Jennifer Rigby has more on this story here. S ix-year-old Ezinaldo dos Santos poses for a portrait wearing a face mask near Manaus, Brazil. The researchers from California-based firm Anomali said the apps, once installed on a device, "are designed to download and install malware" on devices and "steal banking credentials and personal data.
Anomali said the fake Covid apps do not appear to be distributed through official channels like the Google Play Store but rather are being spread through other apps, third-party stores, and websites that encourage downloads. I f you're just joining us, here's a recap what we learnt at today's Government briefing:.
W rapping up, Boris Johnson says it is "too early to judge ourselves", a reference to the many questions that have been asked about whether lockdown should have come in earlier. He added: "We know more than we did in January, February or March W ill the cruise industry, mainly based in the port of Southampton, receive Government support. Boris Johnson says it will have to go through a period of "self-reinvention" to become Covid-secure in the future. He adds though that the government will help the industry is "any way that we can", the sector must be prepared to introduce some adjustments.
A sked if the unions were right to express caution about getting schools back, Boris Johnson says schools are safe, but we need "certain measures which are dictated by the state of" the virus at the minute. The Prime Minister "respectfully rejects" the claim that education hasn't been a priority. T he Telegraph's Gordon Rayner asks if the Prime Minister will relax the two-metre rule to allow children back into school.
Boris Johnson says the two metre rule is not the issue, it is the class sizes and the number of children that involves. The problem is the level of the epidemic is "not down as low as we wold like in order to relax the social distancing measures in schools".
We will get "all schools back in September if we can," he adds, and points again to the summer scheme for "remedial help so they genuinely make up for lost time".
Asked if the two-metre rule is a political decision, Mr Johnson says "there is a balance of risk to be struck, and the issue for me is how far we can get the incidence of disease".
He points to the latest figures, and adds: "I have to be very mindful of the risk of new outbreaks. We have made colossal progress We will be able to do whack-a-mole with schools and hospitals, but my judgement at present is that we must proceed cautiously. Sir Patrick Vallance says two metres is "not a rule" - it is a risk assessment, which also includes time, mitigating factors like sitting side by side and the "absolute risk", which is the number of infected people.
That is what needs to be taken into account, and it is "wrong to portray this as a scientific rule that is two metres or nothing", he adds. T he Prime Minister and co are asked what is their "biggest regret" and what do they now wish they had done differently.
On this question, Mr Johnson says that "frankly a lot of these questions are still premature" and "this epidemic still has a long way to go" not just in this country but all over the world. Sir Patrick Vallance suggests that the data is not yet there and admits that while the Government may not have got everything right, they need to understand the "very complicated situation" and learn from it.
In reply, Professor Witty says "it's a very long list, actually. If I was to chose one it would probably looking at how we could speed up testing very early on in the epidemic", saying it would have allowed them to see exactly where the UK was.
O n the second half of the question, which addressed comments made by Neil Ferguson, who said today: "had we introduced lockdown measures a week earlier, we would have reduced the final death toll by at least a half.
Sir Patrick Vallance says now is not the time to second guess or go back and look at the measures just yet. Chris Whitty says: "We are not going to get an identical situation to what we knew then", saying part of the problem was the limited knowledge they had then. Looking ahead, he notes there is a "very complicated balancing act" and we have to accept that we could find ourselves in one of three situations - the virus could escape control; or that the virus "will have advantages" in the winter months; and that new epidemics come in waves.
Timings are important, but that "to some extent, doesn't really help us for the future". T urning to journalists' questions, Boris Johnson is asked why children can't go back to school until September despite being able to go to the zoo.
The Prime Minister says "of course we would like to be in a position" where primary school children could go back before the summer holidays but because of the continued prevalence of the disease, "clearly it's not down quite enough". He says "there will be a huge amount of catch up for pupils over the summer months," and says Gavin Williamson the Education Secretary will set out plans next week.
T he second question is about staying overnight family members and partners, and Boris Johnson says the support bubble is "plainly designed for you". Prof Whitty says the bubbles are designed for families with a single adult in each household.
For other people, social contact will have to continue outside as before. A member of the public asks whether it should be essential for those serving food and drink to wear face coverings and gloves. Boris Johnson says the Government is setting out "all sorts of guidelines", and people should wear face coverings when you might come into "close contact with someone you don't normally meet. He says: "You should wear a face covering when you're likely to be in close contact with people you don't normally meet.
T here are roughly 5, to 6, new cases every day, says Sir Patrick Vallance, which is lower "but not yet very low". He says about 15 per cent of Londoners have had it, but across the UK that is as a whole only around six per cent. T he R is just below and "the epidemic is shrinking, but not fast," he adds.
However he heeds caution, saying regional infection rates are "much more difficult" to measure. He says the rate of infection is "not quite low enough yet" and because of this the government cannot fulfill its ambition to bring back primary schools for all pupils before the summer - something the government has faced criticism for. S afari parks and drive-in cinemas can open from Monday, as well as zoos "provided visitor numbers are managed", the Prime Minister has announced.
Places of worship will also be able to open for "individual prayer" from this weekend, he adds. He acknowledges there might also be "anomalies" in what can and can't happen but this is because of the extraordinary situation regarding limits on usual freedoms, he says.
From this weekend, single adult households can form a "support bubble" with one other household. That means they can live as a normal household, staying the night in each other's homes and not have to stay two metres apart. This is a "targeted" approach to help those who have been most isolated by the restrictions, Mr Johnson says.
T he third test is to that the infection rate is decreasing to manageable levels across the board. Boris Johnson says tests have established the new cases were 1, down from 5, in April on a seven-day rolling average.
The fourth test, about testing capacity and PPE, is also being met, he says "despite the immensely frustrating challenges" with both. O n test two and daily deaths, he notes that the numbers continue to fall. W orld Health Organization director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that "communicating complex science in real time, about a new virus is not always easy". He was referring to a WHO press briefing on Monday when WHO Covid lead Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, said that asymptomatic transmission of the disease was very rare, sparking confusion as previous studies have estimated that asymptomatic cases account for around 40 per cent of spread.
Dr Van Kerkhove was then forced to clear up the misunderstanding the following day , saying she was only referring to a few studies of contact tracing and cluster investigations when she talked about asymptomatic spread being rare. We will continue to talk to our member states, the media and the general public about what we know and where there are gaps in evidence and how that's shaping our thinking. They are as follows:. As of 9am 10 June, there have been 6,, tests, with , tests on 9 June.
As of 5pm on 9 June, of those tested positive for coronavirus, across all settings, 41, have sadly died. A senior European Union official warned online platforms like Google and Facebook on Wednesday to step up the fight against fake news coming notably from countries like China and Russia, but she praised the approach of Twitter for fact-checking a tweet by U. President Donald Trump. The EU commission said that "foreign actors and certain third countries, in particular Russia and China" are flooding Europe with "targeted influence operations and disinformation campaigns.
She cited a study showing "that the willingness in Germany to take up vaccination decreased by almost 20 percentage points in less than two months. While the commission praised platforms for removing millions of misleading ads, some of which duped consumers into buying expensive or potentially dangerous products, Jourova called on the companies "to provide monthly reports with more granular information than ever before. The reports should include what they're doing to promote reliable and authoritative content, data on how they're highlighting information from national and international health agencies, steps they're taking to improve user awareness, and details about any social media manipulation the companies might find.
Prosecutors from Bergamo, the city in the northern Lombardy region worst hit by the virus, have launched a wide-ranging investigation into the health crisis, which has officially killed over 34, people in Italy. They are looking in particular at why a red zone was not enforced in February around the towns of Nembro and Alzano, with regional officials and the government blaming each other. The government imposed its first red zone, around the town of Codogno, 24 hours after doctors discovered a patient with the virus.
It would go on to shut down 10 other towns, and then large areas of the north before imposing a nationwide lockdown. He said: "The epidemic was doubling every three to four days before lockdown interventions were introduced. Quesnell and others have argued that this fact supports the supposition that the book never was part of the Mar Saba library,  but was brought there from outside, by for example Smith, with the text already inscribed.
Smith found almost books at his stay, [k]  so the list was far from complete  and the silence from incomplete catalogues cannot be used as arguments against the existence of a book at the time the catalogue was made, Smith argued. Although Quesnell did not accuse Morton Smith of having forged the letter, his "hypothetical forger matched Smith's apparent ability, opportunity, and motivation," and readers of the article, as well as Smith himself, saw it as an accusation that Smith was the culprit.
Charles E. Murgia followed Quesnell's allegations of forgery with further arguments,  such as calling attention to the fact that the manuscript has no serious scribal errors, as one would expect of an ancient text copied many times,    and by suggesting that the text of Clement had been designed as a sphragis , a "seal of authenticity", to answer questions from the readers why Secret Mark was never heard of before.
Brown advocates that Theodore instead is told to assure that the adulterated or forged Carpocratian gospel was not written by Mark, which, according to Brown, would be at least a half-truth and also something Clement could have said for the benefit of the church. Smith gave some thought to Murgia's arguments but later dismissed them as being based on a misreading,  and he thought Murgia "fell into a few factual errors".
Smith speculated that a letter of Clement could partly have survived the fire, and a monk could have copied it into the endpapers of the monastery's edition of the letters of Ignatius [b] in order to preserve it.
Murgia anyway ruled out the possibility that Smith could have forged the letter as, according to him, Smith's knowledge of Greek was insufficient and nothing in his book indicated a fraud. Morton Smith objected to insinuations that he would have forged the letter by, for example, calling Quesnell's article  an attack.
Morton Smith summarized the situation in a article. He meant that "most scholars would attribute the letter to Clement" and that no strong argument against it had been presented. After Smith's summary of the situation, other scholars did support Secret Markan priority.
The allegations against Smith for having forged the Mar Saba manuscript became even more pronounced after his death in Most scholars who have " studied the letter and written on the subject " assume the letter was written by Clement. In , Andrew H. In , Philip Jenkins drew attention to a novel by James H.
Hunter entitled The Mystery of Mar Saba , which first appeared in and was popular at the time. Price ,  Francis Watson  and Craig A. Evans  developed the theory that Morton Smith would have been inspired by this novel to forge the letter. This assumption has been contested by, among others, Scott G. Brown, who writes that apart from "a scholar discovering a previously unknown ancient Christian manuscript at Mar Saba, there are few parallels"  [t] — and in a rebuttal to Evans, he and Allan J.
Pantuck find the alleged parallel between the Scotland Yard detective Lord Moreton's last name and Morton Smith's first name puzzling, since Morton Smith got his name long before the novel was written. Pantuck thinks they are too generic or too artful to be persuasive.
In , John Dart proposed a complex theory of 'chiasms' or ' chiasmus ' running through the Gospel of Mark — a type of literary device he finds in the text. The fact that, for many years, no other scholars besides Smith were known to have seen the manuscript contributed to the suspicions of forgery.
Brown noted that he was in no position to do so. In Charles Hedrick expressed frustration over the stalemate in the academy over the text's authenticity,  even though the Clementine scholars in the main had accepted the authenticity of the letter. The two camps could be illustrated, on the one hand by Larry Hurtado , who thinks it is "inadvisable to rest too much on Secret Mark" as the letter "that quotes it might be a forgery" and even if it is genuine, Secret Mark "may be at most an ancient but secondary edition of Mark produced in the second century by some group seeking to promote its own esoteric interests",  and by Francis Watson , who hopes and expects that Secret Mark will be increasingly ignored by scholars to avoid "that their work will be corrupted by association with it".
Other authors, like an Origenist monk in the early fifth century, have also been proposed for the letter. The debate intensified with the publication of three new books.
Brown's revised doctoral dissertation Mark's Other Gospel from ,   was the first monograph that dealt only with Secret Mark since Smith's books in Carlson published The Gospel Hoax  in which he spells out his case that Morton Smith, himself, was both the author and the scribe of the Mar Saba manuscript. Brown challenged "all previous statements and arguments made against the letter's authenticity"  and he criticized those scholars saying that the letter was forged for not offering proof for their claims,  and for not making a distinction between the letter and Smith's own interpretation of it.
Carlson argued that Clement's letter to Theodore is a forgery and only Morton Smith could have forged it, as he had the "means, motive, and opportunity" to do so.
Evans, for instance, came to think that "the Clementine letter and the quotations of Secret Mark embedded within it constitute a modern hoax, and Morton Smith almost certainly is the hoaxer. Yet these theories by Carlson have, in their own turn, been challenged by subsequent scholarly research, especially by Scott G. Brown in numerous articles.
Madiotes actually was written by someone else and was an eighteenth-century hand unrelated to Clement's letter to Theodore; that Smith did not attribute that handwriting to a contemporary named M. Madiotes M. In particular, on the subject of the handwriting, Roger Viklund in collaboration with Timo S. Paananen has demonstrated that "all the signs of forgery Carlson unearthed in his analysis of the handwriting", such as a "forger's tremor",  are only visible in the images Carlson used for his handwriting analysis.
Carlson chose "to use the halftone reproductions found in [Smith's book] Clement of Alexandria and a Secret Gospel of Mark " where the images were printed with a line screen made of dots. In the past, I would ask Virgin customers to write to me with problems or ideas, and I often called people to talk about the problems that came up.
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