Time to Choose Your Favourite Coronavirus Songs. So far…..

Sod it. I know these are horrible times for everyone out there, but the Covid-19 pandemic is producing some fine music videos, and anyway, Eurovision has been cancelled and we could probably all do with a laugh or some inspiration (or both), so please welcome Coronavision…. Firstly, when I tweeted and asked for people’s favourites, […]

Coronavirus: 13-year-old boy dies after testing positive for Covid-19

A 13-year-old boy has died after testing positive for Covid-19. It’s feared Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, from Brixton, south London, is the youngest victim of the coronavirus in the UK.  The teenager has no pre-existing health conditions and died in Kings College Hospital after being put into an induced coma. In a statement, the Mohamed family said: “Ismail started […]

NHS developing app to trace close contacts of coronavirus carriers | UK news

The NHS is in talks to roll out a smartphone app that instantly traces close contacts of people carrying the coronavirus and advises them to self-isolate. The app, developed by NHSX – the health service’s digital transformation arm – with academic and industry partners is in advanced stages of evaluation and is weeks away from […]

Turkmenistan bans the word “coronavirus”

By banishing the word “coronavirus” from the Turkmen vocabulary in a radical move to suppress all information about the pandemic, Turkmenistan’s government is putting its citizens in danger, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says. The state-controlled media are no longer allowed to use the word and it has even been removed from health information brochures distributed […]

Worst-hit German district to become coronavirus ‘laboratory’ | World news

German scientists have announced what they described as a first-of-its-kind study into how coronavirus spreads and how it can be contained, using the country’s worst-hit district as a real-life laboratory. The virus has spread more widely among the 250,000 residents of Heinsberg – a district in North Rhine-Westphalia bordering the Netherlands – than anywhere else […]