From today, everyone in England is being urged to take two rapid lateral flow COVID-19 tests a week, to help keep track of the virus. Only people in England will be able to get the tests, with devolved governments in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales making their own decisions on mass-testing. Sky News looks at how the frequent testing will work. What are lateral flow tests? The government wants lateral flow tests to be used to identify asymptomatic people, as one in three people with COVID-19 has no symptoms. Advertisement They use similar technology to a pregnancy test and can produce a result within about 30 minutes. Lateral flow tests are a type of antigen testing. They look for antigens - proteins on the surface of the virus to detect if a person has COVID-19 . More on Covid-19 COVID-19: Last two rounds of Premier League fixtures only open to home fans COVID-19: Depression in adults has more than doubled since … [Read more...] about COVID-19: How do lateral flow tests work and how will England’s twice-weekly programme be operating?
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SUPER agent Mino Raiola boasts an array of star-studded clients including Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland. The Dutch-Italian intermediary has a black book full of football's biggest names and is a major player in the majority of money-spinning transfers. The 53-year-old set tongues wagging when he was snapped visiting Barcelona and Real Madrid with Haaland's dad Alfe-Inge in April. A reported £154million move for Norwegian goal machine Haaland could be on the cards this summer. Manchester United have long been chasing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's compatriot after the two worked together at Molde. But the Red Devils were unsuccessful in landing their man when he chose to move to Borussia Dortmund from RB Leipzig at the start of 2020. Raiola helped him agree the switch to the Bundesliga over a move to Old Trafford. Matthijs de Ligt is another of the his clients to have snubbed a move to Old Trafford when he joined Juventus in 2019. Raiola also negotiates on behalf … [Read more...] about Mino Raiola XI with Paul Pogba, Erling Haaland, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gianluigi Donnarumma forming super team
Marnie Simpson has teamed up with Kerry Katona for an exciting secret project. The former Geordie Shore star revealed to her 4 million followers on Instagram that she has filmed "something fun" with fellow celebrity mum Kerry, and hinted fans will be able to see it soon. Sharing a happy looking picture of herself and former Atomic Kitten singer Kerry, she wrote: “Filmed something fun with this one and wow what a absolute ball we had, can’t wait for you all to see it, and also can I just say what a beautiful person Kerry is inside and out #milfs @kerrykatona7” Queen of The Jungle Kerry also shared the same picture to her feed, dubbing the Geordie star her ‘new bestie’ and describing her as ‘a beautiful soul’. It’s not yet known what the joint project is but fans have flooded both reality stars’ accounts with positive feedback on how radiant and healthy they both look. One commented: “Both absolutely beautiful” while another pointed out that 40-year-old Kerry looks “21 … [Read more...] about Marnie Simpson teases exciting top secret project as she teams up with Kerry Katona
AFTER the gloriously farcical botched non-launch of the European Super League, I was miserably certain the idea would be back to haunt us sooner rather than later. I’m not so sure now. It’s the Manchester United fans behind Sunday’s rumpus at Old Trafford who have given me pause for thought. Maybe, just maybe, we fans won’t let corporations do as they please with our clubs any more. I’m not condoning the kind of public disorder we saw on Sunday and, in any case, there’s a limit to what sheer naughtiness can achieve. In the end, if the Glazers don’t want to sell, there is nothing anyone — least of all ordinary fans — can do to force them. That’s capitalism. Some will look upon Sunday’s protesters with pity, rather than any kind of admiration. The Glazers, for example, doubtless see the protesters as poor, naive souls who comically think they can change the natural order of things by standing on a football pitch with a can of lager in one hand and a flare in … [Read more...] about Manchester United fans kicking off at Old Trafford could be more than a match for the money men
The Indian delegation in the UK for this week's G7 meeting is self-isolating after two positive COVID tests among them, Sky News understands. Although it is not a G7 member, India was among other countries invited to attend the first in-person meeting of the group's foreign ministers in more than two years in London this week. Live coronavirus updates from the UK and around the world The meeting was described as "COVID-secure talks" ahead of this June's full G7 summit in Cornwall. Asked whether it had been a mistake to hold the G7 meeting in person, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday morning: "I think it's very important to try to continue as much business as you can as a government. Advertisement "We have a very important relationship with India, with our G7 partners. As I understand it, what's happened is the individuals concerned they're all isolating now. "I will be seeing the Indian foreign minister later on this afternoon … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Boris Johnson denies in-person G7 meeting a mistake after two test positive among India delegation