Michael Rosen home from intensive care after coronavirus | Books

Michael Rosen has finally made it back home after going into intensive care with Covid-19 at the end of March. The award-winning and popular poet and children’s author began charting his illness on Twitter in March, writing of “bed-breaking shakes” and “freezing cold sweats”, of “deep muscle exhaustion” and the “image of war hero biting […]

U.S. Northeast governors order some visitors to quarantine or face $1,000 fine

(Reuters) – The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Wednesday ordered travelers from nine other U.S. states to quarantine for 14 days on arrival as COVID-19 showed signs of surging in areas not hit as hard by the initial outbreak. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said the tough new mandate was “the […]

Ontario to allow some COVID-19 positive employees into workplaces

TORONTO (Reuters) – Ontario will allow some people who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms to return immediately to their workplaces with precautions, separated from those who do not have the virus, according to guidance released on Wednesday. The guidance document said “work self-isolation” outside of healthcare settings would be allowed for […]

Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts

Press Releases 06/23/2020 Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts Latest Data as of 6:30PM on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 (HARTFORD, CT) – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 6:30 p.m. […]

Almost 10 million cases of Covid-19 reported to World Health Organisation

Almost 10 million people around the world have tested positive for Covid-19, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The global health body said it expected to reach the grim milestone “within the next week”. The death toll from the disease from around the world has surpassed 470,000. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, […]

Letter: Assume everyone is someone who could die from Covid-19

OnTheWight always welcomes a Letter to the Editor to share with our readers – unsurprisingly they don’t always reflect the views of this publication. If you have something you’d like to share, get in touch and of course, your considered comments are welcome below. This from a reader known to OnTheWight who wishes to remain anonymous. Ed […]

First Thing: coronavirus has brought the US ‘to its knees’ | US news

Good morning. Coronavirus hospital admissions hit record highs in seven US states on Tuesday, as case numbers continued to surge across much of the south and south-west. In Washington, the director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Robert Redfield, told a congressional hearing that “one little virus” had exposed the paucity […]