Coronavirus: Has Covid-19 exposed UK’s underlying ill health?

Image copyright Getty Images Covid-19 has taken a disproportionate toll on those with underlying health conditions. Some experts say the crisis has shone a light on the poor state of our health as a nation. But in many communities it has also highlighted the link between ill health and poverty. So what lessons has coronavirus […]

Number of coronavirus cases linked to Prague nightclub rises to 98 | World news

An outbreak of coronavirus linked to a music club in Prague has increased to 98 cases, including footballers from several of the city’s clubs, public health officials have said. The outbreak was one of several surges of infections in the Czech Republic. Public health officials have reimposed restrictions on public activities in some areas, including […]

Coronavirus: France sees ‘significant’ surge in cases as COVID-19 traces found in Paris sewage system | World News

France has declared a significant rise in coronavirus cases – as researchers have said traces of COVID-19 are once again being found in Paris’s sewage system. The country’s health ministry reported 1,062 cases on Thursday – nearly double the 584 seen on Tuesday. It marked the second day in a row that the country had […]

‘Wave of silence’ spread around world during coronavirus pandemic | Science

An unprecedented wave of silence spread around the world in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to researchers who found that vibrations from human activity slumped under national lockdowns. Records from seismic stations all over the planet show that high frequency noise caused by industrial plants, traffic and other activities fell as much as […]

policy and law to protect health and wellbeing

iStock-sankai The newly launched COVID-19 Law Lab initiative is aiming to ensure that laws protect the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities and that they adhere to international human rights standards. The COVID-19 Law Lab gathers and shares legal documents from over 190 countries across the world to help states establish and implement strong legal […]

Hospital visitors urged to wear face coverings as Wrexham appears on coronavirus watchlist following rise in cases

HOSPITAL visitors are being urged to wear face coverings after Wrexham was highlighted as one of the UK areas which has seen the sharpest rise in coronavirus cases within the last week. Public Health Wales data shows 34 people have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last seven days, including nine in the last 24 […]

Coronavirus: South Africa death toll could be ‘far higher’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Infections are soaring in South Africa, which now has the fifth highest number of confirmed cases worldwide South African researchers say the number of deaths from coronavirus could be far higher than the official toll. The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) report says excess natural deaths rose by […]

Coronavirus: Northern Ireland contact tracing app to launch next week

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The app will assist with the ongoing contact tracing programme A coronavirus contact tracing app for Northern Ireland will be launched next week, the health committee has been told. Dan West from the Department of Health said the release of Stop Covid NI was supported by the executive. The […]