Ms Sturgeon has insisted that the brand new measures is not going to quantity to a different full lockdown for Scotland, with the closure of colleges dominated out, however particulars of the restrictions are nonetheless unknown.
It got here as a member of the federal government’s scientific advisory group (Sage) mentioned a nationwide “circuit breaker” interval of tight lockdown restrictions needs to be thought of to assist management the unfold of Covid-19.
Iran hits report variety of day by day coronavirus deaths
Iranian state TV says the nation has hit a report variety of day by day deaths from the coronavirus, with 239 new fatalities.
Samuel Osborne7 October 2020 12:16
Brussels to shut all bars and ban consuming alcohol in public locations
Brussels is about to shut all bars and occasional retailers, and ban the consumption of alcohol in public locations in an try to gradual the unfold of coronavirus, in line with Euronews.
The measures within the Belgian capital are anticipated to use for a minimum of a month.
Conrad Duncan7 October 2020 11:57
Lacking assessments blunder brought on by software program ’13 years old-fashioned’
The IT error which noticed 16,000 constructive coronavirus assessments go lacking was brought on by a failure to switch software program which was 13 years old-fashioned, in line with specialists.
The model of Microsoft Excel used – referred to as XLS – was outdated means again in 2007, however was nonetheless being deployed by Public Well being England’s programs.
Our deputy political editor, Rob Merrick, has the complete story under:
Conrad Duncan7 October 2020 11:48
US: Trump ‘doubtless shedding virus every time he breathes’, knowledgeable says
Donald Trump is probably going shedding airborne coronavirus particles every time he breathes, an knowledgeable in respiratory sciences has warned, though the president reportedly not has signs for Covid-19.
Mr Trump was discharged from Walter Reed Medical Centre on Monday after spending three nights in hospital.
Our reporter, Gino Spocchia, has the complete story under:
Conrad Duncan7 October 2020 11:34
Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi ‘recovers from coronavirus’
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has recovered from coronavirus after being admitted to hospital final month, a supply near the matter has instructed Reuters.
Mr Berlusconi spent the primary half of September in a Milan hospital earlier than being despatched dwelling beneath quarantine.
He has now examined destructive for the virus and is ready for the results of a second swab for closing affirmation, the supply mentioned.
The previous politician is believed to have caught Covid-19 whereas on vacation on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, which noticed a surge in infections through the summer time.
Conrad Duncan7 October 2020 11:13
Rising circumstances and hospital admissions present ‘significant issue’ in UK, Hancock admits
The rising numbers of coronavirus circumstances and a rise in hospital admissions for Covid-19 present there’s a significant issue within the UK, Matt Hancock has admitted.
Talking at a Confederation of British Trade webinar on Wednesday, Mr Hancock mentioned: “It’s a problem, and everyone may have seen, from the rising case charges and sadly the rising hospitalisation charges which have risen actually fairly sharply within the final week or so, that we’ve received a really significant issue on our palms.”
He added: “The problem is the right way to take care of this second peak in a means that has as little injury as attainable. Fortunately we all know much more about it than first time round.”
Conrad Duncan7 October 2020 11:05
Northern Eire’s economic system minister calls on Sunak to ‘step up’ to avoid wasting jobs
Northern Eire’s economic system minister has known as on chancellor Rishi Suank to “step up” to avoid wasting jobs as additional restrictions are more likely to fight the second wave of coronavirus.
Based on modelling carried out by the Northern Irish authorities, unemployment is about to succeed in 100,000 within the area by the tip of the yr – ranges not seen for the reason that 1990s.
Diane Dodds urged the UK authorities to do extra to guard jobs as she described the brand new help scheme as “not sufficient” to switch furlough,
“The Government has written to the chancellor, I personally have written to the chancellor, I communicate to the secretary of state for enterprise as a result of I believe we’ll want UK-wide interventions that can assist us in very tough instances,” Ms Dodds mentioned.
She added that she feared the brand new scheme would assist employers who need to preserve very extremely expert employees, however wouldn’t have an effect on different employees within the labour market.
“Due to this fact I do not suppose that scheme he has launched that can substitute the furlough scheme is sufficient to see us by means of very tough and testing instances,” she mentioned.
“I believe the chancellor ought to look once more and see what additional assist he can provide and whether or not or not it’s acceptable in sure sectors which may have an extended tail of restoration – hospitality, tourism, aerospace to call however just a few – these sectors deserve further help.”
The Stormont Government in Northern Eire is about to debate potential additional restrictions on Thursday to stem the unfold of the virus.
Conrad Duncan7 October 2020 10:49
Our reporter, Clea Skopeliti, has put collectively a brief information under to the state of affairs in Scotland – the place new restrictions are anticipated this afternoon:
Conrad Duncan7 October 2020 10:28
The coronavirus outbreak on the White Home has continued to unfold, with Donald Trump’s senior coverage adviser Stephen Miller turning into the most recent administration official to grow to be contaminated.
Mr Miller’s constructive take a look at got here after the president returned to the White Home on Monday following his keep in hospital with Covid-19.
The adviser joins Mr Trump’s press secretary, his marketing campaign supervisor and a variety of aides who’ve examined constructive for the virus in current days.
Our reporter, Alex Woodward, has the complete story under:
Conrad Duncan7 October 2020 10:17
Mayor of Liverpool warns northern restrictions are ‘not working’
The mayor of Liverpool has warned restrictions within the North of England are “not working” and known as for better powers to be given to native authorities to manage outbreaks.
“We’re seeing 2,500 new circumstances within the final week in Liverpool and but we’re seeing restrictions that have been imposed on Manchester and Newcastle not working and the rising an infection charge going up,” Joe Anderson instructed ITV’s Good Morning Britain.
“It is about frequent sense, it is about getting the steadiness proper and about what we are able to do, what we must always do and the way native lockdowns work, working with native leaders to get it proper.
“There is a lack of consistency, an absence of readability, however most of all an absence of communication and collaboration.”
He added that the 10pm curfew for hospitality venues was having “the unsuitable impact” and mentioned it needs to be right down to native authorities to work with companies within the space.
Conrad Duncan7 October 2020 10:01