Ministers facing calls to release daily Covid vaccine updates

Ministers are facing calls to release daily vaccination figures and breakdowns of how many jabs have been given to the most vulnerable after vowing to inoculate everyone in the UK’s top four “priority” groups by mid-February.The pledge, which has been met with scepticism from experts and politicians, covers around 13 million vulnerable people in Britain…Continue Reading

Inmates facing big virus risks not near top of vaccine lists

DENVER (AP) — Amber Johnson is terrified her 63-year-old father will get the coronavirus. He has high blood pressure, asthma and is pre-diabetic, and she worries he’s especially vulnerable as an inmate in Colorado, where outbreaks in prisons are raging.Prisons across the U.S. have been hit hard by COVID-19. Social distancing is virtually impossible behind…Continue Reading

Coronavirus: Hong Kong facing 45 Covid-19 cases, party rooms to close, live music, dancing at bars banned five days

A party room in Causeway Bay, with dart machines and video games. Such businesses will be closed from Sunday. Photo: Jamie Lam Authorities point to worrying surge in number of cases, with city marking more than 60 new confirmed and preliminary infections on Friday Singapore tightens measures of travel bubble with Hong Kong, requiring arrivals…Continue Reading

Boris facing ‘red wall’ revolt as 8m Brits set to be thrust into Tier 3 lockdown

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailBoris Johnson is facing a ‘red wall’ revolt with over…Continue Reading

Parents facing childcare ‘chaos’ with cash strapped providers going bust

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailParents could struggle to access childcare places as nurseries, pre-schools…Continue Reading

Louisiana Facing ‘Most Challenging Election’ in U.S. as Hurricane Season Breaks Record, Official Says

The new coronavirus pandemic posed challenges to conducting elections nationwide, but coupling the outbreak with a historic hurricane season forced officials in Louisiana to move to Plan D.After making adjustments for the new coronavirus outbreak, Louisiana officials faced another crisis: Hurricane Laura. A storm that hit as a deadly Category 4, it was followed weeks…Continue Reading

Nations across the globe are considering reimposing travel bans and lockdown regulations amid a surge in coronavirus outbreaks. The three largest US states, California, Florida and Texas, all set single-day records for Covid-related fatalities yesterday, according to a Reuters tally. And on the other side of the world, Australia had its highest ever daily rise in…Continue Reading