His words seemed particularly hollow when it emerged that at the peak of the outbreak, the NHS was instructed to clear 30,000 hospital beds – meaning homes had to accept thousands of infected patients. Mr Hancock had failed even to meet with care home bosses prior to this. … [Read more...] about End the obscenity of denying families the basic human right to hug their dying loved ones
Just when the wondrous normality of life seems to be returning; when some theatres and cinemas have reopened and live sporting fixtures have welcomed fans; when the streets are again full of the chatter of children instead of silent and empty, Covid yanks our chain and reminds us who's boss (Pictured: Pedestrians walk along the busy shopping area of Oxford Street in London, Britain yesterday) … [Read more...] about Gatherings of more than six people will be banned from Monday: £100 fines to enforce new limit on meeting indoors and outdoors across England – but schools, weddings and funerals are exempt
Anti-mafia author Saviano's comments came the same day an opinion piece in Germany's Die Welt newspaper warned that if Chancellor Angela Merkel did not 'stand firm' and resist Italy's appeals for so-called coronabonds, or shared eurozone debt, the mafia would benefit. … [Read more...] about The Mafia is handing out food to Italy’s needy in a bid to impose control over people’s lives as mobsters seek to capitalise on country’s coronavirus crisis
A number of restrictions on people's lives have been lifted during the summer, allowing those of working age and younger to work and socialise in pubs, parks and summer barbeques, but groups of more than six won't be able to mingle from Monday. Case rates in young people are higher in the north-west of England. There were 49.3 cases per 100,000 people in their 20s in the north-west compared to 17.3 in both the South West and South East - the lowest of all regions … [Read more...] about CURFEWS could be next: Ministers plan even tighter restrictions after banning meetings of more than six people from Monday – but Matt Hancock warns workers they should still head back to their desks because ‘virus isn’t spreading in offices’
The Prime Minister will officially announce the new rules at a press conference on Wednesday. He is expected to then tell the public: 'We need to act now to stop the virus spreading. So we are simplifying and strengthening the rules on social contact - making them easier to understand and for the police to enforce. … [Read more...] about New coronavirus rules: What CAN and CAN’T people do in England from Monday?