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Covid: Tighter rules ‘will take time’ to show results, says Johnson

New measures to tackle the rise in coronavirus cases “will take time to feed through”, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. He told a Downing Street briefing that the high number of daily cases and “tragic increase” in deaths “show why our plan is so essential”. The prime minister called for “collective forbearance, common sense and willingness to make sacrifices”. ...

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Unemployment crisis due to covid 19 having a unique impact

  Rayhan Ahmed Topader:     More than one in six young people have stopped working since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic while those who remain employed have seen their working hours cut by 23 percent, according to the latest International Labor Organization (ILO) data. The Covid-19 economic crisis is hitting young people harder and faster than any other ...

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Mayor John Biggs and Councillor Rachel Blake write to Health Secretary about the government’s failure to deliver Coronavirus testing

Mayor John Biggs and Deputy Mayor Councillor Rachel Blake have written to the Health Secretary Matt Hancock MP about the government’s failure to provide adequate Covid-19 tests for residents in Tower Hamlets. The government promised a ‘world-beating’ Test and Trace programme so that if people show symptoms of COVID-19 they can be tested as soon as possible. However, residents have ...

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Black History Month through the lens

  Tower Hamlets Council is celebrating Black History Month by delivering Photo – Open, a vivid virtual photography exhibition from 1 October. The exhibition will feature more than 50 images covering diverse subjects including portraits, demonstrations, women at work, carnivals, musicians, dancers and more. Over the summer, the council asked budding photographers to send in images that they thought best ...

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Well-known faces and community voices get behind government drive urging South Asian communities to download the new NHS COVID-19 App.

  People across England and Wales are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise. To show their support, well-known faces, including actor Ameet Chana, dance sensation Madhu Singh, magician and content creator Arshdeep Soni,  have come together in a new film ...

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Covid lockdown: Three more Welsh counties face local restrictions

Three more counties are to be placed under local lockdowns on Monday, the Welsh Government has announced. Neath Port Talbot, Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan will have tighter Covid-19 restrictions from 18:00 BST on Monday. It means half of Wales’ 22 local authority areas will be under local lockdowns, after rules came into force in Cardiff and Swansea on Sunday. ...

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NHS Covid-19: App users unable to input negative tests

  People in England who test negative for Covid-19 are unable to share the result with the new NHS app for England and Wales if they did not book the test through it in the first place. The app asks for a code to register a test result but a code is only received if the test is positive. Those ...

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The UK has recorded 6,634 new coronavirus cases.

The UK has recorded 6,634 new coronavirus cases, the government has announced, making it the highest figure since mass testing began. Another 40 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus. The latest figures take the overall number of confirmed cases to 416,363, and total deaths to 41,902. Meanwhile, people arriving in the UK from Denmark, ...

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