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Mohamed Salah

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah tests positive for coronavirus

BBC Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt. The Egyptian Football Federation said on Friday that Salah, 28, returned a positive test but is not displaying any symptoms. They added that the other members of the team had tested negative. Egypt host Togo in Africa Cup of

Prince William

Covid 19: Prince William ‘tested positive in April’

BBC The Duke of Cambridge contracted Covid-19 earlier this year, palace sources have told the BBC. It is believed he tested positive in April at a similar time to his father, the Prince of Wales. According to the Sun newspaper, which first reported the story, Prince William, 38, kept his diagnosis private to avoid alarming

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

England to return to lockdown in coming days

npr.org England will enter a second coronavirus lockdown beginning on Thursday that is scheduled to run until early December, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday. All pubs and restaurants will close along with nonessential retail shops, and different households will be banned from mixing indoors. In addition, outbound international travel will be prohibited, except for

FIFA president Gianni Infantino

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino tests positive for Covid-19

SkySports FIFA president Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, football’s world governing body said in a statement on Tuesday. Infantino, who is 50 years old, has reported mild symptoms and will quarantine for at least 10 days. All those who have come into close contact with Infantino have also been requested to self-isolate. A

Italy brings in sweeping new coronavirus measures

BBC New measures to combat a surge in coronavirus cases have come into force in Italy with gyms, swimming pools, cinemas and theatres closed. Restaurants, bars and cafes must stop table service at 18:00 and offer only take-away until midnight. Contact sports are prohibited. However, shops and most businesses will remain open. The government has

‘Oxford coronavirus vaccine to be ready by Christmas’

Mailonline Medics and high-risk patients are likely to receive Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine before the end of the year, the professor leading the project said. Adrian Hill said emergency approval would allow those most in need to receive the jab while the final trials are still under way. Full authorisation would then follow, meaning the rest

Madrid is one of the worst-hit regions in Spain and been subject to some of the toughest restrictions

Spain Imposes National Night-Time Curfew To Curb Covid-19 Infections

BBC Spain has declared a national state of emergency and imposed a night-time curfew in an effort to help control a new spike in Covid-19 infections. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said the curfew, between the hours of 23:00 and 06:00, would come into force on Sunday. Under the emergency measures, local authorities can also ban

US Covid-19 Cases Reach Record High Amid New Wave Of Infections

BBC US coronavirus cases have hit a record daily high as states grapple with a renewed wave of infections. Citing data from local state health authorities, the Covid Tracking Project reported 83,010 new cases on Friday. US Surgeon General Jerome Adams has warned that hospital admission numbers are growing, but mortality rates are falling due

Scots Told To Prepare For ‘Digital Christmas’

BBC THE idea of a normal Christmas is a “fiction” and Scots should prepare for digital celebrations; national clinical director Jason Leitch has said. The government has insisted that the latest Covid-19 restrictions are having an impact on the spread of the virus. But Prof Leitch told BBC Scotland there was “absolutely no question” of

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