Sunday, July 26, 2020

20 things that happened w/b 26th July #coronavirus

• tourist industry hit by Spain→UK quarantine
• Westminster Abbey announces redundancies
• masks mandatory on public transport in Wales
• health strategy to tackle obesity
• pet cat tests positive
• UK economy might not recover until 2024
• "signs of a second wave in Europe" (PM)
• Belgium re-tightens social restrictions
• Govt refuses to loosen Spanish quarantine
• "Young people must do more" (WHO)
• Barclays want their staff back in the office
• self-isolation increased from 7 to 10 days
• lockdown solidarity 'starting to fray'
• England has Europe's highest % of excess deaths
• Trump suggests delaying Presidential election
• home visits suddenly banned in NW England
• PM postpones further easing of lockdown
• "we need to pull back a bit" (CMO)
• to reopen schools, pubs may have to close
• shielding ends

Worldwide deaths: 640,000 → 680,000
Worldwide cases: 15,800,000 → 17,700,000
UK deaths: 45,738 → 46,193
UK cases: 298,681 → 303,952
FTSE: down 4% (6123 → 5897)

20 things that happened w/b 19th July #coronavirus

• "we will not need another national lockdown" (PM)
• outbreak at Test and Trace centre in Lanark
• Govt signs deal for 90m vaccine doses
• France: masks compulsory in confined public spaces
• Oxford Uni vaccine trial results promising
• EU signs off on €750bn recovery plan
• it won't be over by Christmas, experts warn
• 25% of Delhi's population have had the virus
• Trump predicts pandemic will get worse
• masks compulsory in public in Melbourne
• handshakes are “probably out forever”
• visits to care homes allowed again
• shielding ends in Scotland
• first coronavirus death in Uganda
• 30m will be offered a flu vaccine this winter
• face coverings now compulsory in shops
• retail sales bounced back in June
• "We could have done things differently" (PM)
• indoor gyms, pools and leisure centres reopen
• Spain suddenly added to UK quarantine list

Worldwide deaths: 600,000 → 640,000
Worldwide cases: 14,100,000 → 15,800,000
UK deaths: 45,233 → 45,738
UK cases: 294,066 → 298,681
FTSE: down 3% (6290 → 6123)

20 things that happened w/b 12th July #coronavirus

• Trump finally seen wearing mask in public
• outbreak on Herefordshire farm - 200 in isolation
• mixed messaging on masks
• seven National Trust houses reopen
• immunity from virus may be short-lived
• "countries headed in the wrong direction" (WHO)
• face coverings to be compulsory in shops
• California reimposes indoor restrictions
• winter wave "could be much worse"
• Blackburn could be another Leicester
• PM promises an independent enquiry, later
• Oxford vaccine trial progressing well
• 650,000 jobs lost during lockdown, so far
• Leicester lockdown to be eased
• "anyone may use public transport" (PM)
• "hoping for the best but planning for the worst"
• in future, local not national restrictions
• "significant normality" by Christmas, maybe
• daily deaths data halted for statistical reasons
• 150 new virus clusters in Spain

Worldwide deaths: 560,000 → 600,000
Worldwide cases: 12,600,000 → 14,100,000
UK deaths: 44,798 → 45,273
UK cases: 288,953 → 294,066
FTSE: up 3% (6095 → 6290)

20 things that happened w/b 5th July #coronavirus

• job centre staff will be doubled
• clap to celebrate the NHS's 72nd birthday
• £1.5bn emergency funding for the arts
• Wales ends 5 mile travel limit
• Northern Ireland reopens beauty salons
• Scotland opens beer gardens and pavement cafes
• 80% of those testing positive have no symptoms (ONS)
• Trump pushes US schools to reopen
• Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive
• £30bn budget stimulus for jobs and the economy
• 'Eat Out To Help Out' (50% off in August)
• stamp duty cut with immediate effect
• Chancellor's plans 'not value for money'
• virus may spread by airborne transmission (WHO)
• reopening date set for pools, gyms and nail bars
• UK relaxes quarantine from 75 countries
• ONS estimate - one in 3,900 have the virus
• PM considering mandatory face masks in shops
• Belgium places Leicester on its red zone list
• cases accelerating in several US states

Worldwide deaths: 530,000 → 560,000
Worldwide cases: 11,100,000 → 12,600,000
UK deaths: 44,198 → 44,798
UK cases: 284,900 → 288,953
FTSE: down 1% (6157 → 6095)

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