Now Aberdeen football player tests positive for Covid-19 after city was put into lockdown as Nicola Sturgeon admits Scotland’s R rate has gone UP to as high as one and warns infection numbers are expected to keep rising

She said the Test and Protect team would make judgments on who needed to be contacted based in individual cases, saying: ‘I would ask people to be understanding of the complex, fast-moving nature of the situations that local public health teams are dealing with.’ 

‘Zero-VND Market’ offers much needed aid for out-of-town students stranded in Da Nang

“Thousands of students have chosen to stay in Da Nang to help ensure the safety of their families and those in their hometowns. Under normal circumstances, they’d be able to work part-time jobs but because of the pandemic they’ve been put in a tricky situation. We’ve been doing our best to help them through online crowdfunding,” Dao […]

Wetherspoons is set to cut 130 staff at its head office as Covid jobs bloodbath continues with 135,000 Britons now facing the axe at UK firms

M&Co said it will shut 47 fashion shops, cutting 380 staff roles, while gambling giant William Hill reveals it is keeping 119 of its betting shops across the UK closed for good amid fears in-store customer levels will not return to pre-pandemic levels.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick angrily denies his planning revolution will create ‘slums’ to hit the government target of 300,000 new homes a year – with computers deployed to assess applications

Asked whether the public will have less of a say on planning decisions, he added: ‘Well we want to have a meaningful local engagement and that is at the planning making stage. So what our proposals will do, it will mean that when the plan is being produced, there will be a really serious debate […]

NZX eases 0.1 per cent, ignores surprise decline in unemployment rate

Among the top 10 stocks, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare fell 0.6 per cent, or 23 cents, to $36.95; Spark fell 1.1 per cent, or 5.5c, to $4.92; Auckland International Airport lost 0.48 per cent, or 3c, to $6.19; Ryman was down 1 per cent, or 13c, to $12.77; Mainfreight lost 2 per cent, or 95c, […]

Judge unsure if virus requires changes to Wisconsin election

“Granted, things could worsen. But it’s possible things may improve in our state, particularly if people more universally accept the limitations necessary to prevent spread,” he said. “A federal court has a limited role in these matters and having more time, I’m not sure I’m at a point where I can say in-person voting won’t […]

London offices evacuated and hundreds of staff sent home as NHS drafts extra 111 helpline staff for coronavirus chaos

He told BBC News: “Those have been to Northern Italy, anybody that has been to Italy north of Pisa should, if they have flu like symptoms, should self isolate – which means go home and try to stay out of contact with other people.

Coronavirus cases continued to fall after some lockdown measures were eased and infections HALVED from May to July, major study shows

Reacting to the findings, Professor Paul Hunter, an infectious diseases expert at the University of East Anglia, said: ‘The primary conclusion from this study was that there was a decline in prevalence between the first round (in May) and the second round and within both rounds one and two. 

Luxury bus owners petition IGP, SGF over extortion on highways

The petitioners recalled that the extortions started during the period of the inter-state lockdown when the unorganised motor transporters capitalised on it in collusion with some unscrupulous security agents at the borders as a brisk business by offering huge amount of monies as bribes in order to pass the borders freely without observing the COVID-19 […]

Official unemployment falls to 4% in June quarter but banks warn it won’t last

Stats NZ said that if people who were unable to look for or start work during the quarter because of Covid-19 had been counted in the official unemployment rate, it would have come in at 4.6 per cent – up 0.4 percentage points from the March quarter.