The chancellor did at least achieve one notable coup on Thursday when Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI and Frances O'Grady, general secretary of the TUC, stood alongside him on the steps of 11 Downing Street as he unveiled the new package. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: The workers most at risk of losing out as focus turns to ‘viable’ jobs
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"I would urge the Government to look at a comprehensive policy, not just the hotspots, because remember, there will be areas or countries across the world where there are mutations which haven't been identified yet because they don't have the same level of scientific ability." … [Read more...] about UK hotel quarantine – Priti Patel to reveal new plan for visitors from 30 countries to MPs at 2pm this afternoon
The UK's coronavirus reproduction rate may have fallen below the crucial number of one (shown left), with SAGE estimating every region in England has an R below one except London and the South East. A growing number of Tory MPs (listed right) have been openly critical of the government's local lockdown tiers … [Read more...] about Have an unhappy Christmas: Government scientists advise no singing, dancing or BOARD GAMES (and isolate for two weeks before and after five-day ‘bubble break’)
Her friend Keira Coles, also nine, added: 'I think it's great that we have laptops and iPads – I love using them now and feel really confident.' Classmate Oliver Cutler, eight, said: 'I like laptops because it shows that even if you are home and have no pens or paper, you can still get your teacher teaching you and you can still do your learning.' … [Read more...] about Double your money! As magnificent readers help get computers to schoolkids during lockdown, big-hearted firms boost donations total to astonishing £750k
Five weeks earlier, the woman had developed symptoms of COVID-19, including fever and muscle aches, and had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. At that time, she had been able to treat her symptoms at home with acetaminophen and an inhaler. She had gone through an initial recovery period from her illness, but then her new symptoms started. … [Read more...] about A woman seemed recovered from COVID-19. Then both her lungs collapsed.