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Covid testing failures at UK lab ‘should have been flagged within days’

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Health officials should have known about major failings at a private Covid testing lab within days of the problem arising, rather than taking weeks to shut down operations at the site, senior scientists say. About 43,...

NFL agrees to end race-based brain testing in $1bn settlement

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The NFL agreed to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing that critics said made it difficult for Black retirees to qualify for awards in the $1bn settlement of concussion claims, according to a proposed deal f...

Convicted murderer Robert Durst on ventilator after testing positive for Covid-19

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Robert Durst, the wealthy New York real estate heir and convicted murderer, is on a ventilator after testing positive for Covid-19, his attorney has confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. Durst’s attorney Dick DeGuerin t...

Covid live: Russia reports record 1,000 deaths; UK investigates testing errors

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Country’s death toll passes 1,000 mark for first time since the start of the pandemic; record number of Covid jabs administered by healthcare workers

Kimi Räikkönen ruled out of F1 Dutch GP after testing positive for Covid-19

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The Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Räikkönen has been ruled out of Sunday’s Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort after testing positive for Covid-19. Räikkönen, who this week announced he would be retiring from Formula One at the en...

MPs urged to ban ‘virginity repair’ surgery as well as virginity testing

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The government’s pledge to outlaw virginity testing will be undermined unless fake surgery touted as “virginity repair” is also banned, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has warned. Last mon...

French police on alert after Covid testing centre attacks

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French police have been urged to step up security around Covid vaccination and testing centres after a spate of attacks and vandalism in the last month. As France prepares for a fifth weekend of demonstrations against...

Wednesday briefing: Traveller Covid testing system under stress

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Hello, I’m Warren Murray, glad you could join us in the briefing room. The government is under pressure to intervene amid concerns that its Covid testing regime for travellers is close to collapse. Photos online have...

Coronavirus live news: Wuhan finishes testing 11 million; nightclubs reopen in Scotland

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China reports 125 new cases for Sunday; Scotland nightclubs reopen for first time in over a year; Australian PM’s public approval rating at pandemic low

UK Covid live news: four-fold expansion in daily testing centres for workers in England’s ‘frontline sectors’

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Latest updates: expansion sees another 1,200 testing sites set up in England as the government tries to combat impacts of self-isolation ‘pingdemic’

Additional emergency workplace testing to be introduced in England

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Ministers will meet on Monday to sign off additional emergency testing sites for workplaces in England hit hard by the “pingdemic”, so more workers can avoid the requirement to self-isolate for 10 days, amid warnings ...

Australian Olympic showjumper suspended after testing positive for cocaine

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Controversy has hit Australia’s Olympic team on the first day of Tokyo 2020 action, with showjumper Jamie Kermond provisionally suspended by Equestrian Australia after returning a positive A-sample for cocaine. In a p...

Tennis star Coco Gauff out of Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19

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The Tokyo Olympics has lost one of its young stars after US tennis player Coco Gauff revealed she has been ruled out of the Games after testing positive for Covid-19. “I am so disappointed to share the news that I ha...

What is the Covid workplace testing scheme Downing Street is part of?

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It emerged on Sunday morning that Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak could have avoided the need to self-isolate for 10 days despite being contacts of the health secretary, Sajid Javid, who tested positive for Covid-19. Th...

Dan Evans pulls out of Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid

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The British No 1 Dan Evans has become the latest player to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19. The 31-year-old, having previously expressed reluctance to compete in Japan, was due to pl...

Australia Covid live update: Sydney lockdown to be extended, massive testing queues at Fairfield

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New rules for essential workers cause chaos; Gladys Berejiklians expected to detail plans to lengthen shutdown

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