Just Eat Takeaway shares soar as COVID-19 fears keep home-dining orders coming

Just Eat Takeaway’s order growth jumps amid continuing demand for online delivery.

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Shares in Just Eat Takeaway leapt more than 5% on Wednesday, after the food-delivery platform reported a surge in online orders in the third quarter as more consumers turned to apps for their dining needs amid social distancing restrictions.

In a trading update, Just Eat Takeaway
said it had received 46% more orders in the three months to September, compared with the same period in 2019.

The Amsterdam-headquartered company delivered 151.4 million orders globally in the third quarter, bringing the total to 408.3 million in the first nine months of the year.

The strong results sent shares in Just Eat Takeaway up 5.34% in early morning London trading.   

Just Eat Takeaway saw the highest sales in the U.K., where it delivered 46.4 million orders in three months, up 43% on the previous year.


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At-Home Saliva Tests for COVID-19 Could Be Coming Soon

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Saliva samples for laboratory test

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There is a universe of ways to get tested for COVID-19, and each has its pros and cons. Most, however, require a medical professional to insert a long, flexible swab up your nose to sample the back of your throat in an invasive, painful and unpleasant procedure. It’s reliable, yes, but not the most encouraging way to convince people to get tested.

Saliva-based tests are likely much more welcome. Most people can spit into a container at home and so don’t need to go to a health clinic or drive-through testing facility—a plus when an infectious disease is roaming the world—and it doesn’t involve any discomfort. Adding this more convenient testing option, which also happens to be less expensive than other tests, could vastly increase testing rates and make it safer to open schools, workplaces,

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Home prices are held down by COVID-19 in big cities while climbing sharply in less crowded areas

The housing market has been booming during the COVID-19 crisis, but America’s cities are taking it on the chin.


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And while big cities like New York and San Francisco, in particular, are struggling with falling prices, values in less densely populated cities such as Phoenix and Charlotte, North Carolina, are holding up fairly well, a new analysis shows.

The study underscores that the spread of the virus and the trend toward remote work are driving the housing market, and may continue to restrain price growth in very crowded urban areas while boosting gains in more suburban areas for some time.

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Since the virus began to take a significant toll on public health and the economy in March, many Americans have been fleeing cities for suburban and rural areas both to minimize the risk

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Metro Denver counties with rising COVID-19 cases hope public education, targeted orders will stave off new stay-at-home mandates

New COVID-19 cases have increased in much of the Denver metro area, and county health departments are trying to persuade their residents they need to keep their distance to avoid new stay-at-home orders.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s new dial framework places each county in one of five color-coded levels, with increasing restrictions on business capacity and event sizes.

Each county’s level is based on the rate of new cases compared to population, the percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive and how hospitalizations are trending.

As of Friday, 15 counties, or almost one-quarter of the state’s counties, had rates of new cases that could push them to issue additional restrictions if nothing changes. They get at least two weeks to bring the numbers down before more restrictions are on the table, though.

Unlike this spring, when businesses across the state were ordered to shut down, counties

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker warns Illinois’ improvements have ‘cooled down’ as 2,818 more people test positive for COVID-19


Lake County flagged at COVID-19 warning level as 2,818 more test positive statewide

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Illinois’ coronavirus testing positivity rate inched upward for a third consecutive day Friday as public health officials announced another hefty caseload of 2,818 more people testing positive for COVID-19.

They were diagnosed among 71,599 tests submitted, raising the statewide average positivity rate over the last week to 3.8%. That number indicates how rapidly the virus is spreading — and that’s as high as it’s been in almost a month.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned this week that the state’s improvement from a midsummer resurgence has “cooled down.”

And while over the last few months, the state’s COVID-19 problem areas have popped up well beyond the Chicago area — mostly in central Illinois and downstate — the Democratic governor’s health team singled out north suburban Lake County for being among 26 counties considered to be at

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Jets players and coaches sent home after positive COVID-19 test

(Reuters) – The New York Jets sent their team and coaches home on Friday as a precaution after a player received a presumed positive COVID-19 test result, according to a report on the National Football League’s website https://www.nfl.com/news/jets-sent-home-from-team-facility-after-player-received-presumed-positive-covid- on Friday.

The Jets, who are scheduled to host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, will work virtually for the rest of the day and the player will be re-tested, the report said.

According to the report, the team are confident protocols have been followed and the hope is that if the test is a confirmed positive it would be an isolated circumstance.

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim told a Phoenix radio station the two teams have spoken and the Cardinals still plan to leave for New York on Friday.

“All plans are the same unless someone tells us to change,” Keim said. “As long as it follows all league protocols, I’m for

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Report: Jets Players, Coaches Sent Home After Presumed Positive COVID-19 Test | Bleacher Report

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The New York Jets sent their players and coaches home Friday after a player was presumed to have tested positive for COVID-19, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Schefter added that the Arizona Cardinals had been scheduled to fly out Friday for their scheduled Sunday road game against the Jets, but it is unclear if that will happen with the status of the game potentially up in the air.

Per ESPN’s Rich Cimini, the player who may have tested positive has been re-tested, and the results of that test should be known at some point on Friday.

The Week 5 schedule has already been impacted by COVID-19, as the New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos game was moved from Sunday to Monday following positive tests within the Patriots organization, and the Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills was moved from Sunday to Tuesday because of a COVID-19

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RBI relief for Covid-19 pain

At the recently concluded monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)—which was rescheduled from October 1 to October 7—the members unanimously voted to keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 4%.

The six-member MPC, which includes three new members who were inducted earlier this month, also opted to continue with its accommodative stance as long as necessary to revive growth on a durable basis, and mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on the economy, while ensuring that inflation remains within the target going forward.

While the decision of the MPC, which met between October 7 and October 9, was on expected lines as far as the interest rates were concerned, the RBI did announce fresh liquidity and regulatory measures to alleviate the Covid-19-induced pain for the economy.

In his post-policy address, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said that the Indian economy was entering a decisive phase in

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Cheap, rapid, at-home tests could rival a vaccine in the fight against COVID-19. Why can’t Americans get them?

Even as advocates cite bureaucratic red tape blocking fast and cheap home coronavirus tests, the federal government’s regulatory agency overseeing testing says it will be flexible and encourage developers to seek approval.

Why widespread COVID-19 testing is crucial to fighting the coronavirus pandemic



The Food and Drug Administration issued a document on July 29 calling for home tests to correctly identify the virus at least 90% of the time. But a high-ranking FDA official overseeing testing told USA TODAY the agency will consider tests with lower sensitivity. 

Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said the agency’s recommendations issued more than two months ago are “starting points.”  

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“Our door has been open, and we’re very flexible because we’re trying to do all we can,

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Why 4 Technologies That Boomed During Covid-19 Will Keep People Home More After A Vaccine

By Moe Kelley

Moe is a mobility expert with the Oliver Wyman Forum and a partner in the communications, media, and technology practice at Oliver Wyman.

We always knew part of the Mobility Revolution might involve technologies that would mean consumers need to move less, not more — innovations that let digital devices get things done without the need to travel from one place to another. Today, Covid-19 is responsible for the accelerated adoption of several technologies that are all about staying safe at home. Instead of traveling to work, grocery shop, see a doctor, or go to school, people around the world now rely on solutions that let them complete these tasks using a laptop or phone. And the implications of

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