Coronavirus: Local testing data to be shared with councils

Image copyright Reuters Local authorities are to be given access to postcode-level data about the number of people testing positive for coronavirus in their areas after it was agreed with the Department of Health. It comes after Leicester became the first city to have a local lockdown imposed following a rise in cases. Labour leader […]

COVID-19: “It could take months to build research up again” – Cancer Research UK

Professor Richard Gilbertson and his lab, before the COVID-pandemic There’s an atmosphere of excitement in Cambridge. After months of not being able to get into labs for anything other than COVID-19 research, universities are beginning to discuss how to reopen facilities. It’s a conversation that Professor Richard Gilbertson, a children’s cancer researcher and director of […]

Coronavirus: The human cost of fake news in India

Image copyright Getty Images Fake or misleading news can have a real impact on those who find themselves the targets. This has been a particular problem in India during the coronavirus pandemic, where reliable sources of news are frequently drowned out by unverified information online. False information has had serious consequences for minority communities as […]

More than 1 million UK businesses supported under COVID-19 lending schemes

The banking and finance industry has supported more than one million UK businesses with lending schemes to help them through the Coronavirus crisis, according to new figures published by HM Treasury. Facilities worth £42.9 billion have been approved through the Coronavirus Businesses Interruption Loans Scheme (CBILS), Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) and Coronavirus Large Business […]