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18/06/2020
Source: Department of Health (DH)
The government has announced the next phase of development in building an app that supports the end-to-end NHS Test and Trace service.
15/06/2020
Source: Department of Health (DH)
Staff and volunteers at the forefront of the national coronavirus response across England will be able to access a new Psychological First Aid training course from today
15/06/2020
Source: BBC News
Anyone travelling on public transport in England must wear a face covering from Monday under a new rule.
13/06/2020
Source: WHO
WHO is following up with Chinese authorities about a cluster of COVID-19 cases in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. As of 13 June, 41 symptomatic laboratory confirmed cases and 46 laboratory confirmed cases without symptoms of COVID-19 have been identified in Beijing
11/06/2020
Source: GOV.UK
An overview of the NHS test and trace service, including what happens if you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive
10/06/2020
Source: WHO
World Blood Donor Day 14 June 2020 - Even during a pandemic Key messages https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2020/key-messages Campaign materials https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2020/campaign-materials-world-blood-donor-day-2019 What you can do https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2020/what-you-can-do Who can give blood https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-blood-donor-day/2020/who-can-give-blood Giving blood in the time of COVID-19
09/06/2020
Source: GOV.UK
The new voluntary coronavirus (COVID-19) study will assess and monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 among pre-school, primary and secondary school pupils and teachers.
09/06/2020
Source: Health Protection Scotland
Public Health Scotland will join a new expert group working with the Scottish Government to provide a clearer picture of how minority ethnic communities in Scotland are affected by COVID-19
08/06/2020
Source: GOV.UK
Every care home in England will now be offered a coronavirus test for all residents and staff, even if they have no symptoms The government is extending whole care home testing to all adult care homes after meeting the target of offering a test to every care home for over-65s and those with dementia in England by 6 June
05/06/2020
Source: WHO
On 7 June 2020, the United Nations will mark the second global World Food Safety Day, led by two of its specialized agencies, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). On Friday, 5 June, ahead of World Food Safety Day 2020, FAO and WHO will hold a virtual celebration including video messages from FAO Director-General QU Dongyu and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
01/06/2020
Source: WHO
The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced today that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Wangata health zone, Mbandaka, in Équateur province. The announcement comes as a long, difficult and complex Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC is in its final phase, while the country also battles COVID-19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak
27/05/2020
Source: GOV.UK
The new NHS Test and Trace service has launched tomorrow across England, the service will help identify, contain and control coronavirus, reduce the spread of the virus and save lives
26/05/2020
Source: GOV.UK
The government has signed deals with more than 100 new suppliers from around the world as well as ramping up domestic production to help meet demand for PPE.
22/05/2020
Source: GOV.UK
Mental health, ambulance, social care, learning disabilities, autism and dementia charities are among those set to receive millions of pounds in government funding helping them in providing vital services to ensure they can meet increased demand as a result of COVID-19, while continuing their day-to-day activities to help those in need
21/05/2020
Source: GOV.UK
All NHS and care staff in England will be offered a test, with patients and care residents eligible at their clinician’s request Accurate and reliable lab-based antibody tests will improve understanding and data on COVID-19 Devolved administrations will decide who is eligible for tests in their jurisdictions