The rapid rise in US coronavirus cases: America has DOUBLE the number of infections as Spain

The US continues to outpace every other country in coronavirus cases as the pandemic spreads. There are more than 245,000 confirmed cases in America. That is twice as many as the country with the second-highest number of cases: Spain at 117,000. In just a matter of weeks, the US surpassed other countries once considered to … Read more

Experts say Germany’s measures to stop coronavirus are working and need to be maintained

Measures taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Germany have today started to show effect, say experts – despite the country’s death toll breaking through 1,000.  While the number of infections reached nearly 80,000 today, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control reassured the country that the spread was slowing. RKI president … Read more

Scientists say UK Government did not take up offers of coronavirus testing help

Scientists who offered their help to the British Government’s coronavirus swab testing effort say they never heard back from officials. Universities, private laboratories and research institutes could have been processing thousands of coronavirus tests for weeks, they say, if they had been enlisted. A COVID-19 testing row erupted this week after Germany scaled up its testing … Read more

Germany’s coronavirus death toll tops 1,000

Germany’s death toll from coronavirus broke through 1,000 today while the number of infections reached nearly 80,000.  The Robert Koch Institute announced another 145 deaths in its latest figures this morning, a similar jump to yesterday’s 140 and Wednesday’s 149.  It brings Germany’s death toll from 872 to 1,017, with a mortality rate of 1.3 … Read more

NHS trusts ‘are sending swabs to Germany for coronavirus checks because the results are quicker’

Hundreds of NHS workers’ coronavirus swabs have reportedly been flown to Germany because the results are coming back in half the time. Samples passed to Public Health England are believed to be taking up to four days to process but those on the Continent can come back in just two. Northampton General Hospital is understood to have … Read more

NHS trusts ‘are sending swabs to Germany for coronavirus checks because the results are quicker’

Hundreds of NHS workers’ coronavirus swabs have reportedly been flown to Germany because the results are coming back in half the time. Samples passed to Public Health England are believed to be taking up to four days to process but those on the Continent can come back in just two. Northampton General Hospital is understood to have … Read more

Family of WWII hero can’t give him the funeral he deserves because of coronavirus lockdown

Family of WWII hero and great-great-grandfather, 95, who lost his arm on D-Day can’t give him the funeral he deserves because of coronavirus lockdown Rex Blood was hit in the arm as his unit landed in Normandy in June 1944 He was amputated and survived cancer in the decades that followed  Recently he was suffering … Read more