TV and Showbiz / 21-03-2020

Peter Stefanovic to host Sky News channel dedicated to coronavirus

Peter Stefanovic has landed a new gig with Sky News.

The 38-year-old, who already presents Sky News' First Edition with Laura Jayes, will host an entire channel on the network dedicated to the coronavirus pandemic.

Perth Now reported on Saturday that the channel, titled Sky News COVID-19, will launch on Monday at 6am with Peter and Laura delivering 'every breaking detail'.

Peter Stefanovic to host Sky News channel dedicated to coronavirus

'We will keep viewers across every breaking detail': Peter Stefanovic, 38, (pictured) is set to host an ENTIRE Sky News channel dedicated to the coronavirus pandemic alongside Laura Jayes. Pictured on Sky News' First Edition 

The 24 hour-a-day channel will feature Australian and international news on the killer virus, including press conferences and government announcements. 

Viewers can tune on Foxtel's Channel 604, Sky News Channels 103 and 600, and on the Sky News website.    

Peter described the coronavirus pandemic is 'one of the biggest stories of our time'.

'It's something that doesn't just affect Australia, but the entire world,' the former Channel Nine star added.

24-hour-a-day channel: Perth Now reported on Saturday that the channel, titled Sky News COVID-19, will launch on Monday at 6am with Peter and Laura (pictured), 36, delivering 'every breaking detail' 

'With so much to know, it's important we get all of it to air and this extra channel will help us do that to keep viewers across every breaking detail.'

Peter and Laura, 36, will be joined by other journalists on-screen including Kieran Gilbert, Annelise Nielsen, Tom Connell and Ashleigh Gillon. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness accompanied by fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath and fatigue. It can produce pneumonia.

The spread of the disease, which began in Wuhan, China, has seen over 245,900 cases worldwide and more than 10,000 fatalities.

Pandemic: Peter (pictured with Laura) described the coronavirus pandemic is 'one of the biggest stories of our time'

As of the evening of March 21, the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in Australia is 1,073 including seven deaths.  

Australia's borders are now closed to foreigners to slow the spread of coronavirus.

As of 9pm March 20, only Australian permanent residents and citizens can enter the country.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he made the drastic move because 80 per cent of Australia's coronavirus cases have come in from abroad.

'Non-essential' gatherings of over 100 people have also been banned, and Australians have been strongly advised to self-isolate for the next two weeks. 

Scary: As of the evening of March 21, the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in Australia is 1,073 including seven deaths

 



21-03-2020 04:30, source: dailymail, by James Foster
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