New Zealand has no new coronavirus cases and no patients with COVID-19 in hospital

New Zealand has nobody in hospital with coronavirus and has not discovered a new case for five days, the health ministry said today. The last remaining hospital patient was discharged in Auckland overnight in the latest mark of success for New Zealand’s widely-praised Read More …

Coronavirus: China’s plan to test everyone in Wuhan

China has been carrying out an ambitious plan to test everyone in Wuhan, the city where the Covid-19 pandemic began, following the emergence of a cluster of new infections. The authorities had pledged to test the city’s inhabitants over a Read More …

90 attacks on phone masts reported during UK’s lockdown

Around 90 attacks targeting the UK’s telecommunications infrastructure have been reported during the coronavirus lockdown. The incidents, which surged over the Easter weekend, are believed to be motivated by conspiracy theories linking COVID-19 to the deployment of 5G masts. Derbyshire Read More …

Face masks prompt London police to consider pause in rollout of facial recognition cameras

The rollout of facial recognition cameras in London is facing disruption as citizens are now using face coverings that could potentially incapacitate the technology. The United Kingdom has been a keen adopter of surveillance technology including facial recognition cameras in Read More …

WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report – 116

Data as received by WHO from national authorities by 10:00 CEST, 15 May 2020 Highlights WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, urged countries in the region to lift public health and social measures (so called lockdowns) Read More …

A Broadband Engineer Who Was Spat on by a 5G Conspiracy Theorist Is Infected With Coronavirus

The attacks on network workers are getting more frequent, brazen, and violent. It was the second week of April, and Michael Demetroudi, an apprentice network engineer based in Wood Green in north London, was having a bad week. He had Read More …

Heathrow airport will trial thermal imaging facial recognition cameras, ultra-violet sanitation and contactless security measures

Heathrow airpot is set to trial thermal imaging facial recognition cameras in a bid to spot passengers carrying coronavirus. It is one of a raft of measures the airport is trialling to ensure passenger safety and will be trialled in Read More …

Coronavirus present in France in December – a month earlier than thought, test indicates

Coronavirus was present in France in December – a month before the country’s first confirmed cases, according to an intensive care chief who tested old samples. Yves Cohen said negative tests for flu and other coronaviruses on 24 patients in hospital with Read More …

India orders mandatory use of COVID-19 contact tracing app for all workers

The Indian government announced on Friday that all workers, both in the public and private sectors, are required to install the nation’s COVID-19 contact tracing app as it begins to ease some of its lockdown measures for lower-risk areas. Likewise, it is Read More …