Research into the first British patients to contract Covid-19 has shown that BAME people are more likely to be seriously impacted and end up in critical care compared to white people.The study, conducted by the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre, found that out of nearly 2,000 coronavirus patients, 35 per cent were non-white – BAME people make up 13 per cent of the UK population as a whole.
The use of a face mask alone in public is not enough to protect healthy people from contracting Covid-19, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.In updated guidance published on Monday, WHO said face masks by themselves were insufficient to protect people in the community from becoming infected.
Parkinson’s disease is the world’s second most common neurodegenerative disorder, behind Alzheimer’s disease.Each year, the international community comes together on World Parkinson's Day, 11 April, to raise awareness of the illness.
National Siblings Day, a day on which siblings express their appreciation for one another, is upon us.Similarly to Mother's Day and Father's Day, the annual event is recognised around the world as an opportunity to showcase just how much your family means to you.
Earlier this month, the NHS outlined plans to run 10,000 tests for coronavirus a day amid the pandemic.While Boris Johnson recently told the House of Commons this number would increase to 25,000, figures show that on Monday 23 March, 5,605 tests were conducted.
While the country remains in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, you may be finding it difficult maintaining your regular workout routine or feeling motivated to exercise at all.However, working out in some form on a regular basis will prove extremely beneficial for your physical health in the long run, not to mention also helping to alleviate some of the stress you may be experiencing.
Since the coronavirus outbreak began in January, a rising number of cases around the world has led to an increase in panic and concern. Worry has appeared more prevalent in recent days, following the prime minister’s announcement on Monday 23 March that the nation was to be placed in lockdown.
The first case of coronavirus transmitted in the UK was reported on 31 January. There have since been more than 6,000 deaths across the nation.In a bid to combat the continued rise in cases, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has advised the public to adopt a policy of “social distancing”, which includes working from home where possible and not undertaking any non-essential travel.
[Editor's note: the government has now advised that the public may only leave home if they are buying food or medicine, going to work as a key worker or doing one form of exercise per day].Following the coronavirus outbreak, prime minister Boris Johnson has issued a number of guidelines for the general public to follow in order to prevent the disease from spreading.
While there have been calls for coronavirus tests to be made available to NHS staff and the wider public, currently individuals are only tested if they are being treated in hospital.For the rest of the public, the UK government says if you show symptoms for the virus — the two main symptoms being a high temperature and a new, continuous cough — you should stay at home for seven days and not call 111 or attend a GP or hospital.
Ever since the UK was placed in lockdown on Monday 23 March, people across the nation have had to quickly acclimatise to spending an increased amount of time at home and indoors.Disruptions to everyday life have been far-reaching. While some have had to become accustomed to working from home every day, others have been unable to work at all.
Boris Johnson has told the public that they should now be working from home where possible in a bid to contain the ongoing UK coronavirus outbreak.Apart from key workers, the government says no one should be leaving their home other than to buy food, medicine or to go for a once-daily walk or run.
In February a pet dog in Hong Kong tested ‘weak positive‘ for coronavirus and was placed into quarantine.The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) in Hong Kong confirmed that repeated tests suggested the dog had a “low-level” of the virus and that it was likely to be the case of human-to-animal transmission.
One of the first confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK was a man from Brighton who was deemed a "super-spreader" after passing the virus on to six or seven people.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak Boris Johnson told the public they should now only leave the house for several key reasons.These include travelling to work as a key worker, shopping for food or medicine and taking one form of exercise per day.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has coronavirus and was admitted to intensive care at St Thomas' hospital on Monday 6 April as a result of his worsening condition.His fiancee Carrie Symonds, whom earlier this year announced that she was pregnant, has also confirmed she had the symptoms of Covid-19 but has now recovered.
Due to the continued UK coronavirus outbreak Boris Johnson told the public they should only leave the house for several key reasons.These include travelling to work as a keyworker, shopping for food or medicine and taking one form of exercise per day.
As coronavirus continues to spread in the UK the government has implemented a lockdown on the country meaning all non-essential travel to be avoided.The new measures have also seen pubs, restaurants and theatres close, while people have been asked to work from home where possible.
On Monday evening, the prime minister Boris Johnson announced that the UK is now in lockdown in an effort to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.Members of the public are only allowed to leave their homes under specific circumstances, one being for a single form of exercise a day.
As schools across the UK have closed, parents up and down the country face the task of keeping their children healthy, happy and learning at home.Schools are now only open to children of key workers and those who are vulnerable, in a bid to help stop the spread of the virus.
As the coronavirus continues to spread, most people who are used to working in an office environment suddenly face the reality of a new workspace - their own home.Boris Johnson has placed the UK on lockdown, meaning that bars and restaurants are now closed while people are expected to avoid all non-essential travel and work from home where possible to help curb the outbreak.
With lockdown conditions imposed on the UK, the majority of the nation’s daily routines have come to halt with activities such as food shopping being kept to a bare minimum.Some of the biggest public concerns surrounding the outbreak so far have been related to supermarkets, from whether essential groceries and household items will remain in good supply to how to stay safe while we shop.