Health workers declare nationwide strike

“Recall that the Federal Government has in response tackled emerging health infrastructure issues, apart from the N29 billion in payments of allowances and has also lately  expended N9.3billion as premium for Group Life Insurance for Medical and Health workers, as well as for all Civil and Public servants in the treasury funded organisations with 13 […]

Monday briefing: ‘Abide by rule of six,’ police plead

Brexit rebellion – Boris Johnson is facing mounting opposition from his own backbenchers over his plans to break international law with legislation that could override parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement. Dozens of Tory MPs are expected to support an amendment to the internal market bill that would give parliament a veto of any changes […]

UK cities should work for the people who live in them, not for distant shareholders

The pandemic has been devastating, but it could be an opportunity to build a better economy, one in which more of the wealth generated in cities is more fairly distributed and owned by us. This would require a serious national industrial and spatial plan, with a full-blooded regional and urban devolution policy. Rather than ignoring […]

Over 92,000 fresh Covid-19 cases take India’s tally closer to 5 million

Apaert from Maharashtra, the Centre on Sunday urged Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to ensure adequate oxygen availability in all healthcare facilities and unrestricted intra- and inter-state movement of oxygen cylinders because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Key workers and public services need more support, say UK unions

O’Grady said: “Coronavirus is no leveller. It has exposed huge inequality in modern Britain. Hard work should pay for everyone, no matter who you are or what kind of job you do. Yet, many of those who kept this country going through the crisis don’t get the respect they deserve.

‘Utter shambles’: GPs and medics decry NHS test-and-trace system

A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said that NHS staff already had priority for testing. “NHS test and trace is working and our capacity is the highest it has ever been. But we are seeing a significant demand for tests, including from people who do not have symptoms and are not otherwise eligible.

UK coronavirus death toll grows by 10 to 41,514 as cases rise by 1,508 in last 24 hours

Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire have been plunged into lockdown Thousands of secondary school kids returned to their classes in masks today An Oxford expert claims there is no second wave of Covid-19 Spain is the new Europe hotspot as it is spreading faster than in the US The discrepancy in the figures is […]

Coronavirus: Fears over care home test cuts in north Wales

Lab testing issues ‘may take weeks to resolve’ Council leader ‘furious’ over testing capacity What do the stats tell us in Wales? “I am alarmed to hear that Covid-19 testing resources in north Wales are being reduced in order to ramp up testing capacity in south Wales,” he said.

Coronavirus: Care homes ‘disappointed’ on test assurances

1,000 discharged to care homes without virus test Almost 30,000 more care home deaths than last year Welsh care homes ‘badly let down’ during pandemic The Senedd health committee also stated Wales’ care home testing policy at the start of the pandemic was “flawed” when testing was only offered to individuals with symptoms.

Japan’s Suga Wins Ruling Party Leadership Race, Paving Way for Him to Become Next Prime Minister

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s outgoing prime minister, is leaving office due to ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease that already caused him to abandon the premiership in 2007. Despite those circumstances, he once again assumed the prime minister’s chair in 2012 and went on to become the longest-serving Japanese head of government.