Ministers have abandoned a key pledge to test all people in care homes regularly throughout the summer, plunging the test and trace system into chaos.
In a leaked memo sent to local authority chief executives on Friday night, Professor Jane Cummings the governments adult social care testing director said previously advised timelines for rolling out regular testing in care homes were being torn up because of unexpected delays.
Regular testing of almost two million residents and staff was suppos…
China seals off village after bubonic plague death – The Independent
Residents ordered to disinfect homes and 35 people quarantined
A village in China has been sealed off after a resident died from bubonic plague, authorities in the country have said.
Daily disinfection of homes has been ordered in Suji Xincun, a tiny settlement in the Inner Mongolia region.
It has not been revealed how the villager came to have contracted the disease, but health officials in the nearby city of Baotou said no one else has yet tested positive for it.
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We found the first cat in the UK with Covid-19 – but there’s no need to panic – The Guardian
The feline had caught coronavirus from its owners, but our research shows it’s a rare occurrence, says Willie Weir, professor of veterinary infectious disease
Since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, the potential role of animals in catching and spreading the disease has been closely examined by scientists. This is because the virus that causes Covid-19 belongs to the family of coronaviruses that cause disease in a variety of mammals.
The evidence suggests that this virus arose in bats, and my colleagues at the University of Glasgow have recently determined that the sub-type of coronavirus to which the virus belongs has been circulating in the b…
Preston deploys ‘don’t kill granny’ slogan after new local lockdown imposed – Mirror Online
Preston City Council chief executive Adrian Phillips deployed a “don’t kill granny” message to young people to try and focus the message of lockdown
Preston City Council has deployed a “don’t kill granny” slogan in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus after the area went into local lockdown yesterday.
It comes afer Boris Johnson placed clusters of northern England back into partial lockdown in a bid to stop a second wave of coronavirus.
As many as four million people in Greater Manchester, east Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire are now banned from mixing indoors and in gardens.
The restrictions were imposed in Preston from midn…
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