Daily Archives: 28/04/2020

International Workers’ Memorial Day 28 April 2020......

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Coronavirus: UK holds minute’s silence for key workers who died......

A minute’s silence has been held across the UK to commemorate the key workers who have died with coronavirus.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who returned to work on Monday, joined the tribute at 11:00 BST.

More than 100 NHS and care staff have died with the virus, as have many transport and other key workers.  Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus: Care home deaths up as hospital cases fall......

A third of all coronavirus deaths in England and Wales are now happening in care homes, figures show.

Office for National Statistics data showed there were 2,000 coronavirus care home deaths in the week ending 17 April – double the previous week.

Projections for the following week – up to last Friday – suggested the numbers have since continued to rise.  Click here to read more.

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Unison Waltham Forest remember all those who have died because of their work – and renew our pledge to fight for the living.......

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Coronavirus: London’s NHS Nightingale ‘treated 51 patients’......

London’s NHS Nightingale hospital treated 51 patients in its first three weeks, sources have told the BBC.

The temporary field hospital was built in east London’s ExCel centre to hold as many as 4,000 Covid-19 patients.

The NHS would not confirm the figures, though the BBC believes 13 people have died at the hospital.  Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus: UK failed to stockpile crucial PPE......

The government failed to buy crucial protective equipment to cope with a pandemic, a BBC investigation has found.

There were no gowns, visors, swabs or body bags in the government’s pandemic stockpile when Covid-19 reached the UK.

NHS staff say they are being put at risk because of the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).  Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus: Bereaved frontline families entitled to £60,000......

Families of front line NHS and social care staff in England who die from coronavirus will be entitled to a £60,000 payment, the government says.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed 82 NHS and 16 social care workers had died so far during the outbreak.  Click here to read more.

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