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World Coronavirus: Morning update

10:45  20 october  2020
10:45  20 october  2020 Source:   bbc.com

Coronavirus: Morning update

  Coronavirus: Morning update Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Saturday morning. We'll have another update for you on Sunday. 1. Three-tier system set to be announcedPrime Minister Boris Johnson is to make a statement to MPs on Monday to give details of new restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus in England. A three-tier system is expected to see areas face differing rules depending on how quickly cases are spreading. A letter from Mr Johnson's chief strategic adviser to MPs in the north-west of England tells them "it is very likely that certain local areas will face further restrictions".

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Thursday morning . We'll have another update for you at 18:00 BST. 1. More testing needed.

Coronavirus : Morning update . 20 April 2020. Share this with Facebook. Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Monday morning .

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday morning. We'll have another update for you at 18:00 BST.

1. Greater Manchester ultimatum

After 10 days of fruitless talks, ministers have told regional leaders they must agree a deal on moving to the highest level of coronavirus restrictions by midday on Tuesday, or the government will take action. Mayor Andy Burnham and council leader Sir Richard Leese want more financial support for businesses and individuals, but say the idea of an additional hardship fund was "taken off the table" on Monday. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick insists it was never on. In our political editor's view, it's a pretty extraordinary and risky fight for both sides. It's also worth saying there's disagreement over how much strain the NHS is really under in the area - our story has more.

Victoria records more 12 cases of coronavirus, one death

  Victoria records more 12 cases of coronavirus, one death Victoria has recorded 12 more cases of coronavirus in the past day and one more death. © Justin McManus The Age, News, 10/09/2020 picture Justin McManus. The Premier, Daniel Andrews 100th consecutive press conference on coronavirus. The numbers bring Victoria's 14-day average to 10.4.Melbourne cannot reach its target to take the next step out of lockdown, but some restrictions will be eased next Monday.The decision has frustrated retailers, who argue they should be allowed to open.

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this morning . Media captionUK applauds health workers fighting to battle the coronavirus .

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Tuesday morning . We'll have another update for you at 18:00 BST. 1. Boris Johnson in intensive care.

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2. Rapid tests before check-in

From today, passengers flying from Heathrow will be able to pay £80 for a Covid test before checking in. With a result in as little as 20 minutes, the aim is to help people travelling to some destinations where proof of a negative result is required, such as Hong Kong and Italy. However, it won't be sufficient to satisfy authorities in other destinations, such as Greece, Cyprus, the Bahamas and Bermuda, which require a more detailed test done in a lab. See the latest restrictions affecting UK travellers.

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3. Prison lockdowns

The outgoing chief inspector of prisons is warning the practice of locking inmates in their cells for 23 hours a day to prevent the spread of coronavirus is dangerous. Peter Clarke told BBC Newsnight prisoners were "losing hope" and warned of the impact on their mental health. The Prison Officers' Association, though, argues it has led to other benefits beyond the pandemic, including reduced violence and self-harm, and a more stable jail environment. Watch the full interview on Tuesday at 22:45 BST on BBC Two and on BBC iPlayer.

London to move into Tier 2 lockdown - millions to be banned from mixing indoors

  London to move into Tier 2 lockdown - millions to be banned from mixing indoors London will face Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions from Saturday. It means millions in the capital will be banned from meeting people from other households indoors, whether that's in their home or in a pub.Londoners have also been advised to avoid public transport and reduce the number of journeys they make where possible. © Thomson Reuters People walk during the morning rush hour in the Canary Wharf amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London Britain, October 15, 2020.

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this morning . We'll have another update at 18:00 BST.

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Sunday morning . We'll have another update for you on Monday. 1. 'Crystal clear' drink and social distancing do not mix.

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4. Card complaints

Many more shops and hospitality businesses have switched to card payments as part of Covid safety measures, but the British Retail Consortium is accusing Visa and Mastercard of cashing in. The lobby group is accusing the payment firms of charging "excessive fees", almost doubling their rates in the last two years. It argues those costs will inevitably have to be passed onto customers. Visa and Mastercard say they offer fast, secure payment systems which "generate significant value" for businesses.

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5. 'He's not so old as me'

Captain Sir Tom Moore captured hearts around the world earlier this year, and now a 104-year-old who was inspired by him is nearing the end of her own challenge. Ruth Saunders, from Berkshire, started taking daily walks during lockdown and was encouraged by her granddaughter to aim for a marathon. She's raising money for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, and has no shortage of competitive spirit. Of Capt Tom, she says: "I beat him because he didn't do as far as I'm doing."

'We won't break the law': Burnham would accept Tier 3 if imposed on Greater Manchester

  'We won't break the law': Burnham would accept Tier 3 if imposed on Greater Manchester Andy Burnham says he will keep to the law and "accept" Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions for Greater Manchester if the government imposes them. The region's mayor told Sky News it was ministers' "prerogative" to announce the measures, if negotiations over the next few hours end in stalemate.He and other local leaders have been given until midday today to reach an agreement on moving three million people into England's highest band of coronavirus controls.

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Friday morning . We'll have another update for you at 18:00 BST. 1. Testing questions for government.

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this morning . We'll have another update at 18:00 BST. 1. Millions more eligible for testing. Up to 10 million key workers and those in

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'We're facing a war': Italy's frontline doctors fear losing control as cases mount .
Watching Dr Silvana Di Florio ready herself to enter an intensive care ward where every bed currently set aside for COVID-19 patients is already full reminds you of the seriousness of the virus. With the help of another staff member she layers herself in protective clothing; a mask, overalls, and then a vast hood with a clear visor, looking other-worldly to the untrained eye.She is the head of ICU nursing at the Tor Vergata Hospital in Rome and is feeling the intense pressure of a second wave of COVID.

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