Coronavirus outbreak DOUBLED the number of deaths from all causes in the hardest-hit areas in London

The coronavirus pandemic has driven up death rates in some parts of London to double what they are in a usual year, data has revealed. Statistics show that the number of people who died in the first five months of 2020 was massively increased across the country by the Covid-19 epidemic.  The Office for National … Read more Coronavirus outbreak DOUBLED the number of deaths from all causes in the hardest-hit areas in London

New Ebola epidemic is declared in DR Congo, hundreds of miles from country’s ongoing outbreak

A new Ebola epidemic has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 620 miles away from the ongoing outbreak in the country’s east.   Health Minister Eteni Longondo said four people who died in Mbandaka had tested positive at the national biomedical laboratory in the capital Kinshasa. ‘We have a new Ebola epidemic … Read more New Ebola epidemic is declared in DR Congo, hundreds of miles from country’s ongoing outbreak

Care home lockdown plan was rejected by ministers at the peak of the coronavirus outbreak last month

Care home lockdown plan was rejected by ministers at the peak of the coronavirus outbreak last month Public Health England proposed stronger lockdown in care homes last month  Downing Street had received an 11-point plan from the body on April 28  Plan urged ministers to ‘use NHS facilities… to quarantine and isolate residents’ The moves … Read more Care home lockdown plan was rejected by ministers at the peak of the coronavirus outbreak last month

Mystery of Weston-super-Mare’s Covid-19 outbreak: Officials investigating spike in cases

The cause of a Covid-19 outbreak in Weston-super-Mare which forced health chiefs to shut the only hospital remains a mystery. But furious residents say it could be due to tourists flocking to the beach to enjoy the sunny weather – and scientists agree. Infectious disease experts also say the spike in coronavirus cases could be … Read more Mystery of Weston-super-Mare’s Covid-19 outbreak: Officials investigating spike in cases

Donald Trump is seen golfing for the first time since the outbreak began and shakes hands on course 

Donald Trump has been pictured going golfing for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak started ramping up on US soil – but failed to practice social distancing with his golf buddies.   The president enjoyed a leisurely start to Memorial Day weekend as he arrived at his Trump National Golf Club in Virginia Saturday for … Read more Donald Trump is seen golfing for the first time since the outbreak began and shakes hands on course