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Covid-19 news: UK funding for trials of rapid new coronavirus tests

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Covid-19 news: UK funding for trials of rapid new coronavirus tests

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A staff member wears a face mask as she serves customers at the The Shy Horse pub and restaurant in Chessington, Greater LondonBEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty ImagesLatest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 22 September…

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Bigger than 3,000 novel conditions of coronavirus beget been recorded in the UK in the remaining 24 hours, as the loss of life toll rose by 27.

It comes after the ONS confirmed greater than 57,500 coronavirus-connected deaths beget been recorded in the UK. Its most as much as date figures, published this morning, picture that 52,420 deaths engaging Covid-19 had occurred in England and Wales as much as September 4, and had been registered by September 12.

Meanwhile, concerns over attempting out shortages beget been raised in about a of the country’s virus hotspots, with folks complaining of being unable to gain swabs and others forced to jog hundreds of miles from their properties to issue over with pressure-thru facilities.

Oxford University professor Sir John Bell, who has been advising the Executive, acknowledged a “2nd wave” in Britain’s outbreak had led to a surge in query, striking the draw “late the curve”.

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2020-09-15T17: 37: 35.616Z

Keir Starmer to scuttle over PMQs whereas ‘silent awaiting’ household member’s coronavirus test outcome 

2020-09-15T17: 08: 25.840Z

JUST IN

Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer won’t have interaction allotment in Top Minister’s Questions on Wednesday as he is “silent awaiting” a coronavirus test outcome for a member of his household, a spokesman acknowledged.

2020-09-15T16: 58: 54.163Z

‘Licensed young particular person’ Paul Rudd would equivalent to you to place on a conceal 

2020-09-15T16: 37: 11.800Z

184 native authorities narrative lengthen in weekly an infection price

In complete, 184 of the 315 native authority areas in England recorded an lengthen in the weekly price of most as much as date Covid-19 conditions in the seven days to September 12.

     
The tempo fell in 123 areas and became once unchanged in eight areas.

      
Contemporary conditions beget been recorded in all however one of the significant 315 native authority areas, the exception being Babergh.

2020-09-15T16: 09: 54.350Z

True over 500 novel conditions recorded in Bradford in seven days

Most as much as date Public Effectively being England recordsdata reveals that correct over 500 novel conditions of Covid-19 beget been recorded in Bradford in the seven days to September 12.

       
A complete of 510 novel conditions beget been recorded – the identical of 94.5 conditions per 100,000 folks, up from 77.6 in the old week.

      
Various cities recording involving will increase of their weekly price consist of Liverpool (up from 51.2 to 91.4, with 455 novel conditions); Leicester (up from 56.7 to 86.4, with 306 novel conditions); and Sunderland (up from 61.9 to 82.5, with 229 novel conditions).

2020-09-15T16: 05: 15.343Z

Bolton continues to narrative very best seven-day an infection price in England

Bigger than 500 novel conditions of Covid-19 beget been recorded in Bolton in the seven days to September 12, in step with novel recordsdata from Public Effectively being England.

     
A complete of 564 conditions beget been recorded – the identical of 196.1 conditions per 100,000 folks, up from 139.5 per 100,000 in the old week (the seven days to September 5).

     
Eight other areas of England additionally beget rates that are currently greater than 100 conditions per 100,000 folks: Oadby & Wigston (133.3), Preston (120.9) Oldham (118.1), Blackburn with Darwen (116.2), Burnley (113.6), Hyndburn (112.3), Tameside (107.7) and Warrington (105.2).

2020-09-15T16: 04: 29.250Z

Rishi Sunak hails furlough procedure a success, however it in point of fact received’t be extended 

Rishi Sunak hails furlough procedure a success, however it in point of fact received’t be extended

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has hailed the furlough procedure a success and acknowledged hundreds of hundreds of jobs might per chance possibly additionally beget been lost at some level of the coronavirus pandemic with out it. It comes after most as much as date figures confirmed greater than half of of the staff on the furlough procedure had returned to fat time work.  The info printed that the series of folks furloughed fell by half of by mid-August – and might per chance possibly additionally simply probably beget fallen further since.

2020-09-15T15: 43: 07.716Z

One more 3,105 coronavirus conditions confirmed as UK loss of life toll rises by 27 

2020-09-15T15: 20: 48.660Z

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The Executive acknowledged that as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been an additional 3,105 lab-confirmed conditions of coronavirus in the UK. Overall, 374,228 conditions beget been confirmed.

    
The Executive additionally acknowledged an additional 27 folks had died within 28 days of attempting out certain for Covid-19 as of Tuesday. This brings the UK complete to 41,664.

     
Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies picture there beget now been 57,500 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 became once talked about on the loss of life certificate.

2020-09-15T14: 35: 52.960Z

‘We are hamstrung by serious components with the national booking draw’ – Andy Burnham

Commenting on concerns relating to the availability of coronavirus assessments, a spokesman for Mayor of Higher Manchester Andy Burnham acknowledged: “At a time when Higher Manchester is being hit more difficult by Covid than any other allotment of the country, it is no longer acceptable that folk right here can’t entry a test in the neighborhood.

     
“Our native authorities are doing all they might be able to to elongate ability in places fancy Bolton however we are hamstrung by serious components with the national booking draw and nationally dawdle web sites.

      
“The Executive must act in an instant to gain this sorted and work with us to set a more in-depth long-term resolution to this subject.
“We would ask folks to look at out booking an appointment finest if you happen to might per chance possibly additionally simply beget coronavirus symptoms or it is probably you’ll possibly well additionally simply beget been asked to gain tested.”

2020-09-15T14: 07: 57.983Z

Farmers has to be paid to increase entry to the nation-pronounce after the coronavirus disaster, in step with chums.

    
Geographical region walks can help increase the health and wellbeing of folks, the Lords has been told.

    
Liberal Democrat Lord Greaves acknowledged the Executive should always beget interplay into consideration funding entry enhancements to help help footpaths open and maintained.

     
His name, which became once backed by several other chums, came at some level of document stage of the Agriculture Bill.

2020-09-15T14: 06: 26.680Z

Here’s one thing you originate no longer set a question to every single day… 

2020-09-15T13: 35: 57.373Z

(PA)

Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer has known as for the “fireplace-and-rehire ways” deployed by some companies at some level of the coronavirus pandemic to be outlawed.

In his speech to the Commerce Union Congress (TUC) conference, Sir Keir acknowledged the treatment of crew at companies equivalent to British Airways and British Gas became once “contaminated”.

Making his contribution from home resulting from being in coronavirus self-isolation, he acknowledged firing and rehiring – when folks are given see of redundancy after which employed help on worse pay and prerequisites – became once “against British values”.

He acknowledged: “They should always additionally be unlawful. These ways punish correct employers, hit working folks exhausting and damage our economy.

“So, I’m calling on the Executive to act now – introduce legislation to pause fireplace and rehire.”

Making his first TUC conference speech as Labour chief, Sir Keir additionally pronounce-out Labour’s vision for extending the furlough procedure, which is resulting from be wound up subsequent month.

The venerable director of public prosecutions acknowledged the celebration accredited the furlough procedure might per chance possibly additionally no longer proceed indefinitely however argued that with “a diminutive bit of imagination” the Executive might per chance possibly additionally proceed to help those most in risk of losing their jobs.

Speaking from his attic, he known as for a “novel, centered make stronger that can exchange the Job Retention Procedure”.

“In fact this, the virus is silent with us – infections are rising, lockdowns are increasing,” Sir Keir told the get hang of viewers.

“And for some sectors of our economy – retail, aviation, hospitality – for hundreds of hundreds of workers and for cities and cities under restrictions, it correct isn’t that it is probably you’ll possibly well additionally imagine to gain help to work or reopen companies.

“That isn’t a different: it’s the frigid fact of this disaster. So, it is mindless at serious relating to the Executive to drag make stronger away now.”

Sir Keir known as for a spread of allotment-time working – rewarding employers who give folks hours as a replacement of chop jobs – and the availability of coaching and make stronger for those unable to approach help to work fat-time in a scream to “prevent mass unemployment”.

2020-09-15T13: 25: 55.643Z

Sanatorium deaths up by 14 in England

An further 14 those that tested certain for coronavirus beget died in scientific institution in England, bringing the overall series of confirmed deaths in hospitals to 29,676, NHS England has acknowledged.

Sufferers beget been historical between 62 and 94 and all had known underlying health stipulations.

The dates of the deaths beget been between April 17 and September 13, with the majority over the weekend.

2020-09-15T13: 14: 23.693Z

And for Northern Ireland:

There has been one further loss of life from Covid-19 reported in Northern Ireland, the Department of Effectively being has acknowledged.

The loss of life toll recorded by the department now stands at 571.

There beget additionally been an additional 79 novel confirmed conditions of the virus in the remaining 24-hour reporting duration, bringing the overall in the spot to eight,502, including 563 in the remaining seven days.

2020-09-15T13: 11: 45.596Z

Potentially the most as much as date figures for Wales are in:

There beget been an additional 110 conditions of Covid-19 in Wales, bringing the overall series of confirmed conditions in the country to 19,681.

Public Effectively being Wales acknowledged no further deaths had been reported, with the overall series of deaths for the reason that starting up of the pandemic remaining at 1,597.

2020-09-15T13: 09: 19.850Z

Hancock ‘optimistic’ about GP attempting out

Matt Hancock acknowledged that he’s “optimistic” relating to the approach of craftsmanship which can possibly enable attempting out to be made on hand at pharmacies and GP surgical procedures.

Conservative venerable minister Steve Brine acknowledged: “I ponder whether or no longer with the operational challenges (Mr Hancock) has talked about, whether or no longer GP surgical procedures, even our lovely community pharmacies might per chance possibly be allotment of the resolution in the entrance-door attempting out?”

Mr Hancock spoke back: “Even as the most as much as date skills works easiest in labs and also you beget to send the swab off to the lab and gain the tip outcome help and there’s a immense quantity of logistics spherical that, attending to the applied sciences that might per chance possibly be there in a pharmacy, in a GP provider, and also it is probably you’ll possibly well additionally gain the test outcome help in an instant.

“That skills when it comes on scuttle, and I’m optimistic about it, I am optimistic about a form of issues, I don’t enlighten I would additionally attain this job for the time being with out being, that can present us an different to essentially gain the attempting out lovely out into the community at every stage.”

2020-09-15T13: 05: 45.126Z

Hancock: I recognise attempting out is posing challenges

Labour’s Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak) asked: “Why doesn’t he are attempting to possess what it’s have interaction to be a parent in special measures Birmingham who is directed to Oldham for a test when there’s a jog-in centre two miles down the motorway in the case of empty. Will he correct recognise that there is an disaster and might per chance possibly additionally simply he picture us what he’s going to look at out and attain to place it lovely?”

Mr Hancock spoke back: “Yes, I fully recognise that there are challenges right here.”

Labour’s John Spellar (Warley) asked about risk, pointing out: “They additionally need a conception as to how we’re going to possess the virus with out paralysing society and the economy as we would additionally simply need to coexist for years with the virus as limitless societies and international locations beget needed to are living with many unpleasant diseases over millennia and even now this day.

“So when are we going to transit from reactive risk avoidance to prudent risk management?”

Mr Hancock spoke back: “We fully must manipulate this virus, I very grand hope that we’re going to beget very significant progress thru therapies and vaccines at some level of the forms of conditions I pronounce out sooner than, positively no longer a millennium, I comprise we can build significant progress in the arrival months.”

2020-09-15T13: 00: 16.370Z

Manufacture no longer go for unverified ‘internal most’ assessments, Hancock warns

Matt Hancock acknowledged that he does no longer advocate that folk gain internal most assessments for Covid-19 that are no longer signed off and are no longer verified.

Labour MP James Murray (Ealing North) acknowledged: “My constituent, Rachel, has an 11-365 days-feeble daughter who came down with Covid symptoms on Sunday. Her household beget spent days all self-atmosphere apart, desperately attempting to e book a test and so that they beget been at one level directed to Wales which is a six-hour spherical time out.

“On the same time, Rachel has seen internal most assessments for at least £140 and generally grand extra that seem like with out problems on hand. Does (Mr Hancock) enlighten this disparity is acceptable?”

Mr Hancock spoke back: “We don’t advocate any internal most assessments that are no longer signed off and verified and resulting from this truth we’re offering assessments, as many assessments as we possibly can with a rising ability.”

2020-09-15T12: 56: 28.730Z

A community of scientific doctors tormented by extended symptoms of Covid-19 are calling for an walk conception in tackling the long-term health outcomes of the virus.

A letter signed by 39 scientific doctors acknowledged there became once an “rising picture” that long-term symptoms of the virus beget been having a appreciable affect on a significant minority of folks.

These suffering with so-known as long Covid beget reported breathlessness, power fatigue and brain fog – months after in the starting up falling sick.

Within the letter to the BMJ scientific journal, published this day, the community of scientific doctors acknowledged they aimed to fragment their insights of having confirmed or suspected coronavirus, as successfully as their standpoint as physicians.

They acknowledged study and surveillance is required to “rob the fat spectrum of illness”, including folks that are no longer admitted to scientific institution and no longer tested for the virus.

Further study into power Covid-19 symptoms is needed, in step with the letter’s signatories, who claimed failure to attain so risks lacking opportunities to title risk components and therapies for those affected.

This requires collaboration between politicians, healthcare services and products, public health mavens, scientists and society, the scientific doctors acknowledged.

Their walk conception additionally known as for one-pause clinics for those experiencing long-term symptoms of Covid-19, whereas clinical services and products should always no longer “unfairly discriminate” against those with negative assessments.

“Current attempting out became once no longer on hand in the early days of the pandemic,” the letter acknowledged, including that the test has been connected to “a appreciable risk of fraudulent negatives”.

“We welcome increasing awareness of the topic of persisting symptoms of Covid-19,” the letter concluded.

“As politicians, scientists, and scientific doctors are attempting to tackle this disaster, these principles can act as a handbook enabling the experiences of those with the condition to point out the efforts of consultants and outcome in improved study and clinical care, benefiting those affected and society as an complete.”

It comes after a survey learned that tens of hundreds of folks beget had symptoms of sickness for greater than three months, with some sufferers having disaster climbing the stairs or going buying.

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