Ireland delays opening of bars due to rise in new COVID-19 cases

FILE PHOTO: A man walks his dog near a closed bar, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Dublin, Ireland, March 29, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland has delayed the planned opening of bars and nightclubs by three weeks to Aug. 10 due to concerns about a rise in COVID-19 infections […]

Coronavirus: Skin rash can be only COVID-19 symptom and should be fourth key sign, study finds | UK News

A skin rash can sometimes be the only symptom of people infected with COVID-19, a study has concluded. Three types of rashes are identified in the research by King’s College London, leading those behind the study to call for skin rashes to be included as a fourth key symptom of COVID-19. The three established symptoms […]

Coronavirus: US disease chief Dr Anthony Fauci calls White House attacks ‘bizarre’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dr Fauci: “It’s only reflecting negatively on them” US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has described recent efforts by the Trump administration to discredit him as “bizarre” and “nonsense”. “Ultimately, it hurts the president to do that,” Dr Fauci said in an interview with The Atlantic. “It doesn’t do […]

Coronavirus: Herefordshire farm cases rise to 93

Image caption Workers are self-isolating at the Herefordshire farm A further 19 workers have tested positive for coronavirus on a farm which went into lockdown. Vegetable producers A S Green and Co in Herefordshire ordered crop-pickers to self-isolate after 74 tested positive. Herefordshire Council and Public Health England (PHE) said the number of cases had […]

Lung radiation shows promise for COVID-19 pneumonia; smoking raises risks

(Reuters) – The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. FILE PHOTO: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative […]

Prototype coronavirus vaccine works even better than scientists hoped

Jennifer Haller became the first volunteer to receive Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine in March, with the company saying initial trials showed the shot exceeding expecations (Pictures: AP) A prototype coronavirus vaccine is working even better than scientists had hoped in protecting people from Covid-19. Moderna Inc’s test shot, named mRNA-1273, ‘revved up’ the immune systems of […]

Coronavirus: New cases force 160,000 back into localised lockdown in Spain | World News

Around 160,000 people in a Spanish city have been ordered back into lockdown for 15 days after a surge in new coronavirus cases. Residents in Lleida, which is located about 110 miles west of Barcelona, will only be allowed to leave their homes to travel to work or to buy essential supplies. Hotels, restaurants and […]

Coronavirus testing: New ‘risk-based’ strategy in Wales

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Positive tests for Covid-19 are continuing to fall, says the Welsh Government A new “risk-based” coronavirus testing strategy will be put in place in Wales, says Health Minister Vaughan Gething. The number of positive tests being recorded has now dropped to about 1%, which is “very good news”, said […]

Coronavirus: First antibody study indicates that just 4.3% of Scots have had Covid-19 infection so far

THE vast majority of Scotland’s population remain at risk of catching coronavirus according to an antibody study published on the day the country re-opened pubs, restaurants and hairdressers. Public Health Scotland said that the proportion of people testing positive for Covid-19 antibodies was estimated at 4.3 per cent, based on blood samples analysed over a […]