A ‘secret’ Covid-19 tracker is appearing on smartphones – here’s why it’s nothing to worry about

Read This Monday, 6th July 2020, 8:51 am Updated Monday, 6th July 2020, 8:52 am Covid-19 Exposure Logging is designed to work with contact tracing apps, but since the UK doesn’t have one, it won’t affect Brits (Photo: Shutterstock) Smartphone users have complained of a new coronavirus tracing feature appearing on their phones, despite not […]

Coronavirus: How ‘three musketeers’ helped Georgia fight virus

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Georgia’s public has been praised for complying with public health directives Georgia is enjoying the distinction of being included in a list of 15 non-EU states the European Union considers safe enough to open its borders to. It’s the only former Soviet republic to achieve that status. Fewer than […]

Coronavirus: Scotland reopens beer gardens and outdoor cafes as lockdown eases

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCoronavirus: Scotland’s beer gardens reopen People in Scotland are now able to return to beer gardens and pavement cafes after they opened for the first time in 15 weeks. But customers are being warned that al fresco eating and drinking will not be the same as it […]

‘Leg ulcer assessment must be completed in spite of Covid-19’

Covid-19 has hit health and social care services like a steamroller, causing knock-on effects in all settings. As a tissue viability clinical specialist nurse, I was interested to see the impact on wound care, in both positive and negative ways. I have a keen interest in information shared by fellow clinicians through Twitter and also […]

Coronavirus: Australia to close Victoria-New South Wales border

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Authorities have launched a massive response to the virus outbreak in Melbourne The border between Australia’s two most populous states, Victoria and New South Wales (NSW), is to close after a spike in Covid-19 cases in Melbourne. The outbreak in Victoria’s capital has seen hundreds of cases in the […]

Coronavirus could cause 35,000 extra UK cancer deaths, experts warn

Delays to cancer diagnosis and treatment due to coronavirus could cause thousands of excess deaths in the UK within a year, research suggests. Scientists suggest there could be at least 7,000 additional deaths – but in a worst case scenario that number could be as high as 35,000. There are concerns routine screenings, urgent referrals […]

UK study to research long-term health impact of COVID-19

The UK government has announced the launch of “one of the world’s largest comprehensive research studies” into the long-term health impacts of coronavirus on hospitalised patients. Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock said around 10,000 patients are expected to take part in the new study, which is being supported by £8.4 million from the […]

Coronavirus: Fujitsu announces permanent work-from-home plan

Image copyright Getty Images Technology firm Fujitsu has said it will halve its office space in Japan as it adapts to the “new normal” of the coronavirus pandemic. It says the “Work Life Shift” programme will offer unprecedented flexibility to its 80,000 workers in the country. Staff will be able to work flexible hours, and […]

The Shareholders’ Lament: Coronavirus and European Banks | Man Institute

European banks are both protagonists and by-standers in the coronavirus policy response. But being caught in crossfire may be a very uncomfortable place for their shareholders. July 2020 Introduction The coronacrisis has been a unique economic event. We have seen pandemics before. We have seen equity market selloffs before. And we have seen recessions […]