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World What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

09:15  29 october  2020
09:15  29 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

'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.

The coronavirus outbreak has spread across the world. Here's the latest news on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and how to protect yourself. “Given the fluid and dynamic nature of what’s going on right now in the spread and the uptick of infections, I think people should be very careful and

The coronavirus is spreading through France faster than at the peak of the first wave in spring, a government scientific advisor said, in one of the After the first wave of coronavirus hit Myanmar in March, 36-year-old Ma Suu closed her salad stall and pawned her jewellery and gold to buy food to eat.

(Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:

a group of people walking in front of a building: General view of the city center prior to an ordered lock-down due to the further spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Pfarrkirchen © Reuters/ANDREAS GEBERT General view of the city center prior to an ordered lock-down due to the further spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Pfarrkirchen

France, Germany re-enter lockdown, second wave sweeps Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered their countries back into lockdown, as a massive second wave of coronavirus infections threatened to overwhelm Europe before the winter.

World stock markets went into a dive in response to the news that Europe's biggest economies were imposing nationwide restrictions almost as severe as the ones that drove the global economy this year into its deepest recession in generations.

Hungary's Orban under fire as virus second wave bites

  Hungary's Orban under fire as virus second wave bites Hungary's Orban under fire as virus second wave bitesA spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in some European countries has sparked fears of a second wave of infections. The countries include Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Spain, and the UK. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) stated that between Sept. 29 and Oct. 4, the daily case numbers in the European Union and the UK reached record highs of more than 71,000 infections. Several restrictions have been imposed in major cities to curb the uptick in the cases.

What do you want to know about the coronavirus ? The agency now says anyone exposed to an infected person for more than 15 minutes needs a test. The previous phrasing, which suggested asymptomatic people who have had close contact with an infected individual “do not necessarily need

What is coronavirus ? Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause disease in both animals and humans. They're named for the distinctive crown-like Coronavirus is thought to have originated in a bat and then moved onto humans through an intermediate host, likely an animal called a pangolin.

"The virus is circulating at a speed that not even the most pessimistic forecasts had anticipated," Macron said in a televised address. "Like all our neighbours, we are submerged by the sudden acceleration of the virus."

England's COVID-19 infections doubling every nine days

The spread of the coronavirus continues to increase across all parts of England with cases doubling every nine days, according to a new study by Imperial College, putting pressure on the government to introduce more drastic lockdown restrictions. The infection rate is rising in all age groups with the highest spread of the disease in the northwest of England and Yorkshire and the Humber region, Imperial found.


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Asia Today: Philippines allowing foreign travel to resume

  Asia Today: Philippines allowing foreign travel to resume MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Wednesday lifted a ban on non-essential foreign trips by Filipinos, but the immigration bureau said the move did not immediately spark large numbers of departures for tourism and leisure. The government has gradually eased travel restrictions to bolster the economy, which slipped into recession in the second quarter following months of lockdown and quarantine to fight the coronavirus pandemic. © Provided by Associated Press People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk by people buying breakfast outside a subway station during the morning rush hour in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct.

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Travel and the coronavirus pandemic: Everything you need to know . Marnie Hunter, CNN • Updated 23rd March 2020. (CNN) — Countries around the world have imposed sweeping travel bans and advisories to stem the spread of coronavirus within their borders and beyond.

The study, which involved testing more than 85,000 volunteers, found 128 per 10,000 people were infected in England in the two weeks ending Oct. 25, compared to 60 per 10,000 in the same period ending Oct. 5.

UK expects verdict soon on Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

Senior sources in the British government expect that a verdict on whether Pfizer Inc-backed COVID-19 vaccine works will be available before the results are in on AstraZeneca Plc's competing vaccine, the Times reported. Britain believes that the vaccine, which Pfizer is co-developing with Germany's BioNTech, could be ready to distribute before Christmas, the report said.

Some COVID-19 patients' brains may age 10 years - study

People recovering from COVID-19 may suffer significant brain function impacts, with the worst cases of the infection linked to mental decline equivalent to the brain ageing by 10 years, researchers warned on Tuesday.

America’s third Covid-19 surge is here. It was predictable — and preventable.

  America’s third Covid-19 surge is here. It was predictable — and preventable. This is the US’s third major surge in coronavirus cases. Experts have warned it was coming for months.With that, the much-feared fall and winter surge of coronavirus cases that experts warned of for months may now be here. Despite the US already suffering at least 220,000 Covid-19 deaths — the highest death toll in the world — it looks like things are getting worse.

What Is Coronavirus ? There are seven types of known coronaviruses in the world, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) You are probably contagious right before you begin to show symptoms, but we don’t know for what time period and we don’t know how contagious.

Coronavirus is a broad family of viruses, ranging from strains that can be treated like the common cold to ones like MERS and SARS which can cause Mild cases of the novel coronavirus can include a fever, cough, shortness of breath and a headache. More severe cases have led to pneumonia and

A non-peer-reviewed study of more than 84,000 people who completed a study called the Great British Intelligence Test, led by Adam Hampshire, a doctor at Imperial College London, found that in some severe cases, coronavirus infection is linked to substantial cognitive deficits for months.

Scientists not directly involved with the study, however, said its results should be viewed with some caution. "The cognitive function of the participants was not known pre-COVID, and the results also do not reflect long-term recovery - so any effects on cognition may be short-term," said Joanna Wardlaw, a professor of applied neuroimaging at Edinburgh University.

"Overall (this is) an intriguing but inconclusive piece of research into the effect of COVID on the brain," Derek Hill, a professor of medical imaging science at University College London, said.

(Compiled by Karishma Singh)

England's month-long lockdown could be extended, says Michael Gove .
England's month-long lockdown could be extended beyond 2 December if necessary, cabinet minister Michael Gove has told Sky News. Speaking to Sophy Ridge on Sunday, the Tory frontbencher also defended the delay in reintroducing the nationwide restrictions, which had been called by the government's own scientific advisers back in September.Tougher action was needed now because the "situation has been worse than any of us expected" and threatened to overwhelm the NHS, said Mr Gove.

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