The UK's first cases of the Brazil variant of coronavirus have been detected, with up to six people infected with the mutant strain. An urgent search was launched to find one of the six as officials have no idea who they are or where they live. That's because that person didn't fill in their test registration card. The P.1 variant is one of four variants of concern, and measures were brought in to prevent it from being brought into the country. However, they were too late, as a handful of travellers, who returned despite a ban on direct flights and days before quarantine hotels were brought in, have now tested positive for the variant, which may spread more rapidly and may respond less well to existing vaccines. Get the day's biggest stories delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for the Mirror newsletter here. The Brazil variant was first detected in the city of Manaus in December. It has been in the UK for a few weeks, UK health officials confirmed on … [Read more...] about Brazil Covid variant in UK: Where was it found, is it deadlier and do vaccines work?
Work from home meaning
UNLESS you were one of the lucky few who squeezed a salon appointment in over summer, you've probably been cutting and colouring your own hair for almost a year now. And while we thought we had it bad with our wonky split ends, one woman has put us off box hair dyes forever after she accidentally dyed herself PURPLE. Posting on Reddit's Today I F***ed Up forum, the anonymous beauty fan explained how she was trying to dye her hair black at home. She wrote: "Today I decided to dye my hair black with a semi-permanent dye I bought. "Black dye is presumably made up of very dark blue and purple shades." Although everything was going fine at first, things took a turn when she hopped in the shower to rinse the $8 Amazon dye out of her hair. She continued: "The dye ran all over my entire body, and unlike previous dyes I’ve used it dyed my skin. "I spent 30 mins in the shower trying to get it off, but I couldn’t so I am now purple until it comes out or I figure something … [Read more...] about Woman in hysterics after her at-home hair dye fail leaves her looking like ‘Barney the Dinosaur’
The last year has brought untold stresses for thousands of people, and we’ve had to adapt to a new way of working as well as worrying about our health and that of our loved ones. It’s no surprise then, that many of us are turning to technology to help us unwind. The best gadgets to help you de-stress and relax at home can do everything from helping you to get a better sleep to boosting your mood with aromatherapy and oils. Stress can wreak havoc with our mental and physical wellbeing, causing anxiety and affecting our sleep. However, there are things you can do and buy to help control it. According to On Buy, there were 105,000 searches for air quality monitors, and 13,200 searches for mist diffusers in the last year to help de-stress. We've rounded up the best nifty gadgets below to help you relax at home. Best gadgets to help you de-stress and relax at home 1. Murlien Massage Roller Ball This bestselling massage roller ball is a great gadget to help de-stress by using … [Read more...] about Best gadgets to help you de-stress and relax at home
There is no evidence of a difference between school staff testing positive for coronavirus antibodies and the wider working-age population, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The main findings from the Schools Infection Survey come ahead of children going back to classrooms in England next week as part of the first phase of lifting the coronavirus lockdown. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Families of school children to get rapid tests As of 10 December 2020, it is estimated 14.61% of primary school staff had COVID-19 antibodies, suggesting they had been infected with the illness, while 15.72% of secondary staff were thought to have had them. That's a small rise on the previous month, where 12.63% of primary teachers and 12.27% of secondary staff were thought to have antibodies. Advertisement In total, 14.99% of … [Read more...] about COVID-19: School staff not more likely to test positive for coronavirus antibodies, new figures suggest
GET a spring in your step with these healthy and hearty WW – Weight Watchers Reimagined – recipes, perfect for the seasonal change. Now is a great time to get in shape with the help of WW , which all Sun readers can get FREE for an entire month. Enjoy these delicious recipes that will help you shed those lockdown pounds for spring ( WW recommends a steady weight loss of up to 2lb each week). Chicken schnitzels with lemon & parsley potatoes Serves 4 - Prep 20 mins - Cook 25 mins YOU NEED: 700g new potatoes, quartered 3 tbsp plain flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten 90g panko breadcrumbs Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon, plus lemon wedges to serve 4 x 165g skinless chicken breast fillets Calorie-controlled cooking spray 3 tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise 3 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped, plus extra leaves to serve ½ tsp Dijon mustard METHOD: Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling water for 20 minutes or until tender, then drain. … [Read more...] about Lose weight and shift those lockdown pounds by spring with these healthy and hearty recipes