Surge tests have been announced in Hackney, London, after the cases of both India variant and South Africa variant were detected.
All those who live or work in targeted areas in Shoreditch and Dalston have been asked to take a Covid-19 test.
High school students in parts of northern England It is said to continue wearing face masks in the classroom next week amid concerns over the Indian variant of the coronavirus.
Public health directors are advising high schools and colleges in Lancashire to keep face masks in class until June 21 due to the spread of the ‘worrying variant’.
Bolton and Bury’s councils are asking high schools and colleges to keep face masks in place until further notice following an increase in cases.
A government spokesperson said: âThe Prime Minister has set out the necessary measures to tackle the new variant of concern.
âIn line with our plans released earlier this week to address variants of concern in education, we have also agreed with directors of public health that face covers will remain in place in Blackburn with Darwen, Bolton, Lancashire and Sefton.
“We continue to work closely with local authorities in these areas.”
Government records show that Enrique Tarrio, chairman of the far-right group Proud Boys, received two federally guaranteed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans worth a total of $ 15,500, can reveal the Guardian.
Miami-based Tarrio, Florida, was approved for an initial loan of $ 7,750 on March 30 and a subsequent loan of the same amount on April 16. The loans were made to Henry Tarrio, an anglicized form of his name which he used on other occasions.
PPP loans were first issued under the Cares Act in 2020, under the Trump administration, as a stimulus measure for an economy hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Residents of nursing homes will be able to nominate five visitors for regular visits when the UK move on to the next phase of loosening the lockout on Monday.
In updated guidelines posted on its website, the Department of Health and Social Affairs (DHSC) said named visitors can attend two at a time or separately.
The number of visitors does not include babies and preschoolers, so young families can visit a care home without going over the limit, as long as they don’t break the rules on indoor gatherings .
To limit the risk of infection, residents of nursing homes cannot receive more than two visitors per day, reports the AP.
Residents with special care needs can choose to designate an essential caregiver as one of their five visitors.
The caregiver will be exempt from the limit of two visitors per day.
Named visitors should be regularly tested, wear appropriate personal protective equipment and maintain social distancing, the DHSC said.
Physical contact should be kept to a minimum, he said, although visitors and residents can hold hands as long as they are aware of the increased risk of transmission of Covid-19.
Other close physical contact such as cuddling is still prohibited.
Brazil recorded 85,536 other confirmed cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as well as 2,211 deaths, the country’s health ministry said.
Brazil has recorded more than 15.5 million cases since the start of the pandemic, while the official death toll has risen to 432,628, reports Reuters.
Covid-19 deaths in Colombia The 80,000 people are estimated to be spending Friday with nearly full intensive care units in larger cities, where large crowds have gathered for protests that have entered their third week.
Authorities this week warned that protests – initially over proposed tax reforms but increasingly over other issues, including inequality and police brutality – would prolong an already devastating third wave of the epidemic.
The mayor of Bogota echoed the warning, saying the capital on Thursday reported its second highest number of new cases and the highest number of deaths since the start of the pandemic.
âI don’t know what to say more, warn, beg, plead,â Claudia Lopez said in a Thursday night Twitter message urging people to stick to social distancing rules.
Lopez later announced that she was infected and would self-isolate.
The pressure on the capital’s ICUs “is worrying,” the government said on Thursday, adding that patients would be airlifted to other cities.
The intensive care occupancy rate for Covid-19 patients in Bogota stands at 94%, according to local authorities. In Medellin and Cali, the rates are 99% and 95% respectively.
Mexico recorded 2,880 new coronavirus cases and 258 additional deaths on Friday, according to data from the Department of Health, Reuters reports.
This brings the total number to 2,377,995 infections and 220,159 deaths.
Postponing the second dose of the Pfizer / BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine beyond the initially recommended three-week interval used by companies in clinical trials appears to induce a stronger antibody response in the elderly, UK researchers have found.
Shortly after the vaccine became available, UK health officials advised that the second dose be given 12 weeks after the first to allow more people to be protected with a first dose early on.
In a new article seen by Reuters and expected to appear on medRxiv ahead of peer review, researchers found that among 175 people aged 80 to 99, those who received their second dose at 12 weeks had responses of d ‘antibodies 3.5 times higher than those after three weeks.
Antibodies are only part of the immune system, and vaccines also generate T cells that fight infections.
Peak T-cell responses were higher in the group with a three-week interval between doses, and the authors cautioned against drawing conclusions about how protected individuals were based on the dosing regimen that they were taking. ‘they were receiving.