UK: The Eat Out to Help Out scheme caused a “significant” rise in new coronavirus infections – study

The Eat Out to Help Out scheme caused a “significant” rise in new coronavirus infections, a new study has suggested. According to the University of Warwick, the sharp increase in COVID-19 infection clusters emerged a week after the scheme began. Read More …

UK under pressure as COVID-19 epidemic doubling every 9 days

The British government is under pressure to develop a national strategy to combat a surge of COVID-19 cases and “rescue Christmas” as scientists warn that the number of people hospitalized with the disease in the U.K. could almost triple by Read More …

Nearly 200 European airports at risk of insolvency due to COVID-19 impact, warns a new report

Nearly 200 airports across Europe are at risk of insolvency due to the collapse in air travel, the European airports’ trade body has warned. A report by Airports Council International (ACI) Europe has estimated that 193 airports on the continent Read More …

European holidaymakers to blame for COVID second wave, says health expert

The “mass movement” of European holidaymakers keen to relax after lockdowns lifted this summer is largely to blame for the continent’s second wave of coronavirus infections, a public health expert told Euronews. “Anybody who drives down the motorways in France Read More …

Coronavirus: Antibodies fall rapidly after COVID infection, dashing hopes of herd immunity – study

Hopes that the population will become immune to COVID-19 have been dashed by new research showing antibodies fall rapidly after recovering from the disease. So-called herd immunity has been proposed by some scientists as a better alternative to lockdowns in Read More …

France registers a record 30,000 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

France has announced a record 30,000 new COVID-19 cases in a day. Prime Minister Jean Castex made the revelation on Twitter on Thursday, calling on French citizens to understand the seriousness of the situation. “All of us have, within us, Read More …

Up to 15,000 German soldiers to support battle against pandemic

Germany will deploy up to 15,000 soldiers to reinforce civilian authorities increasingly stretched in their battle against rising numbers of coronavirus infections that have reached the highest level since April, the Defence Ministry said on Monday. The country has managed Read More …

CSIRO study: Coronavirus can last 28 days on glass, banknotes

Findings from the study done by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, appear to show that in a very controlled environment, the virus remained infectious for longer than other studies have found. CSIRO researchers found that at 20 degrees Celsius (68 Read More …

China to test nine million people in just five days after 12 new COVID-19 cases in Qingdao city

An entire city of nine million people in China will be tested for COVID-19 in just five days after a small number of new cases emerged. People in Qingdao have been joining long queues for test centres following the confirmation Read More …