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World Coronavirus: Morning update

10:30  21 october  2020
10:30  21 october  2020 Source:   bbc.com

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.

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.

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

1. Greater Manchester support deal still 'on the table'

As things stand, Greater Manchester will be forced into tier three on Friday, against the wishes of local leaders, after talks over a financial support package collapsed. Right now, the region will get £22m, but the government says an offer of £60m "remains on the table". Six local Conservative MPs have written to Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, who said the £60m offer was too low, accusing him of putting his ego above people's best interests. The situation certainly looks like a political failure, says the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg. Meanwhile, talks continue later about whether South Yorkshire will be next to enter the "very high" alert level.

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.

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2. Long Covid risk

Around one in 20 people are sick for at least eight weeks after contracting coronavirus, according to a study. Anyone can develop so-called "long Covid", it found, but old age, asthma, excess weight and being female all increase a person's risk. The researchers at King's College London hope to develop an early warning signal that can identify patients who need extra care, or who might benefit from early treatment. Read more about long Covid.

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3. Free meals

Labour says hundreds of thousands of children in England could go hungry if free school meals aren't extended outside term time this winter. Footballer Marcus Rashford has continued his campaign on the issue to help those facing extra hardship due to the pandemic. More than 300,000 people have signed his petition, but the government has so far said no. Scotland and Wales have committed to providing free meals for children there over the school holidays until Easter.

Coronavirus: Evening update

  Coronavirus: Evening update Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Monday evening. We'll have another update for you on Tuesday morning. 1. Wales to go into national lockdownWales will go into a "short, sharp" lockdown starting at 18:00 BST on Friday evening until Monday 9 November, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. Everyone will be told to stay at home, while pubs, restaurants, hotels and non-essential shops will shut. Gatherings indoors and outdoors with people not in your household will also be banned. For more detail about what the lockdown will mean, head here.

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

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this morning . Tap here to find out more. You can find more information, advice and guides on our coronavirus page.

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4. Cancer care in a crisis

As the pandemic hit, hospitals across the country had to work out how to continue delivering lifesaving cancer care to extremely vulnerable patients, while battling a global pandemic. BBC Breakfast reporter Jayne McCubbin has been given special access to Europe's largest cancer unit, The Christie hospital in Manchester, finding out from staff and patients how they've done it.

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5. Reunited after 215 days apart

Joseph and Eve have been married for 60 years, but the pandemic has kept them apart since March. He was in hospital and couldn't receive visitors. Clary Abreu, from Rosecastle care home in Florida where Eve lives, captured the wonderful moment they were finally reunited on camera. "Their love is incredible," she said.

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Coronavirus: Morning update

  Coronavirus: Morning update 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 ultimatumAfter 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.

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.

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Plus, we know not everyone is observing the coronavirus rules. BBC home editor Mark Easton takes a closer look at the question of compliance.

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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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