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Covid UK News Live: Government ‘very concerned’ about empty shelves under ‘Pingdemik’


UK Covid-19 Vaccines: Latest Figures

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said ministers are monitoring the so-called “pingdemic”, which has seen hundreds of thousands of workers isolate yourself due to close contact with a covid case.

Retailers have warned that they are under “increasing pressure” to keep shelves full, as they have called for in-store staff and suppliers to work even if they receive an alert from the NHS App.

It came as an epidemiologist behind the ZOE Covid Symptoms study suggested that the app could no longer be useful and potentially should be stopped.

Professor Tim Spector told Sky News that employers should still tell employees to stay home if they have cold-like symptoms, but added: “I do not think the app says anyone passing them in a supermarket is really more useful in current condition of the pandemic. “


Government ‘very concerned’ about self-isolation chaos amid reports of staff shortages

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the government was “very concerned” about the situation around Covid self-isolation after reports of shortages in supermarket shelves.


“We are announcing a list of liberated workers. The list of exceptions will be quite narrow because, of course, you have to draw the line somewhere, “the minister said.

However, Mr Kwarteng has refused to comment on who will be on the list or whether it will be released this week.

You can find his comments below:

Conrad DuncanJuly 22, 2021 07:51


Indian cricketer who tested Covid Positive in UK recovers and joins team

The Indian cricketer who tested positive for Covid-19 during the Team England Tour has recovered from the virus.

Rishabh Pant completed 10 days of isolation and joined the Indian team in a “bio-bubble” in Durham, according to India skin.

India and England start with a five-match Test series starting on August 4th.

Akshita JainJuly 22, 2021 07:12


119,000 children in India have lost primary caregivers due to Covid-19, the study says

As many as 119,000 children in India and over 1 million worldwide lost their primary care due to Covid-19 between March 1, 2020 and April 30 this year, according to a new study published in The Lancet.

The Indian government last month announced a series of schemes to support children who have lost their parents due to the virus. This includes a corpus of Rs 10 lakh (£ 9,800) to create for each child when they reach the age of 18.

Akshita JainJuly 22, 2021 06:57


Australia warns of further rise in cases despite encryption

Authorities in Australia have warned that the number of Covid-19 cases in the country is seeing a spike in the economy despite an encryption in some states to slow the spread of the virus.

Cases have risen in Australia, led by the Delta variant of Covid-19 which was first detected in India.

New South Wales reported 124 new infections on Thursday, a record for this year and the highest in 16 months. Victoria State has filed 26 new cases.

Akshita JainJuly 22, 2021 06:15


Over 4,200 deaths due to black fungus have been reported in India

Indian Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has told parliament that a total of 45,432 cases of mucormycosis, or black fungus, have been reported in the country by July 15. Of those, 4,252 died from the infection, he said.

At least 84 percent of black fungus patients were infected with Covid-19.

Mucormycosis is a rare but serious fungal infection caused by a group of fungi called mucormycetes. It usually affects people with low immunity or elevated blood sugar levels.

Akshita JainJuly 22, 2021 06:04


Good morning, and welcome to The Independent Coverage of the Coronavirus Pandemic for Thursday, July 22, 2021.

Akshita JainJuly 22, 2021 5:10 AM


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