China travel curbs take toll on Prudential

China travel curbs take toll on Prudential with sales of its policies in Hong Kong down 48% By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 22:22 BST, 13 May 2021 | Updated: 22:22 BST, 13 May 2021 Border lockdowns  have caused Prudential’s Hong Kong business to suffer Travel restrictions between Hong Kong and mainland China marred … Read more

Shortage of computer chips takes toll on manufacturers

Shortage of computer chips takes toll on manufacturers and threatens to stretch into next year By Matt Oliver For The Daily Mail Published: 21:50 BST, 5 May 2021 | Updated: 21:50 BST, 5 May 2021 A shortage of computer chips is wreaking havoc in the world of manufacturing – and threatens to stretch into next … Read more

Prince Philip dies: Westminster Abbey to toll bell every 60 seconds, 99 times in tribute

A Death Gun Salute will be fired at noon today to pay tribute to Prince Philip after Westminster Abbey tolled its bell 99 times in 99 minutes.  Saluting batteries will fire 41 rounds at one round every minute for 40 minutes at Cardiff Castle, Edinburgh Castle and Hillsborough Castle in Belfast and in Gibraltar, the Ministry … Read more

Brazil’s daily Covid death toll hits record 4,249

Brazil has recorded its largest one-day death toll of the Covid pandemic so far after 4,249 people perished from the disease in just 24 hours on Thursday.  The figure tops the country’s previous one-day record, set just 48 hours earlier, which was 4,195. It brings the country’s death total to 345,025 – the second-highest in … Read more

Is Florida’s Covid death toll an undercount?

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis often boasts that his state has fared better than most amid the pandemic, despite staying open for business and remaining without a mask mandate.  But the state’s relatively low per capita death toll may be higher than the official figures.  A recent study suggested that the state saw more than 19,000 … Read more

UK’s real Covid death toll hits 150,000, according to the Office for National Statistics

More than 150,000 coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Britain since the pandemic began, official figures revealed today. Announcing the grim milestone, the Office for National Statistics revealed 150,116 death certificates between the start of the pandemic and March 19 mentioned the virus. But other promising figures showed weekly Covid deaths fell below 1,000 in … Read more

Mexico’s true COVID-19 death toll now stands at over 321,000

Mexican government admits the country’s true Covid death toll is 321,059 – almost 60% higher than previously reported Mexico’s government acknowledged Saturday that the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic now stands at 321,059  That’s almost 60% more than the official test-confirmed number of 201,429 Government published a report, which found there were … Read more

Covid UK: Daily death toll falls another third to 63, though cases rise 1.5% to 6,397

Britain’s daily Covid death toll fell by a third week-on-week today, as official data showed cases were only rising because of a testing blitz in schools.  Department of Health data showed a further 63 deaths from the virus were recorded in the past 24 hours, down 33 per cent on the 95 announced at the … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Daily cases fall 3% week-on-week to 5,605 while death toll falls to 98

Britain today recorded another 5,605 coronavirus cases and 98 deaths, with both figures down on this time last week. Positive Covid tests fell by 2.7 per cent from the 5,758 infections posted last Wednesday, while fatalities plunged 30.5 per cent from 141. The positive news was accompanied by a record number of second vaccine doses … Read more

Two more residents die at Covid hit care home in Devon bringing death toll to seven

Two more residents have died at a Devon care home where police launched an investigation following a ‘devastating’ coronavirus outbreak.  It brings the number of people who have died since March 6th following positive Covid tests at the Holmesley Care Home in Sidmouth.   A further ten residents are being treated at the Royal Devon and … Read more