'Long Covid' sufferer Jade Townsend says her life has changed aged just 22.Leading scientist Dr Rachel Evans explains what thousands of people areexperiencing, and Matt Hancock makes a statement about the novel condition inthe Commons.
Up to 60,000 people in the UK are suffering with debilitatinglong-term side effects months after contracting the virus, according to theCovid Symptom Study app.
Co-leading scientist for the post-hospitalisationCovid-19 study, Dr Evans, says people suffering from long Covid areexperiencing breathlessness, fatigue, and neurological problems months aftertheir initial infection.
Miss Townsend says she has been unable to work as anursery practitioner since falling ill with the virus in mid-March due todebilitating fatigue which has persisted since, along with other symptoms. TheHealth Secretary says the effects of long Covid do not have 'strongcorrelations' with the severity of the initial infection.
India's COVID-19 tally crossed 56-lakh mark on September 23 with a spike of 83,347 new infections. Total COVID-19 cases in the country stand at 56,46,011. Currently, there are 9,68,377 active cases. With 1,085 deaths in last 24 hours, the death toll rises to 90,020. Indian Council of Medical Research reported that 6,62,79,462 samples were tested up to September 22. Further, the Health Ministry informed that India's COVID-19 testing capacity surges to over 12 lakh daily tests.
In wake of rising COVID infections in the state, Jodhpur district administration and Municipal Corporation launched a campaign in a bid to create awareness among public regarding COVID-19. Posters with the slogans- 'No mask - no entry' and 'No mask - no service' were pasted on vehicles. Jodhpur District Collector said, "Beside strictness, awareness is also necessary to prevent the spread of COVID. District administration, Police and Municipal Corporation are trying to create awareness among people that they won't be allowed at places or given services without masks." State government has also applied Section 144 in the state which prevents people from standing in a group.
Heavy showers overnight and Wednesday caused waterlogging at many places in Mumbai disrupting normal life in the city. Massive traffic snarls were reported from different areas while train services were also disrupted. Streets were water logged in several areas and people had to wade through knee deep water. A bus was stuck in King Circle and passengers were seen holding each other’s hand to get past water logged streets. Railway tracks were also water logged leading to cancellation of several local trains. Water also entered Nair Hospital in Mumbai which is a dedicated Covid facility. Work is underway by the civic body to clear these roads for hassle free commute. According to the India Meteorological Department, Mumbai is expected to receive moderate rains till September 28. This is the heaviest rain the suburbs received this monsoon season and IMD has warned of more rainfall in the city and suburbs. A yellow alert has also been sounded for Wednesday. Watch the full video for all the details. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Local lockdown restrictions in England will be eased to allow people to lookafter children or vulnerable adults from outside their household. HealthSecretary Matt Hancock acknowledged that such arrangements were a “lifeline”for many people, and without them they were unable to do their jobs.
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told the House of Commons that people on low incomes who need to self-isolate with Covid-19 will be eligible for a £500 payment from next Monday. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned the government will not hesitate to take "more stringent action" should the public continue flout lockdown restrictions. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn