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Covid in Scotland: The latest cases

Covid in Scotland: The latest cases

The number of Covid-19 infections in Scotland has fallen, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS Covid infection survey estimates an average of 97,500 people were infected on any given day in the week up to 8 November - that's about one in 55...

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Covid-19 in the UK

Covid-19 in the UK

A woman walks past the Covid Memorial Wall opposite the Palace of Westminster in London By The Data and Visual Journalism Teams BBC News The number of people with coronavirus in the UK continues to fall, the latest weekly figures from the Office for National...

Covid families left anxious by Scottish inquiry delays

Covid families left anxious by Scottish inquiry delays

Jane Morrison of the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group previously told BBC Scotland how she has been frustrated by a lack of progress The UK Covid inquiry has heard bereaved families in Scotland have been left anxious by delays to the separate Scottish...

Swansea University: Fingers could hold Covid answers

Swansea University: Fingers could hold Covid answers

Fingers could hold clues to how Covid may affect people Finger length differences between left and right hands could hold answers to how ill people will get from Covid. Men and older people have been prone to severe Covid so experts believe later-life testosterone...

Japan to lift restrictions on foreign tourists

Japan to lift restrictions on foreign tourists

Foreigners will be able to holiday in Japan again from October By Frances Mao BBC News Japan will open its doors back up to foreign tourists, after more than two years of closed borders due to the Covid pandemic. Tourists will be able to visit the country without a...

Covid infections rise by 14% in UK and now top a million

Covid infections rise by 14% in UK and now top a million

Covid infections in the UK are rising and have topped more than one million, according to official estimates. There has been a 14% rise in people testing positive in the week to 20 September - the biggest increase since the summer. But there is no clear evidence of an...