Coronavirus: Restrict toilet access on flights, new rules suggest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Data on how the coronavirus can spread between aircraft passengers is in short supply Air passengers should have restricted access to toilets on flights as part of wide-ranging coronavirus safety recommendations, a UN agency has said. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) guidelines also include limiting or suspending food […]

New reporting process sees 445 extra Covid-19 deaths added to UK total

An additional 445 people who died with Covid-19 have been added to the UK total following the introduction of a new reporting process. The new cumulative total of 39,045 deaths, announced on June 1, now includes cases identified under “Pillar 2” of the Government’s testing strategy. Here, the PA news agency explains how it works. […]

Advisers urge ministers to review benefit cap in wake of coronavirus | Politics

The government’s own expert welfare advisory group has called on ministers to review the benefit cap, amid evidence that the controversial policy has left tens of thousands of low-income claimants without vital extra financial help during the coronavirus lockdown. A letter to the work and pensions secretary, Thérèse Coffey, from the Social Security Advisory Committee […]

Coronavirus: Family of Covid-19 death Liverpool fan demands inquiry

Image copyright BBC Sport Image caption Richard Mawson became seriously ill with coronavirus two weeks after the game The family of a man who died with Covid-19 after mingling with Spanish fans outside a football match in Liverpool has called for an inquiry into why the match went ahead. Richard Mawson, 70, was “fit and […]

WHO and other experts say no evidence of COVID-19 losing potency

LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) – World Health Organization experts and a range of other scientists said on Monday there was no evidence to support an assertion by a high profile Italian doctor that the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic has been losing potency. FILE PHOTO: Technical Lead for the World Health Organization (WHO) Maria Van Kerkhove attends […]

Coronavirus: Navigating the first morning at school since March

Image caption Parents dropping off children at St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Primary School in west London At St Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Primary School in West London, head teacher Helen Frostick has spent the last couple of weeks redesigning classrooms, reconfiguring timetables and totally rethinking school policy on everything from PE to uniform. By the time […]

‘Generous and passionate’ radiographer dies after contracting Covid-19

A daughter has paid tribute to a “generous and passionate” radiographer who died after contracting Covid-19. Nassar Hussain, 58, from Ilford in east London, died on Wednesday at the Queen’s Hospital in Romford. Mr Hussain had worked as a diagnostic services manager at the KIMS Hospital in Maidstone, Kent, after having worked for more than […]

Coronavirus ‘no longer clinically exists in Italy’, top doctor says | World News

COVID-19 is losing its potency and no longer clinically exists in Italy, a senior Italian doctor has claimed. Dr Alberto Zangrillo, the head of Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital in the hard-hit Lombardy region, said the new coronavirus has become much less lethal, with newly infected patients having weaker symptoms than a couple of months ago. […]

Coronavirus: Lockdown eased in Moscow after nine weeks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption From Monday, people will be allowed outside for exercise early under strict new rules Authorities in Moscow have eased lockdown restrictions, even as case numbers continue to rise. Parks and shopping centres in Russia’s capital reopened and people were allowed out for walks and limited exercise for the first […]