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My employer is forcing me to come in to do non-essential work. Why won't the government protect me?

My employer is forcing me to come in to do non-essential work. Why won’t the government protect me?

I write this out of concern that employers are going to be abusing the job retention scheme. Although I work in a non-essential business, we’ve still been made to come into work to do our jobs behind the scenes. There are never more than a few of us in the building at any time, so technically the restrictions about distancing are being followed.

However, it has come to our attention that our employer plans to claim our wages from the Job Retention Scheme from 1 March, and say that our work has been voluntary. Furthermore, it has been heavily implied that unless we continue to work voluntarily, we won’t receive our 80 per cent wages. I’ve also heard from various friends that their employers are attempting to do something similar. Will the government be doing anything to prevent such abuse of the scheme and stop employers from forcing their employees

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Can face masks protect you from catching deadly virus?

Can face masks protect you from catching deadly virus?

On 2 April the World Health Organisation announced a panel of advisers would be assessing whether more of us should be wearing face masks outside.​

The group will consider research on whether coronavirus can be projected further than previously thought and whether this means unwell people should wear the masks.

The outcome will determine whether WHO revises advise around face masks for people who could spread the virus.

But if you are walking outside to exercise or to travel into work as a key worker, does wearing a face mask reduce your risk of catching the virus?

Surgical masks were first introduced into hospitals in the late 1700s but they did not make the transition into public use until the Spanish flu outbreak in 1919.

The masks are designed for use in a clinical setting, such as a hospital ward or theatre, where they are primarily meant for preventing visible

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Can latex gloves protect you from catching deadly virus?

Can latex gloves protect you from catching deadly virus?

Due to the coronavirus outbreak Boris Johnson has told the public they should now only leave the house for several key reasons.

These include travelling to work as a key worker, shopping for food or medicine and taking one form of exercise per day.

Those with underlying health conditions should be self-isolating at home for a period of 12 weeks.

Since the outbreak began in January it has spread around the globe with the World Health Organisation (WHO) announcing that Europe is now the centre of the outbreak.

So what can people do to keep safe? Are there practical steps you can take to reduce the risk of contracting the illness like wearing a face mask or latex gloves?

A shop in Brighton, which became a hot-spot for the early spread of the virus in the UK after one resident became a “super-spreader”, said all customers must wear face masks

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Active by POPSUGAR Launches Free Workouts Amid Coronavirus

If You Run Outside, Take These Doctors’ Key Precautions to Protect Against the Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting many a fitness routine, ours included, and has many of us wondering whether social-distancing and shelter-in-place protocols extend to outdoor running and walking. Good news: based on current guidelines, runners and walkers should be in the clear, doctors say.

“We recommend it,” said Aruna Subramanian, MD, an infectious disease doctor and clinical medical professor at Stanford University, of exercising outside. “It’s actually very safe to be outside in this type of situation.” That’s because the virus spreads most effectively in closed spaces; you’re less likely to be exposed outside, where air is flowing freely. Exercise has also been shown to boost your immune system and your mental health, an extra bonus if you’re feeling anxious over everything going on in the news.

The recommendation comes with a couple of asterisks. First and foremost, if you feel sick, you should stay home and self-quarantine as directed

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Man Dies After Taking Drug He Thought Would Protect Him From Coronavirus

Man Dies After Taking Drug He Thought Would Protect Him From Coronavirus

The man’s wife is now critically ill after taking the same ‘coronavirus medication’ as her husband

An Arizona man has died after taking chloroquine phosphate, an additive used to clean fish tanks that is also found in an anti-malaria medication that Trump has been touting as a “treatment” for the coronavirus. His wife, who also ingested the additive, is now in critical condition.

Phoenix-based Banner Health says that the couple became sick within a half-hour of taking the additive. When he arrived at the hospital, the man couldn’t be resuscitated. His wife was able to throw up most of the chemical.

During a news conference last week, Trump lied to the American public and said that the Food and Drug Administration had “just approved” the use of the “anti-malaria medication called chloronique” to treat patients infected with COVID-19.

The FDA chief clarified that the drug still needs to be tested

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Engineers develop robots to treat and test Covid-19 patients in a bid to protect health workers

Engineers develop robots to treat and test Covid-19 patients in a bid to protect health workers

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Engineers in China have developed a robot to treat and test Covid-19 patients while allowing healthcare workers to remain at a safe distance from the highly infectious virus.

The remote-controlled, wheeled machine can take mouth swabs, perform ultrasound scans and listen to organs with a robot stethoscope.

Medical staff can operate the robots from a safe distance using onboard cameras to monitor the patient.

High infection rates among health care workers have hampered efforts to tackle the outbreak, prompting the designers to see if a robot could provide protection.

Robot engineers have long promised their machines will eventually save human workers from dull, dangerous or dirty work. The coronavirus epidemic presents and opportunity to tests what robots may be able to do, some scientists believe.

“Doctors are all very brave,” the robot’s chief designer, Tsinghua University Professor Zheng Gangtie told Reuters. “But this

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How to Protect Yourself Against Coronavirus When Pumping Gas

How to Protect Yourself Against Coronavirus When Pumping Gas

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Despite social distancing and shuttered venues—moves designed to staunch the spread of the novel coronavirus—some essential workers still need to commute in their cars, and many others need to drive to places for food, medicine, and other supplies and services.

For many, that means the occasional trip to the gas station is inevitable, as is touching the pump handle and payment keypad. Pump handles and credit card keypads, which are high-touch areas, could have the virus present, which experts say can stay alive for hours or even days on hard surfaces.

Your best protection overall is to wash your hands properly on a regular basis and to refrain from touching your face with unwashed hands. But there are a few things you can do that will help you stay safe when you have to pump gas.

CR’s auto experts

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