Denmark removed it from the UK tourist corridor, meaning that those who arrived had to quarantine themselves
UK Transport Minister Grant Schapps removed Demnark from the country’s “tourist corridor”, meaning all people from Denmark would have to quarantine themselves for 14 days, starting at 4 Friday morning.
The reason for the removal is the spread of the coronavirus to humans from a mink outbreak on domestic mink farms, Shapps wrote in a statement:
I decided to quickly remove emergency Denmark from the government’s list of travel corridors as a precaution against recent developments.
Passengers arriving in the UK from Denmark from 4am on Friday 6 November 2020 (today) will need to quarantine themselves for 14 days by law before complying with the existing domestic restrictions in effect. force.
I understand that this will be of concern to both those currently in Denmark and the wider UK public, which is why we have taken action quickly to protect our country and prevent blocking the spread of the virus to the UK.
Health authorities in Denmark have reported an extensive outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in mink farms, with a variant of the virus spreading to several local communities. Therefore, the Director of Health has recommended that, as a precaution, all returnees from Denmark should quarantine themselves for 14 days.
WHO warns of an ‘outbreak’ of viral infections in Europe
The World Health Organization in Europe on Thursday said it was witnessing an “explosion” of coronavirus infections in the region and warned of a “hard time” ahead of the death rate. increase.
WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge told AFP: “We see an explosion… in the sense that it will take just a few more days for the European region to increase by one million cases.”
Kluge, who wore the mask even when interviewed through a webcam meeting, said the visible death rate was increasing “little by little”.
“It will be a bit of a hard time, we need to be honest about it,” he said.
Despite the rapidly increasing cases, Kluge warns that school closings should be seen as the last resort, especially given the context that “there is no reason to say that schools are the main driving force behind transmission of the disease ”.
“We need to keep schools truly open to the very end because we cannot afford a missing generation of Covid-19,” Kluge said.
However, the regional director also said that “the status quo is not an option” and called for “proportionate target measures”, which could be expanded.
Kluge emphasized that governments should take into account two things: “consistency, let people see that we are not going the opposite way, and… the ability to predict, so everyone knows if the threshold is being reached. This is what will happen. “
He also called for the widespread use of the mask.
“With a regular mask and tight control of social gatherings, we were able to save 266,000 lives by February across Europe,” Kluge said.
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Whitehall’s spending watchdog concludes that a billion-pound deal with the European Union will face “substantial disruption” on January 1, regardless of whether a trade deal is reached. agree or not.
The National Audit Office (NAO) says critical IT systems have yet to be tested and truck feeder areas are not ready due to government efforts to prepare new border controls. for the Brexit transition to an end. The planned control measures, which have been rated as “high risk”, have been hampered by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report released today:
The US is likely to once again break the global record for new cases on Thursday
It looks like Thursday will see the US break the global record for daily coronavirus infections again – the third time in eight days – with 116,000 new cases reported in 24 hours (beating the record before that was 14,000 cases).
This is from the Covid – Guardian based Johns Hopkins University tracking project, updated after a bit, so we’ll have a confirmation later. But the two trackers are usually pretty aligned.
Meanwhile at the US election, where Trump just repeated the election falsehood in his first public speech since early Wednesday morning:
Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday demand for its food delivery service exploded in the most recent quarter, but a recovery in global shipping business is being held back by the market. their most important, the United States, Reuters reported.
Uber’s recovery will depend heavily on how the pandemic is going, with a resurgence of viral infections threatening to keep customers wary about returning outside or planning long distance trips. through 2021.
Ride bookings were dragged down due to a slow recovery, especially in the US West Coast, while Europe and the Middle East recovered more stably, down only 36% from last year.
According to IBES data from Refinitiv, Uber shares fell 2% in after-hours trading due to a revised third-quarter EBITDA loss of $ 625 million, well above analysts’ expectations for the 597 loss. million dollars.
Unadjusted earnings per share lost 62 cents, compared with a 65 percent loss analysts estimate.
Total bookings at Uber’s ride-hailing division recovered from a sharp drop in April, but is still down 50% year-on-year on a flat currency basis. But unlike Uber’s other units, the ride-hailing segment yields a revised EBITDA of $ 245 million.
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Today is one of the saddest days of the pandemic to date.
The United States recorded more cases than any other country for 24 hours during the pandemic, with 102,000 confirmed infections on Wednesday, October 4, for a total of one recent day. most on Johns Hopkins (there is always lag in reporting). The country also recorded more than 1,000 deaths for the third time this week, with 1,097 reported deaths in the past 24 hours. The previous record for the cases, also held by the US, was 99,321 on October 30.
Globally, the world has suffered the highest total number of deaths per day of the pandemic to date, with 11,447 deaths in the past day. It also recorded more cases than ever before, partly due to an increase in cases in the US, but also due to the second wave of Europe and more than 50,000 infections reported in India. first after 10 days.
The global total is 700,000, bringing the world closer to 50 million – a serious milestone we will likely cross over the weekend. Cases currently stand at 48,541,340.
- The number of deaths in the UK from coronavirus increased 378, Government figures show that the number of deaths within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 was 48,120. As of 9am GMT on Thursday, there have been an additional 24,141 lab confirmed cases in the UK, bringing the total number of confirmed cumulative infections to be 1,123,197.
- Colombia’s The House of Representatives abruptly ended the session and ordered lawmakers to quarantine after a member tested positive for Covid-19. The institute’s press office said at least 150 lawmakers may have been exposed. They were asked to avoid traveling back to their home areas and stay in Bogota while they waited 72 hours from possible exposure for the test.
- Dozens of US states have reported a record increase in Covid-19 cases per day, a day after the country set a record with nearly 105,000 new infections reported on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally. The epidemic is spreading in all parts of the country but is hitting the Midwest most heavily, based on new cases per capita. Illinois reports nearly 10,000 new cases and together with Texas are leading the nation in the most reported cases in the past seven days. Arkansas, Maine, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah and West Virginia also set records for the increase in new infections.
- Ireland is on track to control a second Covid-19 infection in late November as the government hopes to ease some of the most stringent restrictions in Europe, a senior public health official said. “The way the numbers are working will show that the number of applications is falling rapidly and we are aiming for the final position we want by the end of six weeks,” on December 1, Philip Nolan, the president of the Irish Epidemiological Model Advisory Group, said during a press conference.