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‘Beyond anxious’: sick Bolton residents unable to get Covid tests – The Guardian

Locals in one of most infected towns in Europe told to drive to Wales or Scotland

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Coronavirus case at HMP Addiewell with contacts told to self-isolate – Daily Record

The team identified the positive case among NHS staff at the prison with all close contacts told to self-isolate for 14 days.

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A medic based at a Scots prison has tested positive for coronavirus, it was confirmed tonight.
A specialist Covid-19 contact tracing team was called into HMP Addiewell in West Lothian.
The team identified the positive case among NHS staff at the prison with all close contacts told to self-isolate for 14 days.
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None of the inmates of the prison are affected.
An NHS Lothian statement read: “All necessary guidance and advice is being p…

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Coronavirus delays reopening of cancer wards at crisis-hit Scots kids’ hospital – Daily Record

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman wrote to MSPs and MPs blaming the coronavirus pandemic for delays at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.

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Cancer wards at a crisis-hit Scots kids hospital will not reopen until next year, it was confirmed today.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman wrote to MSPs and MPs blaming the coronavirus pandemic for delays at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.
Two wards were closed two years ago after patient infections were linked to contaminated water.
Health Secretary Jeanne Freeman wrote: There have been significant delays as a result of Covid-19.
Milly Main, 10, died at the Queen Elizabeth Unive…

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Coronavirus LIVE updates: Boris Johnson to address nation with Covid-19 announcement – ChronicleLive

The latest breaking coronavirus news and updates including deaths in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, plus UK lockdown changes, shielding guidance…

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Restrictions ‘don’t go far enough’
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chairman of the British Medical Association (BMA) Council, said the latest restrictions did not go far enough.
He said: “It’s encouraging that the Government has, at last, recognised the need for more stringent measures to control the virus’s spread. But there are a number of further actions which the Government could take to prevent a second peak.
“The BMA has consistently argued that it was illogical for staff not to be required to wear…

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