Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Young people breaking rules risk ‘second wave’

Image copyright Getty Images The UK could see a second spike in coronavirus cases if young people don’t follow social distancing rules, the health secretary says. A third of all cases in England last week were people aged between 20 and 29. “The numbers have been going up. And we’ve …

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Coronavirus: Hundreds to self-isolate after football outbreak

Image copyright Google Image caption The outbreak is linked to a charity match at Burnside Working Men’s Club Up to 300 people who attended a charity football match are being told to self-isolate after 28 people tested positive for Covid-19. The event at Burnside Working Men’s Club, in Fencehouses on …

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Coronavirus: India overtakes Brazil in Covid-19 cases

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small businesses’ new coronavirus lockdown fear

Almost one in five small businesses do not believe they would survive a new lockdown, a survey found.  A poll of more than 500 small companies by insurance group Simply Business found 17 per cent believe they would have to stop trading in that scenario.  ‘Living in fear’: Even if …

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Coronavirus: ‘Critical moment’ as students return to university

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thousands of students are preparing to return to university after the coronavirus lockdown A leading epidemiologist has warned the country is at a “critical moment” in the coronavirus pandemic, as students prepare to return to universities. Dame Anne Johnson, of University College London, told …

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Coronavirus: Tests ‘could be picking up dead virus’

Image copyright Getty Images The main test used to diagnose coronavirus is so sensitive it could be picking up fragments of dead virus from old infections, scientists say. Most people are infectious only for about a week, but could test positive weeks afterwards. Researchers say this could be leading to …

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Coronavirus: Portugal quarantine rules come into force

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Portugal had previously been removed from the UK’s quarantine list on 20 August Travellers arriving in Scotland from Portugal will have to self-isolate for 14 days under new rules coming into force on Saturday. Scotland and Wales have added the country to their “quarantine list” …

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