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Clashes broke out as a huge anti-lockdown protest in Trafalgar Square was shut down by police after crowds ignored social distancing rules.Thousands of maskless demonstrators descended on central London on Saturday for a "we do not consent" rally, despite pleas from police for people to abide by coronavirus restrictions.
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Belarus police arrested dozens of women protesting in Minsk on Saturday, September 26, reports said.Demonstrators have occupied the streets of Minsk since an August 9 presidential election that saw President Alexander Lukashenko win in a landslide. The results were denounced by opposition politicians who claimed the election was rigged, and the vote was criticized abroad. Many of Lukashenko’s opponents have since been forced to flee the country.In the ensuing protests, women have taken an outsized role, facing off with riot police across the city. According to the AFP, 95 people, the majority women, were arrested during protests on Saturday in the Belarusian capital.This footage from Saturday shows protesters demonstrating in Minsk as a number of women are detained by masked security forces. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful
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Patients who take a daily dose of vitamin D are less likely to experience complications and die from coronavirus, according to a new study in the US.The vitamin was linked to higher levels of immune cells in the blood and much lower inflammatory markets, scientists at Boston University’s school of medicine found.
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Boris Johnson has announced that frontline workers who played a key role in the fight against coronavirus will be recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours next month.The Prime Minister praised the “dedication, courage and compassion” shown by the recipients.
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The number of new coronavirus cases in the UK has soared by more than 6,000 for the fourth day running as the death toll rose by 34.The Government said that as of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 6,042 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.
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Newly reported Covid-19 cases are not rising as fast as projections presented by the government's chief scientists, Telegraph analysis can reveal. On Monday, the chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance presented a scenario in which the number of new confirmed cases could reach close to 50,000 a day by October 13 if it began doubling every seven days. Sir Patrick made clear the scenario was “not a prediction” but an example of how the virus can spread when left unchecked. It was based on the situation as of September 15, when 3,105 new cases were reported across the UK. Since the dire warning the UK has seen the highest daily rise in detected infections since the start of the pandemic for two days running, with 6,634 new cases reported on September 24th and 6,874 on September 25th. Had the number of new cases been doubling every seven days, the UK would have been reporting closer to 8,000 cases a day by this time. Analysis by the Telegraph shows – at the current rate - the virus is doubling between every nine and 14 days. In a worst case scenario this would lead to more than 32,000 new cases by October 13. At the lower end of the margin of error, if the virus doubles every 14 days 18,300 new cases a day would be being reported by the same date - less than half of the government scientists' projections. The analysis comes as infectious disease modelling expert Professor Graham Medley warned there would be 100 coronavirus deaths a day in a few weeks' time. "The treatments have improved, the way the virus is transmitting is going to be different, but nonetheless it is a dangerous virus and inevitably it will lead to some deaths," Prof Medley, who attends meetings of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), told the BBC. "At a level of 10,000 (cases) we are seeing now, means that in three or four weeks we are going to see 100 deaths a day. "In order to stop that process increasing again, then we need to make sure that that transmission comes down now because that doubling time will carry on. The things that we do now will not stop 100 people dying a day but they will stop that progressing much higher." He also said he had "never heard" the 10pm curfew for hospitality discussed during Sage meetings. The number of newly reported daily cases remained relatively stable for a period of around a week in mid-September, hovering between 3,000 and 4,000, but has since begun to increase more rapidly. It is being driven by rises across the north, with the rate of new cases soaring in Newcastle upon Tyne, South Tyneside and Burnley. They have seen the most significant seven day rises in infection rates according to the latest data up to September 21st, by more than 92 cases per 100,000 people. Confirmed case rates have risen by more than 10 per 100,000 in 98 of 316 local authorities in England (31 per cent). When Sir Patrick and chief medical officer Chris Whitty made their warnings on Monday, they presented local authority data up to September 9th, at which point 131 local authorities had seen rises of more than 10 cases per 100,000. While new confirmed cases paint a more accurate picture than at the start of the pandemic, with testing capacity greatly increased, it remains an underestimate. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics Infection Survey cements the fact cases are now rising dramatically, with estimated new daily infections rising from an average of 3,200 in the week to September 5th to 6,000 the following week and 9,600 in the week to September 19th. “In recent weeks there has been clear evidence of an increase in the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in all age groups, with the current rates highest in the 17 to 24 age group,” the ONS said. And according to the Covid Symptom Study, developed by health science company ZOE and King’s College London, the predicted number of people who have the virus on September 24th was 161,301 – a 56 per cent rise from a week earlier. The study has estimated there were 17,444 new daily infections on September 25th. The team behind the study has warned cases are doubling weekly in pockets of the country, particularly some of the urban centres which have had local Covid restrictions put in place. Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King's College London who leads the research, said: “The number of cases in the UK continues to rise at an alarming rate as we are seeing figures doubling weekly across the country, in particular we are worried about places like London and other major cities like Manchester, Belfast and Glasgow where cases are surging and the R value is around 1.4.”
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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visited a low-key but critical maintenance base for fighter jet engines on Saturday, offering encouragement as the Chinese-claimed island's armed forces strain in the face of repeated Chinese air force incursions. This month alone, China's drills have included its jets crossing the mid-line of the sensitive Taiwan Strait and exercising near the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands in the South China Sea. Beijing regards Taiwan as a wayward province and has never renounced the use of force to bring the democratic island under its control.
An officer in riot gear repeatedly slammed their plastic shield up and down while they and other officers worked to subdue men on the ground during protests in Los Angeles, California, on September 25 over the police killing of Breonna Taylor.This video shows the confrontation on Sunset Boulevard. According to reports, the sheriff’s department responded to the protests.Video from another angle showed deputies inspecting a flat-bed truck with a number of people in the back. As the people started to flee the truck, officers tackled or knocked some to the ground. One officer is seen striking a downed protester with a shield. Later the officer is seen chopping forcefully with the shield towards the person on the ground.This video shows the confrontation from a nearby parked car. Afterwards, officers line up next to the car with an assortment of non-lethal weapons, pointing down the street.The video ends abruptly as an officer turns their attention on the uploader, shining a light into her car, banging on the window and shouting “get out of here.”Friday night saw the third night of protests across the US in response to a grand jury’s decision not to charge officers under investigation for the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.Former Louisville Metro Police Department officer Brett Hankison was, however, charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree. His bond was set at $15,000. Hankison was fired from the police force on June 23 for his role in the shooting of Taylor.Sargent Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, two other officers who fired their weapons while trying to serve a search warrant on Taylor’s apartment in the early hours of March 13, were not charged.Protests were being held in other cities including New York City and Boston. Credit: cammylala via Storyful