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Coronavirus: Fifteen die in care home during pandemic News

Image caption The people were residents at Castletroy Residential Home. Fifteen residents at a care home have died during the coronavirus pandemic. Five of those who have died at Castletroy Residential Home in Luton have been confirmed as being positive with Covid-19. The home has 69 beds for elderly people with nursing or personal care needs. Dr Sultan Salimee, from Public Health England (PHE) East, said it was "continuing to work closely with ... Full story

Jose Mourinho: Tottenham boss accepts he broke social-distancing rules after pictured with players

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says he "accepts actions were not in line with government protocol" after being pictured flouting coronavirus social-distancing guidelines. Full story

Coronavirus: Are dentists open during the lockdown? News

Thousands of people in England are potentially unable to access urgent dental services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The British Dental Association (BDA) told the BBC that dentists in England are being bombarded by calls from patients in real pain, but there is often nowhere to send them. WHAT'S THE PROBLEM IN ENGLAND? At the moment, all routine dental care has stopped. On 20 March, a letter was sent by England's chief dental officer ... Full story

Apply today to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt SF 2020 – TechCrunch

Opportunity’s a hot currency, and every early-stage startup founder’s on the lookout for it. Anything and everything that can help bring the dream to fruition, right? You’ll find three days packed with opportunity at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2020 on September 14-16. Care to know how you can super-size your Disrupt opportunity? We’ll get to that in a minute, but first an important note. We know COVID-19 has created challenges, but ... Full story

Visa backs open banking and compliance platform Railsbank – TechCrunch

Railsbank , the open banking and compliance platform, has picked up further investment, following the company’s $10 million Series A in September 2019. This time backing comes from Visa — a strategic investment, if you will — along with Global Brain, a venture capital firm based in Tokyo, Japan. The exact amount isn’t being disclosed, though sources peg it as “several million” U.S. dollars. In addition to investment, Railsbank is announcing ... Full story

Wills 'being signed on car bonnets' amid lockdown

Image caption Normally, two independent witnesses are required to validate a will. Documents have been held in place by windscreen wipers and signed on a car bonnet in a novel way for wills to be witnessed during social distancing. Signatures are also being watched through windows and patio doors as current restrictions make 200-year-old will writing laws difficult to uphold. Ministers say there are no plans to relax the strict rules. ... Full story

Lockdown in Wales to be extended next week - BBC News

The lockdown in Wales will be extended and not be lifted next week, the first minister has confirmed. His initial comments, on Twitter , came after Wales' local government minister said the measures would be extended. Later, he told assembly members the gains already made in the fight against coronavirus would not be thrown away by lifting the restrictions. "The precise nature of what will follow the current regime will be agreed over the ... Full story

Passover and Easter are now Zoom events

Easter for college student Kayley Ng usually means a big family gathering. Her mom’s five siblings come up to the Chicago area with their kids and spouses for a huge special get-together that happens only once annually. This year, that tradition’s being challenged, along with the holiday plans of millions of others as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life. The pandemic took over the US just as two major holidays were coming up: ... Full story

India’s Oyo furloughs thousands of employees as revenue drops by over 50% – TechCrunch

Oyo has placed thousands of employees on furloughs for up to three months in the U.S. and several other markets as the Indian budget lodging firm confronts the coronavirus outbreak that has cut its revenue and demand by over 50%. The startup’s teams in the U.S. are most impacted by the furloughs, according to a person familiar with the matter. In a statement, Oyo confirmed the furloughs and added that India, its home market, was not impacted. ... Full story

Covid-19 detecting apps face teething problems

Image caption The apps aim to analyse the sound of coughs and other noises to determine if a user is likely to be infected. Two leading universities are trying to develop apps that listen to users' coughs and voices to predict whether they are infected with the coronavirus. But the two projects are taking different approaches to privacy. The Cambridge University effort seeks to keep volunteers anonymous, but says this is currently limiting its ... Full story