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World Coronavirus: Morning update

10:45  02 november  2020
10:45  02 november  2020 Source:   bbc.com

Coronavirus: Morning update

  Coronavirus: Morning update Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Monday morning. We'll have another update for you at 18:00 BST. 1. Meals row rumbles onThe government is continuing to insist it will not bow to pressure, including from some Conservative MPs, to fund free meals for school children in England over half-term. More than 800,000 people have signed a petition, started by footballer Marcus Rashford, calling for provision to continue. Some local councils have promised to supply meal vouchers and, thanks to Rashford, scores of pubs, cafes and restaurants have also offered free food.

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

1. 'No alternative' to England's second lockdown

Boris Johnson will tell MPs later that coronavirus deaths could be twice as high over the winter as they were in the spring unless he - and the whole country - acts now. He'll insist it was "right to try every possible option" at a regional level first, but nationwide action is now non-negotiable. Despite criticising the time it's taken to get to this point, Labour MPs are expected to vote in favour of the lockdown on Wednesday. Not all of Mr Johnson's own MPs will back it, though. Full details of the new restrictions are still to be published, but here's everything we know so far.

Coronavirus: Morning update

  Coronavirus: Morning update Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Wednesday morning. We'll have another update for you at 18:00 GMT. 1. Call for Christmas 'solutions'The leaders of the UK's four nations must agree uniform guidance to allow people to celebrate Christmas with family and friends. That's the message today from the Liberal Democrats and the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland. They want the four governments to agree on numbers allowed for gatherings, an expansion of travel and a system for the return of students for the holidays.

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2. Prince William 'tested positive in April'

Palace sources have told the BBC the Duke of Cambridge contracted Covid-19 earlier this year - around the same time as his father. The Sun newspaper, which first reported the story, said he was treated by palace doctors and isolated at the family home in Norfolk. BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond said the duke may have kept his diagnosis private to avoid alarming the nation. Kensington Palace has refused to comment officially.

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3. Scotland launches five-tier system of restrictions

So far, no areas have been designated a four or five - the top two levels. The central belt and Dundee have been placed in tier three, while the Highlands, Western Isles, Moray, Orkney and Shetland are all in level one. See what that means in practice for the likes of schools and hospitality, and use the official postcode look-up to see the situation where you are. Meanwhile, Northern Ireland's schools reopen today, mid-way through a four-week national "circuit-breaker" lockdown. Wales continues its "firebreak" too, and the first minister is urging people to stick with it.

'Critical stage' with 96,000 a day getting COVID as tougher action needed, experts say

  'Critical stage' with 96,000 a day getting COVID as tougher action needed, experts say The COVID-19 epidemic has reached a "critical stage" with almost 100,000 people a day in England being infected as the spread of the coronavirus rapidly increases, scientists have warned. Researchers from Imperial College London say existing measures to control the virus aren't working.And they argue more stringent action is needed nationwide "sooner rather than later".The latest round of testing for the widely-respected REACT-1 study suggests one in 78 people across England has the virus. And the epidemic is doubling in size every nine days.

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4. Catch-up scheme opens

From today, schools in England can begin enrolling pupils in a national scheme designed to provide catch-up tuition for those whose learning suffered most during the spring lockdown. Research suggests the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their more privileged counterparts has widened significantly. More than 15,000 tutors have been recruited and lessons will be 75% subsidised by the government. Education unions, though, say provision could and should have come from schools themselves, rather than external agencies.

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5. India's Covid conundrum

Research suggests people in low income countries may have higher immunity to Covid-19 because of exposure to various pathogens from childhood. Two papers have tried to explain why, despite poorer healthcare, hygiene and sanitation, countries like India have not seen death rates as high as richer nations. They suggest these apparent negatives could actually have saved lives. It's important to say, though, that other factors could also be at play - India's relatively young population, for example - and the research is yet to be peer reviewed.

Coronavirus: Morning update

  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. Nottinghamshire moves into tier 3 restrictionsNottinghamshire becomes the latest area to move into England's highest tier of coronavirus restrictions, with the county council leader urging people "to crack down as hard as we can now" so residents "can have a more normal Christmas". Localised rules mean betting shops, saunas, tattoo parlours and nail salons must close, while shops are barred from selling alcohol after 9pm. © Getty Images © BBC 2.

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Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday morning. We'll have another update for you at 18:00 GMT.1. Doctors 'standing ready' for a vaccineThe British Medical Association says plans are being drawn up for clinics to run 12 hours a day, seven days a week to roll out a vaccine as soon as it's available. The BMA was responding to the news that a vaccine could prevent 90% of people getting Covid-19. The prime minister and his senior scientific advisers are urging caution, imploring the public to continue adhering to social distancing and other rules.

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