|Country and City||Total Cases||Deaths||Recovered|
|Country and City||Total Cases||Today cases||Deaths||Today deaths||Recovered|
|Libyan Arab Jamahiriya||109,869||781||1,698||33||87,197|
|Syrian Arab Republic||13,036||0||832||0||6,548|
|Trinidad and Tobago||7,393||0||132||0||6,930|
|Central African Republic||4,973||0||63||0||4,885|
|Sao Tome and Principe||1,142||0||17||0||993|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||1,102||0||6||0||890|
|Papua New Guinea||834||0||9||0||755|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||494||16||1||0||118|
|Isle of Man||428||0||25||0||354|
|Antigua and Barbuda||189||0||6||0||156|
|British Virgin Islands||114||0||1||0||95|
|Lao People's Democratic Republic||41||0||0||0||41|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||34||0||0||0||32|
|Falkland Islands (Malvinas)||32||0||0||0||27|
|Holy See (Vatican City State)||27||0||0||0||15|
|Saint Pierre Miquelon||16||0||0||0||16|
|Wallis and Futuna||4||0||0||0||1|
German health minister says more needs to be done to bring virus under control despite falling cases; Russia reaches 3,591,066 casesBiden plan to vaccinate 100m people in 100 days ‘doable’ Bolsonaro rival says vaccine is ‘triumph of science against denialists’All adults in UK to be offered vaccine by September, says minister‘An unmitigated disaster’: America’s year of CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.37am GMTSingapore has urged workers at its national airline to help make it the world’s first carrier with all staff vaccinated against Covid-19, with Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Phong Choon also encouraging employees to receive shots.Vaccinating Singapore’s 37,000 frontline aviation and maritime staff is seen as key to reopening borders of the island-state, which is preparing to host events such as the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting and the Shangri-La Dialogue Asian security summit in a few months’ time. 10.15am GMTMalawi is set to roll out a first set of anti-coronavirus restrictions this week, the president said, after overruling a court ban on lockdown measures to tackle a surge in cases.Daily life had been unfolding normally in the southern African country since its High Court barred the government from confining citizens to limit the spread of Covid-19, AFP reports. Continue reading...
Latest news: Nadhim Zahawi criticises Sir Keir Starmer’s motion calling for government to abandon plans to scrap uplift to universal creditScrap benefits cut to stop millions falling into poverty, PM toldLondon to start trialling first 24-hour vaccination centresLord Sumption tells stage 4 cancer patient her life is ‘less valuable’When and how will I get a Covid vaccine in the UK?Coronavirus – latest updates 10.40am GMTNadhim Zahawi, the vaccine deployment minister, made his comments about Labour this morning (see 9.20am) in the midst of a long round of interviews about the vaccination programme. Here are the main points he was making.There is some really good early data from Israel, where they have vaccinated 20% of the over-60s and they are beginning to see, two weeks later, a marked reduction in the serious illness and death in that same cohort. So, two weeks after mid-February, we should be seeing a marked reduction in death and of course serious illness.[It should be in the] first, second week of March, where you should be seeing very clear evidence of a sort of a break in the correlation between infection rates and hospitalisation and obviously death, because this is a race against death.But of course, there are a lot of unknowns, we don’t know the impact on transmission of the vaccines yet. There are lots of caveats on this so I don’t want to sort of over-promise and under-deliver on this.I think that is discriminatory. We’re not that sort of country and I think it’s important we do it by persuasion.We now have built a deployment infrastructure that can deploy as much vaccine as it comes through. And so it’s the vaccine supply - which remains lumpy, it remains challenging, you may have read over the weekend probably some of the challenges around Pfizer and of course Oxford/AstraZeneca - but I’m confident we can meet our target mid-Feb, (for) those top four cohorts.My instinct is that anyone who, through no fault of their own, has to come into contact with the virus in much greater volume and probability should be protected - teachers, policemen and women, shop workers, all those who need that additional protection.Now, some of them will be captured in the top nine categories anyway if they are clinically vulnerable, for example, or in that age group of the over-50s which are in category nine, effectively. 10.09am GMTSir Keir Starmer has criticised the vaccine deployment minister, Nadhim Zahawi, for calling Labour’s vote on keeping the £20-per-week universal credit uplift a “stunt”. (See 9.20am.) In an interview on ITV’s Lorraine, Starmer also said Boris Johnson’s decision to order Tory MPs to abstain in the vote was “pathetic” and that lots of Conservatives probably privately agreed with Labour on this issue. He told the programme:If [Zahawi] is going to call it a stunt, he should probably come with me to a food distribution centre to see these families this morning and explain to them what is a lifeline to them is a ‘stunt’, because it certainly isn’t from their point of view.I actually think in their heart of hearts quite a lot of Tory MPs know that cutting this money to people who desperately need it in the middle of a pandemic is the wrong thing to do, they know that, they probably want to vote with us but because of the tribal way we do politics they can’t. Continue reading...
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsLatest: Economists: Economic imbalances are worseningChina’s GDP grew by 6.5% y/y in the fourth quarter, up from 4.9%Economy expanded by 2.3% last year - weakest in decadesFactory growth up 7.3%, but retail sales slow to +4.6% 10.24am GMTShares in supermarket giant Carrefour have dropped 6% after the French government firmly rebuffed a takeover offer from Canada’s Alimentation Couche-Tard.“My answer is extremely clear: we are not in favour of the dealThe no is polite but it’s a clear and final no.” 9.24am GMTShares in telecoms operator BT have dropped by over 2% this morning after it was hit by a £600m compensation claim.British telecoms operator BT is facing a claim for almost £600m lodged by a consumer campaign group, which says the company failed to compensate fixed-line customers, many of them elderly, for overcharging.The group, Collective Action on Land Lines (CALL), says the former monopoly failed to make up for increasing prices for customers over several years even though costs for providing the service were falling. Continue reading...
Nadhim Zahawi says over-70s being invited for jabs and hints teachers could be prioritised in next phaseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first 24-hour vaccination centres will be piloted in London before the end of January, the UK’s vaccines minister has said.Nadhim Zahawi said that by the beginning of February the scheme would be under way in hospitals in the capital and also pledged that 50 large vaccination centres would be open. He said that at present about 140 people a minute were being vaccinated against Covid-19. Continue reading...
On 20 January 2020, the US saw its first confirmed coronavirus case – the beginning of a tsunami of infection that Trump failed to properly addressAt around 5pm on 20 January 2020, Dr George Diaz received a call from the federal health protection agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), bearing alarming news. They had just logged a positive test for a new strain of coronavirus in a 35-year-old man who had recently returned to Washington state from Wuhan, China. CDC officials wanted to bring the patient in to Diaz’s hospital, Providence Regional medical center in Everett, outside Seattle.Many people taking that call would have hit the panic button. The positive test was the first ever recorded in the US for this frightening new strain of disease. The virus was so novel it still had no name other than 2019-nCoV, and no one could say for sure how infectious it was, how it was transmitted and critically just how deadly it would prove to be. Continue reading...
Aditya Singh allegedly stayed in secure area of O’Hare international airport after becoming too afraid to return home to CaliforniaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA man has been living in a secure section of Chicago’s international airport for three months, apparently telling police he was too afraid of coronavirus to return home to Los Angeles, according to multiple reports.The 36-year-old man, Californian Aditya Singh, was arrested this weekend and charged with criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport, a felony, and theft, a misdemeanour, the Chicago Tribune reported. Continue reading...
There are 2 levels of higher risk:
People at high risk from corona virus include people who:
People at moderate risk from corona virus include people who:
If you’re at moderate risk from corona virus, you can go out to work (if you cannot work from home) and for things like getting food or exercising. But you should try to stay at home as much as possible.
Air travel requires spending time in security lines and airport terminals, which can bring you in close contact with other people and frequently touched surfaces. Most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on flights because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes. However, social distancing is difficult on crowded flights, and you may have to sit near others (within 6 feet), sometimes for hours. This may increase your risk for exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19.
Bus or train travel
Traveling on buses and trains for any length of time can involve sitting or standing within 6 feet of others.
Making stops along the way for gas, food, or bathroom breaks can put you and your traveling companions in close contact with other people and surfaces.
You may have to stop less often for food or bathroom breaks, but RV travel typically means staying at RV parks overnight and getting gas and supplies at other public places. These stops may put you and those with you in the RV in close contact with others.
You’ve gotten the basics down: you’re washing your hands regularly and keeping your distance from friends and family. But you likely still have questions. Are you washing your hands often enough? How exactly will social distancing help? What’s okay to do while social distancing? And how can you strategically stock your pantry and medicine cabinet in order to minimize trips to the grocery store and pharmacy?
The following actions help prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as other coronaviruses and influenza: