NHS launches ‘Let’s Get Back’ campaign to encourage testing through NHS Test and Trace
The NHS has launched a new advertising campaign to encourage members of thepublic to get a test should they experience coronavirus symptoms. The videofocuses on how testing for Covid-19 can help life to return to as close tonormal as possible for millions of people in a way that is safe and protectsour NHS.
Thousands of NHS workers have taken to the streets across the UK to demandbetter wages for staff left “on their knees” by the coronavirus pandemic. InLondon, health workers who have missed out on a public sector pay rise fellsilent for two minutes as a mark of respect for colleagues who have lost theirlives fighting Covid-19. One of dozens of marches planned around the countryfor Saturday, participants in the capital – many in scrubs – were wearingmasks and tried to constantly maintain a social distance from one another.
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Fifty million face masks bought by the Government as part of a £252 millioncontract will not be used in the NHS due to safety concerns. The masks,ordered from Ayanda Capital, have ear loops rather than head loops, and thereare concerns over whether they are adequate. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmerhas called for an inquiry into the contract.
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K-Dogg, an NHS worker in Bristol, has spoken out after hit-and-run left him scarred for life and frightened for his safety last week. Police say the incident was 'racially motivated' and are still looking for those responsible. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
An NHS worker has been left scarred for life and frightened for his safetyafter being seriously injured in a racially aggravated hit-and-run. The 21-year-old was walking to the bus stop after finishing work at SouthmeadHospital in Bristol at about 4.20pm last Wednesday.
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From the gap between India's active and discharged cases increasing to almost 10 lakh, to another member of Narendra Modi's cabinet testing positive for infection - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Shripad Yesso Naik is the fifth Union minister to test positive. Home minister Amit Shah was the first member of the Union cabinet to be infected. Naik who is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Ministry of Ayurved, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha & Homoeopathy (AYUSH), and Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence, is in home isolation. In Maharashtra, over 11,300 police personnel have so far been infected. While the death toll among Maharashtra cops has crossed 120, over 9,100 have recovered, and there are 2,000-plus active cases. In West Bengal, the state government withdrew the order regarding complete lockdown on August 28. However, lockdown orders remain in operation for August 20, 21, 27 and 31. India's total case tally has crossed 23.29 lakh, while the death toll has crossed 46,000. Over 16.39 lakh patients have been discharged so far. In international news, the discovery of a new case after 102 days in New Zealand has led the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, to say that postponement of the upcoming general elections is a possibility. Meanwhile, the Russian government said that the first batch of its Covid vaccine is likely to be released within two weeks. Russia has become the first country to declare a vaccine ready for use. Watch the full video for more updates regarding the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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Hyderabad police personnel reported back to duty after recovering from coronavirus. At least 216 police personnel have come back on duty. They have received guard of honor. Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar also came to encourage the officials.
A new 90-minute swab test that can detect coronavirus and flu, could helpcreate a 'health passport', says the CEO of Oxford Nanopore, the laboratoriesthat helped create it. The swab and DNA tests will..
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