Nest and DWP to analyse Covid-19 impact on self-employed savers

The government-backed master trust will be examining the financial impact of Covid-19 on self-employed people, with the pandemic delaying its practical tests expected this year.  Nest Insight and the Department for Work and Pensions announced this week (September 16) new research to access the financial wellbeing impacts of Covid-19 on self-employed savings behaviours and attitudes. […]

Global coronavirus cases pass 30 million: Live news | News

More than 30 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and 943,515 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Some 20.4 million people have recovered. New Zealand reported no new cases of the coronavirus for the first time in five weeks as Australia’s hotspot of Victoria logged a spike in […]

Essex coronavirus: The latest Covid-19 virus law that comes into force today

We’re just getting used to the new ‘rule of six’, but now people across the UK have another new coronavirus guideline to get used to. Since Monday, people have been banned from meeting in groups of more than six people in any location, with a few excpetions. And it’s only been a couple of months […]

Frequently Asked Questions: Calculating Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RT-PCR Laboratory Test Percent Positivity

To reduce the percent positivity, a community can work to reduce the coronavirus transmission. For a comprehensive list of CDC recommendations for prevention of COVID-19 transmission, visit CDC’s summary of guidance. A community can also do more testing. When there is a positive test, make sure that isolation of infected persons is done to limit […]

Coronavirus: Test demand ‘significantly outstripping’ capacity

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBaroness Harding: It is “quite hard to give you an accurate figure” on the level of demand for coronavirus tests Demand for coronavirus testing is “significantly outstripping the capacity we have”, head of NHS Test and Trace Baroness Harding has told MPs. She told the science and […]

Biden rejects Trump claim that COVID-19 vaccine is imminent

(Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday bluntly contradicted President Donald Trump’s suggestion that a coronavirus vaccine may be only weeks away, warning Americans they cannot trust the president’s word. Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a televised town hall in Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 17, […]

Albrighton school closes for a week after positive coronavirus case

On advice from Public Health England (PHE) West Midlands, St Mary’s CE Primary School in Albrighton decided to close the school today until next Thursday to all pupils and staff. A case of Covid-19 was confirmed at the primary school on Shaw Lane and the individual is now self-isolating for 10 days and the school […]

Explainer: When will COVID-19 vaccines be generally available in the U.S.?

By Carl O’Donnell, Michael Erman (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday disagreed about when a COVID-19 vaccine would become widely available. Trump has said one could initially be available by the Nov. 3 election, while the CDC director said vaccines were […]