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Daily Update: 09/05/2020
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Daily Update: 09/05/2020

Today’s Update COVID 19 patients in Hospital down 17% since last week. Public Transport will only have a capacity for 1 in 10 passengers when implementing social distancing. Government encouraging the use of bikes and walking by announcing a £2 billion package to put cycling and walking at the heart of transport policy.  There will...

Daily Update: 04/05/2020
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Daily Update: 04/05/2020

Today’s Update Over 200,000 key workers and their families have been tested. Over 60% of schools were open during Easter for children of key workers. Over 35 million redeemed in school meal vouchers. 600,000 people are helping with daily errands through the NHS volunteers programme. The London NHS Nightingale hospital has been placed on standby...

Daily Update: 01/05/2020
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Daily Update: 01/05/2020

Today’s Update The Health Secretary has announced the restoration of fertility services by the NHS extending restoration services announced earlier in the week. Government has met its ‘Audacious target’ of 100,000 daily tests, with over 122,000 tests on the last day of April. Rate of COVID-19 related deaths showing a downward trend, as stated “The...

Daily Update: 30/04/2020
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Daily Update: 30/04/2020

Today’s Update The UK passes the peak of COVID-19 and on a downward slope and through the first phase of the epidemic.  UK leading international efforts to find a vaccine. Oxford University who are developing a vaccine have partnered with AstraZeneca. The UK is taking a leading role in getting people into trials, as trials...

Daily Update: 29/04/2020
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Daily Update: 29/04/2020

Today’s Update Government commitment to Gavi, an international vaccine alliance, of the equivalent of £330m each year for the next five years. Reducing care home infections “has been a challenge”. Care homes ‘complex sector’ to test. Government states they are doing “everything possible” in this area, although acknowledging the “distribution issue”. 1.3 million British nationals...

Daily Update: 28/04/2020
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Daily Update: 28/04/2020

Today’s Update There are 41 drive through test centres with 48 going live this week. Home test kits are increasing from 5,000 a day to 25,000. There are 17 mobile test units which will increase to 70 by the end of week. Testing expanded to symptomatic patients and staff in care homes and NHS. Giving...

Daily Update: 27/04/2020
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Daily Update: 27/04/2020

Today’s Update Government launches a life assurance scheme for NHS Workers. Family of staff who died from coronavirus will receive a £60,000 payment. This includes foreign and returning NHS staff.  The Prime Minister says the UK is at a point of “maximum risk” and he won’t ease restrictions too quickly. Call for Britons to observe...

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