Diary - a shortage in dental care

With warm weather and the weekend approaching, the Prime Minister, Health Secretary and Britain’s Chief Nurse called for the public to remain indoors. The death of two NHS nurses underlines the urgency of this request. In the UK, the number of dead has risen by 684 in the last 24 hours alone.

Statement - Treasury support for businesses

£90 million of business interruption loans approved for nearly 1,000 firms and £1.9 billion corporate finance provided to firms hit by COVID-19
current loan scheme extended so more small businesses can benefit

Diary - more testing is promised

An on-line session with the Defence Select Committee (DSC) and two conference calls with local organisations dominated a day where demands for more testing become louder and louder.

Diary - death rate rises

It's the 1st of April and April-fool jokes are few and far between as we continue to battle this appalling virus. Social media has enabled many imaginative users to post all kinds of entertainment, especially of the singing kind.

Diary - more testing is desperately needed to combat this virus

Another sunny day, but that persistent and cold north-easterly continues to blow. By the end of the day, we learnt that a 13-year-old boy who tested positive for coronavirus had died. Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, from Brixton in south London, died in King's College Hospital early on Monday.