Tag: UK news

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A centralised system will not help areas in the north most at risk of Covid-19

A centralised system will not help areas in the north most at risk of Covid-19

If you live in Greater Manchester, the coronavirus restrictions have begun to feel less like a scientific imperative and more like a game of roulette. [...]
The day for taxation will come. For now, Sunak must budget for growth

The day for taxation will come. For now, Sunak must budget for growth

Caught on the steps of Downing Street, Rishi Sunak had a message to send last week. Whether or not the lapse was deliberate, the capture of the chance [...]
More than 1,000 UK doctors want to quit NHS over handling of pandemic

More than 1,000 UK doctors want to quit NHS over handling of pandemic

Over 1,000 doctors plan to quit the NHS because they are disillusioned with the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and frustrated about th [...]
Coronavirus tests run out in north-east England as cases surge

Coronavirus tests run out in north-east England as cases surge

Coronavirus tests are running out in parts of north-east England despite cases rising to the highest level in months, political leaders have said amid [...]
Coronavirus UK map: confirmed Covid cases and deaths today

Coronavirus UK map: confirmed Covid cases and deaths today

Please note: these are government figures on numbers of confirmed cases – some people who report symptoms are not being tested, and are not included i [...]
Turkey seeing second peak of Covid-19 outbreak – as it happened

Turkey seeing second peak of Covid-19 outbreak – as it happened

We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Coronavirus live news: Trump pushes to withdraw WHO funding immediately [...]
Nasal swab followed by antibody test may catch incorrect Covid-19 diagnoses

Nasal swab followed by antibody test may catch incorrect Covid-19 diagnoses

Testing people twice for the coronavirus, with a nasal swab followed by an antibody finger prick test, would catch most of those people who fail to ge [...]
Pandemic may have hastened non-Covid deaths in England and Wales

Pandemic may have hastened non-Covid deaths in England and Wales

The deaths of thousands of people in England and Wales may have been hastened at the height of the coronavirus pandemic although their deaths were not [...]
Coronavirus risk to adults is forgotten amid return to school | Letters

Coronavirus risk to adults is forgotten amid return to school | Letters

The UK has the most coronavirus deaths in Europe, and among the worst death rates in the world. This should be seen as a dramatic failure in the gover [...]
Councils in north-west England ask for Covid lockdown to remain as cases rise

Councils in north-west England ask for Covid lockdown to remain as cases rise

Plans to lift coronavirus restrictions for more than half a million people in Greater Manchester have been thrown into “chaos and confusion” as local [...]
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