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Coronavirus: Travel firms oppose 14-day quarantine rules for UK arrivals

Coronavirus: Travel firms oppose 14-day quarantine rules for UK arrivals. The home secretary insists the measures are "backed by the science" and is "essential" to save lives. The first review of the quarantine measures will take place at the end of June Travellers arriving in the UK must self-isolate for 14 days from today under new rules being described by some airlines as "unlawful" and "ineffective". British Airways has begun legal proceedings after sending a pre-action letter, which is the first stage in [...]

Care home coronavirus deaths in Scotland overtake hospitals

Care home coronavirus deaths in Scotland overtake hospitals. Scottish government accused of failing to implement routine testing for care home staff A nurse pushing a patient in wheelchair in a care home. Photograph: Tetra Images, LLC/Alamy Stock Photo More people have now died in care homes in Scotland than in hospitals, according to the latest figures from the National Records of Scotland (NRS), which also show that overall deaths have fallen for the fifth week running. The latest data on weekly deaths occurring in [...]

After The Pandemic: 1.7 million unknown viruses have potential to infect humans

After The Pandemic: 1.7 million unknown viruses have potential to infect humans. Dr Peter Daszak tells Sky News we must learn the lessons of the coronavirus pandemic and stop the next outbreak at source. A leading scientist has warned that animals harbour almost two million viruses with the potential to infect humans. Dr Peter Daszak, president of the EcoHealth Alliance, told Sky News that we must learn the lessons of the coronavirus pandemic and stop the next outbreak at source. "We analysed the number [...]

Millions in UK miss cancer screenings, tests and treatments due to Covid-19

Millions in UK miss cancer screenings, tests and treatments due to Covid-19. More than 24,000 cases of cancer have gone undiagnosed according to Cancer Research UK           A breast screening Unit at Telford hospital. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Almost 2.5 million Britons have not been screened, tested or treated for cancer because the Covid-19 pandemic has led to “enormous disruption” of NHS care for the disease, experts have warned. More than 24,000 cases of cancer have gone undiagnosed as a result of the suspension of normal services [...]

Early years and childcare sector at risk of collapse in England

Early years and childcare sector at risk of collapse in England. Fewer than half of parents plan to take up reopened childcare places on 1 June, survey reveals           The government’s lack of support for the sector has been criticised as ‘appalling’. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA The future of the early years and childcare sector is at risk in England, the Early Years Alliance (EYA) has said, as fewer than half of parents with young children plan to take up their childcare places on [...]