US states reverse reopening measures as Covid-19 cases hit record high

Texas and Florida have clamped down on bars as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases per day in the US surged to an all-time high of 40,000. Texas governor Greg Abbott ordered all bars to close, while Florida banned alcohol at all such establishments. The two states joined the small but growing list of those […]

Coronavirus: Tsar says PPE shortage crisis is over

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLord Deighton has admitted the government was in “crisis management” over the PPE shortage in April The business leader brought in by the government to sort out shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health and care workers in England has told the BBC that “crisis management” […]

Antibody test accuracy unclear; COVID-19 risks higher for pregnant women

(Reuters) – The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. FILE PHOTO: The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak […]

UKRI moves to a new phase of funding ideas to address COVID-19

26/06/2020 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) worked at considerable pace to publish an open call at the end of March 2020 for proposals for short-term projects to address and mitigate the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, in twelve weeks, UKRI has […]

Coronavirus: PM warns over virus rules and PPE tsar says shortage over

Here are five things you need to know this Friday evening about the coronavirus outbreak. We’ll have another update for you tomorrow morning. 1. PM warns over virus rules after beach crowds Boris Johnson has warned that spikes in cases of coronavirus cases abroad should act as a warning to Britons who flout social distancing […]

Controlling Covid-19 outbreaks could be ‘like whack-a-mole’

TRYING to control any possible Covid-19 outbreaks this autumn and winter could be like playing a game of whack-a-mole, a former Government adviser has warned. Professor Neil Ferguson believes the widescale lifting of many lockdown restrictions from July 4 could see “clusters of cases” being reported at venues such as food production plants, or maybe […]

Indian government adviser fears coronavirus crisis will worsen

Temperature screening in Mumbai, India, during the COVID-19 pandemic.Credit: Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty India has confirmed more than 450,000 cases of COVID-19 so far, making it the world’s fourth-worst-hit country. Major cities such as Delhi and Mumbai are particularly badly affected, with hospitals struggling to accommodate critically ill patients. The current surge in infections […]