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Sky News 18 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Police could be given access to contact-tracing details

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Police could be granted access to details gathered by COVID-19 contact tracers in call centres.

The force will not have access to data gathered via the coronavirus app, and the Department of Health and Social Care has said information will only be shared "with appropriate safeguards and in accordance with the law".

But the British Medical Association has raised concerns the move could deter people from being tested for the virus altogether.


Tourism is the world's third largest industry. But that was before the COVID-19 pandemic brought it to a screeching halt. Border shutdowns and restrictions have shown just how many jobs are dependent on foreign visitors. It's not just airlines and tourism companies but also hotels, cafes, and businesses all depenfdent on bustling travel seasons. That's been especially hard for Europe, the world's number one travel-destination in years past. Tourism once created a surplus for the European Union's budget. But with full coffers has come growing tension across Europe: Higher living costs, gentrification and frustrations for locals in many cities. Will tourism ever bounce back to its pre-pandemic highs? And could this extended coronavirus "off season" be an opportunity to rethink travel and tourism for the future?
President Donald Trump's medical team said Sunday that he could be discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as early as Monday and continue his treatment for COVID-19 at the White House.

Trump's doctors insisted that the president feels well. They also revealed for the first time that Trump had received supplemental oxygen on Friday after experiencing a high fever and a drop in his oxygen level. Trump was treated with dexamethasone, a steroid used to reduce inflammation, after a second drop in his oxygen level on Saturday.

"Today he feels well," Dr. Brian Garibaldi, a lung specialist at Johns Hopkins who is assisting the medical team at Walter Reed, told reporters at a briefing.


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