Around 200 workers at a farm in Herefordshire have been quarantined following an outbreak of Covid-19.Some 73 positive cases of the virus have been confirmed among workers at vegetable producer AS Green and Co, which is based in the village of Mathon, near Worcester.A joint statement from Public Health England (PHE) Midlands and Herefordshire Council said employees were being asked to remain on the farm during the period of isolation.
Boris Johnson has said the UK economy faces more "bumpy months" ahead following the latest rise in unemployment. Speaking to reporters during a visit to Herefordshire, the Prime Minister said the Government was committed to making the "colossal investments" needed to rebuild the economy. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted that it will be safe for England's schoolchildren to return to classes in September. He told reporters during a visit to Herefordshire: "I have no doubt that it can be done safely. Schools are doing a huge amount to make sure that it is done safely”. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Earlier this summer, The Prince of Wales recorded a message of support fortenants of the Duchy of Cornwall, celebrating local businesses and individualswho have supported their communities during the Covid-19 crisis. This includesthe Brace of Butchers shop in Poundbury providing meals for those in need, thetenants of the Post Office at Postbridge on Dartmoor who remained openthroughout lockdown, and a farm tenant in Herefordshire who took on an entireflock of sheep for a neighbour who was taken ill with coronavirus.
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People should “not be complacent” over flu, experts have said as new researchhas shown dire consequences of co-infection of flu and Covid -19. Thoseinfected with both flu and Covid-19 have a serious increased risk of death,Public Health England (PHE) said. Officials warned that both influenza andCovid-19 could be circulating at the same time as they urged people who areeligible to get vaccinated. The flu vaccination programme has been expandedthis year so more people than ever will be eligible for a vaccine – up to 30million people in England.
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Public Health England has launched a new campaign to support the mental healthof children, young people and parents. Professor Prathiba Chitsabesan, NHSEngland associate national clinical director for children and young people’smental health, explains why it is needed and how it aims to help
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Shadow Housing Secretary Thangam Debbonaire has described the government's decision to abolish Public Health England and form a new institution, the National Institute for Health Protection, by mid-September as "extraordinary" and exemplary of the government "blaming other organisations for their own mistakes." Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Independent SAGE member Professor Gabriel Scally has said the health secretary's decision to scrap Public Health England during the coronavirus pandemic is happening at "absolutely the worst time". Matt Hancock earlier launched the new National Institute for Health Protection, a new body which will respond to health threats including infectious diseases, pandemics and biological weapons. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced the formation of a new organisation, the National Institute for Health Protection, which will replace Public Health England. Mr Hancock said the new organisation will have a “single and relentless mission” of "protecting people from external threats to this country's health". Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn