The British government has come under fresh fire from Labour over the nuts-and-bolts of its track-and-trace operation, seen as a crucial component of efforts to safely ease strict lockdown measures further without risking a second wave of coronavirus infections.
The World Health Organisation's coronavirus special envoy has warned the British government against releasing lockdown measures until a comprehensive testing, tracking and isolating system is in place.
The elderly and vulnerable who are shielding under government advice during the coronavirus pandemic may have to take "considerable precautions" for a further year, the Executive's chief scientific adviser has said.
The British government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) has been asked to look at the idea of a household “bubble” in the coming weeks, where one household is allowed to join up with and interact with one other household only.
The study shows that, counter intuitively, countries at lower latitude and typically sunny countries, such as Spain and Northern Italy, had low concentrations of vitamin D and high rates of vitamin D deficiency.