Jakarta to start shutdown as burials, and fears, rise amid coronavirus outbreak

President Joko Widodo had resisted lockdown measures, but an increase in burials has sparked concerns about undetected casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSchools and workplaces will be closed in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, as greater restrictions are imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus in the city, where a sudden rise in burials has raised concerns over undetected cases.President Joko Widodo has previously resisted lockdown measures imposed in many other south-east Asian nations, but there are fears infections are not being spotted by authorities.Continue reading...
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Council leaders warn they lack powers to make local lockdowns work, as Tory MPs resist PM ’s call to move on from the Dominic Cummings furoreTory anger at Cummings grows as dozens of MPs defy Boris JohnsonHancock: it is public ’s ‘civic duty’ to follow test-and-trace instructionsGovernment target of 200,000 Covid-19 tests ‘meaningless’ – expertsGlobal coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage10.09amBSTThe number of passengers arriving in the UK by air fell from around 7.1 million in January to 3.8 million in March, according to a Home Office report.Numbers fell &ld...
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World ’s largest vaccine maker in talks with governments over manufacturing expansionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGlaxoSmithKline plans to produce 1bn doses of vaccine efficacy boosters, or adjuvants, next year for use in Covid-19 treatment.The world ’s largest vaccine maker said it was in talks with governments to back a manufacturing expansion that would help to scale up production of future vaccines for Covid-19.Continue reading...
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A summary of the biggest developments in the global coronavirus outbreakFollow our latest coronavirus blog for live news and updatesKey developments in the globalcoronavirus outbreak today include:Continue reading...
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Senior scientists say published data on testing doesn ’t adhere to basic rules of statisticsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government ’s target of hitting 200,000 Covid-19 daily tests by Monday has been described as “meaningless” by senior scientists, who say that the published data on testing does not adhere to the basic rules of statistics.Experts told the Guardian the published daily testing figures appeared “almost designed to confuse” and made it impossible to judge whether current levels of testing are adequate to support thetrack, trace and i...
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Test and tracing is launching today but, as the lockdown eases, it will need to be massively stepped up to have a significant impact David Hunter is professor of epidemiology at the University of OxfordCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWe all now know the basics – the R is the average number of people someone infected with Covid-19 passes the virus on to. If it is greater than 1.0 the epidemic will grow exponentially. If it isless than 1.0 it will eventually disappear. There are several types of R: the R0 that applies to a naive population with no immunity or interventio...
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In Washington State and Italy, the first confirmed cases were not linked to the outbreaks that followed, the analysis found. The epidemics were seeded later.
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When Dick Clark, the CEO of The Portland Clinic, heard that a new coronavirus had cropped up in Wuhan, China late last year, he figured it was a regional outbreak. “It was on my radar, but more of a curiosity,” Clark said. Two months later, the coronavirus exploded into a global pandemic and Covid-19 made its first appearance in Oregon. In a cruel irony, the health crisis sent The Portland Clinic — and entire health care sector — into perilous fin ancial straits. This is the story of…
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