Covid-19 Monthly Update March – 每月疫情更新2022年3月

Covid-19 Monthly Update March – 每月疫情更新2022年3月

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I. Key messages and update Cases on the rise  The number of positive cases has started to rise. This is an inevitable part of increased mixing. Hospitalisations and deaths has not risen at the same rate, and 50% of people testing positive in hospital are there for other reasons. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-60911771 The government set out its "Living with Covid" plan earlier this year. All remaining legal restrictions in England have been removed It means people who test positive for Covid in England are no longer legally required to self-isolate, but they are still advised to stay at home and avoid contact with others for at least five full days Masks are no longer legally required in most public spaces - although they are still required in healthcare settings, such as GP…
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Covid-19 Monthly Update November – 每月疫情更新2021年11月

Covid-19 Monthly Update November – 每月疫情更新2021年11月

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: Latest Covid update In the past week a heavily mutated Covid variant has been identified, rapidly labelled a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization and named Omicron. Eleven cases of the Omicron variant have been found in the UK so far. It is unclear how big a threat it poses. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said it could be the most infectious variant so far. What we know is Omicron has mutations that theoretically help it to spread more quickly and there is mounting evidence of that happening in South Africa.  The Government's response is to test everyone coming into the UK, isolate all Omicron contacts, ramp up boosting and bring back compulsory face masks in some public places. The government has been focusing on the pressure on…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 5 March 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年3月5日

WEEKLY UPDATE 5 March 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年3月5日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: ‘The roadmap out of lockdown’ (Applies to England only) Step 1 (Part 1) of the roadmap out of lockdown comes into effect on Monday; Part 2 of Step 1 is scheduled to start three weeks later.  Each step will only be implemented if 4 tests are satisfied:  Test 1 The vaccination programme is on schedule Test 2 Hospitalisations and deaths are reduced Test 3 The NHS is not overwhelmed by a surge of new cases Test 4 New variants of concern can be adequately managed The Government will give 7 days’ notice whether or not the tests are met and we will move to the next stage. If these tests are not met, we will not move to the next stage.  Therefore, it is advisable to wait before you…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 29 January 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年1月29日

WEEKLY UPDATE 29 January 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年1月29日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: The roadmap out of lockdown  The Government has announced that it will be publishing its ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ in the week beginning 22nd February – this should include plans for re-opening schools, the economy and society.  As they have already pledged to give headteachers at least 2 weeks notice to help them prepare, the earliest date parents/guardians can expect schools to re-open is 8th March.  This is not definite – it confirms that schools will not reopen before this date.  The easing of restrictions will depend on the vaccination programme, case rates, hospitalisations, Covid-related deaths and other relevant data https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55828952 II: New travel restrictions Mandatory hotel quarantine  The Government has stated that travellers arriving from high risk countries – South Africa, South America and Portugal – will be…
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Covid-19 News Flash – 新冠疫情新闻快讯 31/12/2020

Covid-19 News Flash – 新冠疫情新闻快讯 31/12/2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: Tier 4 The Government today confirmed that Birmingham will move into Tier 4 at 00:01 tomorrow morning (Thursday 31st December).  Key changes:    II: Schools re-opening  Secondary schools Secondary schools will open as follows:  4th January – open for vulnerable children and children of key workers only 11th January – Years 11 & 13 (exam years) return  18th January – all other years  Primary schools  Primary schools will reopen on Monday 4th January. Universities  Only students who need to attend physical classes involving practical tasks in order to gain qualifications will return in January.  Schools and universities will introduce lateral flow tests.  III: AstroZeneca ‘Oxford’ vaccine approved  The Government approved the Oxford vaccine today. Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England Professor Jonathan Van-Tam states that the Pfizer and Oxford…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 16 OCTOBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年10月16日

WEEKLY UPDATE 16 OCTOBER 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年10月16日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
New Alert System  On Wednesday 14th October the Government introduced a new 3-tier alert system based on the number of cases in each area. Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton are all in Tier 2 - High Level. The poster below sets out what you can and can’t do, but the two key changes are  Households must not mix in any indoor settings anywhere. Households that have formed support bubbles may still mix indoors. Households may meet in private gardens but a maximum of 6 people including children and people in support bubbles. Test & Trace Support Payment goes live  The online claim form for the Test & Trace lump sum payment is now on the Council website click here School exams  School exams will be held in 2021 but…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 7 AUGUST 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年8月7日

WEEKLY UPDATE 7 AUGUST 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年8月7日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
Welcome! This week we are continuing our reporting of Covid-19 related latest news and stories.    It is the school summer holiday, there is a concern around children’s mental health and wellbeing. We’re sharing some resources & links to help parents and families.   We are also sharing some useful information taken from last night’s CCC-B Online Group Zoom session with Dr. Justin Varney, Director of Public Health for Birmingham City Council. Covid-19 statistics update: Of the deaths registered in Week 30, 217 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, the lowest number of deaths involving COVID-19 in the last 18 weeks, accounting for 2.4% of all deaths in England and Wales. As of 9am on 6 August, there have been 17,515,234 tests (either processed or sent out) in the UK. Of these,…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 24 JULY 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年7月24日

WEEKLY UPDATE 24 JULY 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年7月24日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
Welcome to our Friday edition of the weekly update. Don’t forget to carry on with your daily exercises and keep in touch with friends and family to stay healthy!    We’ve handpicked the latest Covid-19 related news and updates, so you don’t miss anything important from the past seven days. Covid-19 statistics update: Of the deaths registered in Week 28, 366 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, the lowest number of deaths involving COVID-19 in the last 16 weeks, accounting for 4.2% of all deaths in England and Wales. As of 9am on 23 July, there have been 13,974,097 tests (either processed or sent out) in the UK. Of these, 10,523,054 tests were processed in total.297,146 people have tested positive for coronavirus As of 3:56pm on 23 July, of those tested positive…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 29 JUNE 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年6月29日

WEEKLY UPDATE 29 JUNE 2020 – 每周疫情快讯 2020年6月29日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
Welcome to another edition of our weekly update.    As social distancing rules are easing in England from Saturday, please stay alert as the threat of coronavirus is "not over" yet. We should all do our best to combat the virus and protect the most vulnerable.  Covid-19 statistics update: The number of deaths registered in England and Wales mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)” in the week ending 19 June 2020 (Week 25) was 783, accounting for 8.4% of all deaths, the lowest number of deaths involving COVID-19 in the last 12 weeks. As of 9am on 1 July, there have been 9,662,051 tests, with 226,398 tests on 30 June. 313,483 people have tested positive.  As of 5pm on 30 June, of those tested positive for coronavirus, across all settings, 43,906 have…
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