Covid-19 Daily Bulletin
29 June 2021
A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home
- On Monday 28 June, 22,868 new covid cases were reported in the UK.
- There were 3 deaths within 28 days of a positive test.
- 44,454,511 people have now received their first dose of a vaccine and 32,583746 have received a second dose
- Lockdown measures are set to end in England on 19 July, Health Secretary Sajid Javid told the House of Commons yesterday evening.
- School isolation rules for Covid could end in Autumn, the BBC has reported. At present, if one student tests positive with Covid all peers in their bubble must isolate too. A pilot scheme is assessing the efficacy of replacing this system with daily on-site testing for pupils.
- New research published on Monday indicates that a mixed schedule of a Pfizer and an AstraZeneca vaccine will produce a better immune response than two AstraZeneca vaccines alone.
- In Scotland, 3,285 Covid cases were recorded on Monday setting a new national record for positive cases.
- The First Minister for Wales, Mark Drakeford, has accused the Prime Minister of “aggressively” ignoring Wales. UK Ministers have cautioned that focusing on constitutional affairs was an “irresponsible” distraction from the pandemic.
- President Cyril Ramaphosa has had to tighten lockdown restrictions in South Africa , in the face of a third Covid wave and a slow vaccination campaign. All schools have been ordered to close and a curfew has been imposed from 21:00 to 04:00am.
- Professor Mike Toole has said there aren’t enough vaccines in Australia , which has made the country vulnerable to the latest outbreak of the Delta variant.
- In Germany, the share of Covid cases caused by the Delta variant have more than doubled in the last week.
- In Greece, young people will be offered 150 euro and a free month of phone data when they receive a jab, in a bid to boost Covid vaccination rates.
- The Red Cross has cautioned that Indonesia was at the “edge of a catastrophe” and faced a medical emergency, as cases of the Delta variant surge across the country.
- Research by Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has found that FFP3 masks can provide up to 100 percent protection from Covid.
- The travel editor of Which? has said that holiday companies should have flexible booking policies so that customers do not need to pay for trip they might not be able to take.
- The Children’s Commissioner has called for urgent action to end social bubbles and self-isolation in schools as she warns of “trauma” being inflicted on a generation of children.