Texas Governor issues statewide mask order to fight Covid-19

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered that face coverings must be worn in public across most of the state, a dramatic ramp up of the Republican’s efforts to control spiking numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases. Gov Abbott, who had pushed Texas’ aggressive reopening of the state economy in May, previously said the government could not […]

Coronavirus puts you eight times more at risk of stroke than flu

Coronavirus patients are EIGHT TIMES more likely to suffer a stroke than flu patients, study finds Of more than 1,900 patients either in the ER or hospitalized with coronavirus, 1.6% suffered an ischemic stroke One-third of COVID-19 patients who had strokes were severe cases who were on mechanical ventilation About 32% of coronavirus patients who […]

Coronavirus: Evening update as Williamson warns over September school return

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Thursday evening. We’ll have another update for you on Friday morning. 1. Williamson stresses importance of September school return In the first evening Downing Street briefing for more than a week, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson stressed the importance of all children once […]

Revealed: The UK areas that are ‘potential coronavirus local hotspots’

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates At-risk areas in England with the potential to follow Leicester into local lockdown after “becoming coronavirus hotspots” have been predicted by experts. New analysis of the latest data from the King’s College London (KCL) Covid tracker app suggests three […]

Wall Street shifts bets to big pharma as COVID-19 vaccine race progresses

(Reuters) – Wall Street is moving some bets on COVID-19 vaccines to large pharmaceutical companies with robust manufacturing capabilities, signaling that a love affair with small biotech firms might be ending after the sector’s best quarter in almost 20 years. FILE PHOTO: A logo for Pfizer is displayed on a monitor on the floor at […]

Half a million frontline NHS workers benefit from coronavirus telecoms deal

Half-a-million NHS frontline staff in England have benefited from mobile and fixed broadband offers to stay connected at work during the coronavirus outbreak. This follows an agreement made in April between the Government, NHS and telecommunications companies with 29 mobile and fixed broadband providers agreeing to prioritise connectivity improvement for NHS frontline staff. Connectivity is […]

UK Prime Minister – WATCH LIVE: Coronavirus press conference (2 July 2020)

Welcome to today’s special briefing from Downing Street time delighted to be joined by Doctor Jenny Harrys for Deputy Chief Medical officer. today I’m going to concentrate on our plans for the autumn for schools early years and further their education. guessing our children back to school is vital part of our National recovery from […]