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Drive urging people back to the office on ice after fears of spike in cases

South Korea has reported 299 new cases as officials placed limits on dining at restaurants and closed fitness centers and after-school academies in the greater capital area to slow the spread of the virus. The 17th consecutive day of triple-digit increases brought the national caseload to 19,699, including 323 deaths. The Korea Centers for Disease Control […]

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UK had ‘no choice’ but to add France to quarantine list

The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, said there “has to be a cut-off” in regards to a time period for those being mandated to self-isolate on their return to the UK from abroad. Mr Shapps was asked why it is the case that those who return to the UK from France before 4am on Saturday will […]

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Germans flock to Spain after Britons banned

With Spain back on the quarantine list, David Sheppard, an employment lawyer at Cardiff and London-based Capital Law, answers some key questions: Can those under quarantine claim statutory sick pay (SSP)? At the moment, no. The government has made clear that employees cannot claim SSP if they are self-isolating after entering or returning to the UK […]

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Top disease expert blames surge in Covid-19 cases on US failure to shutdown

South Africa’s decision to reimpose a ban on the sale of alcohol upset consumers and the hospitality sector on Monday, but health experts said it could free up space in stretched hospitals as coronavirus cases spike. Ramaphosa announced the return of the ban, which was only lifted on 1 June, in an address to the nation on […]

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ONS reveals regions with the highest Covid-19 death tolls

The NHS must instruct mental health hospitals to let families visit young people with learning disabilities and autism, a new report has said. Young inpatients’ human rights were already being breached before the pandemic, the Joint Committee on Human Rights found, and it believes the coronavirus lockdown has put them at greater risk. NHS England […]

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Madeira to reopen on July 1 with free tests for tourists

Ski Dubai, the city’s state-of-the-art indoor ski resort is among a number of major tourist attractions that have reopened today as the popular holiday destination reboots after lockdown, writes Lucy Aspden.  The city’s Olympic-size ice rink and the Green Planet indoor rainforest have also been given permission to reopen, as well as aquariums, observation decks and […]

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Public should wear face masks, government says

This is where we see much more detail about  the timetable for the measures already outlined – though  this is caveated.  “We cannot predict with absolute certainty what the impact of lifting restrictions will be,” the document says, as it depends on the infection rate.  Step One: Apply from Wednesday 13 May in England Encouraged […]

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how has it worked for other countries, and could it really help ease UK lockdown?

Countries around the world are rushing to launch contact tracing apps to identify who an infected person has had contact with, as part of efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  The UK Government has announced the infrastructure was being put in place so that contact tracing could be rolled out on a large scale. “As we look ahead, this is critical to […]

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Boris is ‘not out of the woods’ and ‘almost took one for the team’, says father Stanley

The Philippines has banned doctors, nurses and other health workers from leaving the country to work overseas in a bid to throw more resources at its own coronavirus outbreak, reports Patrick Sawer. With the pandemic threatening to overwhelm Phillipine’s fragile healthcare system the Government says it requires all available medics and support staff to remain […]

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