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Coronavirus: flight evacuating Britons from stricken cruise ship leaves Japan

Thirty-two British and European passengers from Diamond Princess on board plane due to land in England on Saturday, Foreign Office says The British government has begun repatriating its citizens trapped on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan for more than two weeks.“The evacuation flight from Japan has now departed with 32 British and European passengers on board, as well as British government and medical staff,” the Foreign Office said in a statement on Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, England, Science, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Foreign Office, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Who is most at risk of contracting coronavirus?

After the deaths of young health workers, do we have to rethink who is at risk of infection?There have been a number of deaths from the coronavirus among doctors who are young and, as far as we know, otherwise healthy. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak


Brits prepare to fly home from cruise ship hit by coronavirus

UK government sends plane to repatriate quarantined citizens on Diamond PrincessDozens of Britons who have been trapped on a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan are set to fly home after the UK government sent a plane to repatriate them.About 70 people who have been held in quarantine on the Diamond Princess are due to land at Boscombe Down Ministry of Defence base near Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the early hours of Saturday morning. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Salisbury Wiltshire, Coronavirus outbreak, Boscombe Down Ministry of Defence


UK’s expensive visa fees 'could deter NHS staff and scientists'

High cost of entry under immigration overhaul will put off applicants, says thinktankThe UK’s “sky-high” visa fees could deter vital NHS staff and the “brightest and best” scientists that Boris Johnson wants to attract as part of his new immigration policy, experts have warned.Nurses, lab technicians, engineers and tech experts who currently flock to the UK from the EU may not be able to afford to do so if the prime minister’s proposed immigration overhaul becomes law. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Money, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, Society, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Work & careers, Foreign Policy, Migration


Coronavirus: two people die in Iran as cruise ship Britons face Wirral quarantine - latest updates

Deaths in mainland China pass 2,000 and Foreign Office tells Britons to stay on the Diamond Princess cruise shipChina’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreakDissent becomes victim of China coronavirus crackdownShare your experiences 5.02pm GMT Britons returning home from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that has seen over 600 cases of coronavirus will be quarantined at the same NHS facility that housed people flown b...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Iran, Asia Pacific, NHS, Global Economy, Tehran, Wuhan, Chinese Economy, Foreign Office, Britons


Foreign Office tells Britons not to leave cruise ship struck by coronavirus

Passengers who disembark Diamond Princess may not be allowed to board evacuation flight later in week, FCO warns Coronavirus: live updatesBritish passengers stuck on the cruise ship in Japan where over 600 people have been infected with the coronavirus have have been told to stay onboard by the Foreign Office.Japanese authorities said those who had tested negative for the virus were allowed to leave on Wednesday, but the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) warned that passengers who disembark ...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Foreign Office, Britons, Fco, Commonwealth Office FCO, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: first two patients confirmed in Iran as cruise ship cases rise to 621 – live updates

Deaths on mainland China pass 2,000 as passengers begin leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. Follow all the latest news here China’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreakDissent becomes victim of China coronavirus crackdownShare your experiences 11.18am GMT Japanese health officials said 79 new coronavirus cases have been detected on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, taking the total to 621.The positive...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Iran, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Associated Press, Isna, Chinese Economy, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: Hong Kong records second death – live updates

Deaths on the mainland pass 2,000 as passengers begin leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. Follow all the latest news here China’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreak 5.18am GMT Our full story on the exodus from the Diamond Princess has just gone live on the site.Here it is: Related: Coronavirus: Diamond Princess exodus begins amid criticism over quarantine 5.17am GMT Reuters has given us a fas...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Shanghai, Chinese Economy, Reuters, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak, Mark Xia


Coronavirus outbreak: passengers begin to leave Diamond Princess – live updates

Deaths in China from the virus have risen above 2,000 after a 40% spike in fatalities in Hubei province – but new cases in the province are down. Follow all the latest news here China’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreak 2.34am GMT Justin McCurry, our man in Tokyo, has been speaking to a Japanese health expeprt who fears some of the cruise ship passengers could yet turn out to be carrying the virus:Kentaro Iwata, ...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Tokyo, Chinese Economy, Yokohama, NHK, Hubei Province, Justin McCurry, Diamond Princess


Coronavirus outbreak: passengers prepare to leave Diamond Princess – live updates

Deaths in China from the virus have risen above 2,000 after a 40% spike in fatalities in Hubei province – but new cases in the province are down. Follow all the latest news here China’s handling of the virus is a diplomatic challenge for the WHOChinese people in UK targeted with abuse over outbreak 12.17am GMT Reuters has the latest health commission numbers. It says 2,004 people have died from the virus in mainland China, making a total around the world of 2,009 by my reckoning.Confirmed ca...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Global Economy, Tencent, Chinese Economy, Reuters, Johns Hopkins University, Hubei Province


Coronavirus: Japan to trial HIV antiretroviral drugs on patients – latest news

UK prepares evacuation flight for cruise ship passengers. Follow the latest newsBritish couple on Diamond Princess test positiveSenior doctor dies in WuhanWhat is the coronavirus?Share your experiences 12.18pm GMT The UK accounting watchdog has called on all British businesses to flag up the full extent of the risks posed by the coronavirus outbreak to their companies, PA Media reports.The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said companies had a duty to make “up-to-date and meaningful” disclos...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Brighton, Public Health England, Argus, CCG, PA Media


Britain to evacuate citizens from coronavirus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess

Foreign office seeking to organise flight for UK nationals stuck on ship where more than 450 people have virusInfected people in Wuhan to be ‘rounded up’ - live updatesThe British government has said it is “working to organise a flight” to evacuate citizens stranded on a stricken cruise ship where more than 450 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus.The Diamond Princess cruise ship was quarantined off Japan after a passenger who disembarked in Hong Kong was confirmed to have the dis...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


No 10 refuses to comment on PM's views of racial IQ

Move comes after hiring of new adviser who said black people have lower average IQsBoris Johnson’s spokesman has refused to say whether the prime minister thinks black people have lower IQs on average, or agrees with eugenics, after No 10 hired an adviser with highly controversial views.In a tense briefing with the media, the prime minister’s deputy official spokesman declined several times to distance Johnson from the views of his adviser, Andrew Sabisky, who has suggested “enforced contracepti...
Tags: Politics, Science, Race, Conservatives, Society, UK News, World news, Poverty, Social exclusion, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Dominic Cummings, Andrew Sabisky


AI systems claiming to 'read' emotions pose discrimination risks

Expert says technology deployed is based on outdated science and therefore is unreliableArtificial Intelligence (AI) systems that companies claim can “read” facial expressions is based on outdated science and risks being unreliable and discriminatory, one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of emotion has warned.Lisa Feldman Barrett, professor of psychology at Northeastern University, said that such technologies appear to disregard a growing body of evidence undermining the notion t...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Technology, UK News, Computing, Consciousness, Northeastern University, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Artificial intelligence (AI


Pressure grows on UK to rescue citizens from coronavirus-stricken ship

Passengers on Diamond Princess liner ‘disillusioned’ with government over lack of action• All the day’s developmentsPressure is growing on the British government to airlift citizens stranded on a cruise ship stricken by coronavirus, after a Chinese tourist in France became the first person to die from the disease in Europe.The US announced late on Friday that it would be evacuating more than 400 nationals from the quarantined ship, which has had nearly 300 confirmed coronavirus cases, and Britis...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, France, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Pressure grows on UK to airlift citizens on coronavirus-stricken ship

Passengers on Diamond Princess liner ‘disillusioned’ with government over lack of action• All the day’s developmentsPressure is growing on the British government to airlift citizens stranded on a cruise ship stricken by coronavirus, after a Chinese tourist in France became the first person to die from the disease in Europe.The US announced late on Friday that it would be evacuating more than 400 nationals from the quarantined ship, which has had nearly 300 confirmed coronavirus cases, and Britis...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, France, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Charles Yonge obituary

My brother Charles Yonge, who has died aged 74, was a climber, explorer and caver who opened up many new routes and discovered caves all over the world. He also carried out numerous ascents in the Rocky Mountains in Canada.Born in Chesterfield in Derbyshire, Charles was the son of Wg Cmdr John Yonge, an RAF pilot, and his wife, Enid (nee Blanch), who worked in surveillance for MI5. He was educated at Sutton Valence school in Kent and then at the University of Surrey, where he gained a degree in ...
Tags: Travel, Science, Americas, UK News, World news, Canada, Mountaineering, Geology, Raf, Exploration, Kent, Rock Climbing, Adventure Travel, Chesterfield, Rocky Mountains, University Of Sheffield


Heathrow airport hit by delays following coronavirus-related concerns

Public Health England guidelines result in as many as eight flights being caught up in checks or delaysCoronavirus - latest updatesAs many as eight flights at Heathrow airport were said to have been caught up in delays or checks as a result of government health officials responding to coronavirus-related concerns over passengers feeling unwell.United Airlines confirmed that staff in London had been providing assistance to a flight from San Francisco which had landed at Heathrow following reports...
Tags: Science, London, San Francisco, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Air transport, Microbiology, Heathrow, Public Health England, Heathrow Airport, United Airlines, Coronavirus outbreak


You still hear the people sing: Les Mis protest anthem blazes from France to China

The defiant lyrics to the classic Les Misérables track are reverberating through uprisings in Hong Kong and ChinaIt has soared during an airport sit-in, united street protests and drowned out the Chinese national anthem at a school assembly. Do You Hear the People Sing?, the defiant chorus from the musical Les Misérables, has become a song of protest in Hong Kong and, more recently, mainland China. Explicit references to Li Wenliang, the Wuhan doctor censured for his warnings about the coronavir...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Musicals, France, China, Theatre, UK News, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Stage, Les Miserables, Wuhan, Weibo, Les Mis, Herbert Kretzmer


Solar Orbiter spacecraft will capture the sun's north and south poles

Scientists hope the telescope will capture the imagination like ‘science fiction’ The sun’s uncharted north and south poles are set to be revealed for the first time by an ambitious mission that will fly above our home star and beam back images.The Solar Orbiter spacecraft, a joint Nasa and European Space Agency (ESA) mission, is set to be launched from Cape Canaveral just after 4am UK time on Monday morning, and will reach its vantage point above the planetary plane by the end of 2021. Continue...
Tags: Europe, Space, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Nasa, European Space Agency, Planets, Venus, Cape Canaveral, European Space Agency ESA


Signs of cancer can appear long before diagnosis, study shows

Research into genetic mutations suggests possibility of tests that would detect cancer earlierEarly signs of cancer can appear years or even decades before diagnosis, according to the most comprehensive investigation to date of the genetic mutations that cause healthy cells to turn malignant.The findings, based on samples from more than 2,500 tumours and 38 cancer types, reveal a longer-than-expected window of opportunity in which patients could potentially be tested and treated at the earliest ...
Tags: Science, UK News, Genetics, Medical Research, Cancer Research


Chronic pain: prescribe mental health support as well as drugs, say experts

Calls for social interventions to be used along with opioids, which often have little effectPeople with chronic pain should be prescribed social interventions such as mental health support instead of just opioid painkillers, experts have said.About 28 million adults in the UK live with pain that has lasted three months or more, according to recent research. But tackling such pain is challenging, with few effective treatments on offer. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Drugs, UK News, Mental Health, Opioids


Is UK overreacting to coronavirus crisis by telling citizens to leave China?

Decision leaves tens of thousands weighing up huge choice without knowing why they should leaveFull story: UK tells Britons in China to leaveCoronavirus crisis - live updatesThe British government’s surprise announcement telling Britons to leave China “if they can” comes amid mounting international concern about the spread of the coronavirus.But the advice came with no detailed guidance about why the UK’s position has changed – making it unclear whether this was a political stance, or one based ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, China, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Britons, Coronavirus outbreak


Travel bans plunge China into deepening isolation over coronavirus

Australia and other countries follow US in imposing near-total travel ban as foreign companies scale back activityThe growing coronavirus epidemic is isolating China as other countries trying to ward off infection or contain their own smaller outbreaks bar entry to travellers from China, and companies including Apple scale down travel and business there.The UK announced on Saturday it had withdrawn all but essential staff from embassies and consulates in China, as authorities at home dealt with ...
Tags: Apple, UK, Science, Australia, China, US, UK News, World news, Britain, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, University of York, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus ‘is being weaponised as a way to be openly racist’

Chinese people resident in Britain report feeling dehumanised by the public reaction to them in the wake of the outbreakDr Zhou* had just arrived at Gatwick airport last week when a British couple physically recoiled as she entered a lift. “The woman looked at me, quickly turned to her husband and told him ‘they should wear their masks’,” she said. “They assumed I didn’t understand English, that I was ‘fresh off the boat’ and that I probably had coronavirus.” Humiliated, Zhou – a scientist who w...
Tags: Science, London, China, Race, UK News, World news, Britain, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Gatwick, Slovenia, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus outbreak: Britons fly out of Wuhan as death toll passes 200

Flight carrying 83 British people and 27 foreign nationals will land in the UK on Friday as US tells citizens ‘don’t go to China’A plane carrying more than 100 British and other EU nationals trapped in Wuhan, the city at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, has left for the UK after Chinese spouses and partners were given permission to travel.The chartered flight left Wuhan at 9:45am local time on Friday, the Foreign Office said in a statement. The plane was carrying 83 British people and 27 ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, China, US, Eu, UK News, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Wuhan, Foreign Office, RAF Brize Norton, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: China death toll reaches 213 after WHO declares global emergency – live news

More than 9,320 people infected globally, as WHO director says decision comes amid concern for countries with weaker health systemsWHO declares coronavirus a global health emergencyHow does coronavirus spread and how can you protect yourself?Disabled teenager in China dies alone after relatives quarantinedShare your stories 1.28am GMT On Thursday, China’s Football Association cancelled all domestic games at all levels, in a response to the coronavirus. China’s national women’s team are in Au...
Tags: Science, Australia, China, UK News, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Brisbane, Football Association, Who, Solomon Islands, Pacific, Wuhan, Football Federation Australia


Coronavirus: death toll reaches 212 after WHO declares global emergency – live news

More than 9,320 people infected around the world as WHO director says decision comes amid concern for countries with weaker health systemsWHO declares coronavirus a global health emergencyHow does coronavirus spread and how can you protect yourself?Disabled teenager in China dies alone after relatives quarantinedShare your stories 12.29am GMT I’d like to say a big thanks to everyone who sent in information, it’s been extremely helpful. Here’s a summary of some key updates before I hand over ...
Tags: Science, Australia, China, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Who, Melbourne, Greg Hunt, Gold Coast, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: Italy and Germany confirm cases after WHO declares global emergency – live news

WHO director says decision comes amid concern for countries with weaker health systems as UK citizens in Hubei are due to be flown home on FridayWHO declares coronavirus a global health emergencyHow does coronavirus spread and how can you protect yourself?Disabled teenager in China dies alone after relatives quarantinedShare your stories 11.32pm GMT The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have confirmed that following a last-minute decision from China, dependents of British nationals and dual na...
Tags: UK, Science, China, Germany, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Who, Hubei, Commonwealth Office, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: WHO declares global emergency but stresses confidence in China – live news

WHO director says decision comes amid concern for countries with weaker health systems as UK citizens in Hubei are due to be flown home on FridayHow does coronavirus spread and how can you protect yourself?Disabled teenager in China dies alone after relatives quarantinedCoronavirus: Britons stuck in Wuhan to be flown home on FridayShare your stories 8.14pm GMT The four chief medical officers of the UK have increased the risk level of coronavirus from low to moderate.They said that they “do n...
Tags: UK, Science, China, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Who, Wuhan, Hubei, Coronavirus outbreak, Didier Houssin



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