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Oldham coronavirus infection spike prompts new measures

New measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 have been introduced in Oldham following a “dramatic” rise in cases. Residents are being asked not to have social visitors to their homes and to keep two metres apart when outside. Anyone shielding has been asked to continue to do so until 14 August and care homes will not relax restrictions. The ...

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UK advises against non-essential travel to Spanish isles

The UK has extended its advice against all non-essential travel to Spain to include the Balearic and Canary Islands after a rise in coronavirus cases. Foreign Office guidance was changed on Monday to include both mainland Spain and islands such as Ibiza and Tenerife. It came as a government source said talks were under way with Spain to provide a ...

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UK pauses reporting coronavirus deaths to review methodology

The UK said it would pause reporting on coronavirus deaths while it reviews how they are calculated. Last week, the government said deaths in England were counted as due to coronavirus if the deceased person had the disease at any time. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland would only record deaths as related to the virus if they had had a ...

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UK coronavirus deaths rise by 14 to 45,752

CORONAVIRUS fatalities in the UK have risen to 45,752 after 14 more died in the lowest rise on a Sunday since lockdown began. A total of 299,426 people have now tested positive for Covid-19 across Britain – up 747 cases from yesterday. Today’s coronavirus death tally is lower than it was yesterday when 61 more people died from the bug. And ...

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Covid-19 drug ‘breakthrough’ makes 3 UK professors millionaires

Three professors at the University of Southampton school of medicine have become millionaires after making a “major breakthrough” in the treatment of Covid-19 patients. As soon as the clinical trial of their drug’s results was published on the morning of July 21, the shares had risen by 540 percent by lunchtime, reports The Guardian. The trial also found that 79 ...

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UK removes Spain from travel corridor as virus surges

Passengers arriving in Britain from Spain will have to self-isolate for two weeks after the government on Saturday announced it was removing the popular holiday destination from the exempt list following a surge in coronavirus cases. From Sunday, people currently on holiday in Spain will be encouraged to follow the local rules, return home as normal and self-isolate. “The Joint ...

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UK coronavirus death toll increases by 61 to 45,738

London Office : At least 61 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in the UK, bringing the total number to 45,738. Department for Health figures show that an additional 767 people tested positive for Covid-19, taking the total number of lab-confirmed cases to 298,681. Figures released by the government do not include all deaths involving Covid-19, which are ...

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Masks rule goes into effect in England as Boris Johnson calls anti-vaxxers ‘nuts’

Face masks are now required for anyone entering shops and other public spaces in England, as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson promoted a flu immunization program by saying those opposed to vaccines are “nuts.” New rules intended to limit the spread of coronavirus came into force Friday, as face coverings are now mandated in English banks, post offices, enclosed transport ...

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30 million people in England would be offered flu vaccine this year

The UK government announced that 30 million people in England would be offered a flu vaccine this year, to reduce pressure on the NHS in case of a surge in coronavirus infections during the autumn and winter. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said this was in addition to increased testing and tracing and more procurement of personal protective equipment, adding: ...

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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 123 to 45,677

London Office : The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has risen by 123 bringing the toll in all settings to 45,677. At least 770 people tested positive for the virus meaning there have now been 297,914 lab-confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak. Earlier today it was announced that 16 patients had died in hospital in what ...

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