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27/08/2020
Source: GOV.UK
The latest weekly statistics show that the service has consistently reached the vast majority of those testing positive and their contacts in 3 months of operation
25/08/2020
Source: WHO
The Africa Regional Certification Commission certified the WHO African Region as wild polio-free after four years without a case The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) congratulates the national governments of the 47 countries in the WHO African Region for today’s achievement.
25/08/2020
Source: WHO
172 economies are now engaged in discussions to potentially participate in COVAX, a global initiative aimed at working with vaccine manufacturers to provide countries worldwide equitable access to safe and effective vaccines, once they are licensed and approved. COVAX currently has the world’s largest and most diverse COVID-19 vaccine portfolio - including nine candidate vaccines, with a further nine under evaluation and conversations underway with other mayor producers.
23/08/2020
Source: GOV.UK
Statement from the Chief Medical Officers and Deputy Chief Medical Officers of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales on the evidence of risks and benefits to health from schools and childcare settings reopening.
19/08/2020
Source: Department of Health (DH)
Infection survey to expand from testing 28,000 people per fortnight to 150,000 by October
13/08/2020
Source: WHO
As schools worldwide struggle with reopening, the latest data from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) reveal that 43 per cent of schools around the world lacked access to basic handwashing with soap and water in 2019 – a key condition for schools to be able to operate safely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
12/08/2020
Source: Health Protection Scotland
Updated analysis of the impact of COVID-19 displays firmer evidence of increased risks of serious illness in those of South Asian origin
11/08/2020
Source: Department of Health (DH)
Today the Prime Minister will confirm 117 Trusts will be allocated share of £300 million to upgrade A&E facilities New funding will help the NHS prepare for winter and the risk from further outbreaks of coronavirus