Latest coronavirus: Boris Johnson begs Britons not to remove NHS app after ‘frustrations’

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oris Johnson urged the public to persist with the NHS enforcement after “frustrations” emerged with tracking and traceability.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said Sajid Javid was aware of “frustrations” with the NHS app, many people are said to have removed the app after warning millions could be sent as infections rise.

Mr Sunak said: “I have spoken to the Secretary of Health about this and he is aware of the frustration people are feeling about it.”

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Almost three quarters of disabled supporters want to resume live sport from July 19

Nearly three-quarters of disabled supporters are ready to return immediately to sports venues at full capacity from July 19, according to a new study.

The Level Playing Field charity, which ensures that people with disabilities can freely access live sport, found that 73% of respondents to its survey would return “immediately” when all restrictions on coronaviruses are lifted.

The full investigation has yet to be released.

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Northern Ireland should not follow PM’s lead, says SDLP leader Colum Eastwood

SDLP chief Colum Eastwood said Northern Ireland should not follow the Prime Minister’s lead on the pace of easing restrictions on coronaviruses.

“As a result of the decisions Boris Johnson made, I believe more than 130,000 people have died,” Eastwood told reporters at Stormont.

“So Boris Johnson is not a man to listen to when it comes to dealing with this pandemic. I want us to get out of the restrictions as quickly as possible. The best way to do that, in my opinion, is to go a little slower but to keep things like face masks and vaccinations – we have to go really, really hard to get vaccines on people’s arms.

“I would encourage everyone, especially young people, to take the opportunity to get vaccinated, to bring us to a point of normality.

“It is clear that vaccines are working, they are starting to reduce the link between illness and hospitalizations, but it has to continue and it will only continue if we get more people vaccinated.

“But I don’t think anyone should follow Boris Johnson’s lead on this.”

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Ministers must urgently present evidence to ease school restrictions – union

Ministers must urgently outline the potential negative health consequences of easing restrictions on schools and colleges in England this autumn, leaders of the UK’s largest teachers’ union said.

A letter to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson highlights concerns that Covid-19 cases could rise again as schools reopen in September if government policy is based “only on hope.”

The National Education Union (NEU) warning came after the government announced that it would not be necessary to keep children in consistent “bubbles” in schools in England in the autumn term.

Current rules state that children must self-isolate for 10 days if another student in their bubble – which may be an entire class in high school – tests positive for the coronavirus.

But on Tuesday, Mr Williamson said it would be up to individual schools to decide whether to abandon the bubble system before summer break, following the planned move to Stage 4 after July 19.

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PM’s Covid approach ‘an exception’, says Sturgeon calls for caution

The UK government’s approach to ditching coronavirus regulations “is sort of an exception,” said Nicola Sturgeon, stressing that she and her ministers will need to “think carefully about the steps we take at this point.”

The Prime Minister has vowed to tear up most of England’s coronavirus regulations at Stage 4 of the roadmap on July 19, but the Scottish Prime Minister has said plenty of protections will be maintained north of the border.

Ms Sturgeon told a Scottish government coronavirus briefing on Thursday that the current high number of cases is cause for concern, but there is a “suggestion that the recent increase in cases may stabilize to some extent”.

The number of cases is now 1,432 lower than last Thursday, she said, adding that the seven-day average also appears to show a “slowing of the rise in positive cases.”

She added: “This is encouraging news, but the number of cases obviously remains high and it is a concern.”

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Almost three quarters of disabled supporters want to resume live sport from July 19

Nearly three-quarters of disabled supporters are ready to return immediately to sports venues at full capacity from July 19, according to a new study.

The Level Playing Field charity, which ensures that people with disabilities can freely access live sport, found that 73% of respondents to its survey would return “immediately” when all restrictions on coronaviruses are lifted. The full investigation has yet to be released.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said earlier this week that the government intends to remove permanent restrictions on capacity limits in England on July 19, with a final decision coming next Monday.

That would mean English sports venues could return to full capacity for the first time since the pandemic forced the country to shut down in March 2020.

Many people with disabilities fall into the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) category, but the LPF’s findings indicate that a large majority are ready to return as soon as restrictions are relaxed.

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Scotland registers 2,802 new cases of coronavirus

Scotland has recorded four deaths of coronavirus patients in the past 24 hours and 2,802 new cases, Nicola Sturgeon said.

The death toll under this daily measurement – of people who tested positive for the virus for the first time in the previous 28 days – is now 7,744.

The Prime Minister told a Scottish government briefing on the coronavirus that the daily test positivity rate was 8%, up from 10% the day before.

A total of 401 people were hospitalized on Tuesday with a recently confirmed Covid-19, up 14 in 24 hours, with 38 patients in intensive care, up four.

So far, 3,800,864 people have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and 2,825,886 have received their second dose.

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Scottish Prime Minister to announce if the country’s plan to go level 0 will still take place

The Scottish Prime Minister will announce in Holyrood on Tuesday whether plans for the country to move to Level 0 – the lowest level of restrictions – can go ahead on July 19 as planned.

Nicola Sturgeon said: “I really hope we can move forward as planned.

“And the apparent slowdown in the number of cases gives me more reason to be optimistic about it than I could have had a week ago.

“But nonetheless, by Tuesday, we will continue to monitor the latest data on cases, but also hospitalizations and deaths to see if this weakening link between cases and critical illness continues.”

Ms. Sturgeon made it clear that a move to level 0 “does not mean the immediate end of all restrictions”.

She added that measures such as wearing face coverings, physical distancing and hand hygiene would “continue to be important mitigation measures … maybe for some time to come.”

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PM says he ‘receives’ frustration over NHS app ping but asks public to get through

The Prime Minister said he was “getting” the frustration over the self-isolating pings of NHS apps, but urged the public to persist with the app “a little longer”.

“Honestly, I rely on the NHS app like a lot of people, hope it has been helpful,” Boris Johnson said Thursday.

He added: “But the general system, whatever its frustrations and I get – I repeat that I know how difficult this has been for people and I am sorry for the hassle people are going through as a result of this. , but this is coming to an end.

“But what we want to do is use the next few weeks, it’s just doing more vaccinations until we are able to move from quarantine, isolation to a testing system. and liberation, ”he added.

His comments came as NHS bosses called on ministers to remove self-isolation rules for health workers over fears of potential staff shortages.

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Fully vaccinated Britons returning from Amber list do not have to quarantine

Downing Street has confirmed that the quarantine exemption for holidaymakers returning from Amber List countries will only apply to those who have been vaccinated by the NHS.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesperson said: “It must be a vaccine delivered via the NHS deployment, so you must have received your vaccine via the NHS rather than in another country.”

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More needs to be done to ensure dangerous new Covid mutations do not slip through the cracks, says vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on coronavirus

Responding to the latest travel announcement, Caroline Lucas, vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on coronavirus, said: “The government is at risk of repeating the same mistakes that allowed the Delta variant to take hold in the UK.

“Urgent action is needed to reduce queues at airports before international travel opens, including upgrading electronic gates and digitizing test results.

“We also need to ensure that inbound traveler test results are verified for new variants, so that new dangerous Covid mutations do not fall through the cracks.

“Abandoning quarantine without these additional protections in place risks leaving the country dangerously exposed to new variants that could undo our hard-earned progress against the virus. “

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