The new rules are being introduced in a bid to prevent a second wave of the virus, but a poll by the BMA has found that almost 86% of doctors in England say they expect a second peak of coronavirus in the next six months. New cases are running at their highest rate since May. Doctors have condemned the NHS test-and-trace system as an “utter shambles” amid continued stories about people facing trips of hundreds of miles to get a Covid-19 test. And GPs have been told by NHS bosses that they must revert to face-to-face consultation where necessary. Thousands of pubs, bars and nightclubs will be forced to close for good due to renewed lockdown curbs unless they receive fresh state support, according to a survey of licensees. Union leaders have also warned ministers must continue to support key workers to avoid mass post-Covid unemployment. A bleak survey by the Institute for Employment Studies says up to 700,000 more jobs could be lost across the country this autumn. … [Read more...] about Monday briefing: ‘Abide by rule of six,’ police plead
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8.30pm - 10pm - The Nation's TributeA special service, The Nation's Tribute, will be led by the Duke of Cambridge, will be held at Horse Guards Parade and will be broadcast on BBC One. There will be special performances of key moments from the conflicts and veterans will read tributes. There will also be musical performances from the military. … [Read more...] about VJ Day 2020 meaning – what is Victory over Japan Day and how is it being marked?
These shocking results came from a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry which demonstrated that, using statistical and comparison techniques, it was possible to confirm that the economic downturn had contributed to a raised suicide rate. The study entitled ‘Economic suicides in the Great Recession in Europe and North America', also figured out what number of the additional suicides were linked to the recession. … [Read more...] about Study: Some May Seek to Die by Suicide from COVID-19
Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC)')'s move to extend dates for online registration of admission process seem to have marginally helped in boosting its statistics. As the extended deadline ended on September 11, around 800 more registration took place in three days. Against 29,100 registrations till September 5, degree engineering saw registration figure at 29,990, said officials at ACPC. The move has not only boosted registrations for degree engineering course but also for diploma and degree pharmacy courses as the 11,476 total registrations have been completed. Earlier, the figure was at 9,500. There are total 134 degree engineering colleges in Gujarat with total intake of more than 70,000. Against 75% seats earlier, ACPC will give admissions only on 50% seats as Gujarat government has decided to allow SFIs to conduct admission on 50% seats with strict instructions to follow merit. ACPC gave multiple extension to students to register themselves after GUJCET … [Read more...] about 30,000 students register for online admission to degree engineering courses in Gujarat
Coronavirus: Anger over lack of PPE for nurse Gareth Roberts Coronavirus: 75 care homes in Wales with cases of coronavirus Coronavirus: Minister calls review after Cardiff test centre closure What happened to the targets?There was a target of testing 5,000 people a day by mid-April, rising to between 8-10.000 by May. But that was clearly not deliverable and brought criticism of the Welsh Government. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why is Wales not testing over 65s as in England?