More than 2m people around the world have died due to coronavirus

Total New Total New Total Active Serious, Tot Cases/ Deaths/ Total Tests/ Population Country, Cases Cases Deaths Deaths Recovered Cases Critical 1M pop 1M pop Tests 1M pop Other World 93,861,080 340,756 2,009,441 7,850 67,029,564 24,822,075 111,792 12,042 258 1 USA 23,900,639 48,263 398,948 881 14,118,252 9,383,439 29,224 71,979 1,201 279,812,217 842,680 332,050,357 2 India 10,541,760…

Brazilian variant of Covid-19 prompts new travel ban

All UK-bound arrivals from South America and Portugal will be banned from Friday  04:00 GMT over the Brazilian coronavirus variant although British and Irish citizens and foreign nationals with residence rights will still be able to travel but must isolate for 10 days according to Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary. The ban applies to people who…

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra  caught breaking lockdown rules

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra (38) is caught breaking lockdown rules when police burst into her illegal two-hour hair appointment at Notting Hill Salon after a tip-off. The Indian actress who is currently living in London with her husband  Nick Jonas (28) was pictured arriving at the shop owned by celebrity stylist Josh Wood who was…

Two life saving drugs discovered for Covid-19

Researchers discovered two life-saving drugs, having carried out a trial in NHS intensive care units says the anti-inflammatory medication given via a  drip can save an extra life for every 12 treated. There are over 30, 000 Covid patients in UK hospitals – 39 per cent more than in April 2020. The UK government is…

England, Scotland under new national lockdown

  Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown for England with people instructed to stay at home as they did during last March’s first lockdown. In an eight-minute Tv address on Monday night, the prime minister revealed the national lockdown after being told that Covid-19 cases are rising rapidly in every part of the…

Pralatrexate sold under the brand name Folotyn could cure Covid-19

  Pralatrexate sold under the brand name Folotyn,  belonging to a group of medicines called antifolates, a drug originally developed to kill lymphomas cancer tumors that originate in the gland for the last decade could cure Covid-19 according to new research by lead author Dr. Haiping Zhang of Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology in China.…

Brian Parker, first to get Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

Brian Pinker, an 82-year-old retired maintenance manager, a dialysis patient, had the first Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital administered by chief Nurse Sam Foster at 7:30GMT. More than half a million doses of the vaccine are ready for use on Monday, 04 January 2021. Matt Hancock, Health Secretary, described the occasion as…