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England sees 30% drop in new COVID-19 infections amid lockdowns

England sees 30% drop in new COVID-19 infections amid lockdowns

Health
Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Recent lockdown restrictions imposed in England to reduce the spread of COVID-19 appear to be working, with a 30% drop in new infections over the past month, according to research released Monday by Imperial College London. Since the implementation of new protocols -- including business closures and limits on public gatherings -- based on local infection rates earlier in November, the country has seen its new coronavirus reproduction, or R, number fall to 0.88, the data showed. Advertisement The R number measures how many people infected with the virus spread it to others, so lower figures suggest reduced transmission, the researchers said. Although it is not among the official statistics used to track the epidemic, the R number for some parts of the United States may be ...
UFC Fight Night main event off after Curtis Blaydes’ positive COVID-19 test

UFC Fight Night main event off after Curtis Blaydes’ positive COVID-19 test

Sports
Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The main event bout between Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night -- planned for Saturday -- has been called off after Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19, the UFC said Friday. The UFC also said a featherweight bout between Renato Moicano and Rafael Fiziev has been moved to Dec. 12. A flyweight bout between Amir Albazi and Zhalgas Zhumagulov also had to be rescheduled due to travel restrictions. Advertisement A featherweight bout between Jonathan Pearce and Kai Kamaka has been added to Saturday's card. Blaydes, 29, is 14-2-0. He has won his last four fights. He beat Alexander Volkov in his last bout on June 20 at UFC Fight Night. His last loss came after a first-round knockout from Francis Ngannou on Nov. 24, 2018. Lewis, 35, has won his last three fights....
Review COVID-19 tiers every week, hospitality chiefs urge PM

Review COVID-19 tiers every week, hospitality chiefs urge PM

Business
Boris Johnson must commit to weekly reviews of the coronavirus tiers dictating the ability of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs to trade during the remaining months of the coronavirus pandemic, scores of hospitality chefs will warn on Thursday.Sky News has seen an open letter to the prime minister from dozens of bosses - including executives at Fuller's, Mitchells & Butlers and The Restaurant Group, which owns Wagamama - imploring him to act immediately or risk the collapse of the entire sector. Industry sources said that more than 100 companies had signed the letter, which was circulated around hospitality employers within hours of the government's announcement about arrangements for the end of the England-wide lockdown period next week. Please use Chrome browser for...
COVID-19 app payment loophole won’t be fixed by the end of lockdown

COVID-19 app payment loophole won’t be fixed by the end of lockdown

Technology
People who are told to isolate by the contact tracing app will not be able to claim financial support after lockdown ends, and may not be able to before Christmas, Sky News can reveal.Workers with low incomes in England are entitled to receive £500 if they cannot work from home while they self-isolate, but they can only claim the support if they are given a code by a human contact tracer. Leaked documents seen by Sky News reveal that a technical fix has been drawn up and signed off by the Treasury and Downing Street.Yet delays in its implementation mean it will not be in place for the end of England's lockdown on December 2, and may not arrive for several weeks after that, despite fears that contacts will increase over the holiday period. Image:
Covid-19: UK leaders reach deal on easing of Christmas rules

Covid-19: UK leaders reach deal on easing of Christmas rules

Health
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