London shifts into 2nd-highest virus risk tier as cases rise

Britain’s  health  secretary says London has moved to the second highest COVID-19 alert level amid a rise in casesBy DANICA KIRKA Associated PressOctober 15, 2020, 11:18 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLONDON -- Britain’s health secretary has shifted London into the second-highest COVID-19 alert level amid a rise in cases.Health Secretary Matt Hancock...

Coronavirus news live: Latest updates and cases as Sage expert says pub curfew plan ‘never discussed’

Crowds of pubgoers were turfed out on to the streets at 10pm on Friday night as the curfew brought an early end to weekend revelry in towns and cities across England.In Manchester, some 1,700 students have been ordered to self-isolate in their halls of residence for a fortnight after 127 tested positive for coronavirus. Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation warned 2 million people could die...

Coronavirus live news: Czech health minister quits as cases rise; Germany to set up ‘fever walk-in clinics’ | World news

We now have more details on the resignation of the Czech Republic’s health minister, courtesy of Robert Tait, who writes for the Guardian from Prague. Adam Vojtěch quit after an alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the country, which had previously been hailed for its successful handling of the pandemic. Vojtěch, 33, a member of prime minister Andrej Babiš’ ANO party,...

Global coronavirus cases pass 30 million: Live news | News

More than 30 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and 943,515 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Some 20.4 million people have recovered. New Zealand reported no new cases of the coronavirus for the first time in five weeks as Australia's hotspot of Victoria logged a spike in infections amid an ease in restrictions.  Canada could lose...

Positive cases highest in England since end of May, NHS Test and Trace shows

Malaysia has added at least nine more countries, including Britain, the United States and France, to its list of long-term immigration pass holders to be barred from the country, national news wire Bernama reports. Malaysia's government on Tuesday said it would from September 7 bar entry of pass holders from India, Indonesia and the Philippines in a bid to curtail imported coronavirus cases...

France, South Korea see resurgence of coronavirus cases: Live | News

France will propose face masks in workspaces as it grapples with a coronavirus rebound to more than 3,000 in the past 24 hours - a post-lockdown high for the fourth day in a row.  The UK has imposed a 14-day quarantine for people arriving from France. South Korea's new cases jumped to 279 on Sunday, rising above 200 for the first time in five months, due...

Coronavirus live news: US reports 5,000 deaths in five days as Australia sees record new cases | World news

The Hong Kong government is on the defensive over its extensive quarantine exemptions which have now been identified as driving much of the current outbreak. More than 1,400 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 this month – more than half of Hong Kong’s total infections in the coronavirus pandemic. Medical and testing systems in the city are overwhelmed. Hong Kong has had strict entry...

Number of COVID-2019 cases across globe up by almost 205,000 in past day

More than 205,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide on July 9, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 11.8 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Thursday, Trend reports citing TASS. As of 11:00 Moscow time on July 9, as many as 11,874,226 novel coronavirus cases and 545,481 coronavirus-associated deaths were...

United States at 3 million cases; New Jersey masks outdoors

CLOSE Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks to how personal responsibility and social distancing is the key to ending the spread of the coronavirus. USA TODAYAs the Ivy League cancelled fall sports over coronavirus concerns Wednesday, hospitalizations continued to rise and ICU beds were quickly filling as the nation surpassed 3 million coronavirus cases.The stunning milestone hit less than six months after...

Second Spanish region goes into lockdown after spike in coronavirus cases

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates A second Spanish region will go into lockdown following a fresh coronavirus outbreak. Some 70,000 people in La Marini, north of Lugo in Galicia, will be barred from leaving the area from midnight tonight, except in exceptional circumstances. It comes after Catalan authorities in El Segria, around the city...