National measures will be needed if London Covid-19 rise turns into a spike

PEOPLE aged 50 and over could be ordered to stay at home under new rules the government is believed to be considering to combat coronavirus. London might be sealed off if cases soar, with the M25 ring road used as a ‘border’, in another ‘nuclear option’ aimed at avoiding the need for a new full […]

Coronavirus: Major incident declared in Greater Manchester

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Parts of northern England were subject to increased restrictions last week due to a rise in Covid-19 cases A major incident has been declared by authorities in Greater Manchester following recent rises in coronavirus infection rates. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said the decision was taken to help agencies respond “as […]

Latest weekly Covid-19 rates for local authority areas in England

Here is Sunday’s update of the rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19 for every local authority in England. The figures, for the seven days to July 30, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two). The rate is expressed […]

Coronavirus lockdown caused sharp increase of insomnia in UK | Health

The lockdown triggered a sharp increase in anxiety-related sleeping problems, with mothers, key workers and people from minority ethnic backgrounds the worst affected, a study shows. The number of Britons suffering sleep loss caused by worrying rose from one in six to one in four as a direct result of the huge disruption to people’s […]

‘I took part in a clinical trial for the coronavirus antibody test – this is what happened’

Clinical trials are being held across the UK at the moment to try to learn more about coronavirus in the hopes of developing in the near future a vaccine and treatments. One of those trials is the PANTHER study into antibodies, available to healthcare workers and recently extended to their families. LeicestershireLive reporter Maia Snow […]

Wolverhampton cafe closes as staff member develops Covid-19 symptoms

Gluttons, based in Tettenhall Arcade, announced on Sunday it would be shut until further notice. A Facebook post from the cafe said a member of their team was “feeling unwell with coronavirus symptoms”. It is believed the staff member was tested on Sunday. A statement from Gluttons said: “Good Afternoon to our lovely customers. Due […]

Amitabh Bachchan leaves hospital after catching coronavirus | World news

The Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has been discharged from hospital, three weeks after being admitted with coronavirus symptoms after testing positive for the disease. Bachchan’s actor-son, Abishek, who was admitted at the same time, remains in hospital. His daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai, and granddaughter Aaradhya were discharged last week. They were the highest-profile family in India […]

Coronavirus global report: ‘response fatigue’ fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily cases | World news

Mexico has recorded more than 9,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time, as the country overtook the UK with the world’s third-highest number of deaths from the pandemic after the US and Brazil. The surging numbers were reported as the World Health Organization warned of “response fatigue” and a resurgence of cases in several […]