Monday, 26th October Daily Roundup
Here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he accepted that children going hungry during school holidays was a problem during the pandemic crisis, adding that he had not spoken to Marcus Rashford over his plans to tackle it.
High-street pharmacy chain Boots said it was all set to launch in-store coronavirus testing at 120 pounds for asymptomatic people and a 12-minute test would be in place within a few weeks.
The Sun newspaper reported that staff at a major London hospital trust have been asked to be ready to get the first batches of the vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc.
President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are all set for the final full week of campaigning before the Nov. 3 election. Vice President Mike Pence’s staff have also been found diagnosed with the coronavirus.
Hospitals in many Iranian provinces are grappling to handle COVID-19 cases, health authorities say, with coronavirus turning fatal for around 300 people a day or one person every five minutes.
Belgium could fall short of beds in intensive care units within two weeks if the number of people in hospitals continue to go by or rise at its current rate, an official said.
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