UK prepares for loosening of lockdown restrictions from tomorrow

England will ease its lockdown a little further from tomorrow, allowing groups of up to six people to meet – so long as they do so outside and stay two metres apart. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Vulnerable people in both England and Wales, advised so far to stay at home, will now be able to meet someone … Read more UK prepares for loosening of lockdown restrictions from tomorrow

Britons take part in Clap for Carers for 10th and possibly last time

The 10th weekly Clap for Carers event may be the last, after the woman behind the idea said she will no longer take part. Millions of people across the UK have lined their thresholds, gathered – while socially distancing – on pavements, and stood in their gardens at 8pm every Thursday to demonstrate their support … Read more Britons take part in Clap for Carers for 10th and possibly last time

Watch again: Matt Hancock gives latest Covid-19 government update including test and trace

The new NHS coronavirus test and trace programme will launch across England from tomorrow, the Government has announced. The programme is designed to let people know if they have been in close contact with someone who later reports positive for Covid-19 and could be a key to easing up social distancing measures. Health and Social … Read more Watch again: Matt Hancock gives latest Covid-19 government update including test and trace

Minister resigns as row over Cummings engulfs government’s coronavirus response

‘We can’t give the impression that there is one rule for some and another for the rest’. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) ‘He has undermined the essence of the Government’s stay at home messaging’. ‘He should do the honourable thing and resign’. These are the words of Conservative MPs who are becoming increasingly furious that Dominic Cummings is … Read more Minister resigns as row over Cummings engulfs government’s coronavirus response

UK PM’s top adviser Dominic Cummings says he ‘doesn’t regret’ breaking corona lockdown | ABC News

Boris Johnson’s most senior adviser has refused to apologise for driving more than 400 kilometres during the UK’s strict coronavirus lockdown to stay at his parents’ property. Dominic Cummings, who is credited with helping deliver the Prime Minister a resounding 2019 election victory, said he believed he had not broken the lockdown rules and acted … Read more UK PM’s top adviser Dominic Cummings says he ‘doesn’t regret’ breaking corona lockdown | ABC News

BREAKING: Dominic Cummings found 200 miles from home

The Prime Minister’s most senior adviser is reported to have been spoken to by police after he travelled to Durham in March. A joint investigation by The Guardian and the Daily Mirror claims Dominic Cummings was approached by Durham Constabulary on 31 March after travelling to the city, which is more than 200 miles from … Read more BREAKING: Dominic Cummings found 200 miles from home

Coronavirus: South Africa’s alcohol and cigarette lockdown – BBC News

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the world has seen lockdowns in many countries. In South Africa, not only have people been told to stay at home, but exercise outside was banned for some time – and cigarettes and alcohol still can’t be purchased. What is the impact of such a ban and how … Read more Coronavirus: South Africa’s alcohol and cigarette lockdown – BBC News

Loss of smell or taste added to NHS coronavirus symptoms list | ITV News

A loss or changed sense of taste or smell are to be added to the NHS coronavirus symptoms list, weeks after experts first raised concerns that Covid-19 cases are being missed. Anyone suffering loss of taste or smell, or a noticeable change, should now self-isolate for seven days to reduce the risk of spreading the … Read more Loss of smell or taste added to NHS coronavirus symptoms list | ITV News

Gove ‘confident’ teachers and pupils will be safe at school

The Cabinet Office minister has said he is confident children and teachers will be safe if they return to the classroom, but admitted the risk remained of catching Covid-19. Appearing on The Andrew Marr Show, Gove said: ‘The only way ever to ensure that you never catch coronavirus is to stay at home completely. There’s … Read more Gove ‘confident’ teachers and pupils will be safe at school

How do America’s homeless stay safe from the coronavirus?

How can 5,000 homeless people in LA stay safe during the pandemic when the stay at home order can’t be followed? One of the world’s most notorious homeless encampments has been hit with an outbreak of the coronavirus, and campaigners say the disease could run rampant among unsheltered communities. Urgent action has been taken to … Read more How do America’s homeless stay safe from the coronavirus?

ABC News Prime: Fauci testifies on Capitol Hill, Tesla defies stay at home order

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UK public challenge PM’s ‘vague’ messaging – BBC News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended the UK government’s decision to change the “stay at home” message for England, insisting that “stay alert” is “absolutely the right message for our country”, saying the French government had gone with “roughly the same sort of thing” He sought to explain the message, criticised by many as confusing, saying … Read more UK public challenge PM’s ‘vague’ messaging – BBC News

Here’s How Boris Johnson’s New U.K. Lockdown Rules Will Work

The British government performed an about-face on masks Monday, telling people to cover their mouth and nose in shops, buses and subway trains. The change came as part of a plan to gradually lift a nationwide lockdown imposed seven weeks ago to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. In a 50-page document outlining cautious … Read more Here’s How Boris Johnson’s New U.K. Lockdown Rules Will Work

New Zealand to Begin Exiting Lockdown After Virus Success

New Zealand will begin to exit its seven-week lockdown this week after halting the spread of the coronavirus. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the nation will start a phased relaxation of restrictions on May 14, when retailers, malls, cafes, restaurants, cinemas and public spaces including playgrounds and gyms will be allowed to reopen and domestic travel can … Read more New Zealand to Begin Exiting Lockdown After Virus Success