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Cummings: Government’s bungled Covid-19 response strategy caused thousands of avoidable deaths

The prime minister’s former chief aide, Dominic Cummings, has this week given evidence to a joint session of the Commons Health, and Science & Technology select committees, in what was his first public account of what occurred within government throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Let’s not forget what together has been achieved”: Health Secretary updates Commons on Covid response

On Thursday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock updated the House of Commons on the government’s Covid-19 response, declaring that the UK has “flattened the curve” and halved the number of people in hospital with Covid compared to the peak of the pandemic.

Atruchecks announces best value in-clinic Covid-19 PCR Tests with next day results: for £69

The Leaders Council has reported that Atruchecks - in partnership with Eurofins Scientific - has expanded its network of testing laboratories and reduced the cost of a test returning results within 24 hours in a bid to restart the ailing travel industry.

NHS App to indicate vaccination status for international travel

From Monday 17 May, the NHS app will be used to show a person's vaccination status if they have had both doses of the Covid vaccine, The Leaders Council reports.

Ministers open-minded about vaccine passports

Ministers appear to be keeping an open mind over the potential future use of vaccine passports, after culture secretary Oliver Dowden suggested they could be a “tool in the short term” to reopen theatres and sports stadia.

PM joins calls for future international agreement on pandemic strategy

Prime minister Boris Johnson and a host of other world leaders have come together in a joint call for a new global treaty to ensure the world is better prepared for future pandemic threats.

Atruchecks extends Covid-19 clinics in UK to offer express RT- PCR travel certificate in 24 hours to satisfy UAE, Cyprus and Saudi Arabia rules

Atruchecks has announced that it now has partner clinics in London [five minutes from Heathrow Clinic], Bristol, Glasgow and Manchester to aid the collection of PCR swab samples for testing prior to passengers boarding a flight.

Atruchecks in partnership with Eurofins Scientific to provide Covid-19 PCR Test service

UK firm Atruchecks has entered a new partnership with international laboratory group Eurofins Scientific to help provide an accredited Covid-19 PCR test express service, capable of delivering results within 24 hours.

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