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Omicron: Targeted testing in Nottinghamshire school

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 09:15
Parents are being asked for consent to test pupils at a school after a case of Omicron was confirmed in Nottingham.
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Covid: JCVI scientists to announce decision on booster rollout

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 05:05
A reduction in time between doses and extending the programme to younger age groups could be approved.
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Omicron: 'Wear face-coverings, reduce contact' to prevent spread

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 17:55
Top medical adviser Dr Susan Hopkins urges people to take action now to reduce transmissions.
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Omicron symptoms mild so far, says South African doctor who spotted it

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 11:13
The South African doctor who found the new variant says patients are showing very mild symptoms so far.
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Covid variant: Mask wearing will be a legal requirement, says Javid

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 09:56
People in England will be legally required to wear a mask in shops and public transport, the health secretary says.
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Covid: Israel to impose travel ban for foreigners over new variant

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 07:50
Travellers from all countries will be banned from entering Israel for 14 days, local media report.
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Covid: Health Secretary Sajid Javid to detail new measures

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 05:54
The PM has already announced a tightening-up on mask-wearing and PCR tests for all arrivals in the UK.
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New Covid variant: Is the government going far enough on Omicron?

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 02:24
The new variant's genetic profile has raised concerns, but there's a shortage of real-world data.
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Covid: Travel and mask rules tightened over Omicron variant

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 21:31
New measures to slow Omicron's spread in England before Christmas are unveiled by Boris Johnson.
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New Covid variant: Chris Whitty on why scientists are concerned about new Covid variant

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 17:56
Watch Chris Whitty, chief medical officer, speak about what scientists know about the new Omicron variant.
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New Covid variant: PCR testing to be introduced for arrivals in UK

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 17:49
Watch Boris Johnson set out new measures after two cases of the Omicron variant were found in the UK.
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Covid variant: We won't hesitate to take further action, says Javid

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 15:16
The health secretary says two UK cases of the Omicron variant shows the pandemic "is far from over".
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Covid: Two cases of new variant Omicron detected in UK

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 15:08
Two people in the UK have been found to be infected with the new Covid variant, Omicron, the health secretary says.
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Covid: New Omicron variant not a disaster, says Sage scientist

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 10:35
Prof Calum Semple says some scientists are "hugely overstating" the fears around the Omicron variant.
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Crisis Cafe: The young community serving up mental health support

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 17:11
Young people in Newry speak about the benefits of having a space to discuss their mental health.
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'World-leading' Down's syndrome bill clears first hurdle in Parliament

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 14:55
Liam Fox's plan to ensure lifelong care looks set to become law in England early next year.
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Covid variant: UK put safety first over Africa travel - Shapps

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 09:21
Fears about the impact on vaccines mean travel from six African countries had to be restricted, he adds.
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Ambulances forced to queue daily outside A&Es, study suggests

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 01:14
NHS guidance says that ambulance handovers should be completed within 15 minutes.
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Surgeon's CQC whistleblower claims branded fanciful

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 18:03
A doctor alleges his role as a special adviser to England's healthcare regulator was ended unfairly.
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Shropshire baby deaths: Ockenden report delayed until March

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 17:21
Donna Ockenden's review into maternity care is the largest of its kind in NHS history.
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