COVID-19 update, Britain

This 18 April 2022 Sky TV video from Britain says about itself:

UK set to reach 20,000 coronavirus deaths by next weekend

Analysis of recent UK #coronavirus figures shows that although the curve of coronavirus deaths is starting to flatten, the total will still reach 20,000 next week.

Today the government tested 21,389 people for COVID-19, far below their target of 100,000 per day by the end of this month.

Countries like Italy and France are carrying out many more tests than Great Britain.

By Peter Lazenby in Britain, 22 April 2020:

Government told ‘no chance’ on the lifting of transport restrictions

Transport union RMT says Tories’ pipe-dream of ‘ramping-up of transport services’ on May 11 will ‘also ramp up the risk to workers and passengers’

GOVERNMENT pipe-dreams of starting to return public transport to normal on May 11 were dismissed by Britain’s biggest rail union today as having “zero chance”.

An RMT survey of thousands of transport staff reveals widespread failings to protect workers and passengers from coronavirus.

In the capital alone, 14 Transport for London workers have died after contracting Covid-19.

By Peter Lazenby in Britain, 22 April 2020:

Care-home workers forced to move into workplaces 24-hours a day

Profiteering care provider told staff to sign forms committing to ‘remain on-site’ for no extra pay

PRIVATE care-home workers are having to abandon their families and move into their workplaces 24-hours a day, it was revealed today.

One profiteering private care provider has told staff to sign forms committing them to “pack supplies” and “remain on site” for unlimited periods with no extra pay, the GMB union said.

The union, which represents thousands of care-home workers, says some are being told they cannot leave their workplace unless another worker is available to take over.

By Ceren Sagir in Britain, 22 April 2020:

London private renters need triple-lock protection warns Sadiq Khan

LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan called on the government today to protect the three million private renters in the capital from eviction during and after the coronavirus crisis.

He said tenants should be protected through the introduction of a three-key policy.

More than two million Londoners live in privately rented housing, many of whom have little or no savings and may have had to stop working or reduce their hours due to the pandemic.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain, 22 April 2020:

Starmer warns government is failing to test 10,000 people a day, in first PMQs as Labour leader

SIR KEIR STARMER used his first Prime Minister’s questions (PMQs) today to warn that the government would fail to keep its promise to test 100,000 people a day for Covid-19 by the end of April.

Just 18,206 tests were carried over 24 hours on Monday – but the government has repeatedly vowed to test 100,000 people a day by a week from now.

Mr Starmer, who was elected Labour leader earlier this month, questioned how that target would be met, pointing out that less than half of the currently claimed 41,398 daily testing capacity was being used.

Cancer cases are going undetected during coronavirus impacting chances of survival: here.

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