Rochdale council chief executive Steve Rumbelow said that although Rochdale is 'not at all as bad as Leicester', the authority had found it difficult to get detailed data on testing from Public Health England - which is crucial in managing local outbreaks. … [Read more...] about Army to be sent into three towns as two areas of Kent are added to list of top 20 places facing a new coronavirus lockdown
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R rates also fluctuate depending on mobility, and are likely to shoot up when lockdown eases because infected patients will come into contact with more people, on average - especially if they show none of the tell-tale symptoms. But a temporarily high R rate is not necessarily cause for concern if the actual number of infections stays low. … [Read more...] about Britain records 148 Covid deaths in last 24 hours – more than double last Saturday’s total – three weeks after shops were allowed to reopen in first major easing of lockdown
To be fair, this is also a numbers game. Mumbai still has some 500 more active cases than Delhi. The capital is only slightly ahead in confirmed cases - about 5,000 - and could slip to second place again. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How Delhi ‘wasted’ lockdown to become India’s biggest hotspot
Due to Inslee’s order, many liken him to King George III whose bid to force British rule led to the American Revolutionary War. Inslee has been an outspoken critic of Trump’s handling of the pandemic. Trump had initially said he would let state governors decide whether states should reopen, but in a call to his base he has since supported protests. … [Read more...] about Armed Americans protest coronavirus lockdown measures despite 42,000 death toll
"We are particularly concerned about the challenges presented by the possible need to isolate residents who are mobile and suffering from severe dementia and in order to safeguard them, all other residents and staff we feel strongly that there should be an outside facility in place for use in cases where it is not practicable to do this in a care home." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How do we protect care homes as lockdown eases?