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covid has made things harderfor finlay, too. grandma usually helps care for mum, but in these times she can't come round, leaving finlay to be sole carer. it's hard—wired into me, so i don't find it a burden or anything. there will be parents across the country thinking, "a12—year—old getting up early to get ahead of the cleaning...?" just pop your alarm on earlier and try and get up, you know? finlay and danielle are on online with the charity gaddum. we've got the whatsapp groups if anyone needs to get in touch. young carers getting support, giving advice. do not stress about the things that you can't control. you can't control lockdown, you can't control covid—19. there are now warnings that thousands more children are becoming carers for the first time. what we have here is a new group of children that are taking on caring roles within the quarantine
and lockdown of this pandemic and the consequences of that are not only being felt by those children now, but will be felt by society for many years to come. has it ever got on top you? definitely. sometimes ryan just kicks off so much that it does make me, like, question how long this is going to go on for. it could go on for months. exactly. what does that mean for you? i'm scared. for not only my mental health, but everyone's in the family. are you never resentful? no, because she's my mum, and however annoying she is and how much i have to do for her, i have to remember, she's my mum. what would you like to say to him? i love him so much, he makes me so proud, and he can carry on cooking these good meals. it is one of the most rewarding things you can do as a young person, genuinely. i would not have it any other way. it's a response driven by love and by duty, as so many young carers rise to the challenge of the covid crisis. jeremy cooke, bbc news, salford.
joining those around the world. it to look at the it - to look at the national and international e of i papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the political writer and academic, maya goodfellow, and the deputy political editor of the daily express, sam lister. welcome to you both. let's have a look at what we have already got insofar. the new zealand herald celebrates the country being one of only nine in the world with no active covid—i9 cases, meaning nearly all lockdown restrictions have been lifted, although strict border measures remain for foreseeable future. the international edition of the financial times says emerging and developing economies will shrink
this year for the first time in at least six decades, according to the world bank, underlining the mounting economic cost from coronavirus. it also reports 10,000 planned jobs cuts at the oil giant bp, a story that leads the ft‘s uk edition. the metro highlights a warning that new uk quarantine rules, brought in by home secretary, priti patel, will do little to control coronavirus but will harm businesses and costjobs. the washington post says it's documented 5,400 shootings by the police in the us in the last five years. france's le figaro reports that the debate surrounding the issues thrown up following the death of george floyd will be at the heart of the presidentail race to the white house. the independent carries a photo of nancy pelosi, speaker of the house
of representatives, and other leading politicians taking a knee in tribute to victims of police brutality. that is for the precise time that the police officer put his knee on the police officer put his knee on the neck of george floyd. the daily mail leads with prince andrew and american prosecutors accusing each other, in relation to thejeffrey epstein case, with the prince complaining he's being treated as a second—class citizen by the us justice system. and the daily mirror highlights comments from german police that there is "some evidence" that the new madeleine mccann suspect carried out the crime and that madeleine is no longer alive. let's start, welcome to you both again. meyer, let's look at the new zealand herald. great news for new zealand, they carried out one of the strictest lockdown is in the world. jacinda ardern said she did a little
jig jacinda ardern said she did a little jig today and quite rightly so, bearing in mind nota single jig today and quite rightly so, bearing in mind not a single case left. yes, i think a lot of people will be looking to new zealand today and looking at what they did and what we can learn from what happened in new zealand in terms of an early look down and thinking about testing looking at the fact they only had 22 deaths. that is still 22 people who died from coronavirus, but if you look at the uk which has had over 40,000 people who died, a lot of people will be looking at new zealand and thinking what are the lessons that can be learned from that? do we know what the lessons are? it is too late for us to go back to what new zealand did. 0ne are? it is too late for us to go back to what new zealand did. one of the quotes on a front page, we are like creatures emerging from a cave. it feels strange, it feels like a nervous kind of peace. yes, it is a joyful front—page after all these months of misery. this is the light at the end of the tunnel, even
though it is on the other side of the world. as for looking back at what went wrong and what we could have done, new zealand is a completely different kettle of fish to the uk. in london we are living cheek byjowl, to the uk. in london we are living cheek by jowl, that to the uk. in london we are living cheek byjowl, that is not the case in new zealand. it is a small population and it is easier to contain such a disease in that environment. but let's celebrate the ivy environment. but let's celebrate the joy in this. jacinda ardern obviously had herjig, as you mentioned. and it mentions that people will now be able to hug each other, dance and live a normal life for the first time in 75 days and thatis for the first time in 75 days and that is to be celebrated. their quarantine came into force way before ours, and ours only came in today, which we will talk about in a moment. let's go on to the telegraph. the wuhan outbreak could have begun as early as autumn. this would seem to be behind what president trump has been saying over the past few weeks and months about
what china might not be saying to the world in terms of when the outbreak started. i think we need to wait and see. this story suggests maybe there were cases and we can look and say there were cases of coronavirus well before we thought it was in existence. but it also makes me think about some of the discussions in places like the uk as well where people now, and i don't know if this is accurate, but people are talking about thinking they had some symptoms earlier than when it came to the uk. so looking back over this and tracking when we will be able to see how the virus spread will be something that we will see over the next few months and this story suggests there may be indications of people having symptoms much earlier. quite interesting how they think they have discovered this. it is fascinating. the used footage from private satellites and their master data on
who was parking at hospitals when, not who, but how many people, and they managed to compare the fact that there was a huge increase in the numbers of people parking at hospitals in wuhan in this period compared to the same period the previous year. also, there was a lot of googling, or the equivalent to google over there, for how to treat coughs and diarrhoea. obviously that fiow coughs and diarrhoea. obviously that now looks quite tied into the symptoms of covid—19. from that they have managed to put this picture together and it is quite clever actually and quite amazing. but we will not know because china, as far asiam will not know because china, as far as i am aware, will not allow an independent investigation into how this pandemic started. no, and obviously this will heap pressure on china, but you can imagine china is likely to resist this with all it can because it really is trying to perhaps cover up this information.
obviously the international community i am sure will be piling pressure on beijing. schools may remain shut beyond september, that is the main story on the front page of the paper. they hoped that schools would be open by september, but they are not really meeting many of the targets at the moment, even in terms of primary school. talk to any teacher and i have had a lot of teachers in my life, and i think a lot of people knew this was already the case because matt hancock came out and said this. teachers recognise that in terms of testing and tracing it is not yet in place in the way it needs to be in terms of that community targeted test, trace and isolate strategy. the difficulty of doing social distancing in the classrooms and buildings that are not built for that, and also looking at class
numbers ina that, and also looking at class numbers in a lot of our primary and secondary schools, and it is hard to envisage that being possible in any kind of way. one of the things at play will be concerns about second spikes, whether they are localised oi’ spikes, whether they are localised or nationwide and what that means for schools. a lot of staff are very concerned because the way the conservatives are doing this is devolving it down to heads making decisions. other countries have worked with local authorities to make sure there are proper health and safety inspections, to make sure there is a small number of children in classrooms and that systematic approach has not happened here. a lot of teachers are anxious about the lack of personal protection. also the consequences of this for less privileged children in school as well. the longer they are not in school, the more long—term damage is caused. this is true and it is not all teachers by any means that one to delay return. i was speaking to one of my secondary school teachers
at the weekend and she is desperate to get back in the classroom. it is not across the board and that is because many teachers want to get back and make sure that children who are particularly disadvantaged get the education they need. robert halfon is quoted in this article, he isa halfon is quoted in this article, he is a conservative mp, and way before coronavirus he was always very much championing education for the disadvantaged. he says 85% of disadvantaged. he says 85% of disadvantaged children are not receiving any kind of teaching while they are at home during this crisis and that is a staggering figure. all the work that has been put into bringing people from all backgrounds into the same level of opportunity hasjust been into the same level of opportunity has just been raised. into the same level of opportunity hasjust been raised. the quicker people get back to school, the better. on to the ft, maya. job losses, bp to slash 10,000 jobs as the virus crisis hampers the price of oil. we will see a lot of
headlines like this over the next few weeks and months. unfortunately thatis few weeks and months. unfortunately that is the first thing i thought when i looked at this news story. this really is a sign of things to come in terms of the recession we are entering, thejob come in terms of the recession we are entering, the job losses that will be, but highlighting the importance of the state and the government stepping in and protecting jobs, or at least providing people with financial support if they lose theirjobs. that has been done in certain way so far, but in the long term that will be incredibly important for a lot of people already living in financial insecurity. let's have a look at a few more titles. sam, the washington post, the police shootings. talk is through the figures. a really astonishing story. that is because we come at it from a british perspective and we do not have armed police wandering around as a matter of course on the streets. the washington post has been doing its owfi washington post has been doing its own tracking since 2015 about the
levels of fatal police shootings and its tally, basically, round about 1000 people every year are shot dead by the police, according to its tally. more than 5000 people in the la st tally. more than 5000 people in the last five years. around half of them are white, most were apparently armed, but obviously it is a staggering picture. it is quite shocking research. they say it does not really change if crime rates fluctuate, it does not alter depending on crime rates, it does not alter depending on change of leadership and in the police force, it seems to be a steady, consistent figure regardless of circumstances. maya, the chances of being sure if you are black far outnumbered the chance if you are white by the police. yes, this reallyjust highlights exactly why these
protests are happening in america. anyone who knows about police violence in the us will not be surprised by these figures. they will know the names of trayvon martin, rhianna taylor, george floyd, they will know the work of gary young that is documented and the gun violence more broadly in america against young people and they will know that when people are out on the streets saying black lives matter, that is because black