Several U.S. states hit highs in COVID-19 cases, Miami-Dade enacts curfew

(Reuters) – Alabama and several other states reported record increases in coronavirus cases on Friday as Florida’s most populous county imposed a curfew ahead of the Independence Day weekend and Arkansas joined a push towards mandating mask-wearing in public. A sign informing about South Beach closure, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), […]

Coronavirus: Evening update as PM urges people to act ‘safely’ in lockdown easing

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Friday evening. We’ll have another update for you on Saturday morning. 1. England lockdown easing ‘biggest step yet’, says PM Boris Johnson has urged people to act “safely” as businesses – including restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas – reopen their doors on Saturday, […]

Health Board warn Covid-19 is still a ‘significant risk’

The Executive Director of Public Health for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Teresa Owen, has waned that although lockdown measures are starting to ease across Wales, COVID-19 is still a ‘significant risk’ which continues to challenge us all. The First Minister today confirmed the conditions in Wales allow the requirement to stay local to be […]

Coronavirus: Full list of countries exempt from COVID-19 travel quarantine revealed | UK News

A full list of the countries exempt from England’s coronavirus travel quarantine has been released by the government. The list includes more than 70 countries and territories where English holidaymakers can visit without self-isolating on their return. Fourteen British Overseas Territories are also included, with Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man already […]

Coronavirus: US reports world’s biggest daily increase in cases with 55,000 | World news

The US reported a daily global record of more than 55,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday as infections rose in the vast majority of states and America’s top public health expert spoke of a “very disturbing week”. Hospitals in some of the new hotspots in the US south and west put themselves on a crisis […]

Pakistani foreign minister tests positive for COVID-19

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Friday he had tested positive for COVID-19, days after holding high-profile meetings including one with U.S. special representative on Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad. “This afternoon I felt a slight fever and immediately quarantined myself at home,” Qureshi said on Twitter. He said he […]

Coronavirus: Almost 30,000 ‘excess’ care homes deaths

Image copyright Getty Images Almost 30,000 more care home residents in England and Wales died during the coronavirus outbreak than during the same period in 2019, ONS figures show. But only two-thirds were directly attributable to Covid-19. The Office for National Statistics figures are the first to reveal the full toll on care homes, including […]

How Cuba and Uruguay are quashing coronavirus as neighbours struggle

By Luke Taylor Nurse Yosian Diago checks door-to-door for people with symptoms of covid-19 in Havana, Cuba, in JuneAlexandre Meneghini/Reuters/PA Images As coronavirus cases soar in the US, Brazil and other countries in the Americas, some countries have found strategies to contain the virus and limit deaths. More than 5 million confirmed cases of covid-19 […]

England releases detailed COVID-19 infection data

A police officer wearing a protective mask is pictured as he patrols along a street, following a local lockdown imposed amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Leicester, Britain, July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble LONDON (Reuters) – The agency leading the fight against COVID-19 in England has published data revealing the broad location of all […]