Coronavirus live news: Australian city of Melbourne to re-enter lockdown; India deaths pass 20,000

South Africa ’s cases pass 200,000;Kenya emerges from lockdown; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonarotested again for coronavirusMelbourne to re-enter Stage 3 lockdown for six weeksSouth Africa cases pass 200,000 as Kenya plans ‘phased reopening’New Zealand rations places for citizens returning home during Covid-19UK coronavirus updates – liveWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?1.18pmBSTThere have been teething problems in Australia with the permit system allowing people to cross the border between New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria when the border closes tomorrow,according to ABC News.Just 45 minutes after launching on Tuesday, the webpage to apply for a permit apparently stopped working.11.50amBSTSaudi Arabia has issued guidelines for the 1,000 or so pilgrims that will be allowed to perform a limited hajj pilgrimage in Mecca later this month, AP reports.The pilgrims — residents of Saudi aged between 20 and 50 — will be only be able to drink holy water from the Zamzam well in Mecca that is packaged in plastic bottles, and pebbles for casting away evil that are usually picked up by pilgrims along hajj routes will be sterilized and bagged ahead of time.Continue reading...
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Residents in state of Victoria wake up after first night of curfew;‘major incident’ declared in Manchester;Nancy Pelosi says she has no confidence in Birx over handling of pandemic. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus global report: ‘response fatigue’ fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily casesVictoria announces stage four coronavirus lockdown restrictions including overnight curfewGreater Manchester declares major incident after rise in Covid-19 casesSee all our coronavirus coverage1.06amBSTThe US reported 1.87 million cases in July alone, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.This figure i...
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India records nearly 55,000 new cases;UK planning to avoid a second national lockdown. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus blog here for live updatesCoronavirus global report: ‘response fatigue’ fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily casesVictoria announces stage four coronavirus lockdown in MelbourneSee all our coronavirus coverage12.12amBSTWe have launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: Global cases near 18m as Melbourne braces for further lockdown measures12.01amBSTA major incident has been declared in Greater Manchester in resp...
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Patients to be given treatments less likely to damage immune system and in some cases able to be taken at homeNHS England is spending £160m on new “Covid-friendly” cancer drugs that will be less likely to damage the immune system and, in some cases, can be taken at home so that patients do not have to visit hospital.NHS England said 2,000 patients had already benefitted from a range of treatments approved for use as “swaps” for existing drugs. More will be available from this week, after a series of deals struck between the NHS and pharma companies, it said in a statement.Some of these new opt...
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Experts however have doubts about unproven swab tests for the diagnosis of flu and Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo new tests for Covid-19 that are said to deliver results within 90 minutes are to be introduced across NHS hospitals and care homes,to speed up diagnosis ahead of winter and differentiate coronavirus infection from flu, the government says.But some experts were surprised by the government ’s decision, saying the particular tests were not well-known. No data had been published concerning their evaluation.The government had made mistakes in buying tests that tur...
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In this study, through a literature review and data collec tion, we focus on the selection and consideration of antitumor treatment strategies for advanced lung cancer during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic.
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Exclusive: Sir Paul Nurse says lack of openness fuelled poor decisions and put public trust at riskCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne of the country ’s most senior scientists has criticised government for the “shroud of secrecy” drawn over major decisions in the coronavirus crisis and urged ministers to be more open about the reasons behind their policies.Sir Paul Nurse, the nobel laureate and director of the Francis Crick Institute in London, said important decisions throughout the pandemic had been made in what appeared to be a “black box” of scientists, ci...
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Government reportedly exploring range of measures to stop Covid-19 infections risingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK government is reported to be exploring a range of measures to stop infections rising and keep Covid-19 in check in England – some of them for use in the event of regional spikes, such as those in Leicester and Oldham, and others that would affect the entire country in the event that case numbers surge more generally. Here are some possible options that may be on the table, according to the reports, which Downing Stree t sources said were merely “speculative...
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Bollywood star idolised in India discharged three weeks after contracting ‘mild’ symptomsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has been discharged from hospital, three weeks after being admitted with coronavirus symptoms after testing positive for the disease.Bachchan ’s actor-son, Abishek, who was admitted at the same time, remains in hospital. His daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai, and granddaughter Aaradhya were discharged last week.Continue reading...
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Coronavirus outbreaks at mink breeding farms in Spain and the Netherlands have scientists digging into how the animals got infected and if they can spread it to people
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Authors: Calcaterra G, Bassareo PP, Barilla F, Sergi D, Chiocchi M, Romeo F, Mehta JL Abstract Since its outbreak in China at the end of 2019, the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was characterized by both easy spreading and high mortality. The latter proved to be way more elevated in the North of Italy -with a peak of 18.4% in region Lombardia and even 31% in the city of Bergamo and surrounding county- than in the rest of the world. In an attempt of conceptualizing the reasons for a so dramatic situation, four key elements have been identified: COVID-19 itself, old age, lung disease, and heart failure. Their har...
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