Covid-19 Daily Bulletin

2 June 2021

A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home and abroad.

Key Announcements:

  • The number of people who tested positive for the virus yesterday was 3,165, with no new reported deaths for the first time since the pandemic began.
  • Yesterday, a total of 39,477,158 people has received their first vaccine dose in the UK and 25,734,719 people have received their second dose.
  • The UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has endorsed compulsory Covid jabs for care home staff.
  • Tutoring sessions for pupils in England are being promised in school catch-up plans that will cost £1.4bn over three years.
  • The UK is on the brink of reaching the milestone of three-quarters of adults receiving their first Covid vaccine.
  • WHO approves China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use.


  • Concerns over a rise in the Indian variant of Covid-19 in a town in Wales means test and trace will be extended into next year, it has been announced.
  • Scotland is at the beginning of a third wave of Covid, according to the country’s national clinical director.
  • The vast majority of Scotland’s central belt will remain in Level 2 restrictions as Nicola Sturgeon delayed the easing of COVID measures for many parts of the country.


  • The Italian government has allocated €50m to help treat the estimated 164,000 people suffering from serious health problems associated with ‘long Covid’.
  • Healthcare workers in Huthi-held territory in Yemen will be given vaccinations from next week, a World Health Organization official told Reuters.


  • The Federation of Small Businesses has responded to the news that much of Scotland will remain in level 2 restrictions. Andrew McRae, FSB ‘s Scotland policy chair, said: “Today’s changes really are two steps forward but one back for Scotland ‘s business community.”