Two more healthcare workers from the Philippines die after contracting Covid-19

Two more frontline workers from the Philippines have died after contracting Covid-19. Remigio Cabansag, a housekeeper at a London care home, and Rizal Manalo, a nurse at a Welsh hospital, both died after contracting the virus. According to PA news agency analysis, they are the 32nd and 33rd Filipino workers to have died during the […]

Coronavirus: What’s happening to free school meals this summer?

Image copyright Getty Images Millions of poorer children on free school meals have been sent food vouchers and parcels while at home during lockdown. Footballer Marcus Rashford and others have asked the government in England to rethink its decision to stop its voucher scheme during the summer holidays. But who is eligible for free school […]

Covid-19 news: New coronavirus outbreak linked to market in Beijing

By Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Residents undergo coronavirus tests at a stadium in Xicheng district, Beijing, on 14 June 2020.Du Yang/China News Service via Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 15 June New coronavirus outbreak linked to market in Beijing 36 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in China’s capital Beijing […]

Coronavirus: Contact-tracing apps face further hitches

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Norway has had to pause use of its app, pending a review Norway’s health authority has had to delete all data gathered via its Covid-19 contact-tracing app and suspend further use of the tool. The Norwegian Data Protection Authority ruled the Smittestopp app represented a disproportionate intrusion into users’ privacy. […]

Six new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Hywel Dda

Six new cases of the coronavirus have been found across Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, the latest figures from Public Health Wales (PHW) show. One new incidence of coronavirus was found in Pembrokeshire and five in Carmarthenshire. None were found in Ceredigion. In total there have now been 284 cases in Pembrokeshire, 752 in Carmarthenshire and […]

Nurses offered ‘psychological first aid’ training tailored for Covid-19

Nurses and other key staff at the forefront of the coronavirus response in England are being offered training in “psychological first aid” to help them look after their own mental health and that of others during the pandemic. The free online course has been developed by Public Health England and will be available from today […]