Category Archives: Covid-19

Eleven coronavirus deaths confirmed at east London hospitals......

Eleven coronavirus deaths were today announced at east London hospitals.

Barts Health NHS Trust, which runs Whipps Cross Hospital, confirmed a further seven COVID-19 deaths bringing the trust’s total to 306.  Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus: 38 days when Britain sleepwalked into disaster......

Boris Johnson skipped five Cobra meetings on the virus, calls to order protective gear were ignored and scientists’ warnings fell on deaf ears. Failings in February may have cost thousands of lives Continue reading

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Scrubbing up......

Oona Kelly our Branch Treasurer is one of the local volunteers making scrubs and washbags for the NHS.

Creative residents have formed a sewing network to make scrubs and washbags for NHS staff.  Click here to read more.

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Whipps Cross staff complain of lack of PPE despite NHS trust claiming sufficient supply......

Staff at Whipps Cross Hospital claim they are struggling due to a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) – but the hospital’s NHS trust insists there is enough.  Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus: TfL to ban front-door bus boarding......

Passengers will only be allowed to board London’s buses using the middle door during the coronavirus pandemic, Transport for London (TfL) has said.  Click here to read more.

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Bus travel will now be free to protect drivers from coronavirus......

Bus passengers in London will not have to pay to travel under new measures to protect drivers.  Click here to read more.

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HSE opens up anonymous hotline for workers......

Workers can now anonymously report workplace safety concerns related to COVID-19 to the Health and Safety Executive.  Click here to read more.

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Waltham Forest Council still working to house Leytonstone’s rough sleepers......

Waltham Forest Council is still struggling to obey the government and house all its rough sleepers as some refuse to engage with services.  Click here to read more.

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Coronavirus: ‘Deadly resurgence’ if curbs lifted too early, WHO warns......

Lifting coronavirus lockdown measures too early could spark a “deadly resurgence” in infections, the World Health Organization chief has warned.  Click here to read more.

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Shut the Sites call for non-essential construction to be closed down......

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