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Transfer news LIVE: Man United sign wonderkid Diallo, COVID outbreak puts Villa vs Liverpool in doubt, West Ham duo to leave, Man City and PSG to fight for Messi, Ozil closer to Arsenal departure

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and biggest football gossip with the January window now open. HEADLINES Premier League done deals: Every completed transfer in the 2021 January window Aston Villa vs Liverpool in doubt due to COVID-19 outbreak at training ground Ozil decision in ‘days’ but uncertainty over Arsenal wonderkid as Arteta […] talkSPORT
Falling rates of COVID in university areas could be hiding a wider outbreak in cities

Falling rates of COVID in university areas could be hiding a wider outbreak in cities

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Falling rates of COVID-19 among students could be masking an underlying epidemic, research by Sky News has revealed.The Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said this week that Tier 3 restrictions were unnecessary because cases in the city were falling. Our analysis suggests that's true when looking at city-wide data. But in fact, the downward trend appears to be because of a sharp fall in cases in areas with a higher density of students. In other parts of the city, which are likely to have a greater proportion of elderly people at risk of more serious disease, cases are still rising.That will be a serious concern for hospitals that are increasingly stretched by the combination of COVID-19 and other winter illnesses. ...
Florida-LSU football game postponed due to Gators’ COVID-19 outbreak

Florida-LSU football game postponed due to Gators’ COVID-19 outbreak

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Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Saturday's scheduled Florida-LSU college football game was postponed Wednesday after more than 20 Florida players tested positive for COVID-19, Gators' athletic director Scott Stricklin said Wednesday. The game was to be held at 4 p.m. EDT Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. It tentatively has been rescheduled for Dec. 12. The Gators have paused all football activities indefinitely. Advertisement Stricklin said 18 scholarship players and three walk-on players tested positive for COVID-19. He also said the Gators would have fewer than 50 scholarship players available if they tried to play Saturday because of players in quarantine or on the COVID injury list. "We understand the importance of trying to have a team available," Stricklin said. "That was o...
UN says new polio outbreak in Sudan caused by oral vaccine

UN says new polio outbreak in Sudan caused by oral vaccine

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The World Health Organization says a new polio outbreak in Sudan is linked to an ongoing vaccine-sparked epidemic in ChadBy MARIA CHENG AP Medical WriterSeptember 2, 2020, 9:17 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLONDON -- The World Health Organization says a new polio outbreak in Sudan is linked to an ongoing vaccine-sparked epidemic in Chad — a week after the U.N. health agency declared the African continent free of the wild polio virus.In a statement this week, WHO said two children in Sudan — one from South Darfur state and the other from Gedarif state, close to the border with Ethiopia and Eritrea — were paralyzed in March and April. Both had been recently vaccinated against polio. WHO said initial outbreak investigations show the cases are linked...
Tesla tries to assure workers there’s no big virus outbreak

Tesla tries to assure workers there’s no big virus outbreak

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Tesla is trying to assure its 55,000 employees that there hasn’t been a big coronavirus outbreak at company facilities worldwide, despite a report by an industry website that over 130 Tesla employees or contractors have tested positiveBy TOM KRISHER AP Auto WriterJuly 16, 2020, 6:53 PM4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleDETROIT -- Tesla is trying to assure its 55,000 employees that there hasn't been a big coronavirus outbreak at company facilities worldwide, despite a report by an electric vehicle industry website that over 130 Tesla employees or contractors have tested positive. In an email to workers Wednesday night, the company said that since January it has had fewer than 10 cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 that were transmitted in the workplace. But th...