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UK coronavirus LIVE: Lockdown easing plans to be revealed as test and trace system launched amid mounting Tory anger over Dominic Cummings

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

The Government is set to lay out the next steps for easing the coronavirus lockdown in England, as ministers roll out the new test and trace system - seen as key to relaxing the restrictions.
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 28 May 2020

1 month ago   |   By The Week

UK launches Covid-19 test-and-trace system
The government's coronavirus test-and-trace system will launch today. Anyone in England who has been in close contact with someone who has been infected with Covid-19 will be asked to isolate for 14 days even if they have no symptoms. Announcing the launch, Boris Johnson conceded that being told to self-isolate was a “huge imposition”.
US passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths milestone
The US has passed the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic. The death toll stands at 100,276, according to Johns Hopkins University in...
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Coronavirus UK LIVE: New test and trace system launches today as death toll hits 37,460

Coronavirus UK LIVE: New test and trace system launches today as death toll hits 37,460

1 month ago   |   By The Sun

THE total death toll from the coronavirus in the UK reached 37,460 on Wednesday after a further 412 deaths were recorded.
It comes as Boris Johnson doubled down on his support for Dominic Cummings in a meeting with MPs today, and the Health Secretary announced a new test and trace system.
The PM told the Liaison Committee that he was sorry for the “hurt and pain and anxiety” that Brits have faced, but that he wanted to focus on “uniting our message” rather than an inquiry into Mr Cummings' visit to Durham.
He also admitted that the UK did not “learn the lessons” of previous pandemics, and...
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The NHS Test and Trace system, explained

The NHS Test and Trace system, explained

1 month ago   |   By The Telegraph


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New NHS test and trace system launched TODAY to change lockdown

New NHS test and trace system launched TODAY to change lockdown

1 month ago   |   By Daily Express

THE Government will today launch a huge new system in England to locate people who have come into contact with individuals infected with coronavirus.
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