Covid-19 News Flash 新冠疫情新闻快讯16.12.2021

Covid-19 News Flash 新冠疫情新闻快讯16.12.2021

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
England is moving to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicorn Variant. Based on analysis of UK data by UK Health Security Agency, it shows: Omicorn displays a reduction in immune protection against infection. Omicorn can increase household transmission risk, increase secondary attack rate UK COVID-19 alert level increased from Level 3 to Level 4: Plan B – new regulations Wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport Get tested and self-isolate if required (including Daily Testing of Close Contacts *) Work from Home if you can Get vaccinated (including Boosters) the NHS Covid Pass will be in required in certain places where large crowds gather Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer *Daily Testing for Contacts…
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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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Covid-19 Monthly Update July – 每月疫情更新2021年7月

Covid-19 Monthly Update July – 每月疫情更新2021年7月

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I. Current situation On 19 July The Government has lifted the remaining Covid restrictions, social distancing, events and gatherings and travel in England.  Birmingham is one of the areas with high numbers of Indian/Delta variant cases There are 12 areas of England where the Delta variant is spreading quickly. Birmingham is on the list. The government says if you live in one of these areas you should read local Covid-19 information and advice. The Government remind residents to follow hands, face and space rules: washing hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds, and use sanitiser wear a face covering in busy places meet friends and family outside keep 2m (6ft) apart from people you don't live with II. Difference between NHS Covid-19 app and NHS app  The NHS COVID-19 app is the…
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Covid-19 Monthly Update May – 每月疫情更新2021年5月

Covid-19 Monthly Update May – 每月疫情更新2021年5月

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
Welcome back! After a short pause, our Covid-19 bulletin is back although we will be producing it monthly.  If you want to check cases on a daily basis, download this app to your smartphone https://ukcovid19.nw.r.appspot.com/  The data is taken from ‘Coronavirus in the UK’, the UK Government official website on Covid statistics and insights.  What’s new? I: Roadmap  On Monday 17th May, England moved to Step 3 of the Roadmap out of Lockdown.  II: ‘Indian Variant’ The presence of B.1.617.2 – the ‘Indian variant’ – has been a concern. On 13th May, the Birmingham Mail reported that 62 cases had been found across the West Midlands with 19 being in Edgbaston South & University https://bit.ly/3fwezs0  https://bit.ly/3hEaHb0  However, the Government scientific advisers have said the Indian variant may be highly transmissible but…
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WEEKLY UPDATE 5 February 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年2月5日

WEEKLY UPDATE 5 February 2021 – 每周疫情快讯 2021年2月5日

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates, News
I: South African variant in South Birmingham Two cases of the South African variant of the Covid-19 virus have been detected in South Birmingham -the two households are part of the same extended family.  It is believed the SA variant has a higher transmission rate but there is currently no evidence that it is more dangerous than the original version.  Birmingham Director for Public Health Dr Justin Varney says: ‘Don’t panic, but don’t take risks’ http://bit.ly/3oSifaa II: Oxford Astra-Zeneca vaccine reduces transmission Research results indicate that the Oxford vaccine may reduce transmission of Covid-19, as well as treating disease.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55913913 The research has not been through peer review yet so official guidance remains to ‘treat everyone else as if they have the virus, and act as if you have…
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