Xavi Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Al-Sadd coach Xavi Hernandez, the former Barcelona and Spain midfielder, said he had tested positive for COVID-19 but was asymptomatic.
The 40-year-old, who renewed his contract with the Qatari club on July 5, said he will self-isolate as his team prepare for their first match on Saturday after the Qatar Stars League (QSL) was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lack of childcare found ‘destroying’ UK mothers’ careers amid COVID-19
Almost three-quarters of mothers in Britain have been forced to cut work hours because of childcare issues under COVID-19 lockdowns, according to a survey by a maternal rights group which warned more action was needed to protect women’s careers.
More than eight in 10 employed mothers said they needed childcare to be able to work, but fewer than half said they had enough childcare to let them do their job during the pandemic, showed the survey by Pregnant Then Screwed.
“This lack of childcare is destroying women’s careers,” said the campaign group’s founder and chief executive Joeli Brearley.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro says new COVID-19 test came back negative
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that he has tested negative for the novel coronavirus after weeks quarantined in his residence due to an infection.
In a photo posted to social media, Bolsonaro appeared with a box of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug he credited for his recovery despite a lack of scientific evidence about its effectiveness. In an accompanying text, he said his RT-PCR test for Sars-Cov 2 was negative.
He did not say when he took the test nor did he provide any further details.
Bolsonaro reported testing positive three times this month, including an initial diagnosis on July 7 for COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus.
Scotland confirms all travellers to UK from Spain to face quarantine
All travellers to the United Kingdom from Spain arriving after midnight (2300 GMT) on Saturday will have to quarantine themselves for 14 days to ensure they do not spread coronavirus, Scotland’s government said.
“Spain will be removed from the list of countries exempt from quarantine requirements due to an increased number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last few days,” Scotland’s government said in a statement.
“The decision, also made by the devolved administrations in Northern Ireland and Wales as well as the UK Government, has been made to reduce the risk of the transmission of the virus by those travelling from Spain,” it added.
South African trade minister tests positive for COVID-19
South Africa’s Trade Minister Ebrahim Patel tested positive for COVID-19, the cabinet said, the fourth minister to contract the virus in Africa’s hardest-hit country.
Cabinet spokeswoman Phumla Williams said in a statement that Patel, 58, received his results on Saturday.
“Minister Patel is in good spirits and is in self-quarantine, and will continue to work from home,” Williams said.
“Those that have been in contact with the Minister are also in self-isolation and have been encouraged to get tested,” she added.