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Allowing an “uncontrolled epidemic” in young people – while subjecting the over-60s to strict coronavirus restrictions – would have “dire consequences for the NHS”, the government’s scientific advisers have warned. Newly-released documents show the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) said that such a strategy was “highly likely to create an enormous burden of COVID-19
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An MP in Greater Manchester has been released from hospital after contracting coronavirus. Yasmin Qureshi was admitted last Saturday with pneumonia, when she began to feel “much worse” having already isolated at home for 10 days with COVID-19. After some “excellent care” from medics at Royal Bolton Hospital, the Labour MP for Bolton South East
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Greater Manchester has moved into the highest coronavirus alert level of Tier 3, joining Lancashire and Liverpool City Region. The region’s pubs and bars will be closed for 28 days unless they are serving “substantial meals”. Casinos, bingo halls and bookies will also be closed. Social mixing is banned indoors and in private gardens, and
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People told to isolate by the contact-tracing app are not able to claim government financial support, Sky News has learned, raising fears that low-paid workers will be forced to choose between health and hardship. A leading poverty charity said the situation was “ridiculous” and Labour accused the government of putting families at risk of destitution.
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