•   
  •   

Cars Nationwide will not repossess homes of those hit by Covid-19 for next 12 months

23:22  22 may  2020
23:22  22 may  2020 Source:   msn.com

More than 300 trainee police to graduate early to boost Garda numbers

  More than 300 trainee police to graduate early to boost Garda numbers The trainees will bring the Garda’s numbers to its highest level of almost 15,000. They are moving to the front line at an earlier point in their training than they would have anticipated due to the current “unprecedented” circumstances, justice minister Charlie Flanagan said. © Provided by PA Media They are moving to the front line at an earlier point than they would have anticipated due to the current “unprecedented” circumstances, justice minister Charlie Flanagan said (Brian Lawless/PA).

COVID - 19 Coronavirus Pandemic. The coronavirus COVID - 19 is affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances. The day is reset after midnight GMT+0.

“For the public to hear that it could last for 12 months , people are going to be really upset about that and pretty worried about that ”, said Paul A senior NHS figure involved in preparing for the growing “surge” in patients whose lives are being put at risk by Covid - 19 said an 80% infection rate could lead

a sign on the side of a building: Nationwide Building Society has unveiled a five-point support package (PA) © Jonathan Brady Nationwide Building Society has unveiled a five-point support package (PA)

Britain’s biggest building society has pledged not to repossess homes for the next 12 months in cases where borrowers are in arrears because of coronavirus and working to get back on track.

Nationwide Building Society made the announcement as it unveiled a five-point support package to help protect the homes and finances of those who have been hit hard by Covid-19.

It said no Nationwide mortgage member falling into arrears as a result of Covid-19 will lose their home in the next 12 months – until the end of May 2021 – as long as they work with the society to get their finances back on track.

Coronavirus: Belgian soldiers requisitioned to help retirement homes

 Coronavirus: Belgian soldiers requisitioned to help retirement homes © REUTERS / Yves Herman In retirement homes, the lack of personnel has prompted the government to call on the military. (illustration photo taken in Boortmeerbeek, April 7, 2020) Healthcare workers are lacking in Belgium. And seniors' facilities are very affected by Covid-19. The federal government therefore decided to make the army available to retirement homes.

France will not start to reopen until next month , Macron says. President Emmanuel Macron on Compared to the Northeast, California, Washington and Oregon, which were hit first by the virus [Analysis: Oil collapse and covid - 19 create toxic geopolitical stew.] And in Guam, a crew member of

That statistic assumes that 40 percent of adults become infected with the virus over 12 months , a “And in that instance, we will not be able to take care of critically ill people, and people will die.” Source: Harvard Global Health Institute estimates of hospital bed capacity and Covid - 19 infections.

The society also said it will give mortgage holders payment breaks of up to six months if they need it.

People may already be taking a three-month mortgage payment holiday but Nationwide said that new three-month mortgage payment breaks, which could be partial or full, will be available for those who remain in financial difficulty because of coronavirus.

It said there will be cases where a payment break is not in the best interests of someone’s circumstances and in these circumstances, Nationwide will suggest alternatives.

The new payment breaks will be available via the society’s online coronavirus support page from mid-June.

All Nationwide payment breaks will continue to accrue interest – so borrowers will need to consider carefully whether this is right for them.

Coronavirus: NHS leaders warn Government will be held to account over 'false promises' if it fails to meet 100,000 tests a day pledge

  Coronavirus: NHS leaders warn Government will be held to account over 'false promises' if it fails to meet 100,000 tests a day pledge Just 11,170 people were tested in most recent 24-hour period, but officials say UK still on track to meet ambitious target by end of AprilThe Government's expectation was to reach 25,000 tests a day by Wednesday, but its latest figures show just 15,994 tests on 11,170 people - for clinical reasons some people need to be tested twice - were carried out in the latest 24 hour period.

Over the last two months , far more people have died in most of these countries than in previous years, The New York Times found. The totals include deaths from Covid - 19 as well as those from other causes, likely including people who could not be treated as hospitals became overwhelmed.

Covid - 19 : a job for the governors. But even this political damage-control move has already cost Putin politically. However, presumably, Mishustin will be back at work in a fortnight, and his absence will not be too big an issue – the Kremlin has chosen to go slow on the roll-out of an economic-stimulus

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) proposed on Friday that borrowers across the industry who are taking a three-month mortgage payment holiday will be able to extend it for another three months.

The FCA’s industry guidance will be finalised after a brief period to allow feedback.

Nationwide commissioned research which found a fifth (21%) of home owners are worried they will not be able to keep paying their mortgage, while 14% fear they will lose their home.

Joe Garner, Nationwide’s chief executive, said: “There is a real need to reassure people, particularly those on mortgage payment breaks who are worried what will happen next.

“At a time when people are concerned about their jobs, bills and health, we want to do everything possible to ensure they don’t worry about having a roof over their heads.”

The five points of Nationwide’s “home support package” are:

1. No mortgage member will lose the property in which they live if they are in arrears as a result of Covid-19 and work with the society to get their finances back on track. Nationwide will protect homes in this way until the end of May 2021.

Coronavirus in New Aquitaine: The epidemic is clearly slowing down, Gironde remains the most affected department

 Coronavirus in New Aquitaine: The epidemic is clearly slowing down, Gironde remains the most affected department In New Aquitaine, 42 new confirmed cases of Covid-10 have been identified by Public Health France © NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP Au resuscitation service at CHU Pellegrin, in Bordeaux. BALANCE SHEET - In New Aquitaine, 42 new confirmed cases of Covid-10 have been identified by Public Health France The Bordeaux University Hospital notes a clear slowdown in the epidemic of Covid-19 , but it remains vigilant in the face of the possibility of a new wave .

The world may not have to wait 12 to 18 months for a Covid - 19 vaccine — scientists hope a TB shot can be adapted to fight it much more quickly. It works by delivering a boost to the immune system cells in the bone marrow, which are then released and respond to all sorts of pathogens.

A researcher at the University of Pittsburgh works on a COVID - 19 vaccine candidate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania © Reuters / UPMC. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have taken an aim at not only treating Covid - 19 , but also related strains and potential future ones that

2. Flexibility for customers in meeting their mortgage payments where they can. This could include temporarily moving to interest-only payments to minimise the long-term impact on their finances.

3. New three-month mortgage payment breaks for those still in financial difficulty due to Covid-19. This would mean a total of up to six months’ support, following an assessment.

4. Encouraging landlords to pass on payment breaks to tenants. Nationwide said it is contacting all its buy-to-let landlord customers to let them know that if their tenants require a rent payment break due to the impact of Covid-19, they can have a mortgage payment break on the property.

5. A bigger focus on housing advice and support, involving a partnership between Nationwide and housing charity Shelter.

Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said the charity is grateful for Nationwide’s support, adding: “Our emergency helpline has already seen a sharp rise in calls from people dealing with a wide range of housing and homelessness problems related to Covid-19.”

Spahn wants preventive series tests - reserve of protective clothing planned .
© Reuters / Annegret Hilse The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Germany Berlin (Reuters) - Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn wants plans for future mass testing on the Drive corona virus quickly. "My goal is to present a regulation in May that will enable preventive series tests in hospitals and nursing homes," the CDU politician told the "Welt" (Friday edition). "When patients and residents are admitted or transferred, Sars CoV-19 testing should be the norm." In the event of

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 0
This is interesting!