British scientists say they have made a ceiling-mounted Covid "alarm" that can detect the virus in a room within 15 minutes. Teams at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Durham University claim the device has an accuracy of between 98 and 100 per cent.
Infuriated by people who still claim Covid-19 is ‘just flu’ We live in hope…the hope that vaccines can get ahead of the Covid-19 pandemic; the hope that the Delta (Indian) variant isn’t as lethal as previous strains, the hope that the Government actually knows what it’s doing.
A popular vegan restaurant in Edinburgh's Bruntsfield has closed its doors temporarily after two members of their front of house team tested positive for coronavirus. Seeds for the Soul shared the news on Instagram this morning that they were closing immediately and in a follow-up post this evening revealed that it was due to positive Covid cases among their staff.
The establishment has had to shut its doors for several days after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus A bar in Holmes Chapel was forced to close its doors after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus. The Bottle Bank on London Road confirmed in a post on social media that it has been closed for the last couple of days after a member of the team was tested positive for Covid-19.
A NUMBER of students at a Halstead school have been ordered to self-isolate following an outbreak of Covid-19. The in Halstead has confirmed two year groups are being made work from home today (June 11). Pupils from both the Year 8 and Year 10 year groups are the ones forced to stay home.
People in specific areas of Reading are currently being asked to take PCR Covid tests as part of a ‘surge testing’ scheme to stop the spread of the Indian (Delta) variant. The postcodes where people are being asked to take the PCR tests are RG1 3, RG1 5, RG1 6 and RG1 7 (that is RG1 postcodes followed by those numbers not RG13, etc).
Kingston Council is urging all young people who live, study and work in the borough to take a Covid PCR test, whether or not they have any coronavirus symptoms. Working with NHS Test and Trace, the council is introducing the targeted asymptomatic PCR testing programme to help combat a sharp rise in cases in younger age-groups across the borough, largely driven by the Delta variant (first identified in India).
France is reopening its borders to UK tourists who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and can show proof of a negative test from next week. Visitors will no longer need to have a ‘compelling reason’ to enter the country from 9 June, the Daily Mail reports.
Infections now at highest level since 14 April The number of patients who have tested positive for coronavirus in England has risen by 22 per cent to the highest level in six weeks, NHS Test and Trace data suggests. A total of 17,162 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the country at least once in the week to May 26.
Gloucester Rugby have called off their match against Bath after an outbreak of Covid-19 amongst the team and staff. The match would have been their last home game of the season. Bath will now be awarded the victory, significantly boosting their chances of a top-eight finish. Gloucester says symptoms were first reported on the morning of Sunday 30 May and all team training was stopped.
Findings show the proportion of those told they have prostate cancer who don't get an initial face-to-face consultation has risen eight-fold Newly diagnosed cancer patients are being forced to speak to their specialist over the phone or via video call rather than in person, experts have warned. New findings show the proportion of those told they have prostate cancer who do not then get an initial face-to-face consultation has risen eight-fold since the start of the pandemic.
Sweden has not halted the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for detecting COVID-19 illness, contrary to claims made by posts on social media. Examples of posts making such claims can be seen here , here , and here . The text on the screenshot being shared reads, “Sweden stops using PCR Tests” followed by, “The PCR technology cannot distinguish between viruses capable of infecting cells and viruses that have been neutralized by the immune system, and therefore these tests cannot be used to determine whether someone is contagious.”
The Swedish government has not suspended PCR testing to identify COVID-19. The false claim appeared in May on Facebook and Instagram with a screenshot that reads: “Sweden stops using PCR tests. The PCR technology cannot distinguish between viruses capable of infecting cells and viruses that have been neutralised by the immune system and therefore these tests cannot be used to determine whether someone is contagious” (here , here).
These protocols apply to all WePlay staff, players, and talent participating or helping with the event in Kyiv to help keep everyone safe. WePlay staffers are required to have passed a PCR test, return a negative COVID-19 result, and wear masks at all times while being in contact with players or talents.
Government won't provide free PCR tests to people heading off on international holidays, says junior Minister
Minister for State Ossian Smyth says that holidaymakers will need to reach out to private testing companies. FREE TESTING WILL not be provided by the state for those who are seeking to travel abroad under new travel rules, says Minister of State Ossian Smyth. The return to non-essential international travel is slated for 19 July and was announced by the Taoiseach last night.
The cheapest places to get a PCR test in the West Midlands IF you are planning to go abroad in the coming months you’re going to need a PCR test. Unfortunately, they’re not available on the NHS meaning your holidays abroad will be a little more expensive thanks to the tests.
Door-to-door testing is being carried out in the areas of Kirklees worst affected by Covid-19 and everyone over the age of 18 is being offered a vaccine. Kirklees has the fourth highest infection rate in the country, of 99.4 cases per 100,000 people, and the Government has advised people to avoid making non-essential journeys in and out of the district, due to concerns about a recent spike in cases and the spread of the Indian variant, known as known as B.1.617.2.
Spain has officially lifted restrictions for UK travellers Holidaymakers are being urged not to jet off to amber list countries, including Spain, despite the country lifting travel restrictions. Business minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said scientists still think there is "too great a risk" in travelling to amber list countries for non-urgent reasons such as holidays.
The government doesn’t want people going to Spain on holiday, but figures obtained by the Evening Standard suggests they are anyway. Jonathan Prynn tells us how bookings for flights to the popular destination have rocketed even though it’s still on the amber list. It follows Spain officially lifting restrictions for UK travellers, with visitors no longer needing to take a PCR Covid-19 test.
Holidaymakers are being urged not to jet off to amber list countries, including Spain Business minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said scientists still think there is “too great a risk” in travelling to amber list countries for non-urgent reasons such as holidays. However, Spain’s tourism minister said the country was in a good place and he was sure it would make the UK’s green list when a review is carried out in the first week of June.