New cases of COVID-19 continue to climb, however, to a relief, India's COVID-19 recoveries crossed the 15 lakh mark. Single-day spike of 62,064 cases and 1,007 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours on August 10. Active COVID cases rose to 6,34,945 and the country has seen 44,386 deaths so far. Infection still remains concentrated in 10 states that contribute more than 80 percent of the new cases. The total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to 9th August stands at 2,45,83,558 including 4,77,023 samples tested alone on August 09.
Dover MP Natalie Elphicke says the French need to do more to stop migrants crossing the Channel in small boats to try to reach the UK. The Conservative politician also called for a new agreement that would see any illegal migrants arriving in Britain returned to France. Report by Barnesj. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Migration Watch says the UK needs to strike a deal with the French to have any chance of reducing the numbers of migrants trying to cross the Channel to reach the UK. Its chairman Alp Mehmet is warning that unless Britain can return those it catches to France or the continent then the situation will only get worse. Report by Barnesj. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Children's Commissioner for England says not going back to school in September would be an 'absolute disaster for children'. Anne Longfield warned that the mental health and educational aspects of failing to return to school would be enormous for pupils. Report by Barnesj. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Although nail salons are reopening nationwide, COVID-19 is still very much an ongoing pandemic. In Washington, under the state's guidelines for personal service providers, that includes nail salons, clients "must self-screen for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 before arriving at the service provider location." But a nail technician named Taylor recently shared a since-removed Facebook post with a screenshot of a text-message conversation she says she had with a customer.