Tens of thousands of high-risk workers to be tested even if they have no symptoms

More than 11.8 million cases of Covid 19 have been reported to the World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros said, and the pandemic is still accelerating with the total number of cases having doubled in the last six weeks. "Everyone is fighting hard against the virus, but so many lives have been lost. But the health effects of the pandemic go far beyond the suffering caused by the virus itself. It...

US tops 1 million cases as death toll passes Vietnam War milestone

A US destroyer hit by dozens of coronavirus cases sailed into San Diego on Tuesday for cleaning, making it the second Navy warship temporarily put out of action by the pandemic. With 63 per cent of the 300-strong crew tested, 64 sailors aboard the USS Kidd were found positive for Covid-19, the Navy said. Two were medically evacuated to the US mainland last week, and 15 others were transferred...

UK death toll rises by 439 to 5373

More than 1,200 people have died of coronavirus complications in the United States in the past day, John Hopkins University said this morning. The Baltimore-based university, which has been keeping a running tally of global coronavirus numbers, said there are at least 337,072 confirmed infections in the US with 9,633 deaths. Mainland China reported 39 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, with...

Inmate ‘launched jihadist attack against guards in Winchester jail’

An inmate with no history of extremism told guards he had staged a jihadist attack after luring officers into his cell and lunging at them with an improvised weapon, it was claimed last night. Xeneral Imiuru, 20, allegedly launched the attack in Winchester Prison from his cell in the segregation unit last Thursday, according to The Times. Imiuru, who is Britain's first convicted acid attack...