Coronavirus World

Coronavirus World

Coronavirus infections still rising rapidly in Britain

BBC Coronavirus infections are continuing to rise rapidly, with an estimated 27,900 new cases a day in England, the Office for National Statistics says. This figure is far higher than the number of confirmed cases announced by the government each day. The R number has risen slightly to 1.3-1.5, with growth of the epidemic still

Boris Johnson

Covid-19: Britain’s Johnson brings back sex ban

Mailonline Downing Street today insisted couples in coronavirus hotspots who do not live together must stick to social distancing rules if they meet up outside even if they are in long term relationships. The Government’s Covid-19 restrictions dictate that people living in tier two or tier three areas are not allowed to meet socially with

More Covid-19 vaccine hopes as scientists say experimental Chinese jab is safe

MailOnLine Hopes of getting a Covid-19 vaccine were boosted again today after an experimental Chinese jab was found to be safe and produce an immune response. Every volunteer given a double-dose of state-owned firm Sinopharm’s vaccine made antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. In theory, this would protect them from catching the virus

Cristiano Ronaldo

UPDATED: Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

BBC Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) has announced. The 35-year-old is “doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation”, the FPF said in a statement. Portugal face Sweden in a Nations League group game on Wednesday. The remainder of Fernando Santos’ Portugal squad have tested

Covid reinfection: Man gets Covid twice and second hit ‘more severe’

BBC A man in the United States has caught Covid twice, with the second infection becoming far more dangerous than the first, doctors report. The 25-year-old needed hospital treatment after his lungs could not get enough oxygen into his body. Reinfections remain rare and he has now recovered. But the study in the Lancet Infectious

Coronavirus stays on banknotes, phone screens, steel for up to 28 DAYS

MailOnline The COVID-19 virus can survive on banknotes for 28 days, and thrives in colder temperatures. New research conducted by he Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) suggests it can actually survive on banknotes and glass and steel surfaces for 28 days in cooler climates. As temperatures climb, the livability rate of the virus

Covid-19: China to test whole city of 9 million people in 5 days

BBC The Chinese city of Qingdao is testing its entire population of nine million people for Covid-19 over a period of five days. The mass testing comes after the discovery of a dozen cases linked to a hospital treating coronavirus patients arriving from abroad. In May, China tested the entire city of Wuhan – home

Donald Trump

Trump says now immune to Covid-19 and cannot transmit it

MailOnline Donald Trump said Sunday that he is cured of COVID-19 just over one week after his initial diagnosis as he claims he now has a ‘protective glow’ due to his supposed new ‘immunity’ to the virus. ‘Once you recover, you’re immune,’ Trump told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ in a phone

Slovakia calls up troops as cases rise

BBC The Slovakian government has approved up to 1,500 troops to help public health officials as the country experiences another record number of new infections. An initial 267 have been deployed to assist in helping trace contacts of infected people this weekend. Some 1,184 new cases were identified on Thursday, the government said on Friday.

Donald Trump

Covid: Trump describes his illness ‘a blessing from God’

BBC US President Donald Trump says he feels great after his Covid-19 illness, describing it as “a blessing from God”. Trump returned to the Oval office on Wednesday, officials said, less than a week after testing positive. The president has had no Covid-19 symptoms for more than 24 hours and has been fever-free for more

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Zimbabwe requests SA to extradite fugitive ministers

Agencies Zimbabwe has asked South Africa to extradite a former Zimbabwean minister to be tried for abuse of power when he was a public officer, local media reported Monday. Saviour Kasukuwere is facing three charges for handing over 220 hectares of land in the capital Harare and southeastern Zimbabwe’s city of Masvingo to Shuvai Gumbochuma,

Singapore Offers ‘Covid-19 Pandemic Baby Bonus’ To Boost Births

BBC Singapore is offering a one-off payment to encourage people to have babies during the coronavirus pandemic. The worry is that citizens are putting off parenthood as they struggle with financial stress and job layoffs. Details of the amount that could be paid have yet to be released. It is in addition to several hefty

Medical staff treat a patient with Covid-19 on an intensive care unit at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey

UK Hospitals Prepare For Emergencies As Covid-19 Admissions Rise

The Guardian HOSPITALS are conducting “major incident” stress tests on wards to check if they are ready for a second wave of Covid-19, as the number of admissions begins to climb. Coronavirus cases have been doubling roughly every seven days and there are signs that the increase is beginning to filter through to hospitals. Last

Coronavirus: Oxford University vaccine trial paused after participant falls ill

BBC FINAL clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, have been put on hold after a participant had an adverse reaction in the UK. AstraZeneca described it as a “routine” pause in the case of “an unexplained illness”. The outcome of vaccine trials is being closely watched around the world.