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Coronavirus: Visiting restrictions reintroduced in Glasgow area

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCoronavirus: Household visit ban returning in Glasgow area Restrictions on visiting other households have been reintroduced in Glasgow and two neighbouring areas after a rise in coronavirus cases. The new rules affect more than 800,000 people in Glasgow city, West Dunbartonshire and …

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Coronavirus tips Brazil into recession

Brazil’s economy has officially entered a recession following the swingeing impact of the coronavirus crisis, which has so far killed more than 120,000 Brazilians and pushed millions into unemployment. According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, gross domestic product shrank 9.7 per cent quarter-on-quarter, reflecting the effect of …

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Coronavirus: Winter plans revealed in leaked Sage report

Image copyright PA Media A leaked government report suggests a “reasonable worst case scenario” of 85,000 deaths across the UK this winter due to Covid-19. The document also says while more restrictions could be re-introduced, schools would likely remain open. But it says the report “is a scenario, not a …

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Coronavirus: ‘Reassuring’ study of children’s ‘tiny’ risk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The vast majority of children have mild or no symptoms from coronavirus Parents should be “reassured” Covid-19 has not caused the deaths of any otherwise healthy schoolchildren in the UK, researchers say. Children’s risk of needing hospital treatment for coronavirus is “tiny” and critical …

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