Elderly people and those with disabilities face losing care services across Scotland as deep cuts are made

Elderly people and those with disabilities face losing care services across Scotland as deep cuts are made. Staff vacancies are left unfilled, even when vacancies could affect support elderly people need to live independently in their own homes, as the bodies that oversee social care and GP surgeries battle with budgets that are plunging millions of pounds into the red. Source The Times

France faces coronavirus ‘epidemic’, Macron warns, as confirmed cases double

President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that France was preparing for a jump in the number of coronavirus cases, adding “we are going to have to deal with it as best we can.” “We are facing a crisis, an epidemic that is coming,” Macron said while visiting staff at the La Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in Paris, where the first French person carrying the new coronavirus died Tuesday. Source France24

Huawei to build first European 5G factory in France, says chairman

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is gearing up to build it’s a manufacturing plant in Europe. This will be the company’s first plant in Europe, said the company on Thursday. The decision to build an entirely new plant in France is understandably in a bid to ease worldwide concerns over the company’s way of operation and credibility. Source International Business Times