Coronavirus: UK records 77 deaths – lowest since lockdown began

Image copyright Getty Images A further 77 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus – the lowest daily increase since the lockdown began. No new coronavirus deaths were recorded in Scotland or Northern Ireland. Experts say the number of deaths recorded over weekends tends to be lower because of reporting delays. […]

Mikaela Mayer tests positive for COVID-19, is taken off Top Rank card

Mayer was to fight Helen Joseph on the Shakur Stevenson-Felix Caraballo card from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mikaela Mayer has been pulled from her scheduled fight vs. Helen Joseph after testing positive for COVID-19, she announced Sunday on Instagram. “It came as a complete surprise. I am currently asymptomatic and am quarantining at an […]

Coronavirus: Hundreds of Polish infections linked to mine

Image copyright EPA Image caption Testing facilities have been established in some mines, including in Katowice in Silesia A single coal mine in Poland’s Upper Silesia region is behind a record spike in the country’s confirmed coronavirus cases, the health ministry says. Over the weekend 1,151 new infections were recorded nationally. An outbreak among miners […]

How Iceland ‘Virtually Eliminated’ Its Coronavirus Cases

Iceland is the most sparsely-populated country in Europe, with a population of 364,134 spread across 40,000 square miles (103,000 square kilometers). But the New Yorker notes Iceland has “virtually eliminated” Covid-19 cases — and tries to explore how they did it. By February 28th, Iceland had already implemented a contact-tracing team. “And then, two hours […]

Coronavirus: Mayors urge millions of residents to ignore easing lockdown over infection fears | Politics News

Two regional leaders have urged millions of residents to ignore the government’s easing of the coronavirus lockdown and stay at home after the rate of infection was shown to be dangerously high in their areas. The call was made by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, after […]

Global report: China hails coronavirus response as world death toll tops 400,000 | World news

The number of confirmed deaths from coronavirus globally has topped 400,000, as the Chinese government released a report lauding its own response to the pandemic that emerged in the city of Wuhan six months ago. As more countries prepared to continue easing their lockdowns from Monday, Singapore’s prime minister warned the city-state’s citizens that they […]

Rangers star Borna Barisic dons Covid-19 mask as he returns to Glasgow avoiding quarantine

BORNA BARISIC has returned to Glasgow and avoided fourteen days in quarantine. The Rangers full-back touched down on Scottish soil ahead of the UK introducing a new fortnight lockdown law from tomorrow. Fellow Croat Niko Katic also returned to Glasgow ahead of the new guidance being put into place. Barisic documented his travels on Instagram […]

No new cases of coronavirus recorded in Pembrokeshire, says Public Health Wales

THERE have been no new cases of coronavirus recorded in Pembrokeshire today, Sunday, June 7, figures from Public Health Wales reveal. In the Hywel Dda health board area there has been one new case recorded today in Carmarthenshire. The figures show that there have been no new deaths from the virus in the Hywel Dda area […]

Coronavirus: Lockdown delay ‘cost a lot of lives’, says science adviser

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProfessor John Edmunds: “I wish we had gone into lockdown earlier.” A scientist who advises the government on coronavirus says he wishes the UK had gone into lockdown sooner as the delay “cost a lot of lives”. But Prof John Edmunds said data available in March was […]