Coronavirus heat map shows how bad outbreak is in Basingstoke

THIS coronavirus heat map shows the UK’s top infection hotspots. The scientists behind the data warn that Covid-19 cases have stopped declining. New data from the Covid Symptom Study, an app which tracks people with coronavirus symptoms in the UK, suggests 28,041 Brits are currently infected by the virus. The latest figures in the app […]

Lebanese official finds he has COVID-19 at lunch with France’s Le Drian

FILE PHOTO: French Foreign Affair Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian wears a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as he meets with Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beirut, Lebanon July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Taher/ BEIRUT (Reuters) – A senior Lebanese official said on Friday […]

UK working mothers are ‘sacrificial lambs’ in coronavirus childcare crisis | World news

Women are being treated as “sacrificial lambs” as the UK economy contracts, with half of working mothers unable to access the childcare they need to return to work, according to a survey exposing the scale of the UK’s childcare crisis. As the government was accused by MPs from both sides of the political divide of […]

Coronavirus: UK ‘could have acted differently’ and did Sweden succeed?

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Friday evening. We’ll have another update for you tomorrow morning. 1. PM admits ‘lessons to be learned’ by government Boris Johnson has admitted there were things the government could have done differently in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. He told the […]

Lack of testing and PPE among key England Covid-19 mistakes, MPs told | World news

A lack of protective equipment, inadequate testing, and discharging people from hospitals into care homes were the key mistakes made by the government in its approach to coronavirus in England, according to the first responses given to a major coronavirus inquiry seen exclusively by the Guardian. Older people were “catastrophically let down” and many died […]

Mel Gibson ‘doing great’ months after hospital stay with Covid-19

  By Press Association 2020 Mel Gibson (Jordan Strauss/AP) Mel Gibson spent a week in a Los Angeles hospital in April after testing positive for Covid-19, his representative said. The 64-year-old actor and director has completely recovered and is doing “great” according to the representative. He also said Gibson has tested negative “numerous times” since […]

Coronavirus cases in Wrexham and Flintshire according to latest figures by Public Health Wales on July 24

SEVERAL new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Wrexham and Flintshire, according to the latest public health data. Figures released by Public Health Wales reveal that as of July 24, there were eight new confirmed cases in Wrexham, with two confirmed in Flintshire. These figures take the total confirmed cases in Wrexham to 1,244, with […]

103-year-old Pakistani man survives COVID-19

Abdul Alim, 103, stands with his son Suhail Aziz and staff members wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) in this group photograph taken after he recovered from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and was discharged from the Aga Khan Health Services Emergency Response Centre in Booni, Chitral, Pakistan in this undated photograph provided to Reuters. Suhail Aziz/Handout via […]

Coronavirus: Portugal still on quarantine list for holidaymakers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Portugal is a popular holiday destination for Brits Portugal remains off the list of countries that the government has exempted from quarantine restrictions. In changes that apply to England, travellers from Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia and St Vincent and the Grenadines won’t have to isolate. It takes the list […]

Exclusive: EU eyes COVID-19 vaccines at less than $40, shuns WHO-led alliance – sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is not interested in buying potential COVID-19 vaccines through an initiative co-led by the World Health Organisation as it deems it slow and high-cost, two EU sources told Reuters, noting the bloc was in talks with drugmakers for shots cheaper than $40. FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small […]