Health and social care staff to get more protection

Image copyright Getty Images More than 34 million items of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been delivered to hospitals across Scotland in the last six weeks, with more going out to other healthcare providers. Eight weeks’ worth will be delivered upfront to GP surgeries this week. All of Scotland’s health boards now have a single

Coronavirus: Robert Jenrick says all parts of UK ‘on emergency footing’

The government has put the UK was on “emergency footing” in a way “unprecedented” in peacetime, the housing secretary has said. Speaking at the government’s daily coronavirus briefing, Robert Jenrick also said that the first 50,000 food parcels to those who were most vulnerable would be sent out this week. Source link

Coronavirus: Up to six months before life ‘returns to normal’ says government

Image copyright Getty Images It could be up to six months before life in the UK returns to “normal”, England’s deputy chief medical officer has said. Speaking at the government’s daily coronavirus briefing, Dr Jenny Harries added: “This is not to say we would be in complete lockdown for six months.” But, she added, “We

Coronavirus: Burton consultant Amged El-Hawrani dies

Image copyright Family photo Image caption Amged El-Hawrani, who worked at Queen’s Hospital Burton, died on Saturday A hospital consultant has become one of the first senior medics in the UK after contracting coronavirus. The family of Amged El-Hawrani thanked his NHS colleagues for working “tirelessly” to save him. Mr El-Hawrani’s death comes after London-based

Coronavirus: Hull Trains axes all services amid outbreak

Image copyright Hull Trains Image caption Hull Trains is said to be the country’s smallest train service Hull Trains has axed all its services because of the “unprecedented circumstances” amid the coronavirus pandemic. The firm said passenger numbers had “dropped significantly” since the government lockdown came into force. Managing director Louise Cheeseman, said it was

Coronavirus: Scotland’s death toll reaches 41

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCoronavirus: ‘Scotland Cares’ volunteer scheme announced to fight virus New figures show 41 people with Covid-19 have now died in Scotland, up one from the numbers released on Saturday. Tests confirmed 1,384 people have the virus. This shows an increase of 139 confirmed cases. However, the real

Manufacturers cast doubt on ventilator target

Image copyright Getty Images The UK may not have all the ventilators it needs by the time coronavirus cases in the country reach their peak, engineering firms warned. Health officials expect the UK to experience its highest number of infections in around two weeks’ time. The UK has just over 8,000 ventilators, significantly fewer than

Timelapse: The streets of London during the coronavirus pandemic

In the heart of London, a city home to more than nine million people, it’s rare to see the streets so empty. But on Saturday night at 23:00 GMT the number of cars was so scarce that the number of buses rivalled them. From Regent Street to the Hyde Park underpass, see what it was

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