Norwich player tests positive for coronavirus as Premier League confirms two Covid-19 cases in latest round of testing

With the return of England’s top flight just days away, two more individuals have tested positive for the coronavirus Two individuals at two Premier League clubs have tested positive for Covid-19 after the latest round of testing. Norwich have confirmed that one of the two positive cases is one of their players, and that the […]

Two more coronavirus deaths in Black Country, Birmingham and Staffordshire hospitals

Today’s announcement takes the Covid-19 death toll in the region’s hospitals to 2,457. Meanwhile the number of Covid-19 deaths in the region’s care homes increased by 17 to 569 in the weekly figures released by the Office for National Statistics on Tuesday, meaning the region’s full confirmed death toll is now 3,026. The UK-wide death […]

Egypt confirms highest daily rise of new COVID-19 cases and deaths

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt on Saturday confirmed 1,677 new coronavirus cases and 62 deaths, the health ministry said, the highest daily increase for both counts. In total, the Arab world’s most populous country has registered 42,980 cases including 1,484 deaths, the ministry said in a statement. Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad and Ulf Laessing, editing by […]

Coronavirus: Fear of second wave in Beijing after market outbreak

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Xinfadi is the biggest wholesale market in Beijing An area of the Chinese capital Beijing has been put under strict lockdown measures after the city’s first coronavirus cases in more than 50 days. The outbreak has been linked to the city’s largest wholesale market. A total of 45 people […]

Chile president replaces health minister amid COVID-19 deaths controversy

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile President Sebastian Pinera on Saturday replaced Health Minister Jaime Manalich amid controversy over the country’s figures for deaths from the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera swear in the new Health Minister Jaime Manalich, during a cabinet reshuffle at the government house in Santiago, Chile June 13, 2019. Alex […]

Coronavirus: Beijing shuts food market and goes into ‘wartime emergency mode’ after spike in COVID-19 cases | World News

A district of Beijing is on a “wartime emergency” footing and tourism has been banned in the Chinese capital after a spike in coronavirus cases centred around a food market has sparked fears of a fresh outbreak. The move comes amid mounting concern over a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eleven neighbourhoods around the […]

Coronavirus: Racism ‘could play a part in BAME Covid deaths’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Certain groups are at higher risk of serious illness Factors such as racism and social inequality may have contributed to increased risks of black, Asian and minority communities catching and dying from Covid-19, a leaked report says. Historic racism may mean that people are less likely to seek care […]

AstraZeneca agrees to supply Europe with 400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

ROME (Reuters) – AstraZeneca Plc said on Saturday it signed a contract with European governments to supply the region with its potential vaccine against the coronavirus, the British drugmaker’s latest deal to pledge its drug to help combat the pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are […]