HIV treatment found to have no benefit for hospitalised COVID-19 patients in trial

LONDON (Reuters) – A combination of antiviral drugs used to treat HIV had no beneficial effect in patients hospitalised with COVID-19 in a large-scale randomised trial, British scientists said on Monday. Scientists running the RECOVERY trial at the University of Oxford said that the results “convincingly rule out any meaningful mortality benefit of lopinavir-ritonavir in […]

Coronavirus: Mandatory MOTs to be reintroduced from August

Image copyright Getty Images Mandatory MOTs for vehicles in England, Scotland and Wales will be reintroduced from 1 August, the government has said. Drivers have been allowed to delay the test for six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there are growing concerns about road safety. Roads Minister Baroness Vere said MOTs would be […]

HIV drug ineffective at treating Covid-19, major study suggests

An antiviral drug used to treat HIV and earmarked as a potential Covid-19 treatment is ineffective at treating the disease, a major study has indicated. Lopinavir-ritonavir showed “no beneficial effect” in hospitalised patients not on ventilators, according to the University of Oxford’s Recovery trial – the world’s largest randomised clinical trial (RCT) of potential Covid-19 […]

Coronavirus bubbles: Two households in Wales can join up from Monday

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFirst Minister Mark Drakeford says the changes will support those caring for others Two households in Wales will be able to form one “extended household” to meet indoors and stay overnight from next Monday, the Welsh Government has said. First Minister Mark Drakeford said it means grandparents […]

Coronavirus: UK hardest hit by virus among leading G7 nations

Image copyright Getty Images The UK was the hardest hit of all the G7 major industrialised nations in the weeks leading up to early June, according to BBC analysis of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Analysis also showed that England fared the worst in Europe, just above Spain. The research compared 11-week periods […]

Coronavirus cases at Merthyr meat plant leap by 101 after weekend testing

The number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus at a meat processing plant in Merthyr Tydfil has shot up by more than 100. Public Health Wales (PHW) has now told household contacts of workers at Kepak who tested positive at the weekend to self-isolate. It has been confirmed that coronavirus testing at the facility […]

HIV treatment found to have no benefit for hospitalised COVID-19 patients in trial

LONDON (Reuters) – A combination of antiviral drugs used to treat HIV had no beneficial effect in patients hospitalised with COVID-19 in a large-scale randomised trial, British scientists said on Monday. Scientists running the RECOVERY trial at the University of Oxford said that the results “convincingly rule out any meaningful mortality benefit of lopinavir-ritonavir in […]