Outgoing CBI boss tells PM to save economy from Covid

Tough at the top: Outgoing CBI boss Carolyn Fairbairn Carolyn Fairbairn, the first female director general of the CBI, is stepping down after one of the most turbulent periods in the business organisation’s 55-year history.  In her time at the top she has dealt with three prime ministers, a seismic rupture with the European Union, … Read more Outgoing CBI boss tells PM to save economy from Covid

Covid vaccine made by US pharma giant Moderna could be fast-tracked through approval process in UK

As scientists race to develop a coronavirus vaccine to bring the world back to normal, MailOnline has taken a look at the prospective candidates. Vaccine trials were halted on Wednesday but it may still be ready this year The Oxford Vaccine When will it be ready?: The end of 2020/ early 2021. Despite the trials … Read more Covid vaccine made by US pharma giant Moderna could be fast-tracked through approval process in UK

Now Edinburgh hospital cancels non-urgent procedures to make room for Covid patients

Hospitals in Leeds and Edinburgh have been forced to cancel non-urgent operations in order to make room for coronavirus patients, it was revealed today. Leeds Teaching Hospitals – one of the biggest NHS trusts in England  – said it now has more Covid-19 patients in its wards than at the peak of the first wave … Read more Now Edinburgh hospital cancels non-urgent procedures to make room for Covid patients

Covid outbreak at Cranswick meat plant as 144 staff catch virus

Covid outbreak at Cranswick meat plant as 144 staff catch virus – just days after 75 workers test positive at nearby Bernard Matthews factory Norfolk County Council said there had been a ‘significant outbreak’ of Covid-19  Coronavirus outbreak has hit Cranswick Country Foods site in Watton, Norfolk 300 members of staff at the factory have … Read more Covid outbreak at Cranswick meat plant as 144 staff catch virus

Northern schools were MOST disrupted by Covid

Northern schools were the most disrupted by Covid, with a third of teachers diagnosed with the virus in mid-October living in the north-west, a report has revealed. This meant that at one point 710 teachers were absent from the region’s schools, leading to calls today for next year’s exams to be ditched in favour of … Read more Northern schools were MOST disrupted by Covid

Revolution Bars to close six venues after Covid restrictions caused its takings to fall by a third

Another casualty of the 10pm curfew: Revolution Bars will close six venues putting 130 jobs at risk after Covid restrictions caused its takings to fall by a third Six Revolution bars will close as company looks to lower rent at seven other sites Bar sales at the company are 50 per cent lower compared to … Read more Revolution Bars to close six venues after Covid restrictions caused its takings to fall by a third

Student, 22, is fined £6,600 for breaking Covid rules after posting picture of herself eating out

Student, 22, is fined £6,600 for breaking Covid rules after posting picture of herself eating out on Instagram Carys Ann Ingram, 22, from Jersey, visited restaurants while ‘quarantined’ The student, studying in Manchester,  flew to Jersey from the city on October 12 She pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching self-isolation with £6,600 fine By Milly … Read more Student, 22, is fined £6,600 for breaking Covid rules after posting picture of herself eating out

Fewer than 4% of people in Wuhan with no covid history have antibodies

Fewer than four percent of people in Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus pandemic began last year, have antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19, a new study suggests.  The first epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the virus quickly spread to thousands in Wuhan, overwhelming its health care system and forcing weeks of draconian lockdowns.  … Read more Fewer than 4% of people in Wuhan with no covid history have antibodies

12-minute Covid test expected to be available at Boots within weeks 

Boots is launching a coronavirus testing service with results in just 12 minutes. The high-speed test has proved 97 per cent accurate in trials and should be available within a fortnight. But the chain is also offering a 48-hour service from today and hopes 200 branches will have both tests by Christmas. Chief executive Sebastian … Read more 12-minute Covid test expected to be available at Boots within weeks 

Britain on brink of double-dip recession due to Covid

Britain on brink of double-dip recession because Covid restrictions are ‘squeezing activity’, economists warn By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:50 GMT, 25 October 2020 | Updated: 21:50 GMT, 25 October 2020 Britain is on the brink of a double-dip recession because Covid restrictions are ‘squeezing activity’, economists warn.  They predict a GDP … Read more Britain on brink of double-dip recession due to Covid