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Coronavirus - 19th January 2021

Tue Jan 19 2021, 10:41 by Kitkat

Summary for Tuesday, 19th January

  • Criminal justice watchdogs have "grave concerns" about court backlogs
  • One in 10 people in the UK had antibodies against the virus by December, national statistics show
  • Campaigners take the UK government to court over claims support scheme discriminated against self-employed mothers
  • Unions call for tougher enforcement amid concerns bosses are breaking Covid safety rules
  • Stress, depression and anxiety among parents has increased with lockdown pressures, research suggests
  • Joe Biden's spokeswoman says the US will maintain travel bans on the UK, much of the EU and Brazil to mitigate spread of Covid-19
  • Two more Australian Open tennis players test positive


Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.
Here are the main headlines this morning:


Two players test positive at Australian Open


Two Australian Open tennis players have tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in the city of Melbourne, amid growing controversy over the event.
A third case involved a "non-playing participant", according to the state of Victoria's chief health officer.
Some 1,200 people, including players, staff and officials, have flown into Australia for the tournament, which begins on 8 February.
But a row over quarantine rules has cast a shadow over the upcoming event.
Read more here.

Latest across Europe



  • The Italian government faces a crunch Senate vote of confidence this morning, after ex-Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pulled his ministers out of the cabinet in a row over how to spend EU Covid funding. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was backed by MPs last night but needs opposition support to survive in the Senate and he’s appealed for stability in the grip of the pandemic.
  • Germany is set to extend its lockdown today and probably tighten it too, when Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a video meeting with 16 state premiers. One possible measure, brought in by Bavaria yesterday, is the use of FFP2 masks in shops and on public transport. They’re safer but more expensive – Austria is bringing them in later this month too.
  • French officials have said this morning that home-made fabric masks don’t offer the “necessary guarantees” in public – but Health Minister Olivier Véran says most industrially made masks do provide up to 80% filter protection.
  • Spain has recorded the highest number of weekend infections – 84,287 – and now has an infection rate of 689 cases per 100,000 people. Top health official Fernando Simón believes the peak of Spain’s third Covid wave has either already been reached or is very close.
  • Norway says no link has been established between the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the deaths of 33 elderly people after vaccination. But it’s urged doctors to assess the health of those who are most frail before they are vaccinated.


Breaking News

Total number of registered UK deaths involving Covid at 96,000


Robert Cuffe - BBC head of statistics
ONS figures out this morning show a further 6,586 deaths involving Covid-19 were registered in UK in the week to 8 January, bringing the total registered so far close to 96,000.
The first week of January normally sees a spike because of deaths that happened but were not registered during the Christmas holidays.
In the week after Christmas, about 3,400 Covid deaths were registered.
The total number of deaths registered in the UK in the first week of January was 20,023, more than 40% above the average for that week – but again care needs to be taken.
The week 2-8 January did not include a bank holiday, so death registrations are inflated compared to the previous first-weeks-of-the-year that did.
There is likely a genuine rise, both in Covid deaths and overall deaths - but the headline figures can exaggerate the week-on-week rise.

UK Health Secretary self-isolating after app alert


Health Secretary Matt Hancock is self-isolating after being alerted by the NHS Covid-19 app that he had been in close contact with somebody who tested positive for the virus.
He said in a tweet that as a result he would be staying at home until Sunday.
"We all have a part to play in getting this virus under control," he added.
He had coronavirus in March last year .

Traveling salesman puts 3m people in China in lockdown


Waiyee Yip - BBC News, Singapore
Nearly three million people in China's northeastern Jilin province were put under lockdown on Monday after a salesman was reported to have infected more than 100 people with coronavirus.
According to Jilin's provincial health commission, the man - identified by his surname Lin - had attended four separate events at community health centres, where he promoted various health products to elderly residents.
He had travelled to the province from his neighbouring home of Heilongjiang province.
He was asymptomatic, but his movements, which have been published in detail by the authorities - down to the seat numbers of his train rides - reportedly resulted in 79 infections.
Those people then passed the virus to 23 of their close contacts.
The average age of those infected …

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