Coronavirus: Review into impact of COVID-19 on BAME community delayed again
A review into how the BAME community has been affected by COVID-19 has been delayed again because of "worries" around "current global events", Sky News understands.A review into how the BAME community has been affected by COVID-19 has been delayed again because of "worries" around "current global events", Sky News understands.
Urgent breast cancer referrals showed an even bigger drop : down from 16,753 in April 2019 to 3,759 in April 2020, a fall of 78%. Sarah Woolnough, Cancer Research UK’s executive director of policy and information, said: “It’s devastating to see the impact that Covid - 19 is having on cancer patients
If Covid - 19 killed 30,000, and lockdown killed the other 30,000, then the lockdown was a complete and utter waste of time. and should never happen again. It will be decreed that all the excess deaths we have seen this year were due to Covid - 19 . That escape route will be made far easier if no-one has
A woman, wearing a face mask and shield, takes part in a protest against racism and police violence during a "Black Lives Matter" demonstration in Duque de Caxias, Brazil, on June 10.
To preserve students' health, teachers get tested for COVID-19 in Salerno, Italy, on June 9.
Health workers from the city of Melgaço arrive at a small riverside community, where families live without electricity, to give medical care to its residents, in Brazil, on June 9.
Healthcare workers take part in a protest calling for a reinforced healthcare system outside the Gregorio Marañón Hospital in Madrid, Spain, on June 8.
A caretaker cleans the floor at the Durgiana Temple after the government eased a nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar, India, on June 7.
An officer enforces social distancing at the entrance of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, on June 7.
A man delivers bread to a woman at the Santa Cruz neighborhood in Medellin, Colombia, on June 6.
Passengers wear protective face masks as they travel, at Tokyo Metro's newly opened Toranomon Hills Station in Japan on June 6.
'Truly shocking speeds': Reckless drivers put lives at risk on lockdown's empty roads
Reckless drivers have been taking advantage of quiet roads during lockdown to drive at "truly shocking" speeds, according to police data obtained by the RAC. It revealed that two-thirds of Britain's police forces had caught people driving at more than 100mph in the first three weeks of lockdown.The Metropolitan Police recorded one driver doing 163mph, while another was clocked at 151mph on the M62 motorway in West Yorkshire, 81mph over the limit.Five other forces detected motorists driving at more than 130mph - Suffolk, Northamptonshire, Gwent, Staffordshire, and Kent.
Cancer referrals fall due to coronavirus pandemic. Covid - 19 has “wreaked havoc” on cancer services , experts have said, as new data reveals referrals fell to their lowest ever levels in the first full month of lockdown. NHS figures show that numbers more than halved between March and April.
Below are answers to cancer survivors’ frequently asked clinical questions about COVID - 19 from ASCO Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President Q8: If a person is about to start cancer therapy, should they consider postponing treatment due to COVID - 19 ? What if the patient has been infected
A traveler queues for check-in on an Air Austral flight to Paris, France, from Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi International Airport on the French Indian Ocean island of Mayotte on June 5, as measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 are maintained on Mayotte over concerns about the continued spread of the virus there.
A member of the 'Torcida Urubuzada' (soccer fans) of Flamengo delivers food donations amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 5.
Free grocery kits are distributed by a private organization after the government eased a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against COVID-19, in Bengaluru, India, on June 5.
‘Just 1,749 people contacted’ in first four days of NHS Test and Trace
The Government has yet to publish figures, but Channel 4 News has seen the data from Thursday to Sunday.The Government has yet to publish figures, but Channel 4 News has seen the data from Thursday – the day the system was launched – running up to Sunday, and it shows that 4,456 confirmed Covid-19 cases reported to Test and Trace in that period.
NHS COVID - 19 is a contact tracing app for monitoring the spread of the COVID - 19 pandemic in England and Wales. It has been available since 24 September 2020 for Android and iOS smartphones
Coronavirus ( COVID - 19 ). Get the latest advice about coronavirus, including information about symptoms, self-isolation and testing. For urgent medical help – use the NHS 111 online service , or call 111 if you're unable to get help online. For life-threatening emergencies – call 999 for an
Officials of the ministry of health spray disinfectant at a market in Toamasina, Madagascar, on June 4.
A model dressed as Cleopatra wearing a face mask poses for photos at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip, as the property opened for the first time since being closed on March 17 because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on June 4.
An organ grinder waits for a delivery of donated groceries in Mexico City, Mexico, on June 4.
A man, wearing face mask, visits the Colosseum after it reopened after three months of closure due to the COVID-19 lockdown measures, in Rome, Italy, on June 1. The Parco archeologico del Colosseo and its monuments – the Colosseum, Palatine, Roman Forum and Domus Aurea – opened to the public on June 1 with access restrictions for visitors as Italy began relaxing the lockdown.
Weekend crowds at Durdle Door showed ‘shocking’ disregard for area, charity says
A charity said it had received hundreds of messages about litter and waste left at the site. Crowds on beaches and cliffs at Durdle Door over the weekend showed a “shocking” disregard for the area, a conservation charity has said.
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Introduction: COVID - 19 may predispose to both venous and arterial thromboembolism due to excessive inflammation, hypoxia, immobilisation and diffuse intravascular coagulation. Reports on the incidence of thrombotic complications are however not available. Methods: We evaluated the incidence of the
A train conductor waits for passengers at the train station in Kiev, Ukraine, on June 1. Ukraine continued to ease its coronavirus restrictions on June 1, lifting a ban on intercity travel and allowing gyms and swimming pools to reopen.
Local authorities interview residents at the Santa Cruz neighborhood in Medellin, Colombia, on June 1, during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
People are seen inside a movie theater during its reopening, in Bangkok, Thailand, on June 1, after the Thai government eased isolation measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Taronga Zoo staff clap and cheer as they open the second entrance gate of the zoo, in Sydney, Australia, on June 1. Taronga Zoo temporarily closed its doors on March 25 in line with government restrictions put in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and reopened to the public as restrictions ease around Australia following the steady decline in infection rates.
New Study Finds Hydroxychloroquine Did Not Prevent Covid-19
The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine did not prevent Covid-19 in a rigorous study of 821 people who had been exposed to patients infected with the virus, researchers from the University of Minnesota and Canada are reporting on Wednesday. The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine did not prevent Covid-19 in a rigorous study of 821 people who had been exposed to patients infected with the virus, researchers from the University of Minnesota and Canada are reporting on Wednesday.
Artists perform with red balloons at a protest in honor of people who died from the coronavirus disease, in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 1.
A nun from the Missionaries of Charity, wearing protective gloves and mask, prays in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on May 31, as Pope Francis leads the Regina Coeli prayer from his window for the first time since lockdown was imposed three months ago.
Japan Air Self-Defense Force's Blue Impulse aerobatic demonstration team makes a fly-past over the Self-Defense Forces Central Hospital in Tokyo's Setagaya district on May 29, in honor of medical workers, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Muslims pray spaced apart to help curb the spread of the coronavirus during a Friday prayer at the Al Barkah Grand Mosque in Bekasi, Indonesia, on May 29. Muslims in some parts of Indonesia attended Friday prayers as mosques closed by the coronavirus for weeks were allowed to start reopening in the world's most populous Muslim nation.
People sit in circles painted as guidelines for social distancing at the Domino Park in New York City, New York, U.S., on May 24.
Staff at Suleymaniye Mosque perform a morning prayer in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 24.
Empty chairs are placed for worshipers on Notre Dame de la Garde basilica's terrace before the first public mass after France eased lockdown measures, in Marseille, France, on May 24.
A worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) disinfects Jamaica market in Mexico City, Mexico, on May 23.
An elderly woman reacts as a health worker collects a sample for coronavirus testing during the screening and testing campaign aimed to combat the spread of COVID-19 at Sphamandla informal settlement in Johannesburg, South Africa, on May 22.
A health worker carries out a nucleic acid test on a journalist entering a hotel to spend a night in isolation before attending the opening of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on May 21.
A worker disinfects an area of El Angel crematorium, in Lima, Peru, on May 21.
A railway official checks body temperature of a passenger before boarding a train at the Karachi Cantonment railway station in Pakistan on May 20, as train services resumed ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival after the government eased a nationwide lockdown.
A man undergoes a body temperature scan as he enters the Alberto-Sordi shopping gallery in Rome, Italy, on May 20.
A woman disinfects an employee before starting her shift at a leather goods factory in Bogota, Colombia, on May 19.
Healthcare workers acknowledge the applause as people thank them with a clapping tribute outside the Gregorio Marañón Hospital in Madrid, Spain, on May 17.
A university graduate student receives a paper copy of her diploma from a neighbor, as they adhere to social distancing norms, at a surprise graduation party, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on May 17.
A child hangs a heart-shaped red balloon on the gates of the entrance to a hospital in Paris, France, on May 16.
Men wearing protective overalls and masks clean the statue of St. Peter during the sanitation of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City on May 15.
People wear protective masks as they watch a movie at a drive-in theater in Amenia, New York, U.S., on May 15.
A nurse points to a firefighter holding a "thank you" sign as she leaves at the end of her shift at a hospital in South San Francisco, California, U.S., on May 14.
A health agency official, seen alongside his disinfectant dispenser, rests by the entrance to a public toilet as other colleagues conduct polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19, at a bus station in Bandung, Indonesia, on May 13.
The Sweet founder Steve Priest dies aged 72, band confirm
The Sweet founder Steve Priest has died aged 72. The band announced the musician had passed away on Thursday morning, in a statement issued on their Facebook page.
A girl wearing a face mask waits to enter the Disneyland amusement park in Shanghai, China, on May 11.
A Catholic priest gives holy communion to a woman at a drive-through system on Mother's Day, in Curitiba, Brazil, on May 10.
A railway staff checks the temperature of a migrant worker at a train terminus before he prepares to board a train for his journey back home during a nationwide lockdown, in Mumbai, India, on May 8.
People wear face masks and sit on designated seats on a metro car as a preventive measure, in Medellin, Colombia, on May 4.
A heart is projected on the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 3.
City workers fumigate a street to help contain the spread of coronavirus in La Paz, Bolivia, on April 2.
Municipal workers disinfect the streets to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Villa Nueva, Guatemala, on April 30.
Medics treating coronavirus patients ride in a bus on the way to their duty in Moscow, Russia, on April 29.
A woman stops to view a public art installation aimed at turning boarded-up shopfronts into works of art in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on April 28.
A man dressed as "Yamraj," the Hindu mythical angel of death, campaigns to raise awareness on the importance of staying home and maintaining social distancing during an event organised by the police in New Delhi, India, on April 28.
Members of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency and Colombian Army distribute food and other items to families in the rural areas of Ubaque in Colombia on April 27.
Uber makes face coverings mandatory from Monday
Passengers and drivers will be allowed to cancel a trip without financial penalty if the other party is not following the new rule.Drivers in London will be required to submit a photograph of themselves to verify they are following the new rule before they can begin working.
A staff member, with a face mask on, trains dolphins at a conservation center in Bali, Indonesia on April 28.
Employees wearing face masks and shields style customers' hair at a salon in Tokyo, Japan, on April 28.
Decorated rocks with messages are offered at a child's stand in Lawrence, Kansas, U.S., on April 27.
People wearing face masks form a queue to enter an office building in Beijing, China, on April 28.
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a coronavirus response news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on April 27.
An electronic sign showing the exit for "Swim & Go" as swimmers and surfers return to the water at the Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, on April 28.
A 14-year-old celebrates her birthday with a drive-by party outside her home in Pico Rivera, California, U.S., on April 27.
Job seekers wear face masks and maintain social distance before an exam in Seoul, South Korea, on April 25.
A man plays the bagpipes at the front of his house during Anzac Day commemorations in the suburb of Glen Iris in Melbourne, Australia, on April 25. Traditional Anzac Day ceremonies were canceled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions on gatherings.
A passenger wearing a protective face mask is seen in a subway train passing in front of the Eiffel Tower, as the lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak continues, in Paris, France, on April 24.
'Major breakthrough' as UK scientists find £5 steroid cuts COVID-19 deaths
Scientists in the UK have discovered a cheap and available treatment for COVID-19 patients. They have described the use of common steroid drug dexamethasone as a "major breakthrough".The drug reduced death rates by a third for patients on ventilators, and by a fifth for patients needing oxygen.
Workers prepare lemons for packaging during harvest at the Costieragrumi De Riso, traditional lemon growing company, in Minori, Italy, on April 24.
Students sit for the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) exams in Hong Kong on April 24. Temperature checks and social distancing measures to avoid the spread of COVID-19 have been put in place in the schools for over 50,000 candidates who will sit for the DSE examination this year.
An aerial view shows the Grand Mosque deserted on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on April 24.
A staff member wearing a face shield talks to a bank teller at a counter where a plastic curtain is installed in order to prevent infections, at the Higashinakano branch of MUFG Bank in Tokyo, Japan, on April 24.
A woman wears a mask as she prays before sunrise under the light of a street lamp outside the closed St. George Church, at the start of the feast day of St. George, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 23.
Women wearing face masks ride past the Opera House in Hanoi, Vietnam, on April 23, as the country eased its nationwide social isolation effort taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.
The screen of the Hard Rock Cafe is illuminated in blue as part of the "Light It Blue" initiative to honor healthcare workers in New York City, New York, U.S., on April 23.
A view of the empty Istiklal Street and its surroundings during the four-day coronavirus restrictions in 31 provinces in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 23.
A crew member of the Ruby Princess cruise liner gestures from a bus in Port Kembla, some 49.7 miles (80 kilometres) south of Sydney, Australia, on April 23, before beginning the process of repatriation to their home countries.
Citizens arrive at the Ankara airport in Turkey on April 23 after a Turkish Airlines plane evacuated 279, along with 50 German nationals with kinship ties stranded in Germany.
Medical personnel jump in the air in the COVID-19 unit of the CHR Centre Hospitalier Regional de la Citadelle Hospital in Liege, Belgium, on April 22.
A couple receives a bag of medicine through a drone, which is used to deliver medication to the elderly, from the municipality of the town of Zapallar, Chile, on April 22.
A teacher gives instructions to students on how to wear a face mask at Escuela 30, a rural school that has resumed classes after a month, in San Jose, Uruguay, on April 22.
Director of Civil Defence Emergency Management Sarah Stuart-Black speaks to media during a press conference at the Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, on April 23.
Notes and supplies are seen in a break room at the Red Lion Hotel, currently one of Downtown Emergency Service Center's temporary shelter locations to increase social distancing, in Renton, Washington, U.S., on April 22.
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) watches as Dr. Anthony Fauci heads to the podium to answer a question during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on April 22.
A woman is seen in a protective suit as she waits to board a train heading to Shanghai, at Wuhan Railway Station in China on April 21.
A fireman sprays disinfectant at a gas pump in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 20.
People are seen fishing in masks as state parks are reopened in Galveston, Texas, U.S., on April 20.
A "Thank You" message is seen for medical workers on the windows of a building in New York City, New York, U.S., on April 20.
An anti-stay-at-home demonstrator holds a sign in Augusta, Maine, U.S., on April 20.
Healthcare workers clap and wave as Toronto Police and the city's frontline responders pay tribute to healthcare workers in Toronto, Canada on April 19.
A Glovo food delivery executive wearing a face mask walks past a deserted Puerta del Sol square during the lockdown in Madrid, Spain, on April 19.
People fly kites with "stay at home" phrases as part of an initiative launched by Jordan Kuwait Bank to support unemployed individuals and raise awareness against the coronavirus disease, in Amman, Jordan, on April 19.
A man dressed up as Batman gives a birthday cake to a child wearing face mask in front of his home, in Monterrey, Mexico on April 18.
Candles are lit in the shape of a giant cross in memory of coronavirus victims, in Zella-Mehlis, Germany, on April 17.
An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) wearing personal protective equipment walks out of the Cobble Hill Health Center nursing home during the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., on April 17.
A health worker rests her back against a wall at the Manuel Belgrano hospital, where medical professionals protest over the lack of protective equipment and demand tests after several of their colleagues got infected with COVID-19, in San Martin, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on April 17.
Firefighters play their instruments in honor of health workers from a basket atop a ladder at the Santa Casa hospital in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on April 17.
A worker wearing protective gear waves to a woman while using disinfectant to clean outside of the residences in Santiago, Chile, on April 15.
Supporters of the Michigan Conservative Coalition protest against the state's extended stay-at-home order, at the Capitol building in Lansing, Michigan, U.S., on April 15.
An Indian traffic policeman stands next to an artwork displayed on a road to create awareness about coronavirus during lockdown in Gauhati, India, on April 15.
The statue of Christ the Redeemer is lit up with the image of a medical scrub and the word "Thank you" in different languages during an Easter Sunday event amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 12.
A policeman wearing a coronavirus helmet takes part with others in a procession to raise awareness about COVID-19 during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown in Chennai, India, on April 12.
Medical workers react to applause from firefighters, police and members of the public outside NYU Langone Hospital in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., on April 12.
Hand-drawn pictures of rainbows and messages are seen on a window, as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues, in Ripon, England, on April 11.
Visitors at Sydney Fish Market have their temperature checked before being allowed access, in Australia, on April 10.
Special Task Force (STF) personnel wearing protective gear spray disinfectant outside the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on April 10.
A woman wears a self-made protective body covering with built-in mask in Gdynia, Poland, on April 9.
Soldiers wearing face masks stand in formation in front of a U.S.-made M110A2 self-propelled howitzer during Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's visit to a military base in Tainan, Taiwan, on April 9.
People wearing face masks peek from windows of the Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital in Hubei province, China, on April 9.
A woman puts cloth face masks on a string to dry before distributing it for free in the neighborhood in Tangerang, Indonesia, on April 9.
Medical workers walk by a police robot at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in China, after travel restrictions to leave the city were lifted, on April 8.
Employees of Harborview Medical Center pose for photos while accepting pizzas donated by basketball player and Seattle native Isaiah Thomas in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on April 7.
Travelers line up with their belongings outside the Hankou Railway Station after travel restrictions to leave Wuhan, China, were lifted, on April 8.
A city employee, wearing protective gear, poses for a photograph as he disinfects an area of Paseo de la Reforma avenue in Mexico City, Mexico, on April 6.
A healthcare worker wearing protective gear is seen during a test for the coronavirus (COVID-19) outside a stadium in Bogor, Indonesia, on April 7.
Municipal workers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant in Grozny, Russia, on April 6.
Staff members of a hospital carry candles and oil lamps to show solidarity with people who are affected by the coronavirus disease, and with doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers from all over the world during a 21-day nationwide lockdown, in Kolkata, India, on April 5.
A motorist rides through a disinfection tunnel during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against COVID-19, in Chennai, India, on April 5.
There has been a huge drop in the number of people sent for urgent cancer investigations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, new figures show.
NHS England figures show that a total of 79,573 urgent cancer referrals were made by GPs in England in April 2020, down from 199,217 in April 2019 – a fall of 60%.
Urgent breast cancer referrals showed an even bigger drop: down from 16,753 in April 2019 to 3,759 in April 2020, a fall of 78%.
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The number of people in England who had to wait no more than two months from GP referral to first treatment for cancer was also down 20%, from 13,519 in April 2019 to 10,792 in April 2020.
Sarah Woolnough, Cancer Research UK’s executive director of policy and information, said: “It’s devastating to see the impact that Covid-19 is having on cancer patients and these figures show just how much the virus has affected cancer waiting times.
“The dramatic fall in the number of urgent referrals – which is down 60% compared to the same time last year – and the drop in people receiving treatment on time in April is hugely concerning. © Rui Vieira A consultant analyses a mammogram showing a woman’s breast (Rui Vieira/PA)
“It means that tens of thousands of patients are in a backlog needing vital cancer care.
“This is why the NHS has been working hard to create ‘COVID-protected’ spaces for cancer services.
“An essential part of this is frequent testing of NHS staff and patients, including those without symptoms, so that vulnerable patients aren’t put at risk of contracting the virus.
“Patients need to know that cancer hospitals are a safe place to go, and that’s why we are calling for the Government and the NHS to make this happen as quickly as possible.”
She said there had been some signs of recovery since April and signs that patients are starting to contact their GPs again for telephone and online appointments.
“This is incredibly important and we continue to urge people to speak to their doctor if they are worried about potential cancer symptoms or have questions about their care,” she said.
Professor Peter Johnson, NHS national clinical director for cancer, said: “These figures show that over the last three months NHS staff have been working incredibly hard to ensure that essential and urgent cancer treatment has been able to go ahead safely for thousands of people.
“But they also show what we have heard already, that many people have put off seeing their GP for possible symptoms due to fear of catching the virus or not wanting to burden staff.
“Lives are saved if more people are referred for checks, so my message to anyone who has a worrying symptom is: the NHS is here for you and can provide safe checks and treatment if you need it, so please help us help you, and get in touch with your local GP like you usually would.”
Separate figures from NHS England show the number of patients admitted for routine treatment in hospitals in England in April 2020 was 41,121 – a sharp fall of 85% on the equivalent number for April 2019 (280,209).
At the same time, the number of people having to wait more than 18 weeks to start treatment rose to 1.13 million, almost double the number in April 2019 (579,403) and the highest number for any calendar month since January 2008.
A&E attendances at hospitals in England were down 42% last month compared with a year ago, the figures also showed.
A total of 1.3 million attendances were recorded in May 2020, down from 2.2 million attendances in May 2019.
NHS England, which published the figures, said the fall was “likely to be a result of the Covid-19 response” – an indication that people have continued to stay away from A&E departments because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The year-on-year drop in A&E attendances of 42% in May compares with a fall of 57% recorded in April.
Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “We really do fear for the health service over the remainder of the year given the increasing evidence of the mishandling of the pandemic and as yet scarce sign of any meaningful recovery plan.
“The numbers of patients seeking urgent care has been well below what we would expect for this time of the year, more than 50% of patients are waiting more than six weeks for a diagnostic test and, combined with the postponement of much planned treatment, it is a potent mix.
“This could have significant consequences for both patients and hospitals as we adapt to the pressures of Covid and Covid-free working.”
Dr Rebecca Fisher, senior policy fellow at the Health Foundation, said: “Today’s figures are a wake-up call. More needs to be done to ensure people with cancer and other serious health conditions get the treatment they need, to avoid storing up worse health problems for the future.
“Adequate supplies of PPE, reliable testing, and a track and trace system that is fit for purpose are all urgently needed and essential to reassuring the public that the NHS is safe.”
Stay at home as much as possible to stop coronavirus spreading - here is the latest government guidance. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.
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