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Covid-19 Omicron variant case linked to Brentwood primary school

41 min 16 sec ago
Testing is offered to pupils and staff after the Omicron case is linked to the school in Brentwood.

Dr Michael Watt: General Medical Council welcomes voluntary erasure appeal

2 hours 27 min ago
Dr Michael Watt made a voluntary application to be removed from the medical register in October.

Covid in Scotland: Six cases of Omicron variant identified

3 hours 38 min ago
Some of the people identified are thought to have caught the virus variant in the community.

Omicron: Targeted testing in Nottinghamshire school

5 hours 31 min ago
Parents are being asked to consent to testing after a case of Omicron was confirmed in Nottingham.

Covid: JCVI scientists to announce decision on booster rollout

9 hours 41 min ago
A reduction in time between doses and extending the programme to younger age groups could be approved.

Omicron: 'Wear face-coverings, reduce contact' to prevent spread

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 17:55
Top medical adviser Dr Susan Hopkins urges people to take action now to reduce transmissions.

Omicron symptoms mild so far, says South African doctor who spotted it

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 11:13
The South African doctor who first spotted the new variant says patients are showing very mild symptoms so far.

Covid: Israel to impose travel ban for foreigners over new variant

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 11:09
Travellers from all countries will be banned from entering Israel for 14 days, local media report.

Covid variant: Mask wearing will be a legal requirement, says Javid

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 09:56
People in England will be legally required to wear a mask in shops and public transport, the health secretary says.

Covid: Health Secretary Sajid Javid to detail new measures

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 05:54
The PM has already announced a tightening-up on mask-wearing and PCR tests for all arrivals in the UK.

New Covid variant: Is the government going far enough on Omicron?

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 02:24
The new variant's genetic profile has raised concerns, but there's a shortage of real-world data.

Covid: Travel and mask rules tightened over Omicron variant

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 19:34
New measures to slow the spread of Omicron in England before Christmas are unveiled by Boris Johnson.

New Covid variant: Chris Whitty on why scientists are concerned about new Covid variant

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 17:56
Watch Chris Whitty, chief medical officer, speak about what scientists know about the new Omicron variant.

New Covid variant: PCR testing to be introduced for arrivals in UK

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 17:49
Watch Boris Johnson set out new measures after two cases of the Omicron variant were found in the UK.

Covid variant: We won't hesitate to take further action, says Javid

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 15:16
The health secretary says two UK cases of the Omicron variant shows the pandemic "is far from over".

Two cases of new variant of Covid detected in UK

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 14:11
Two people in the UK have been found to be infected with the new Covid variant, Omicron, the health secretary says.

Covid: New Omicron variant not a disaster, says Sage scientist

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 10:35
Prof Calum Semple says some scientists are "hugely overstating" the fears around the Omicron variant.

Crisis Cafe: The young community serving up mental health support

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 17:11
Young people in Newry speak about the benefits of having a space to discuss their mental health.

'World-leading' Down's syndrome bill clears first hurdle in Parliament

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 14:55
Liam Fox's plan to ensure lifelong care looks set to become law in England early next year.

New Covid variant: UK put safety first over Africa travel - Shapps

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 09:46
Fears about the impact on vaccines mean travel from six African countries had to be restricted, he adds.