UK coronavirus live: infection R rate rises to between 0.7 and 1 in England

Posted by on June 5, 2020 10:34 am
Categories: Global Stories

News updates: EHRC will look into ‘long-standing, structural race inequality’; those shielding in Wales asked to stay home until mid-August

3.30pm BST

Some interesting interim findings from a survey of Scottish parents, carried out by the parents’ organisation Connect.

With 2007 responses from 29 out of 32 local authorities, the survey finds that 59% are currently planning to send their children back to school when the next term begins on 11 August, while only 3% were definitely not planing to let them return, which is notable in contrast to the concerns of many English parents about the return of pupils this month.

Related: Thousands of primary schools in England snub call to restart classes

3.23pm BST

A University of Oxford clinical trial into an anti-malarial drug will end with “immediate effect” after it was found to be ineffective against Covid-19, researchers have said.

The Recovery trials, which look at potential coronavirus treatments, involve a number of medications that are licensed for use in other conditions, including the drug hydroxychloroquine.

This trial has moved at incredible speed, there was a huge upsurge in cases if you go back a month or so, we have to base our decisions on the latest data and that came through just last night.

We never say never, but I think this is not a treatment for Covid.

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