Tougher Covid rules for millions in north-west England and Yorkshire

“As elected representatives across Lancashire, we cannot impress strongly enough upon you how important it is that local authorities have the resources and support they need to play their role in protecting public health,” the letter said. “What additional resources do you intend to provide to local authorities in order to allow them to target […]

Storm Nangka to bring torrential rain to northern, north-central Vietnam

The storm, Vietnam’s seventh in 2020, was located 220 kilometers southeast of China as of 7:00 am on Tuesday, with wind speeds of 75-90km per hour and gusts up to 117km an hour, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

Edifice in Ho Chi Minh ‘university village’ wins world architecture award

The Student Culture Center, located at the heart of the VNU-HCMC in Thu Duc District, serves indoor and outdoor student activities for all universities in the village, which is home to the campuses of many top higher education institutions.

Coronavirus: North East lockdown begins as curfew for bars and pubs and ban on household mixing brought in

Residents being told not to socialise with people outside their household or social bubbleTable service only in bars, pubs, cafes and restaurantsAll bars, pubs, restaurants, cafes and other leisure and entertainment venues to close between 10pm and 5amSpeaking before the UK recorded another 3,395 cases on Thursday and 21 more deaths, Mr Hancock told MPs: […]

Discovery Island Crasher Gets $100 Fine and Lifetime Ban from Disney World

Richard McGuire says he is happy that he was able to take his daughter to Walt Disney World one time before receiving his lifetime ban. As for whether or not he’ll attempt to camp on Discovery Island again, that is unclear, but he still seems enamored with it. “Who wouldn’t want to go and have […]

Nissan NV Cargo, Passenger Vans Officially Dead In North America

Nissan’s new plan for commercial vehicles involves sedans and SUV. The hits keep on coming for Nissan, though in this case we don’t mean it in a positive way. Or perhaps this is a positive step – we suspect Nissan feels that way, or at least, the automaker hopes to spin it that way. Either […]

Covid-19: UK test and trace ‘barely functional’ as 11 million face lockdown

One contact tracer said: “Some people are being told by test and trace that they need to self-isolate when their isolation period has been and gone. I rang someone a few days ago to tell them that they were a contact of a confirmed case and therefore needed to self-isolate. But halfway through the call […]

Almost 90% of Covid tests in England taking longer than 24 hours to process

The government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) has stressed the importance of delivering rapid test results, ideally within 24 hours, to help limit the spread of coronavirus and quicken the process of tracing people’s close contacts.

Covid test demand in England at up to four times capacity, says Harding

She said it had been decided to increase the number of tests by slowing down the response rate. “I strongly refute that the system is failing,” she said, adding: “We made a conscious decision because of the large increase in demand to extend the turnaround time in order to process the number of tests in […]

Troubled test-and-trace system drafts in management consultants

In response to the more stringent rules, the health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock, said: “I urge local people to isolate and get a test if you have symptoms, follow the advice of NHS test and trace, and always remember ‘hands, face, space’. By sticking to these steps, we will get through this together.”