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“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.

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.

Baroness Harding appointed interim head of Public Health England’s replacement body

England’s NHS Test and Trace chief, Baroness Dido Harding, has been appointed interim head of the new Health Protection Institute which will be replacing Public Health England.

Public Health England to be scrapped

Health secretary Matt Hancock will announce this week that Public Health England is to be replaced by a new body, the Sunday Telegraph reports.

Royal Society calls for higher sick pay and flexible furlough to reduce health and economic risks

In a new report, the Royal Society has recommended that statutory sick pay is increased, and the furlough scheme is extended on a flexible basis.

NHS Test and Trace to offload 6,000 staff

The government has said that 6,000 staff will be cut from the NHS Test and Trace system in England by the end of the month, following criticism of its efficiency.

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