Covid-19 Daily Bulletin
30 June 2021
A series of daily updates for CHO members regarding relevant updates pertaining to Coronavirus from home.
- Official data shows that 20,479 people tested positive in the UK yesterday, and 23 people died within 28 days of a positive test.
- From 4am today, Malta, Madeira, the Balearic Islands, several UK overseas territories and Caribbean islands (including Barbados) have been added to the Government’s green list.
- Research from the BBC shows that thousands of deaf and disabled people from across the UK have experienced a huge physical and mental decline since the pandemic.
- The Times’ are reporting that Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty told the Cabinet yesterday that he supported the planned reopening on 19 July.
- The Sun are reporting that, from 19 July, if you have received both jabs you will not have to isolate for ten days if contacted by Test and Trace.
- A report commissioned by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership has found that Greater Manchester’s covid death rate was 25 per cent higher than the rest of England’s during the pandemic.
- From 4am today, those in Scotland travelling to Malta, Madeira and the Balearic Islands will not have to quarantine.
- The Welsh Government have announced a tenancy hardship grant, aimed at supporting people in rent arrears. The ban on evictions in Wales ends today.
- Japan is considering an extension of its coronavirus prevention measures in Tokyo and other areas by two weeks to a month.
- There is speculation that Covid 19 had reached North Korea , following reports that leader Kim Jong-un sacked several senior party officials over a “grave” coronavirus incident.
- Labour will use an Urgent Question in the House of Commons today to call on the government to keep children in school and prevent further disruption in September after new data shows one in twenty children were out of school last week