At time of publication, approximately a third of positive tests were carried by commercial testers, so-called “pillar 2” testing. While these commercial test results are included in the UK-wide figure, data about these tests is not available at a regional or local level in England. Public health bodies for other UK nations follow different approaches so comparisons between areas in different parts of the UK may be problematic. Note also that historical data on daily cases is published by National Health Scotland by NHS health board, not by local authority. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus UK: are Covid-19 cases rising or falling near you?
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"We have the ability to keep businesses open and move our economy forward so that Texans can continue to earn a paycheck, but it requires each of us to do our part to protect one another -- and that means wearing a face covering in public spaces," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus infections rising in 36 states as July Fourth weekend starts
“It was on the hawkish end of the spectrum for what the BoE could have done today. The pace at which the BoE’s asset purchases will take place over the coming months will materially slow - meaning that there will be less marginal QE support,” said Viraj Patel, FX and global macro strategist at Arkera. … [Read more...] about Sterling falls past $1.25 as BoE increases bond-buying programme
“I think people are kind of gathering we can’t just hide anymore,” Davidson said. “We have to get back to business. I think some business is trying to happen, because some of my regular work is coming back around.” … [Read more...] about One word for tiding over Houston Custom Metal Works: ‘Plastics’
Caroline Abrahams, the charity director at Age UK, said: “Post-pandemic, the government needs to make sure that job centres and other back-to-work support offers have the skills and expertise needed to address the specific barriers faced by older people. … [Read more...] about UK reports rise in over-50s struggling to pay for necessities