments to be entertained, whether after homeschooling or Zoom meetings. We shall have to wait and see.”

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