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More than 3,000 new circumstances of coronavirus were recorded in the UK in the final 24 hours, as the loss of life toll rose by 27.

It comes after the ONS confirmed larger than 57,500 coronavirus-linked deaths were recorded in the UK. Its latest figures, revealed this morning, point out that 52,420 deaths absorbing Covid-19 had came about in England and Wales up to September 4, and had been registered by September 12.

In the interim, considerations over finding out shortages were raised in among the nation’s virus hotspots, with of us complaining of being unable to secure swabs and others forced to roam hundreds of miles from their homes to shuffle to force-by design of amenities.

Oxford College professor Sir John Bell, who has been advising the Authorities, stated a “second wave” in Britain’s outbreak had led to a surge in question, striking the draw “gradual the curve”.

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2020-09-15T15: 43: 07.716Z

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

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The Authorities stated that as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a extra 3,105 lab-confirmed circumstances of coronavirus in the UK. General, 374,228 circumstances were confirmed.

The Authorities also stated a extra 27 of us had died within 28 days of finding out obvious for Covid-19 as of Tuesday. This brings the UK entire to 41,664.

Separate figures revealed by the UK’s statistics companies point on the market secure now been 57,500 deaths registered in the UK the build Covid-19 turned into mentioned on the loss of life certificates.

2020-09-15T14: 35: 52.960Z

‘We’re hamstrung by crucial factors with the nationwide booking draw’ – Andy Burnham

Commenting on considerations about the offer of coronavirus tests, a spokesman for Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham stated: “At a time when Greater Manchester is being hit extra powerful by Covid than any totally different share of the nation, it is a long way now no longer acceptable that folk here can now no longer entry a test in the neighborhood.

“Our native authorities are doing all they’ll to develop potential in areas adore Bolton nonetheless we’re hamstrung by crucial factors with the nationwide booking draw and nationally hotfoot web sites.

“The Authorities have to act at this time to secure this sorted and work with us to assign a larger lengthy-interval of time design to this issue.
“We would request of us to try booking an appointment handiest in the event you presumably can additionally secure coronavirus symptoms or you presumably can additionally were requested to secure examined.”

2020-09-15T14: 07: 57.983Z

Farmers may perhaps well additionally unbiased restful be paid to toughen entry to the nation-direct after the coronavirus disaster, according to website visitors.

Geographical region walks can lend a hand toughen the well being and wellbeing of of us, the Lords has been knowledgeable.

Liberal Democrat Lord Greaves stated the Authorities may perhaps well additionally unbiased restful consider funding entry improvements to lend a hand preserve footpaths originate and maintained.

His call, which turned into backed by several totally different website visitors, came at some stage in file stage of the Agriculture Bill.

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That is one thing you do no longer deem each and each single day… 

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called for the “fireplace-and-rehire tactics” deployed by some corporations at some stage in the coronavirus pandemic to be outlawed.

In his speech to the Trade Union Congress (TUC) conference, Sir Keir stated the treatment of employees at corporations akin to British Airways and British Gas turned into “unpleasant”.

Making his contribution from home because of being in coronavirus self-isolation, he stated firing and rehiring – when of us are given survey of redundancy after which employed help on worse pay and prerequisites – turned into “against British values”.

He stated: “They would additionally unbiased restful even be unlawful. These tactics punish ravishing employers, hit working of us laborious and damage our economy.

“So, I’m calling on the Authorities to behave now – introduce laws to entire fireplace and rehire.”

Making his first TUC conference speech as Labour leader, Sir Keir also build-out Labour’s vision for extending the furlough plan, which is on account of be wound up subsequent month.

The previous director of public prosecutions stated the secure collectively approved the furlough plan may perhaps well additionally now no longer continue indefinitely nonetheless argued that with “a itsy-bitsy little bit of creativeness” the Authorities may perhaps well additionally continue to lend a hand those most susceptible to losing their jobs.

Speaking from his attic, he called for a “new, focused toughen that can change the Job Retention Draw”.

“The fact is that this, the virus is restful with us – infections are rising, lockdowns are growing,” Sir Keir knowledgeable the on-line target market.

“And for some sectors of our economy – retail, aviation, hospitality – for thousands and thousands of employees and for cities and cities beneath restrictions, it upright isn’t potential to secure help to work or reopen corporations.

“That isn’t a alternative: it’s the cold fact of this disaster. So, it is a long way mindless at all for the Authorities to drag toughen away now.”

Sir Keir called for a vogue of share-time working – rewarding employers who give of us hours in desire to lower jobs – and the provision of coaching and toughen for those unable to come help to work corpulent-time in a state to “pause mass unemployment”.

2020-09-15T13: 25: 55.643Z

Clinical institution deaths up by 14 in England

An additional 14 those who examined obvious for coronavirus secure died in clinical institution in England, bringing the entire alternative of confirmed deaths in hospitals to 29,676, NHS England has stated.

Patients were ragged between 62 and 94 and all had known underlying well being prerequisites.

The dates of the deaths were between April 17 and September 13, with the bulk over the weekend.

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And for Northern Eire:

There has been one extra loss of life from Covid-19 reported in Northern Eire, the Division of Well being has stated.

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

There secure also been a extra 79 new confirmed circumstances of the virus in the final 24-hour reporting interval, bringing the entire in the build to 8,502, including 563 in the final seven days.

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The latest figures for Wales are in:

There were a extra 110 circumstances of Covid-19 in Wales, bringing the entire alternative of confirmed circumstances in the nation to 19,681.

Public Well being Wales stated no extra deaths had been reported, with the entire alternative of deaths since the initiating of the pandemic final at 1,597.

2020-09-15T13: 09: 19.850Z

Hancock ‘optimistic’ about GP finding out

Matt Hancock stated that he is “optimistic” about the construction of know-how which would allow finding out to be made obtainable at pharmacies and GP surgeries.

Conservative former minister Steve Brine stated: “I ponder whether with the operational challenges (Mr Hancock) has talked about, whether GP surgeries, even our fabulous neighborhood pharmacies will be share of the answer in the front-door finding out?”

Mr Hancock answered: “At the same time as basically the latest know-how works easiest in labs and or now no longer it is obligatory to send the swab off to the lab and secure the consequence help and there’s a substantial quantity of logistics spherical that, getting to the applied sciences that may perhaps well additionally unbiased even be there in a pharmacy, in a GP provider, and you presumably can additionally secure the test consequence help at this time.

“That know-how when it comes on circulate, and I’m optimistic about it, I’m optimistic about moderately heaps of issues, I don’t deem I may perhaps well additionally produce this job at this time with out being, that can provide us a gamble to basically secure the finding out upright out into the neighborhood at each and each stage.”

2020-09-15T13: 05: 45.126Z

Hancock: I recognise finding out is posing challenges

Labour’s Steve McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak) requested: “Why doesn’t he strive to treasure what it’s take dangle of to be a father or mother in special measures Birmingham who is directed to Oldham for a test when there’s a drag-in centre two miles down the avenue almost about empty. Will he upright recognise that there is a issue and may perhaps well additionally unbiased he sigh us what he’s going to try to produce to construct it upright?”

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

Labour’s John Spellar (Warley) requested about possibility, declaring: “In addition they desire a notion as to how we’ll beget the virus with out paralysing society and the economy as we may perhaps well additionally unbiased secure to coexist for years with the virus as infinite societies and countries secure had to stay with many terrible diseases over millennia and even now this day.

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

Mr Hancock answered: “We fully have to govern this virus, I very worthy hope that we are going to secure very essential progress by design of therapies and vaccines within the categories of times I build out sooner than, positively now no longer a millennium, I deem we are going to have the opportunity to manufacture essential progress in the arriving months.”

2020-09-15T13: 00: 16.370Z

Fabricate now no longer shuffle for unverified ‘deepest’ tests, Hancock warns

Matt Hancock stated that he does now no longer point out that folk secure deepest tests for Covid-19 that are now no longer signed off and are now no longer verified.

Labour MP James Murray (Ealing North) stated: “My constituent, Rachel, has an 11-300 and sixty five days-ragged daughter who came down with Covid symptoms on Sunday. Her family secure spent days all self-conserving apart, desperately seeking to ebook a test and they were at one point directed to Wales which is a six-hour spherical outing.

“On the linked time, Rachel has viewed deepest tests for at the least £140 and continually worthy extra that seem to be with out anxiety obtainable. Does (Mr Hancock) deem this disparity is appropriate?”

Mr Hancock answered: “We don’t point out any deepest tests which may perhaps well additionally be now no longer signed off and verified and because of this truth we’re providing tests, as many tests as we perhaps can with a rising potential.”

2020-09-15T12: 56: 28.730Z

A community of clinical doctors littered with prolonged symptoms of Covid-19 are calling for an motion notion in tackling the lengthy-interval of time well being effects of the virus.

A letter signed by 39 clinical doctors stated there turned into an “emerging image” that lengthy-interval of time symptoms of the virus were having a gargantuan affect on a essential minority of of us.

Those suffering with so-called lengthy Covid secure reported breathlessness, power fatigue and brain fog – months after initially falling sick.

In the letter to the BMJ clinical journal, revealed this day, the community of clinical doctors stated they aimed to fragment their insights of having confirmed or suspected coronavirus, as well as their point of view as physicians.

They stated overview and surveillance is required to “take dangle of the corpulent spectrum of disease”, including those who’re now no longer admitted to clinical institution and now no longer examined for the virus.

Further overview into power Covid-19 symptoms is wished, according to the letter’s signatories, who claimed failure to produce so risks lacking alternatives to title possibility factors and coverings for those affected.

This requires collaboration between politicians, healthcare products and services, public well being consultants, scientists and society, the clinical doctors stated.

Their motion notion also called for one-pause clinics for those experiencing lengthy-interval of time symptoms of Covid-19, whereas clinical products and services may perhaps well additionally unbiased restful now no longer “unfairly discriminate” against those with adverse tests.

“Frequent finding out turned into now no longer obtainable in the early days of the pandemic,” the letter stated, adding that the test has been linked to “a mighty possibility of pretend negatives”.

“We welcome growing consciousness of the issue of persisting symptoms of Covid-19,” the letter concluded.

“As politicians, scientists, and clinical doctors strive to take care of this field, these solutions can act as a ebook enabling the experiences of those with the placement to characterize the efforts of consultants and consequence in improved overview and clinical care, benefiting those affected and society as a entire.”

It comes after a peek found that tens of thousands of of us secure had symptoms of sickness for larger than three months, with some victims having issue climbing the stairs or going looking out.

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Somewhere else in the UK…


Closed Dublin pubs is perhaps now no longer in a build of dwelling to reopen along with those in the remainder of Eire as share of tailored restrictions to take care of spiralling infection rates in the city.

While Dublin city and county has been given the linked ‘Stage 2’ build of dwelling as the remainder of the nation beneath the Authorities’s new Covid-19 possibility classification draw, they’ll be field to some additional obstacles.

Relaxations on of us attending wearing events, which allow for crowds of up to 200 at increased stadiums, will also now no longer apply to Dublin.

Stage 2 enables of us to take dangle of half in gatherings at home and out of doors of six of us from no larger than three totally different households.

Those in Dublin may perhaps well additionally unbiased restful preserve those gatherings restricted to of us from upright one extra household.

Other folks living in and at some stage in the capital secure also been impressed to limit roam out of doors the home and, in the event that they produce roam, handiest meet one totally different household when out of doors the county.

Pubs serving food were in a build of dwelling to originate nationwide at the pause of June. Other folks who produce now no longer wait on food are build to reopen on September 21 nonetheless Dublin establishments secure now been excluded from that notion.

The prevalence of the virus in the city – 95 circumstances per 100,000 of us – is 50 per cent increased than the next worst affected county.

Eire’s deputy premier Leo Varadkar, a TD for Dublin West, stated he wished to manufacture a special allure to the of us of his city.

“The issue in our capital is being concerned and has deteriorated in the previous few weeks,” he stated.

“The stage of the virus circulating in our city and county has increased larger than tenfold in the previous two months.

“If this continues, it can perhaps additionally unbiased now no longer be potential to preserve the virus out of our hospitals, nursing homes and factories irrespective of how laborious we attempt.

“We’ll skills a second wave of hospitalisations, of us wanting admission to ICU and sadly extra deaths.”

2020-09-15T12: 44: 23.993Z

Authorities is working laborious to secure by design of ‘cancer care backlog’

Lib Dem Tim Farron (Westmorland and Lonsdale) raised the cancer care backlog, declaring: “Has he viewed this day’s diagnosis revealing the unpleasant scale of the backlog in cancer treatment and diagnostics.

“It’s now certain that it would take dangle of the draw working at 135 per cent potential for six entire months upright to purchase up with the build we were in March, till then the tragic fact is that folk in my constituency and at some stage in the nation will unnecessarily be losing their lives.”

Matt Hancock answered: “I in actuality feel very strongly about this. Now we secure labored very laborious to secure by design of the backlog and we’re making progress against that backlog, nonetheless nonetheless one thing else we are able to produce to hotfoot that up I’m cheerful to ogle at.”

2020-09-15T12: 43: 33.783Z

Cancer screening ready lists secure halved – Hancock

The alternative of of us waiting for a cancer screening has fallen “by about half”, the Well being Secretary has stated.

Tory MP Paul Bristow (Peterborough) requested for an update on the work the Division for Well being and Social Care is doing to lower the numbers waiting for cancer screenings.

Matt Hancock knowledgeable the Commons: “We’re tackling that backlog, it’s down by about half and… I’m very cheerful to work with my honourable pal and all others in this Home to manufacture certain that folk secure the early diagnosis of cancer which can so continually be existence-saving.”

Tory former minister Tim Loughton stated: “Historically the autumn interval of time is the height for returning college kids showing indicators of colds and sniffles and I’m an increasing selection of getting reviews from my constituency of young kids grew to become a long way from nurseries and predominant faculties in the event that they’re exhibiting any cold symptoms.

“And I’m able to sigh the Secretary of Direct that finding out is now no longer at a document excessive in my constituency on account of potential being moved up north to hotspots.”

Mr Hancock answered: “He’s moderately upright that when faculties shuffle help kids continually produce secure a cold, secure non-coronavirus, a customary sickness, a customary cold, and that’s obviously contributing to the develop in question as well as those who’re now no longer eligible coming forward. That’s with out a doubt one of the essential causes we’ve been building potential all at some stage in the summer season.”

2020-09-15T12: 42: 22.160Z

Why is grouse shooting ‘rule of six’-pleasant?

A Labour MP has questioned why a community of of us can meet to head grouse shouting when a lady’s companion can now no longer lend a hand her being pregnant scans.

Rosie Duffield (Canterbury) stated: “At the same time as I’m definite that many standard of us were extremely cheerful to learn that the Authorities’s ‘rule of six’ does now no longer apply to so-called sports activities akin to grouse shooting the build up to 29 of us can mingle, expectant moms in my constituency and at some stage in the nation are unable to take dangle of their companions to fundamental checks at some stage in being pregnant.

“Currently, person well being trusts are left to manufacture decisions on this ensuing in a postcode lottery. Isn’t it time that the Authorities stopped passing the buck adore they did to university leaders and as a change provide nationwide management at some stage in the nation on issues as fundamental as maternity care?”

Matt Hancock answered: “I in fact secure a substantial quantity of sympathy with the case that (Ms Duffield) makes and in actuality, final week we changed the guidance on this to permit for loads extra… well, for companions to head with pregnant woman to these vogue of tests and of direction to all of the of the initiating.

“(Nadine Dorries) is main on this and we’ve made some essential progress over the final week.”

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That is extra on Hancock’s comments in the Commons:

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Why now no longer exclude kids from ‘rule of six’? 

Used Tory minister Stephen Crabb called for teenagers to be excluded from the Authorities’s “rule of six” laws.

Mr Crabb knowledgeable MPs: “Is there now no longer a extraordinarily valid case for having one easy, comprehensible “rule of six” that applies upright at some stage in the nation and in actuality one which has excessive levels of public toughen?

“And to that pause, I help (Matt Hancock) to preserve an originate solutions about the “rule of six” that is in space in Wales and Scotland and the exemption of dinky kids.”

Mr Hancock answered: “I fully preserve an originate solutions on all of these items and we consistently are the proof and the knowledge and updating coverage accordingly.”

2020-09-15T12: 24: 04.723Z

In the interim, No10 denies finding out shortages in Covid hotspots…

Downing Facet freeway has denied that coronavirus tests are now no longer obtainable in the worst-hit substances of the nation.

A No 10 spokesman stated: “We would issue that it is unpleasant to suppose that finding out is now no longer obtainable in these areas. Our potential continues to be focused to the build it is most wished which is why booking slots and home finding out kits are made obtainable day-to-day for folk with symptoms.

“Mobile finding out gadgets continue to be deployed to those areas with native outbreaks and excessive rates of transmission in the neighborhood.”

The spokesman stated that ministers had mentioned the efforts to develop finding out potential at the weekly meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Boris Johnson.

Individuals of the final public queue at a coronavirus finding out facility in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham (PA)

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