Residents in a part of Surrey are to be urgently tested for Covid-19 after it emerged the South African strain of the virus may have started spreading in the community.Two positive cases of the strain – which has been worrying scientists – have been identified in people with no links to travel or previous contact with those affected.So far, 105 cases of the strain have been identified across the UK, but this is the first signal of wider community spread.
Some of the vaccines in use and currently going through approval have shown some effectiveness against the variant.
Top Gear has vacated its home at the Dunsfold race track for the first time in nearly 20 years to record links for its studio elements.Coronavirus restrictions meant the BBC motoring show filmed its 30th series without the usual studio audience.The measures also ruled out a repeat of the last series, which saw Andrew Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris host to a live drive-in audience at Dunsfold in Surrey.Instead, the show recorded its links during a two-night shoot at the BBC’s former home, the Television Centre in west London.
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In South Africa, Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira is assisting young people in sports and education through his new foundation. In Kenya, Humphrey “Tall” Kayange advocates for Kenyan athletes and mentors the youth through his organization.
As Covid cases continue to surge in the country, Madhya Pradesh minister Prem Singh Patel has made a controversial statement. Responding to a question on the rising number of Covid related deaths in the state, the minister said that nobody can stop these deaths. ‘You said that many people are dying every day. People get old and they have to die,’ the minister said. Prem Singh Patel also sought people’s cooperation in keeping the Covid pandemic under check. Madhya Pradesh has 43,539 active COVID-19 cases in the state, while the death toll due to infection in the state has mounted to 4,261. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Four COVID-19 patients died in Dongargaon block of Rajnandgaon district on April 14 allegedly due to non-availability of oxygen. Three of them died at a COVID Care Centre while the 4th died at a Community Health Centre. They were taken for cremation allegedly in a garbage vehicle. Garbage vehicle were allegedly used to ferry the bodies of patients who died of COVID-19 in Rajnandgaon. Chief Medical Health Officer (CMHO), Dr Mithilesh Chaudhary said, "We've arranged 10-15 oxygen beds at every COVID care centre in district. Three of them had died last night, they were given oxygen support while being treated, yet to gather info on the fourth. As far as vehicle is concerned, it's up to Nagar Panchayat to make such arrangements."