World 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.
Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday evening. We'll have another update for you tomorrow morning.
1. Millions more people in England move up a tier
Millions more people in England will enter tier two - high alert - from Saturday. Thethat areas including Yorkshire and the Humber, parts of the West and East Midlands, Luton and Oxford City will face tighter rules, including a ban on household mixing indoors. Meanwhile, to the UK government's quarantine list, meaning travellers from those places must self-isolate for two weeks from Sunday.
Europe’s new Covid-19 wave, explained
Some countries with the fastest-spiraling outbreaks may soon have to go back into lockdown.There are curfews across England and France, limits on drinking in the Czech Republic and Belgium, and stricter mask requirements in Italy and Switzerland.
2. Scotland's Covid alert areas revealed
People in ScotlandNo areas of the country have been put in the top level of the five-tier system - but some parts, including Glasgow and Edinburgh, are in the second highest category. that if people do not follow the latest travel rules, the whole country could be placed into the top tier which is close to a full lockdown.
3. Cannon and Ball star dies after Covid-19 diagnosis
Tributes have been paid to Bobby Ball, one half of the comedy double act Cannon and Ball, who has died at the age of 76. The actor and comedian had tested positive for Covid-19. His long-time friend and colleague Tommy Cannon said: "Rock on, my good friend, I can't believe this, I'm devastated."
Windows 10 and Windows Server: Microsoft starts rollout of the 20H2 update
© DEFAULT_CREDIT Windows 10 20H2 alias October 2020 update (Image: ZDNet.de) It is currently only available for some users for installation. 20H2 is a rather small update with a few new functions. This includes a new look for the start menu. Microsoft has given the go-ahead for the October 2020 update for Windows 10 , also known as 20H2. The company is gradually rolling out the feature update, which will also be distributed for Windows Server with immediate effect.
4. NHS app to send more self-isolation alerts
There's been some changes to the contact-tracing app for England and Wales - which has so far been downloaded more than 19 million times. It will nowThe app's accuracy at estimating distances has been improved and the new director of product for Test and Trace said it means that the "risk score" threshold at which notifications can be triggered has been lowered.
5. Model train maker steams ahead in lockdown
There's good news for one company as a result of the pandemic. Model railway maker Hornbyin the six months to the end of September, as more people took up hobbies in lockdown. Not long ago, the firm, which also makes Corgi cars and Scalextric racing kits, and losing up to £10m a year. Its boss has hailed the firm's return to profit in a "time of adversity".
Coronavirus: Morning update
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday morning. We'll have another update for you at 18:00 BST. 1. Tougher Covid rules kick in for millionsWe head into the weekend with millions more people subject to tougher curbs on daily life. In Wales, 3.1 million people will be told to stay at home from 18:00 BST as a 17-day "firebreak" lockdown begins and all but essential shops close. Meanwhile, overnight, Greater Manchester's population of 2.
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Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday evening. We'll have another update for you on Friday morning. 1. Lockdown 'is enough to have impact'A four-week national lockdown in England is enough to have a "real impact" on limiting the spread of Covid-19, the prime minister has insisted. Speaking at a news conference, Boris Johnson said he "knows how tough" the new restrictions will be and people were "quite frankly fed up" with the virus.