It is understood that officials are considering reducing the number of people who can gather indoors in England. The current limit is 30 but it could be cut as a result of the current spike in cases. Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething has said a local coronavirus lockdown is being imposed in Caerphilly because there is evidence of 'community transmission' in the area. Restrictions on household visits across western parts of Scotland have been extended for a further week and expanded to also include East Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire. The Government said that as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 2,420 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus. Overall, 352,520 cases have been confirmed. On Sunday 2,988 cases were reported, which was the largest daily figure since May. Just over 57,400 deaths involving Covid-19 have now been registered in the UK, according to figures from official data sources. A new Covid-19 cost tracker has been set up by the National Audit Office (NAO). The … [Read more...] about Health Secretary Matt Hancock says UK has seen ‘first credible’ cases of people being REINFECTED with coronavirus – but none have shown symptoms
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Additional new government actions were not immediately clear. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was to 'take all appropriate and necessary steps' so health care workers could get respirators needed when treating coronavirus patients. Shortages are a concern, as is the manufacture of many face masks for industrial rather than medical use. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump BANS visitors from Europe from entering the US for 30 days starting at midnight on Friday – but excludes the UK and Ireland – in effort to staunch coronavirus pandemic. But how will it slow spread of virus ALREADY inside US?
The PM apologised for having to take such measures, and said it "breaks my heart" to have to stop families from being able to see each other. … [Read more...] about Drinkers ignore warning that UK is ‘losing control of Covid’ as they hit bars on last Saturday before new lockdown rules
Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism Mallorca worried about the summer Hotels, cafes and souvenir shops are closed. It is unusually empty outside the Royal Palace in Palma (picture). The Easter season on the Spanish holiday island of Mallorca has been canceled. The Majorcan hotel association now fears that due to the uncertain situation in the main markets of Germany and Great Britain, some hotels will remain closed even during the peak season. … [Read more...] about UK-France: Holidaymakers rush home to avoid quarantine
Businesses in England that are required to close because of coronavirus restrictions will be able to claim £1,500 per property every three weeks, the Treasury announced. But the British Chambers of Commerce said for most "this will not be enough to offset the resulting cash crunch" A new public information campaign will be launched across the UK reminding people of the "basics" - washing their hands, covering their face and giving others space Doncaster Racecourse has been told by public health officials to stop spectators attending its meeting from Thursday. More than 2,500 spectators are expected there on Wednesday The quarantine rule on travellers coming into England from seven Greek islands came into force at 04:00 on Wednesday Lockdown measures are being reintroduced in Bolton, Greater Manchester, after a local rise in cases. It includes a ban on people socialising with people outside their own household in any setting, even outdoors The first clinical trials for a … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Social gatherings above six banned in England from 14 September