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Self-isolation time after contact with a confirmed coronavirus case could potentially be reduced to seven days without raising the risk of onward transmission, a new study suggests. The research, which accounts for infected people’s potential viral load and the sensitivity of Covid-19 tests, estimates people who test negative after seven days of quarantine are unlikely […]

Cristiano Ronaldo was recognised as football’s all-time leading goalscorer after firing Juventus to Italian Super Cup glory against Napoli. Portugal international Ronaldo registered the 760th strike of a remarkable career in the 64th minute to help reigning Serie A champions Juve claim the trophy with a 2-0 win. The 35-year-old former Manchester United and Real […]

More people will lose their lives in the coronavirus outbreak, Boris Johnson has warned, after the UK saw its deadliest day in the pandemic. Official figures showed that January 12 saw the highest number of deaths take place on a single day – with 1,110 Covid-19 fatalities, surpassing the previous peak of 1,073 on April […]

Hundreds of people were told to leave their homes overnight as Storm Christoph caused widespread flooding across the UK. Some 2,000 properties in the East Didsbury, West Didsbury and Northenden areas of Greater Manchester were due to be evacuated on Wednesday night because of rising water levels, the city council said. People were also asked […]

Experts are warning reopening society too quickly could have a “disastrous” effect. Bars and restaurants should stay shut until May, researchers have suggested as Boris Johnson acknowledged it was “too early to say” when lockdown measures could be eased. As 1,290 further deaths were reported, experts modelling the pandemic suggested there could be a huge […]

Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Joe Biden has officially become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. The very ceremony in which presidential power […]

Messages of congratulations have been sent as Joe Biden is sworn in as US President Boris Johnson has congratulated Biden on being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States and said he looks forward to working with the Democratic successor to Donald Trump. The Prime Minister tweeted: “Congratulations to @JoeBiden on being […]

Donald Trump pumped his fist and waved as he departed the White House on Marine One on Wednesday for the last time as US president. “It’s been a great honour, the honour of a lifetime. The greatest people in the world, the greatest home in the world,” Mr Trump told reporters before heading to Marine […]

Deaths from coronavirus will continue to rise for some days to come, scientists have warned after the UK recorded its highest daily death toll since the pandemic began. Officials believe there are signs the various lockdown measures in place around the country are having an effect as the vaccines are rolled out, with infection rates […]

President Donald Trump trumpeted his administration’s accomplishments and wished his successor luck in a farewell video as he spent his final full day in office preparing to issue a flurry of pardons in a near-deserted White House, surrounded by an extraordinary security presence outside.   “This week we inaugurate a new administration and pray for […]

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