A viral post on autopsies, Italy and the new coronavirus has many inaccuracies

A viral post on Facebook has made a number of claims about Italy’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The almost 1,000 word long post begins: “Well! Well! Well! People are Waking up! Italy went against the WHO, saying no autopies [sic] on Covid-19, (wonder why?) Italy Did 50 autopsies and here’s something you all need […]

Coronavirus: Fracas on Brazil’s Copacabana over Covid-19 ‘graves’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A Rio de Paz member helps create the “monument” on Copacabana Activists angry at Brazil’s response to Covid-19 have created 100 graves on Rio’s Copacabana beach to remember the country’s nearly 40,000 victims. However, organisers said supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro had mocked the event with one man pulling out […]

William warns of mental health problems for nation after Covid-19

The Duke of Cambridge warned that society faces mental health “repercussions” from Covid-19, as the FA Cup Final was renamed after his campaign supporting football fans. William believes the coronavirus outbreak, which has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and left many people isolated by the lockdown, will cause psychological problems in the future. […]

Coronavirus: England test and trace system identifies 31,000 contacts

Image copyright Getty Images More than 31,000 close contacts of people with coronavirus were identified during the first week of the test and trace system in England, figures show. Of those, 85% were reached and asked to self-isolate for 14 days. This was from 8,000 people testing positive for the virus. Two thirds of them […]

Coronavirus: BAME safety plan not published

Image copyright Getty Images A report containing measures to protect ethnic minority groups from coronavirus has been drawn up for government, BBC News has learned. Public Health England (PHE) published a review last week confirming coronavirus kills people from ethnic minorities at disproportionately high rates. But a senior academic told BBC News a second report, […]

UK Prime Minister – WATCH LIVE: Coronavirus press conference (11 June 2020)

afternoon and welcome back to Downing Street for the Daily of virus briefing, and I’m delighted joined by Barrons Dai Harding, executive chair of chair of NHS test and trace before we turn to test let’s go through the daily slides. If we have the first slide, please. This slide shows a testing and the […]

COVID-19 patients learn to walk again at Barcelona hospital

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Beating the coronavirus was only the first step towards recovery for patients at a Barcelona rehabilitation centre providing treatment for a range of debilitating after-effects. Ramon Fite, 67, a recovered COVID-19 patient, undergoes rehabilitation with physical therapists at the Hospital Vall d’Hebron facility, a hastily converted sports centre, in Barcelona, Spain, June […]

Coronavirus cases fall in France despite easing of lockdown | World news

One month after France ended its strict eight-week lockdown, there has been no rise in coronavirus cases as life returns towards normality. The number of new Covid-19 cases continued to drop even as most of France reopened for business – while maintaining physical distancing and protection measures – with the number of additional deaths down […]

Covid-19: Specialist vehicle launched to test Shropshire patients at home

As part of a home visiting service available across the whole county, the vehicle has been customised to provide assessments to patients who are housebound or unable to travel and have either coronavirus symptoms or are living with someone with symptoms. The service officially launched today and will be available for GP practices to book […]