Internal Chinese report warns Beijing faces Tiananmen-like global backlash over coronavirus

Beijing could face a rising wave of hostility in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that could tip relations with the United States into ‘armed confrontation’, an internal Chinese report has warned. The report, presented early last month by the Ministry of State Security to top Beijing leaders including President Xi Jinping, concluded that global … Read more

Coronavirus UK: Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers protests lockdown and touts chloroquine as a ‘cure’

Jeremy Corbyn’s conspiracy theorist brother has been fined by police after spearheading an anti-lockdown protest, where he touted Donald Trump’s chloroquine as a Covid-19 cure. Piers Corbyn, 73, was seen carrying a sign which included the slogan ‘end lockdown now’ during the 40 person strong protest in the centre of Glastonbury, Somerset, on Sunday.   Mr … Read more

Antibody prevents the COVID-19 virus from infecting human cells

Scientists say they’ve discovered an antibody that blocks infection by SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind the current global health crisis. The antibody, known as 47D11, targets the deadly virus’s infamous ‘spike protein’, which it uses to hook onto cells and insert its genetic material. Tests in mice cells showed that 47D11 binds to this protein and prevents it from … Read more

Ryan Thomas and daughter Scarlett, 11, unveil EPIC garden as they camp out for the night

He recently reunited with his daughter, who had been staying with her mother Tina O’Brien while in lockdown amid coronavirus. And Ryan Thomas, 35, proved to be an awesome dad as he unveiled the epic garden den created for Scarlett, 11, on Sunday, complete with a blow-up bed, fairy-lights, candles, snacks and Netflix, before the pair … Read more

Is obesity the second biggest COVID-19 risk factor? Experts warn the overweight to be ‘cautious’

Obesity may be one of the biggest risk factors for developing severe COVID-19, according to scientists.     Elderly people, regardless of their weight, have been found to be the most vulnerable to severe illness or death if they catch the coronavirus.  But scientific evidence, mostly from the US, is beginning to show that someone who is … Read more

The Stranglers’ keyboard player Dave Greenfield dies at 71 after testing positive for coronavirus

The Stranglers’ keyboard player Dave Greenfield dies at 71 after testing positive for coronavirus Greenfield, originally from Brighton, died on the evening of May 3 with COVID-19The musician was well-known for his distinctive sound and playing style Penned the piece of music that would become Golden Brown, their biggest hit Here’s how to help people impacted by … Read more

Video cameras will be used to spy on people t when France eases its lockdown next week

Video cameras will be used to spy on people to check they are wearing face masks and complying with social distancing when France eases its lockdown next week The city of Cannes on the southern Côte d’Azur trialled the monitoring software It is not currently clear how many other cities will adopt this digital surveillanceIt comes … Read more

What shares can benefit from a coronavirus recovery? Investing Show

INVESTING SHOW: Where can investors look for shares that will benefit from a coronavirus recovery? By This Is Money Published: 16:45 BST, 4 May 2020 | Updated: 16:45 BST, 4 May 2020 The stock market has staged a strong recovery from its March lows, but there are likely to be more tough days ahead. This … Read more

International group of fact-checkers launch a WhatsApp chatbot to combat coronavirus misinformation

International group of fact-checkers launch a myth-busting WhatsApp bot that lets users query terms like ‘masks’ to pull up trustworthy information on coronavirus The bot is designed by Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checkers NetworkIt can be queried by WhatsApp users and pulls from the IFCN’s databaseIFCN’s chatbot also directs users to their local fact-check organizationIt’s currently … Read more

Misse Beqiri shares romantic pictures from the night Jake Hall proposed

‘Through ups and downs, love always came first’: Misse Beqiri shares romantic pictures from the night ‘soulmate and best friend’ Jake Hall proposed two years ago By Isabella Nikolic For Mailonline Published: 17:05 BST, 4 May 2020 | Updated: 17:05 BST, 4 May 2020 She got engaged to the love of her life two years … Read more