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Britain began to mass-produce a potential vaccine against corona virus
Previously, WHO said that at the moment, three drugs from corona virus are officially leading among clinical trials. Meanwhile, the UK said it had begun producing a potential corona virus vaccine. By September, they target to produce about a million dosages.
It is noted that a would-be vaccine was elaborated by scientists at the University of Oxford and is currently in production at seven companies in the UK, Europe, India and China.
“We started the risky making of this vaccine, not only on a small scale, but with a chain of manufacturers in 7 various locations around the world. The target is to get at least a million dosages by September, when we also expect to get test results” — Adrian Hill University Professor said.
It is also reported that at the moment, scientists have announced a set of volunteers for testing the vaccine in humans. In case of failure, losses from the production of the drug will amount to tens of millions of pounds.
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Birmingham Nightingale Hospital has no contribution in the pandemic yet.
Birmingham City, constructed a temporary hospital, Nightingale Hospital, to treat coronavirus patients in the pandemic. The million pounds hospital can accommodate 4,000 patients with all necessary amenities. It was inaugurated on April 10, but only 26 patients got treatment in the hospital last week. An NHS spokesperson has stated that the hospital was built for the backup; in a case other hospitals lack the capacity of taking patients.
West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has admitted that it was not the time to start this emergency health service. This hospital was built in only eight days to serve the first responders and critical patients of COVID-19. The NHS Nightingale Hospital was constructed in the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and has failed to any patients of the disease.
Huge knife seized in a dispute between neighbours in Birmingham.
Two neighbours busted on each other in the Yardley area of the city last weekend. The Stechford police were called to the scene to solve the dispute. Two men were arrested in this case with the seizure of a machete. The discovery of the weapon was completely unexpected by the police. A West Midlands Police spokesman reported the arrest and stated about the capture of the large knife.
The dispute came after the bloody stabbing case in Birmingham. The violence cases have raised the concern of police officers during the pandemic. Two teenagers of the city got stabbed by a knife on Sunday, April 26. While a man, aged 20, passed away on Sunday after getting stabbed at West Cross Shopping Centre in Smethwick.
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An 18-month-old child found walking alone in Birmingham streets.
A resident of Birmingham found a toddler alone wandering at Kenelm Road in the Bordesley Green area. Later, the Good Samaritan informed the police about the 18-month-old child he found on Thursday morning, April 16. West Midlands police arrived at the scene immediately with two cars and took the child under their security.
The child has been taken to the family. However, the police department is engaged in solving this case. They have launched their investigation as the discovery of a toddler in the street can't be neglected. Kenelm Road is nowadays filled with silence due to coronavirus pandemic. So, the presence of the child alone on the road is not obvious.
Plans set to transform Great Charles Street in Birmingham.
Moda Living, a popular and reputed firm, has set the plans to transform the Great Charles Street in Birmingham under £258m project. The company has started a joint venture with Apache Capital to revamp the site of 2.6 acres with high rise buildings to create Jewellery Quarter. This transformation will bring up around 722 new homes for rent.
The company, specialist for the build to rent, has also added co-working spaces, a gym, and 24-hour concierge along with other public amenities, new shops and commercial space. Both the enterprises have planned to build 125 homes a month in the United Kingdom by the end of 2021. "we believe Birmingham's future beyond this is bright and accordingly we have submitted our plans for the Great Charles Street development," said Tony Brooks, the Managing Director of Moda Living.
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There is a new painting in the English infirmary, it is dedicated to doctors
A new painting by the famous street artist Banksy with gratitude to doctors appeared in an English infirmary in Southampton.
A monochrome picture of 1 square meter was hung in the lobby of the infirmary near the emergency room.
It portrays a boy playing with a nurse-superhero at the trash can, in which there are also Batman and Spiderman.
Banksy left a fraze: "Thanks for everything you do. I hope this will brighten up this place, even though it is black and white."
London will be more convenient for cyclists
The city of London plans to make the city more convenient for cyclists and pedestrians to unload public transport during the quarantine period.
London Mayor Sadik Khan proposes to make the city convenient for cyclists and pedestrians in order to reduce the burden on public transport and, thus, reduce the risk of corona virus infection during quarantine. It is proposed to create more bike paths, existing bike paths, where necessary, to protect from traffic lanes. Also, expand the sidewalks, and in some areas — increase speed limits for transport.
“The capacity of our public transport in the aftermath of the epidemic will be drastically reduced due to the need to ensure social distance. The creation of temporary bicycle paths and the closure of individual roads for motor traffic will help millions of people to change their usual way of moving around the city,” Sadik Khan explained.
Some of these changes are planned to be maintained after quarantine.
According to the BBC, the London metro operator at the quarantine exit stage will reduce passenger transportation by more than six times to make it possible to maintain a safe distance between people. If before, during peak hours, up to 325,000 Londoners came into trains every 15 minutes, now it will be no more than 50,000 passengers.