“I ask you to contain your impatience because I believe we are coming now to the end of the first phase of this conflict and in spite of all the suffering we have so nearly succeeded.”The United Kingdom is one of the worst-hit nations, with more than 20,732 hospital deaths reported as of Saturday.But the most stringent lockdown in peacetime has left the economy facing possibly the deepest recession in three centuries and the biggest debt splurge since World War Two.Criticism At the start of the outbreak, Johnson initially resisted imposing a draconian lockdown but then changed course when projections showed a quarter of a million people could die.Since the lockdown was imposed on March 23, his government has faced criticism from opposition parties and some doctors for initially delaying the lockdown, limited testing capabilities, and lack of protective equipment for health workers.Opposition Labor Party leader Keir Starmer urged Johnson to set out when and how an economic and social lockdown might be eased – as did some Conservative Party donors.”Simply acting as if this discussion is not happening is not credible,” Starmer wrote in a letter to Johnson.Johnson is expected to announce plans for how the lockdown could be eased as early as this week, the Daily Telegraph reported.Latest data on Sunday showed deaths related to COVID-19 in hospitals were up by 413 in the previous 24 hours, the lowest daily rise this month. A total of 29,058 tests were carried out on April 25.Based on those statistics, the United Kingdom has the fifth worst death toll in the world, after the United States, Italy, Spain and France.But the full British toll is much higher as statistics for deaths outside hospital – for example in care homes – are slower to be published.However, Stephen Powis, medical director of the National Health Service in England, said the “very definite” downward trend in coronavirus cases in hospital demonstrated that social distancing was reducing virus transmission and spread. “We simply cannot spell out now how fast or slow or even when those changes will be made, though clearly the government will be saying much more about this in the coming days,” Johnson said, looking healthy again.”If we can show the same spirit of unity and determination as we’ve all shown in the past six weeks then I have absolutely no doubt that we will beat it.”Johnson’s government, party and scientific advisers are divided over how and when the world’s fifth largest economy should start returning to work, even in limited form.”We must also recognize the risk of a second spike, the risk of losing control of that virus and letting the reproduction rate go back over one because that would mean not only a new wave of death and disease but also an economic disaster,” he said. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, back at work after recovering from COVID-19, said on Monday it was still too dangerous to relax a stringent lockdown hammering the economy as that may cause a deadly second outbreak.Speaking outside his Downing Street residence a month and a day since testing positive for the virus which threatened his life, Johnson compared the disease to a street criminal that the British people had wrestled to the floor.Stressing it was still a time of maximum risk, he said he understood the concerns of business and would consult with opposition parties – but he made clear that there was to be no swift lifting of the lockdown. Topics :
The living and dining area opens onto the outdoor entertainment area.“We bought it because of the location so it did need some work.”An extensive renovation has reinvigorated the home, which was built in the 1980s.It now has a beach house vibe with a Hamptons style and European-inspired touches, such as French doors.“It took about eight to 10 months to renovate,” Mr Damioli said.“It’s got all brand new finishes everywhere.”The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home sits on a 828sq m waterfront block.It has an open kitchen, dining and living area that flows onto an alfresco deck and outdoor entertainment area with infinity edge pool.The kitchen has a large butler’s pantry, island bench and feature downlights.Wall-to-wall bi-fold doors in the living area frame impressive sunsets over Burleigh Lake. Two of the bedrooms open up to an intimate courtyard at the heart of the home through French doors while the master opens onto a grass area.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoOne of the bedrooms has an ensuite while the master bedroom has a large walk-in wardrobe.It also has a security and intercom system as well as a double carport. The master bedroom opens onto a grass area.Mr Damioli said the renovation was hard work but they were proud of the result.“The biggest (job) was probably the pond and raising the ceilings,” he said. “The ceilings were quite low, (raising them) makes the space look a lot bigger.”The couple moved in after they finished renovating the property and have lived there for just over a year.They planned to sell the home and buy another renovation project.Mr Damioli said despite all their hard work, he wouldn’t be sad to sell the house.“I’m pretty chilled, I don’t really get that emotionally attached,” he said.“I enjoy the freedom of being able to move around.”The beach, Burleigh Heads’ popular James St, cafes and restaurants and Stocklands Shopping Centre are all within 1km.Schools and Burleigh Heads National Park are also close by. DETAILS Watch the world go by from the outdoor entertainment area. Agent: Conal Martin and Tamika Carmichael, Kingfisher Realty Expressions of interest: Closing July 27 Inspections: Saturday and Sunday, 12.30-1pm It has plenty of space for cooking and entertaining guests. Two of the bedrooms open up onto an intimate courtyard at the heart of the home.LOOKING for a lifestyle home?The term is often used liberally but in this case, it’s a befitting description.It was the location of this Burleigh Waters property that grabbed Alex Damioli and Amy Hubbard’s attention back in 2016.“I’d say it was the area — how quiet it was and the vicinity to the beach and Burleigh Hill,” Mr Damioli said.
MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS: WOULD YOU LIKE FRESH FRUIT WITH THAT? NEW JAMES BOND-INSPIRED PAD FOR SALE “Likewise, Carlene has become a well-known face around Everleigh, fresh off styling one of our homes with a ‘luxe for less’ look, she’ll be sharing tips on how to create an interior design to complement a new home, with Michael on hand for a chat.”The Everleigh Block Party will run from 11am to 4pm Saturday at Everleigh on Kessels Boulevard, Greenbank. For more information visit everleigh.mirvac.com Shaynna Blaze will be at the Everleigh display village.Mirvac general manager, residential development Queensland, Warwick Bible, said the public was invited to explore the display village, which featured homes by Porter Davis, Bold Living, Clarendon, Coral, Plantation, GJ Gardner, DBC, Brighton, Metricon and Neptune.“We’ll be throwing open the doors to all the display homes, which cover a variety of styles and budgets, meaning there is a design to suit a diverse mix of new homebuyers – and a price to match,” he said. “There are workshops in each of the homes, which span from a barbecue demonstration to a bath bomb workshop, to a chocolate fondue station and Lego-making,” he said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“We want visitors to get a glimpse of what life in Everleigh is like – with our vision to create the type of community where neighbours meet and mingle in the street and form lifelong friendships.”Mr Bible said the design workshops would be a highlight of the day. “Shaynna is involved in some of Australia’s favourite real estate television programs, from The Block to Selling Houses Australia and Buying Blind, so it is a coup to have her here at Everleigh and sharing her knowledge with locals,” he said. TOP 10 SUBURBS EXPECTED TO BOOM Former The Block contestants Michael and Carlene Duffy will headline the opening of the Everleigh display village.A community street party headlined by Australian design royalty will mark the opening of a builder display village at Greenbank on Saturday.The Everleigh Block Party will celebrate the official opening of 16 display homes by 10 builders with interior design queen Shaynna Blaze and former The Block contestants Carlene and Michael Duffy attending. The event, which will be held at Mirvac’s Everleigh development, will feature family entertainment, including styling workshops by Shaynna and Carlene, treasure hunts, Lego building, mini train rides and slime making.