Kazakhstan tightens COVID-19 restrictions, former president tests positive

FILE PHOTO: Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan’s former president, leaves after the enthronement ceremony of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2019. Carl Court/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo ALMATY (Reuters) – Kazakhstan said on Thursday it would tighten coronavirus-related restrictions during the coming weekend and an aide said former President Nursultan Nazarbayev […]

Coronavirus: 13-day-old baby becomes one of UK’s youngest victims | Society

A 13-day old baby, understood to have no underlying health conditions, has died from Covid-19, NHS England has reported. The newborn is thought to be one of youngest victims of the disease in the UK. The death was revealed in data announced by health chiefs on Thursday as it was reported that 135 more people […]

Argentina’s president enters voluntary isolation amid coronavirus surge | World news

Argentina’s president Alberto Fernández has gone into voluntary isolation amid growing concerns over a surge of coronavirus infections, including several cases among the country’s political elite. The decision to quarantine the president – whose popularity is riding high on his no-nonsense response to the pandemic – was taken due to the “significant increase in the […]

Sixthformers to present impact of COVID-19 on children

Jack, Cecilia and Charlotte lead a Zoom meeting with tutor Candis Douglas to plan their presentation into the psychological impact of lockdown on children. Three A level psychology students at Barrow Sixth Form College have been putting their time in lockdown to good use by preparing for a national competition. Charlotte Dixon, Cecilia Card and […]

Coronavirus latest: Canada to launch contact tracing app as cases pass 100,000

Timing uncertain for launch of new UK contact-tracing app Laura Hughes Matt Hancock, UK health secretary, refused to be drawn on a timetable for implementing a contact-tracing app after the government abandoned its original UK app in favour of a new model based on Apple and Google technology. Speaking at the daily Downing Street briefing […]

Paulinho Paiakan: Amazon indigenous chief dies with coronavirus

Image copyright AFP Image caption Paulinho Paiakan was a chief of the Kayapó people One of the best-known indigenous defenders of the Amazon rainforest has died with coronavirus in Brazil, where the disease continues its rapid spread. Paulinho Paiakan, chief of the Kayapó people, came to international attention in the 1980s in the fight against […]