Coronavirus - 19 July


• London Tube utilisation unchanged today

• Rail bookings up 26% vs eight weeks ago, Trainline

• Mykonos brings in night-time curfew

• Tehran goes into lockdown

• 114m jobs lost in 2020, International Labour Organization

World news

• Today, Tube travel is at 38% of normal levels and unchanged from last week, according to Transport for London. Bus travel is at 68% of normal demand, which is down 4% from last week. Compliance with its request for passengers to continue wearing masks has been observed by around 85% of passengers .

• According to the International Labour Organi zation , between 2019 and 2020, 4.2% of women’s employment globally (the equivalent of 54m jobs ) disappeared because of the pandemic. In contrast, 3% of men’s employment globally (60m jobs) was lost.

• Trainline data shows bookings up 26% compared to eight weeks ago. The most popular destinations booked for this week are: 1. London Euston 2. London Kings Cross 3. Edinburgh 4. Manchester Piccadilly 5. London Paddington 6. York 7. Liverpool Lime Street 8. Leeds 9. Newcastle 10.Birmingham New Street

• In Scotland, eight people from four households can meet in private homes, 10 people from four households in indoor public places, and 15 people from 15 households outdoors.

• In Wales, an extended household, or up to six people from different households, can meet indoors in private homes, hospitality settings and holiday accommodation.

• The UK JCVI has recommended vaccine s for vulnerable children and those close to 18 .

• Toyota says its company executives will not attend the opening Olympic ceremony on Friday due to rising cases.

• Six athletes and two staff members from Team GB's athletics team are self - isolating after being identified as close contacts of an individual who tested positive after their arrival in Tokyo.

• A player from the Czech Republic’s beach volleyball team has returned a positive result in Tokyo.

• Taiwan’s government has approved the production of Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp’s vaccine candidate. • The EMA has said it was evaluating an application to use immunosuppressant drug Kineret to treat Covid -19 in adult patients.

• The number of children registered for home education in the UK rose by 75% in the first eight months of this school year. This report is prepared solely for the use of Amelia YoungPeel Hunt Coronavirus: Breaking news 19 July 19 July 2021 4

• France now says any non-vaccinated visitor from the UK, Cyprus, Greece, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain must show evidence of a negative test taken in the past 24 hours. Previously, the requirement was 48 hours for the UK and 72 hours for the others.

• The Republic of Ireland has relaxed its restrictions on international travel, meaning most fully-vaccinated people no longer need to self-isolate on arrival. The vaccines used must be among those approved by the European Medicines Agency.

• Mykonos, Greece, has imposed a night-time curfew from this weekend.

• Lockdown extended in Australian state of Victoria. The state’s public health team and senior government ministers will make the final call on the length of the extension by Tuesday morning.

• Tehran will go under a fresh week-long lockdown tomorrow and all bazaars, market places, public offices, cinemas, gyms and restaurants in the capital and neighbouring province Alborz will close.

• The UK government website is not taking orders for lateral flow tests today, with the error message showing “try again tomorrow when more tests become available”.