‘Perverse’ to tell vulnerable to stop shielding from coronavirus, says Age UK | World news

Ending support for extremely vulnerable people shielding from coronavirus while pausing the easing of lockdown restrictions in England has been described by a leading charity as “perverse”. Age UK has said it no longer makes sense to end the advice for vulnerable people to stay at home, since rising infection rates led to additional lockdown […]

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass half a million

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 have crossed half a million, its health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million. FILE PHOTO: A health worker walks between beds at a temporary field hospital set up by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) […]

Coronavirus cases and death toll continue to rise across North Wales

LATEST figures from health officials show how coronavirus in North Wales continues to spread. Data from Public Health Wales on August 1 shows that 13 cases were recorded in North Wales – specifically five in Wrexham, two in Denbighshire, five in Flintshire and one in Anglesey. The total for Wrexham, which is the county with […]

Coronavirus cases in Cheshire increasing day by day according to latest figures

Cases of coronavirus are increasing day by day across Cheshire. In just four days the number of positive cases of Covid-19 confirmed in our region has gone up by 21. While this figure is relatively low compared to other areas such as Greater Manchester, it still shows that the virus is not going anywhere just […]

Indian Billionaires Bet Big on Head Start in Coronavirus Vaccine Race

PUNE, India — In early May, an extremely well-sealed steel box arrived at the cold room of the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine maker. Inside, packed in dry ice, sat a tiny 1-milliliter vial from Oxford, England, containing the cellular material for one of the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccines. Scientists in […]

Wessex FM – News – Coronavirus: Russia says it will roll out a COVID-19 vaccine to citizens in October

Published at 6:26pm 1st August 2020. (Updated at 8:14pm 1st August 2020) Russia says it will roll out a coronavirus vaccine in October – but no details have been given about what would be the first such programme anywhere in the world. Foreign news agencies quoted Mikhail Murashko, the health minister for Russia, saying that […]

Coronavirus: Thousands protest in Germany against restrictions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The mood is peaceful but few people are wearing masks Thousands of people in the German capital Berlin are taking part in a protest against the country’s coronavirus restrictions. The demonstrators say the measures, including the wearing of facemasks, violate their rights and freedoms. Germany has been less badly affected […]

Areas in England with resurgent COVID-19 infection rates but no new lockdown restrictions

There are currently six areas in England showing a resurgence of COVID-19 infection rates that haven’t been put under new lockdown restrictions. Public Health England’s latest figures show Swindon, Melton, Eden, Sandwell, Northampton and Peterborough have seen a rise in coronavirus infections but have not faced further lockdown measures. Cases rose in Swindon following outbreaks […]

Coronavirus: Russia plans mass vaccination campaign in October

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 100 possible coronavirus vaccines are being developed around the world Russian health authorities are preparing to start a mass vaccination campaign against coronavirus in October, the health minister has said. Russian media quoted Mikhail Murashko as saying that doctors and teachers would be the first to receive the […]

Player tests positive for Covid-19 at Ladies Palermo Open

A player has tested positive for Covid-19 at the Ladies Palermo Open, the first professional tournament to be held since sport was halted in March. A strong line-up including top-20 players Petra Martic, Marketa Vondrousova and Maria Sakkari are at the event. The WTA says the tournament will proceed as scheduled, although the unnamed player […]