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  1. No longer sufficient tests in UK for 5 months, notion predicts

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    If most of us within the UK with a cough or fever build a question to a coronavirus check this wintry weather, there couldn’t be sufficient tests each day for 5 months, a notion has estimated.

    In accordance with peculiar stages of coughs and fever alone – that are classic symptoms of flu and wintry – ask will height in December.

    The researchers relate unique UK attempting out ability wants to be “in an instant scaled as a lot as fulfill this high predicted ask”.

    A brand new lab will lift the different of tests processed, officers relate.

    Mixed with new technology and new tests, the authorities plans to avoid losing 500,000 tests a day by the head of October.

    The notion, which has now not yet been published or evaluated, estimated the different of of us with a cough or fever closing wintry weather in England, and predicted the impact of those of us soliciting for Covid-19 tests this wintry weather.

  2. Unusual Japan PM says Covid is greatest field going by means of nation

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    Image caption: Mr Suga has vowed to lift attempting out ability

    Japan’s new Top Minister Yoshihide Suga acknowledged the ideal
    field at allege going by means of the nation is the unfold of coronavirus.

    Mr Suga took over from Shinzo Abe who resigned closing month
    citing health reasons.

    Speaking in his first files convention as high minister, Mr
    Suga acknowledged there modified into a prefer to balance tackling the virus with economic revival.

    He has vowed to lift attempting out ability and to stable a
    vaccine when it turns into available.

  3. Flight ‘to nowhere’ sells out in four minutes

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    Image caption: A passenger proudly displays off a be conscious for the flight

    Extra than 100 of us in Taiwan are location to grab a sightseeing
    flight over Korea’s Jeju island as of us are trying and search out methods of getting a
    flying repair.

    The flight, which departs on 19 September, sold out in dazzling
    four minutes.

    Passengers will land at the identical Taipei airport they took
    off from. At some level of the flight they’ll be in a plan to are trying on frail Korean
    apparel akin to Hanbok and may perchance perchance perchance very successfully be served a meal of fried rooster and beer.

    The tickets, costing 270,000 Korean won (£177, $230), additionally
    contains a voucher for spherical day out flights from Taiwan to Korea, reliable for 12
    months.

    Learn
    more about methods of us are getting their flying repair here

  4. What’s the reasonable stir to a Covid-19 check centre?

    Fact Test

    For now, we’re still digesting one of the vital crucial failings that had been raised with the PM.

    Boris Johnson acknowledged that “dazzling within the closing week the reasonable distance that of us absorb had to go for a check has come down from 6 or 7 miles to 5 miles”.

    It’s miles a variation of the identical statistic Cabinet members absorb ancient within the Commons or in media appearances over the previous week.

    So, are they dazzling?

    Unfortunately, we can’t relate for obvious, for the reason that authorities hasn’t released the guidelines to the public, no subject repeated requests for it.

    The Division of Successfully being and Social Care says it plans to begin it “rapidly”.

    On the other hand, it has given a tiny amount of facts about how they got to it.

    The number refers to “because the crow flies”, so it doesn’t perceive that virtually all roads usually are now not a straight line between somebody’s home and the attempting out space. This style the reasonable distance may perchance perchance be elevated.

    We additionally don’t absorb files for the different of of us who’ve searched online for a check slot, been told to stir to a diversified fragment of the nation and made up our minds to now not grab the slot. And we don’t know how many of us tried and did now not win a check both.

    It’s essential to to perchance perchance perchance read more here on claims made by the authorities on attempting out.

  5. Scotland data 267 new Covid cases

    Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon earlier confirmed the stuffed with various of of us who tested obvious for Covid-19 within the previous 24 hours is 267.

    That represents 3.6% of of us newly tested and this takes the total different of obvious cases in Scotland to 23,283.

    A further one particular person who tested obvious has died within the closing 24 hours, taking the total to 2,501 deaths in Scotland by that measure.

    “We’re sadly very sure that cases dazzling now are rising,” Sturgeon acknowledged at the each day briefing.

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  6. Latest headlines from spherical globe

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    Image caption: Myanmar is constructing a health heart amid a upward thrust in cases

    Right here are some of basically the most fashionable headlines from spherical the area
    nowadays:

    • US President Donald Trump has denied that he downplayed the seriousness of Covid-19 no subject admitting in an interview that he had
    • The pandemic is seemingly to cost world football some $14bn
      (£10bn). Olli Rehn, a senior FIFA reliable acknowledged disruptions to championships,
      empty stadiums and lack of television earnings has hit the enterprise arduous
    • Myanmar is constructing a self-discipline health heart in Yangon after a upward thrust
      in cases there. The new health heart, constructed on a football pitch, may perchance perchance be in a plan to
      accommodate 500 beds
    • The Czech Republic has reported a legend 1,677 cases in a day.
      Hospital intakes, intensive care and deaths are on a pointy upward trajectory and
      heading in direction of the numbers considered in March and April
    • Madrid’s native authorities acknowledged it modified into furious by imposing
      lockdown measures in neighbourhoods with the ideal upward thrust in cases
    • India has passed 5million cases amid a spike in infections because the authorities continues to preserve
      restrictions
  7. UK health heart plea as of us flip up for Covid tests

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    Image caption: Test centres in Bolton absorb considered long queues as of us are trying and win tested

    Extra than 100 of us turned up at the accident and emergency division (A&E) at a health heart in Bolton in north-west England asking for Covid-19 tests, sparking a plea from the health heart to greatest allege up “within the event you would favor urgent medical attention”.

    Bolton NHS Belief acknowledged dozens of of us went to Royal Bolton Hospital on memoir of they couldn’t win into check centres.

    Chairwoman Prof Donna Hall acknowledged it confirmed a “lack of a cohesive map” within the authorities’s “failing” arrangement.

    Bolton has the very best an infection fee in England with 196 cases per 100,000 of us recorded on Saturday.

    “We have now got 30 of us who are Covid-obvious and we absorb got 5 of us in our high-dependency unit, so this virus is now not going away,” acknowledged Hall.

    A Division of Successfully being and Social Care spokesman acknowledged the NHS Test and Label machine modified into “working”.

    He added that someone with an appointment wouldn’t be turned a ways flung from check centres, and new reserving slots and residential attempting out kits had been being made available each day.

  8. Lecturers ‘may perchance perchance perchance perchance still win precedence win admission to to tests’

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    Unions and college leaders within the UK are urging the authorities to be stride teachers are given precedence win admission to to coronavirus tests, warning colleges would be compelled to a minimal of partly shut until attempting out turned more available.

    Keeping colleges begin will develop into “unsustainable”, acknowledged Geoff Barton, classic secretary of the Affiliation of College and Faculty Leaders (ASCL).

    As a surge in ask for tests continues to trigger delays, Barton acknowledged headteachers had been being compelled to carry out complicated choices over whether to withhold a complete class at dwelling if a pupil or teacher in a yr group had shown Covid-19 symptoms and couldn’t win a check.

    “This can really feel I dangle like lockdown by default,” he told Radio 4’s Recently programme.

    “Lecturers prefer to be counted as key workers in whisper that it is doubtless you’ll perchance perchance additionally a minimal of retain that maths teacher in front of 30 younger of us if their check is negative.”

    College leaders’ union NAHT and the National Governance Affiliation absorb additionally called on Top Minister Boris Johnson to “grab fee” of attempting out delays amid fears of the “an increasing model of disruptive” impact it may perchance perchance perchance perchance absorb on younger of us’s education.

    The ASCL acknowledged it has got 264 emails from colleges and colleges which acknowledged they had symptomatic workers and/or pupils who had been struggling to win admission to tests.

    The authorities has dedicated to prioritise NHS workers, patients and care dwelling residents for tests – however, to this level, now not teachers.

    Education Secretary Gavin Williamson told MPs on Wednesday he had emphasised the importance of prioritising colleges to Baroness Harding, head of the UK attempting out machine.

    He acknowledged they had this morning opened a colleges ordering machine to win admission to tests straight from the NHS.

  9. A somewhat stable efficiency from Rayner

    Laura Kuenssberg

    Political editor

    There are vital questions being asked at the
    second in regards to the build we go subsequent with coronavirus – and there’s now not worthy to absorb a
    chortle and a joke about.

    That acknowledged, Angela Rayner did arrange just a few dazzling gags
    at some level of her first PMQs day out at the despatch field.

    She announced herself with a fairly stable efficiency, and he or she didn’t scrutinize
    like she’d never done it ahead of.

    I dangle the gag that can win the sketch writers going modified into her
    joke about of us driving from London to Durham for Covid tests – at the expense
    of the PM’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings.

  10. Where are cases rising globally?

    A different of areas absorb considered new coronavirus cases upward thrust over the previous couple of months, with India driving up numbers in Asia.

    The different of confirmed infections in India has surpassed 5 million, officers relate, the second-perfect within the area after the US.

    Globally, the WHO recorded a legend one-day upward thrust within the different of new coronavirus infections on 13 September, with 307,930 reported over 24 hours.

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    It’s essential to to perchance perchance in finding all our most fashionable charts and maps illustrating the unfold of coronavirus globally here.

  11. Breaking2nd county in Wales to enter lockdown

    A second county in Wales will go into lockdown thanks to the bustle of coronavirus cases.

    Of us residing in Rhondda Cynon Taff may perchance perchance perchance perchance absorb restrictions imposed on their each day lives.

    From 18: 00 BST on Thursday, of us won’t be in a plan to enter or leave the space with out an inexpensive excuse, akin to stir for work or education.

  12. Enhance for disabled younger of us ‘stopped in lockdown’

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    Parliament

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    The newly elected leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Ed Davey, asks the PM about new be taught that displays three-quarters of households with disabled younger of us had their care reinforce stopped at some level of lockdown.

    He says the Coronavirus Act is “partly responsible as it relaxed the tasks to evaluate and meet the wants of disabled of us”.

    Sir Ed adds: “As a father of a disabled child… I really absorb considered accurate advice that means that his authorities broke global law on how the Coronavirus Act lowered the rights of disabled of us.”

    He asks that ahead of the act is renewed, the PM meets with him to talk about “how we give protection to their rights to care”.

    Johnson says he is “now not attentive to that individual allegation” and may perchance perchance perchance very successfully be “delighted to put in writing to him” to clarify.

  13. Peek: Rayner criticises PM on attempting out

  14. Rayner: Ministers absorb no notion for Covid ‘second wave’

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    Parliament

    For her closing ask, Angela Rayner accuses the PM of blaming “diversified of us in your possess incompetence” amid a “collapsing” attempting out machine.

    She accuses ministers of getting “no notion” for facing a resurgence of the virus, no subject “staring down the barrel at a second wave”.

    She additionally says ministers had made it a “top precedence” to exclude grouse capturing from its “rule of six” restrictions offered earlier this month.

    Johnson doesn’t reply on that level particularly, however accuses Labour of telling “panic reviews” on “tangential” issues.

    He says ministers absorb faced one of the vital crucial “most complicated choices that any fashionable authorities has had to face,” however is handing over on the “priorities of the British of us”.

    This contains “vastly ramping up” attempting out, he adds.

  15. ‘Mothers absorb had to provide start with out reinforce’

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    UK Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner then moves on to the sphere of moms giving start with out reinforce at some level of the pandemic.

    “Alongside the tragic reviews we now absorb heard of relatives dying alone in care homes… we now absorb additionally heard from moms who absorb had to provide start with out reinforce,” says Rayner.

    She asks about new guidance issued to allow partners and household in, and asks the PM to meet along with her to talk about it additional.

    Johnson says it is “completely dazzling to enhance the issue she does” and that he “totally has the same opinion start partners wants to be in a plan to serve the start”.

    He doesn’t agree to meet her, however says he is “delighted to serve cooperation” between her and the Division of Successfully being.

  16. Is the UK attempting out bigger than diversified European worldwide locations?

    Fact Test

    At some level of Top Minister’s Questions, Boris Johnson defended the authorities’s attempting out machine and acknowledged “we’ve performed more tests than any diversified European nation”.

    In line with authorities statistics, dazzling over 17 million antigen tests were processed within the UK. These tests are ancient to search out out within the event you at allege absorb coronavirus.

    This total is elevated than any diversified nation in Europe, per files collected by Our World in Files. As an illustration, basically the most fashionable files displays that Germany has processed 13.4 million tests and Italy has done 5.9 million tests.

    Comparisons between worldwide locations won’t continually be ideal, on memoir of some worldwide locations record less in most cases and there may perchance perchance perchance additionally very successfully be some differences in methodology.

    It’s miles additionally vital to scrutinize at attempting out relative to a nation’s dimension, as there are big differences in inhabitants between diversified worldwide locations.

    On this measure – per Our World in Files – the UK does 238 tests per 1,000 of us which puts it sooner than Germany on 160 tests per 1,000 of us and and Spain with 159.

    Nevertheless just a few worldwide locations in Europe attain more: Luxembourg with 637 tests per 1,000 of us and Denmark with 489.

  17. Weekly care dwelling attempting out ‘has now not been delivered’

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    Parliament

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    Citing a boss within the care sector, Angela Rayner says a promise for weekly tests in care homes “has now not been delivered”.

    She says ministers absorb broken their guarantees on this space, and “invent now not absorb weeks” to “kind the space out”. Around 62,000 of us a day are being tested per day on reasonable, she says.

    Boris Johnson replies that attempting out ability has elevated from 210,000 to 240,000 per day, and has been tested by a “colossal, colossal surge in ask”.

    He says the UK is growing basically the most “thorough going” attempting out regime in Europe.

    On ask for attempting out, the BBC’s chief political correspondent Vicki Younger says just a few MPs absorb told her there may perchance be proof in their space that hundreds of us are asking for tests even supposing they usually are now not eligible.

  18. PM: ‘Colossal spike’ in check requests

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    Boris Johnson says the authorities is dedicated to making obvious care homes win “the money they need”.

    He adds that the bustle of an infection in homes has “come down vastly”.

    Angela Rayner welcomes the PM’s comments on care workers, however tells him to “win some skates on it” and “win on top of this issue now ahead of wintry weather disaster hits”.

    The deputy Labour leader then moves serve on to attempting out, saying while he is speaking in regards to the mass attempting out programme “Operation Moonshot” in actuality, “on planet Earth”, this is potentially now not going down.

    She asks in regards to the PM’s promise on weekly attempting out in care homes – is it going down?

    Johnson says it is “to basically the most important of my files”.

    He says Rayner is “dazzling to evaluate the frustration in regards to the big ask for tests”, saying there had been a “colossal spike”.

    The PM adds: “What we are making an are trying to attain now may perchance perchance perchance perchance be meet that ask at legend bustle.”

  19. Labour deputy leader opens PMQs with attempting out issues

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    Angela Rayner begins her first appearance at Top Minister’s Questions by bringing up the issue of attempting out.

    Labour’s deputy leader says she has had a letter from a “man called Keir” who couldn’t go to work nowadays on memoir of he modified into setting apart while staring at for a check result.

    “Keir modified into in a plan to attain the dazzling thing, self-isolate and develop a residing from dwelling, however others don’t appear to be on this space,” she says, including some care workers.

    Rayner raises the truth she modified into a care worker and asks Boris Johnson if he knows how worthy they develop an hour.

    Johnson says the Labour leader (yes, that Keir) has got his result now, adding: “I invent now not pretty know why he is now not here.”

    Nevertheless he doesn’t reply the ask, and says the authorities is “working very hasty to flip spherical the final check requests we win”.

    BBC chief political correspondent Vicki Younger says there may perchance be hundreds unease amongst Conservative MPs over issues with attempting out so it be no surprise Angela Rayner is pressing the PM on this.

    Younger says the PM has some stats suggesting machine is working for many however that’s no consolation for those stuck in self-isolation.

  20. PMQs begins

    Boris Johnson has stood up at the despatch field for this week’s Top Minister’s Questions.