Monday, 22 June 2020

Coronavirus Log Part 4 - (from 22 June)

This post is a continuation of the Coronavirus Log.  See Coronavirus Log Part 1 - (December 2019 to 28 April 2020) - Part 2 (29 April 2020 to 24 May 2020) - Part 3 (25 May to 21 June 2020).

22 June - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 42,632. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate. See also Government data.


What the coronavirus image you've seen a million times really shows

22 June - BBC News - PM to announce on Tuesday if pubs can reopen

22 June - The Guardian - Releasing English hospital patients into care homes was not illegal  - Releasing hospital patients into care homes without Covid-19 tests was not illegal, lawyers for the UK health secretary, Matt Hancock, have said in a rebuttal of a high court challenge to the government’s handling of the pandemic in care homes.

22 June - The Independent - Coronavirus cases see record global daily rise amid fears of second wave - A record number of new coronavirus cases were recorded globally on Tuesday, amid concerns of a second wave of outbreaks in several countries around the world.

22 June - US coronavirus hotspots libked to meat processing plants - also The Guardian - Three food factories in England and Wales close and The Yorkshire Post - Cleckheaton coronavirus outbreak: Can you catch Covid-19 from eating meat?

Food Standards Agency - Qualitative risk assessment on the risk of food or food contact materials as a tranmission route for SARS-Cov-2

22 June - No 10 Downing Street Data

23 June - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 42,647. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

23 June - BBC News - Cinemas and museums set to reopen in England from 4 July

23 June - The Guardian - Museums, galleries and cinemas to reopen in England from 4 July

23 June - The Guardian - Britain nearly went bust in March, says Bank of England

23 June - No 10 Downing Street Data - at this conference the PM announced that further daily conferences would not be held.  The government assessed that it was meeting its own 5 tests.
Further easing of restrictions will come into effect from early July. Amendment to the Regulations will be required and also revised guidance issued. Fuller details are awaited. It appears that some types of business will continue to remain closed.

23 June - UK Government announces easing of lockdown restrictions

23 June - Hansard House of Commons - Covid-19 Update

24 June - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 42,927. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate

24 June - BBC News - UK must prepare for second virus wave - health leaders

24 June - The Guardian - Eight out of 10 English councils at risk of bankruptcy, says study

24 June - The Guardian - UK ministers in talks to create air bridges with 'core' European nations

24 June - No 10 Downing Street Data and Link to Government Guidance

24 June - The Guardian - Life almost as we know it: England's lockdown changes on 4 July 

25 June - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 43,081. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

25 June - Channel 4 News - Johnson repeats claim that no country has a functioning Covid-19 tracing app

25 June - The Guardian - Major incident declared as people flock to England's south coast

26 June - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 43,230. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

26 June - Government Data

26 June - No 10 Downing Street Data for 25 June


26 June - No 10 Downing Street Data

26 June - No 10 Downing Street - Coronaviris press conferences quality and methodology information report.

The Data from the press conferences may be seen at Slides, datasets and transcripts to accompany coronavirus press conferences covering the priod 25 March 2020 to 26 June 2020. 

Daily Data continues to be published by the government - Coronavirus UK Summary



27 June - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 43,414. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

27 June - The Guardian - Arson arrest after thrown firework starts blaze at Liver Building

27 June - The Guardian - Liverpool police granted more powers to disprese crowds after wild celebrations 

27 June - The Guardian - Ministers ignored police chiefs' warning over risks of lifting lockdown in England

27 June - The Telegraph - Councils set to make sweeping cuts to local services to fill £6bn Covid hole



(Monday) - 29 June - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 43,550. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

The Data from the press conferences may be seen at Slides, datasets and transcripts to accompany coronavirus press conferences covering the priod 25 March 2020 to 26 June 2020. 

Daily Data continues to be published by the government - Coronavirus UK Summary

29 June - The Guardian - Leicester forced into local lockdown to combat surge in Coiv-10 cases

30 June - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 43,575. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

30 June - BBC News - Leicester lockdown tightened as cases rise and see Leicester Mercury 6 June 2020.

30 June - The Guardian - No 10 accused of sowing confusion over Leicester lockdown

30 June - The Guardian - Deaths in England and Wales fall below avarage for first time since lockdown 

Wednesday 1 July - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 43,730. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

1 July - The Independent - Still 36 parts of England where Covid-19 cases increasing, statistics reveal

2 July - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 43,906. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

2 July - BBC News - UK travel quarantine rules 'not worth it' says Theresa Villiers
 
3 July - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 43,995. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

3 July - BBC News - What are the new rules when pubs reopen


4 July - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 44,131. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

4 July - New Coronavirus Restrictions legislation came into force. Specific legislation applies to Leicester.

4 July - The Guardian - UK set to award Covid-19 testing contracts worth £5bn to private bidders

5 July - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 44,198. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

5 July - BBC News - England has first night out since lockdown

(Monday) - 6 July - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 44,220. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

6 July - BBC News - Arts venues welcome £1.57bn government support

6 July - The Guardian - Fears of widespread disorder prove unfounded as English pubs reopen

6 July - The Guardian - NHS Chiefs in standoff with Treasury over emergency £10bn - "NHS bosses have accused the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, of breaking a pledge to give the health service “whatever it needs” after he refused to provide a £10bn cash injection needed to avoid it being crippled by a second wave of the coronavirus. They have warned ministers that without the money the NHS will be left perilously unprepared for next winter and the second spike in infections which doctors believe is inevitable. Nor will they be able to restart non-Covid services or treat the growing backlog in patients needing surgery."

6 July - The Guardian - UK calls halt to data on number of people tested for Covid-19

6 July - The Guardian - Air travellers to Scotland to face quarantine pot checks and fines

6 July - BBC News - What are the UK's travel rules and which countries can you visit?

6 July - The Guardian - Wales further eases lockdown as first minister criticises Boris Johnson 

7 July - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 44,236. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

7 July - BBC News - Boris Johnson criticised over care home comments

7 July - The Guardian - Who might the government seek to blame for the UK's Covid-19 failings?

7 July - Wired - Antibody tests were meant to be a game changer. What went wrong?

8 July - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 44,391. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

Daily Data published by the UK government - Coronavirus UK Summary

8 July - The Guardian - UK has no clear PPE strategy for second wave of coronavirus, MPs warn

8 July - The Independent - Politics explained: What is happening with the government's coronavirus testing figures

8 July - The Guardian - Mass unemployment feared despite Rish Sunak's 'plan for jobs'



9 July - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 44,517. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

9 July - BBC News - Public spending on crisis soars to £190bn

9 July - The Week - Test and trace system cost taxpayer £10bn

9 July - BBC News - Dementia patients 'deteriorating' without family visits

9 July - UK Government - Further changes to restrictions from Saturday 11 July, Monday 13 July and Saturday 25 July.

9 July - Public Health England - Weekly Covid-19 Surveillance Report published

10 July - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 44,602. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

10 July - The Guardian - UK has opted out of EU coronavirus vaccine programme, sources say

10 July - BBC News - Quarantine rules end for dozens of destinations

10 July - BBC News - Face covernings now compulsory in Scotland's shops


10 July - Reuters - Into the fog: How Britain lost track of the coronavirus



  
11 July - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 44,650. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

11 July - BBC News - UK opts out of EU Covid-19 vaccine scheme - The UK will not join the EU Covid-19 vaccine scheme, the UK's ambassador to the EU Sir Tim Barrow has said.  Sir Tim said if the UK joined the scheme it would have no say on decisions including on price or which manufacturers to negotiate with. The UK would also be unable to "pursue parallel negotiations with potential vaccine suppliers", he said in his letter to the European Commission.

11 July - BBC News - What are the EU coronavirus schemes?

11 July - BBC News - No 10 considering mandatory face masks in shops in England 

11 July - The Guardian - 'We're delighted!' England's outdoor theatres prepare to open

11 July - BBC  News - How many confirmed cases in your area - The UK has the highest official death toll in Europe and the third highest in the world, after the US and Brazil. The government has argued it is too soon to make definitive international comparisons but, as the impact of the first wave becomes clear in many countries, analysis is beginning to suggest the UK has been the hardest hit of the leading G7 nations.



12 July - Worldometers - Coronanvirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 44,798. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate. (This is 1,068 since the beginning of July 2020).

12 July - The Guardian - Cross Party MPs to lead independent UK coronavirus inquiry

12 July - The Independent - Herefordshire farm coronavirus outbreak: Hundreds of workers told to self-isolate after 73 test positive 

(Monday) 13 July - Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 44,819. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

13 July - BBC News - More than 100 outbreaks tackeld a week, says Matt Hancock

13 July - The Guardian - Face masks in shops will not be mandatory in England, Gove suggests

13 July - The Independent - Coronavirus tracked: Where are Covid-19 infection rates spiking in England?

13 July - Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 44,830. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

14 July - BBC News - Face coverings in Englnd's shops to be compulsory from 24 July - Note: In Scotland the relevant law relating to face covering in shops Regulation 6B of The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (as amended). This came into force on 10 July.

14 July - The Guardian - Mask wearing in English shops will be difficult to enforce

14 July - The Guardian - Blackburn and Darwen Council takes action to avoid local lockdown 

15 July - Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 44,968. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

15 July - House of Commons Hansard for 14 July - Coronavirus Update - face coverings in shops etc.

15 July - The Guardian - Nurses not wearing masks led to A and E closure

15 July - The Guardian (George Monbiot) - When secret coronavirus contracts are awarded without competition, it's deadly serious

15 July - The Guardian - I can't afford to turn away business; view from shops on face mask rules

16 July - Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 45,053. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

16 July - Prime Minister's Questions - An "inquiry" -

The qeustion was not pursued further so it remains unclear what form an inquiry may take.

16 July - BBC News - UK payrolls shrink by 649,000 jobs in lockdown

16 July - The Guardian - Treasury mulls plan to set up coronavirus toxic debt body to save UK small businesses - Businesses that took on debt through the government-backed coronavirus business interruption loan scheme (CBILS) or bounce back loan scheme (BBLS) would be able to apply for special measures through the corporation if they were at risk of default.

16 July - The Independent - Oxford vaccine results 'promising' as initial data set for release in days

17 July - Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 45,119. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

17 July - The Guardian - Boris Johnson's plan for 'return to normality' met with scepticism

17 July - The Guardian - How prepared is Boris Johnson for a winter resurgence of coronavirus? 

18 July - Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 45,233. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

18 July - BBC News - Councils in England get new powers for local shutdowns

19 July - Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 45,273. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

19 July - Sky News - The inside story of how UK's chaotic testing regime broke all the rules

19 July - BBC News - Boris Johnson does not want second national lockdown

19 July - The Guardian - Matt Hancock in new U-turn on coronavirus testing data

(Monday) 20 July -  Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 45,300. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

20 July - The Spectator - The fatal mistakes which led to lockdown

20 July - BBC News - Rightmove and Compass say no to job retention bonus

20 July - BBC News - Thousands attend illegal rave at RAF Charmy Down near Bath

20 July - The Guardian - Senior doctors warn second wave could cripple NHS


20 July - The Independent - Ten 'Nightingale' courts launched to tackle coronavirus lockdown backlog

20 July - Wired - Government admits that NHS Test and Trace programme is unlawful 

21 July - Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 45,312. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

21 July - The Guardian - Oxford coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response, trial shows

22 July - Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 45,422. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

23 July - Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 45,501. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

23 July - BBC News - UK's pandemic planning an 'astonishing failure', say MPs

23 July - The Guardian - UK failed to plan for economic impact of flu-like pandemic, says watchdog

23 July - BBC News - Bors Johnson says response shows 'might of UK union'

23 July - The Guardian - Test and Trace system in England failing to contact thousands

23 July - The Guardian - UK's mixing of messages on coronavirus arose 'almost by accident', MPs find

23 July - The Guardian - Why England's Covid-19 death toll is wrong but not by much - Matt Hancock has announced an urgent review into how Public Health England (PHE) counts Covid-19 deaths after discovering what appeared to be a serious issue in how rates are calculated.

23 July - The Independent - England's infection rate is now five times greater than Scotland's, latest data reveals

24 July - Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 45,554. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

24 July - BBC News - New face covering rules come into force in England

24 July - Bloomberg - Covid Vaccine Front-Runner is months ahead of her competition

24 July - Wired - NHS Test and Trace unlawful - A crucial element of England’s coronavirus recovery effort has been operating for months without fully taking into account how people’s data could be abused, the government has admitted. A mandatory risk assessment for how data is handled has not been completed for the Test and Trace system, which went live on May 28.

24 July - BBC News - Boris Johnson changes tone over handling of pandemic

24 July - The Guardian - Boris Johnson says coronavirus could have been handled differently 

24 July - The Guardian - Sainsbury's and Asda say they won't enforce English face mask laws

24 July - The Guardian - UK working mothers are 'sacrificial lambs' in coronavirus childcare crisis

25 July - Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 45,677. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

25 July - The Week - Who is behind the Russian cyberattacks on coronavirus vaccine research? 

25 July - BBC News - Indoor gyms ad pools in England start to reopen

25 July - The Guardian - Video witnessing of wills to be made legal during Covid-19 pandemic

26 July -  Worldometers - Coronavirus - UK - reported that UK deaths had reached 45,738. Those are where COVID-19 is stated as cause of death on the certificate.

From 1 July, the nnumber of daily new cases has been fairly consistent  as shown by this diagram


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