Runners are heading for the start line in an event which is being billed by organisers as “an important step in the return of mass participation sporting events”.Runners and spectators who are taking part in the Reunion 5K at Kempton Park, Surrey, on Saturday will help to provide scientific data on Covid-19 transmission levels.They will be involved in a socially-distanced or a non-socially distanced 5K run.It is the only running event in the Government’s Events Research Programme, which is helping to test and build plans for the safe return of mass participation sport and events.Runners during the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon (Paul Harding/PA) Everyone who attends has to provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 lateral flow test.They will also be asked to take a PCR test both on Saturday and then five days later.Approximately 1,000 socially-distanced runners will set off at regular intervals in the first group of races.
Australia's former deputy chief medical officer, Dr Nick Coatsworth has called on Australia to prepare for the return of COVID-19 cases as we gradually re-open our borders.The infectious disease expert made the bold claim that Australians could not continue to live in a pandemic "eliminationist bunker" and said that the full eradication of the virus was a "false idol," as reported by Fairfax.
COVID-19: Calls for Monday's lockdown easing to be delayed, as SAGE warns variant could pressure hospitals
Easing lockdown measures in England on Monday could cause "a substantial resurgence" in hospital admissions that is similar to previous peaks or larger, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies has warned.Minutes of a meeting on Thursday suggest there is a "realistic possibility" that the Indian variant of COVID-19 is 50% more transmissible than the one that emerged in Kent late last year.
Everything is up in the air with the Covid-19 pandemic delaying games left and right, but Final Fantasy 14's next expansion is coming this fall—we just don't know anything more specific than that.Announced today during the Final Fantasy 14 digital fan fest, an annual event that is laying bare all the details on the upcoming expansion and beyond, Square Enix surprisingly didn't commit to a specific date, but fall 2021 is pretty much what we expected (if only a little behind schedule).
Coronavirus Live Updates: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 18,04,29,261 as per the 8 pm provisional report.India crossed a significant landmark in its fight against the COVID-19 after the cumulative number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 18 crores on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family welfare.
Pubs and restaurants that are pinning their hopes on reopening for outdoor trade in June were given grounds for hope yesterday.Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan expressed “increasing confidence” that the timeline to reopen could be met.He said he was aware people in these businesses were working hard in advance of the date for reopening as part of the exit from lockdown.
THE announcement that further coronavirus restrictions are to be eased is another positive step in the cautious journey out of lockdown.However, the emergence of the Indian Covid-19 variant of concern is a reminder that the path towards the pandemic's end will not be smooth and that vigilance remains essential.
FEWER children who are entitled to free school meals daily are taking up the offer., according to a new Department of Education analysis.The drop is being blamed partly on Covid-19 lockdowns which forced schools to switch to remote learning.Some schools were unable to provide a full service which led to an increase in the proportion of children making other lunch arrangements.
Vaccine providers in the Carolinas just opened up COVID-19 vaccinations to a new age group this week.Kids, ages 12 to 15, are now cleared for the Pfizer shot.In both North and South Carolina, health officials had said that older teens who were already eligible for the vaccine are able to consent to their own shots.
Dad tells how regular rapid testing is now a normal part of family routine, helping to keep life moving.In association with NHS Test & Trace.FOR Jason Coles, taking a rapid Covid-19 test every week is the opposite of a hassle – instead, it’s a godsend that allows him to do his job and help keep his family and colleagues safer.
A Kentucky woman is going home after battling the effects of COVID-19 for nearly six months.On Friday afternoon, Olivia Tudor left Frazier Rehab.She was greeted by a crowd of loved ones in the hospital lobby.She says she was grateful for all their support.
Almost 270,000 vaccines were administered in Ireland in the seven days up to Tuesday.EACH WEEK WE’VE been taking a look at Ireland’s Covid-19 situation by examining and comparing data from previous weeks.Over the coming weeks we’ll be focusing on Ireland’s vaccine rollout.
The remaining 71 areas of the county are 'Covid-free' Only four Gloucestershire neighbourhoods have recorded cases of Covid-19.In the space of a week, the 71 remaining areas have been listed as ‘Covid-free’.Coronavirus rates have fallen in the county since January.Now only a handful of areas remain with cases of the virus.
State modeling report blames heightened hospitalizations on 'increased mobility' by unvaccinated people
The latest modeling report shows there is still a high level of COVID-19 transmission in Colorado – and one in 81 Coloradans are believed to be infected with the virus.Hospitalizations have been at a heightened level in recent weeks, though there is evidence the so-called “fourth wave” of COVID-19 in Colorado has reached its crest.
A 'rift' between conservatives and the CDC Slow growth for vaccine enthusiasm In December, 28% of Republicans indicated they had already received at least one dose of the vaccine or would get it as soon as possible, according to the survey.By April, that number almost doubled to 55%.
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the health and well-being of families across our communities.Yet, many of the difficulties families have experienced throughout the pandemic are not new.The COVID-19 crisis has only brought these issues to the forefront.I have been fortunate to serve as a family and community engagement specialist with BRICK Education Network in Newark since 2019 and have worked with Newark families for nearly a decade.
US Department of Homeland Security said country faces "increasingly complex and volatile" threats from anti-government and racially-motivated extremists.Washington, United States : The US Department of Homeland Security issued a new warning over domestic terrorism Friday, saying violent extremists could exploit the easing of Covid-19 restrictions to conduct attacks.
Boris Johnson has warned that step four of England’s “road map” out of lockdown in June is in jeopardy as scientists said the Indian variant of concern could be 50% more transmissible than the Kent variant.Here’s how the vaccine roll-out has been affected to help win the “race” between the programme and the surge of the virus.
Peter Irwin was rushed to hospital nine days after testing positive on January 1 this year, only to spend four months in hospital and coming close to death three times A man who made a miraculous recovery from Covid-19 has returned home after 124 days in hospital.Peter Irwin was close to death three times over the last four months, his wife Gemma said.