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Covid-19

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AHEAD of non-essential international travel resuming on Monday, London Stansted is advising passengers of everything they need to know before jetting off from the airport. The airport has pulled together guidance from all of its partners, including airlines, retailers and Border Force to create a…

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OVER 65,000 vaccines have now been issued in Harlow. A total of 3,944 vaccines were issued in the last week. There has now been: First Vaccines: 44,248 Second Vaccines: 20,780 First Vaccination Under 40: 6,985 40-44: 4,351 45-49: 4,532 50-54: 5,380 55-59: 5,393 60-64: 4,580…

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SECOND vaccine doses could be brought forward and local restrictions introduced to help tackle the Indian variant in the worst-affected areas, the government has said reports the BBC. It said “economic and social” restrictions could be reimposed in parts of England if necessary. Public Health…

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AROUND a million text messages are being sent to 38 and 39-year-olds in England, inviting them to book an appointment for a Covid vaccine reports the BBC. Booking will open from 07:00 on Thursday on the NHS website. Pregnant women will be directed to centres offering…

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AS part of the ongoing testing rollout in Essex, all businesses with under 50 employees are now being encouraged to have their staff, who are not showing Covid-19 symptoms, regularly tested to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and potential workplace outbreaks. Companies with 1-49 employees,…

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ANYONE over 40 can walk into a number of vaccination centres across Hertfordshire and west Essex this week without an appointment – making it even easier to start to get protected against COVID-19.  For the first time in the local vaccination programme, drop-in sessions are…

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INTRODUCTION WE began the year, with three separate reports every day. By early January, there was 1327 cases of Covid-19 in a single day. By early March, as there were encouraging signs, we condensed it into one daily report. The report covers UK figures; Princess…

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IT WAS another super Saturday as hundreds flocked to Lister House for their vaccinations. YH editor, Michael Casey went up to the surgery on Abercrombie Way for his second jab. When he arrived, at just after 10am, the queue snaked around the block. With the…

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A NUMBER of staff at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have joined the fight against the pandemic by becoming vaccinators. Responding to the national appeal for volunteers, staff at the fire service have undergone 50 hours of training to become fully qualified vaccinators and…

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MANCHESTER Airports Group (MAG), which owns and operates Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports, has today responded to the Government’s announcement on international travel. Charlie Cornish, MAG CEO, said: “Many people will be frustrated that today’s announcement by the Transport Secretary does not allow…

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MOST adults under the age of 40 will be given an alternative to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine due to a link with rare blood clots reports the BBC.  The UK’s medicines safety regulator says there have been 242 clotting cases and 49 deaths, with 28.5 million…

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IT WAS another bumper week for vaccinations in Harlow. There were 2,824 first vaccinations issued and 2209 second doses. That means a total of 61,084 vaccinations have been issued There are now two lists: 1st vaccinations and 2nd vaccinations. Once again, well done to all…

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MORE than two million youngsters missed out on the chance to go swimming due to the coronavirus pandemic – resulting in almost a quarter of a million children being unable to swim the length of a standard swimming pool. New data released by Swim England…

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INTRODUCTION WE began the year, with three separate reports every day. By early January, there was 1327 cases in a single day. By early March, as there were encouraging signs, we condensed it into one daily report. The report covers UK figures; Princess Alexandra Hospital…

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CHILDREN as young as 12 are set to be offered the coronavirus jab as part of NHS plans to vaccinate children before school starts in September. The rollout is reportedly being planned for when the school term begins in the Autumn, according to the Sunday…

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CARE home residents will be able to leave their home for low-risk trips without having to self-isolate for 14 days afterwards, the government says reports the BBC. The rules will be relaxed in England from Tuesday, allowing for walks or garden visits without self-isolation. The…