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World Coronavirus: Evening update

20:40  12 january  2021
20:40  12 january  2021 Source:   bbc.com

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Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday evening. We'll have another update for you on Wednesday morning.

1. Patel backs police enforcing rules

Home Secretary Priti Patel has said while most people are doing the "right thing and staying at home", a minority is "putting the health of the nation at risk". Speaking at a Downing Street news conference, she backed police officers in enforcing the regulations. She said that "far too often" they were risking their own health and lives by coming into close contact with people, "including those who deny the very existence of coronavirus". The latest government figures show 45,533 more people have tested positive for Covid in the UK, with another 1,243 deaths within 28 days of a positive test. And 2,431,648 people have now received a vaccine in the UK.

Hancock 'does not rule out' another national lockdown

  Hancock 'does not rule out' another national lockdown The health secretary has not ruled out the prospect of another national lockdown - and said whether Tier 4 restrictions work is "down to people's behaviour".The health secretary has not ruled out the prospect of another national lockdown - and said whether Tier 4 restrictions work is "down to people's behaviour".

Coronavirus : Evening update . Published. 15 April 2020. Unfortunately today brings another grim statistic, as the number of confirmed cases across the world reaches two million - with 600,000 in the US alone - according to Johns Hopkins University. The true number is likely to be even higher, however, as levels of testing varies by country.

Coronavirus : Evening update . Published. 22 April 2020. Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Wednesday evening . We'll have another update on Thursday morning. 1. Care home deaths 'double' in five days. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, giving the daily briefing at Downing Street, has said the government is "striving every sinew" to minimise coronavirus deaths, including in care homes.

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2. 2020 had most excess deaths since World War Two

The coronavirus pandemic has caused excess deaths to rise to the highest level since World War Two. It refers to the number of deaths over what would be expected, based on the average over the previous five years. There were nearly 697,000 deaths in the UK in 2020 - nearly 85,000 more than would be expected under that measure. Matthew Reed, of the end-of-life care charity Marie Curie, said the focus on Covid should not hide the fact there has been a "silent crisis" of deaths at home, with people dying prematurely of other causes. The UK's most senior police officer has warned that lockdown rule-breakers are more likely to be fined as Covid laws will be enforced "more quickly".

Coronavirus: Evening update

  Coronavirus: Evening update Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this evening.There are clear signs that tougher coronavirus restrictions are coming, as the UK picture continues to look bleak. For the seventh consecutive day, the number of new cases recorded is above 50,000 - 58,784 on Monday, with 407 new deaths. The national Covid alert level has increased to five - its highest level - and pressure has been mounting on ministers, who admit England's tier system is not strong enough to contain the new, more contagious variant.

Coronavirus : Evening update . Published. 14 April 2020. Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Tuesday evening . We'll have another update for you on Wednesday. 1. Chancellor warns of 'tough times' ahead. Chancellor Rishi Sunak, giving the daily briefing, has warned the government cannot protect the finances of every business and every household.

We'll have another update for you on Wednesday morning. 1. Job retention scheme extended by four months. The UK scheme to pay wages of workers on leave because of coronavirus has been extended to October. By 1 May, the UK government said there were just over 28,000 deaths but looking back at death registrations filed, it's just under 36,000. However counting all deaths above what would be expected was even higher: more than 50,000.

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3. Children's food parcels criticised

Concerns have been raised about the supply of food parcels being provided during lockdown for children on free school meals in England - with footballer Marcus Rashford among those speaking out. He shared images of what appeared to have been parcels sent out, saying they were "just not good enough". The prime minister's official spokesman said Downing Street was aware of the images and that the contents of those food parcels were "completely unacceptable". Read more here about what those on free school meals are entitled to. Rashford had campaigned for food to be provided to children entitled to free school meals over the summer holidays.

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4. Scotland lockdown 'unlikely' to ease

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the country's current lockdown is "very unlikely" to be lifted at the end of the month. A review of the restrictions is due to be carried out at the end of January, but she said it was possible there would be no easing at that point. More than 5,000 people have now died in Scotland after testing positive for the virus. Ms Sturgeon said the figures were a reminder of the toll the virus had taken, with every death causing heartbreak to friends, families and loved ones across the nation.

England's lockdown 'should' start being eased in March, minister says

  England's lockdown 'should' start being eased in March, minister says The government "should be able" to begin easing England's coronavirus lockdown in March, a senior minister has told Sky News. Michael Gove said the public should not expect a sudden relaxation of the COVID-19 rules, with restrictions "progressively" relaxed instead.And he warned of "very, very difficult weeks ahead" as the country battles to reduce the spread of coronavirus, which is being driven by a new variant that has been judged to be between 50% and 70% more transmissible.As vaccines continue to be rolled out, the country is in a "race against time" against the variant, Mr Gove added.

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Friday evening . We'll have another update for you on Saturday morning. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out how employers will have to start sharing the cost of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. From August they will have to pay National Insurance and pension contributions, and then 10% of pay from September, rising to 20% in October.

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this evening . Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Tuesday evening . We'll have another update on Wednesday morning. 1. Human vaccine trials to start this week. Health Secretary Matt Hancock, giving the daily briefing at Downing Street, has revealed that a potential coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University will be trialled in people from Thursday.

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5. Sir David Attenborough receives vaccine

David Attenborough smiling for the camera: Sir David Attenborough has previously spoken of his support for the Covid-19 vaccines © PA Media Sir David Attenborough has previously spoken of his support for the Covid-19 vaccines

Sir David Attenborough has had the Covid-19 vaccine, his representative has confirmed. He's the latest well-known person to say they have been vaccinated - a few days ago it was the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. It's not known which of the two vaccines currently being used in the UK he was given, or exactly when he had it. There are now three vaccines approved for administration in the UK - Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, although supplies of the latter are not expected to arrive until spring. You can read more about the vaccine - and when you might be eligible to have it - here.

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