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PremierLeague-News.Com - Updates from the latest press conference about covid new variants, surge in testing and vaccine rollout
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold an emergency briefing at 5pm today. It is expected he will talk about the new surge in testing as concerns grow about the Indian variant of Covid-19. He is also expected to talk about how the UK could increase the vaccine rollout - ramping it up in certain areas - following worries about the new variant strains in the UK. While many are looking forward to the easing of restrictions on Monday, May 17, it is important to note that the government has not ruled out the prospect of localised lockdowns, similar to what we saw before Christmas. Next week, Stage 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown is supposed to take place with restaurants, pubs and bars welcoming customers back inside. Groups of six, or two households, will be able to mix indoors for the first time this year and more than 30 people will be allowed to meet outside. We will be bringing you all the latest from this briefing as it happens. 15:04Rebecca KoncienzcySefton vaccine surgePeople aged 20 and over are being offered their coronavirus vaccines in Sefton as fears concerning the Indian variant of the virus grow.A member of staff at Hirshman Pharmacy in Ainsdale confirmed the vaccination centre, which is located behind the pharmacy, will be taking walk-in vaccinations from 3pm today.The vaccination centre will be offering the Pfizer vaccine on a first come, first served basis to anyone over the age of 20 years old.
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.15:01Rebecca KoncienzcyThe 'R' valueFigures released by the Government on Friday show the coronavirus reproduction number, or R value, in England remains unchanged from last week and is between 0.8 and 1. The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), which provides the estimates, said that R now spans 1 for some England regions. However, it added these estimates do not necessarily mean R is definitively above 1 and that the epidemic is increasing, just that the uncertainty means it cannot be ruled out.15:00Rebecca KoncienzcyInfections continue to fallThe number of people infected with Covid-19 continues to fall across the UK, according to new data. Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show around one in 1,340 people in private households in England had Covid-19 in the week to May 8 - down from one in 1,180 the previous week This is the lowest figure since the week to September 5 when the estimate, which is based on a sample of the population, stood at one in 1,400. The figures relate to people living in private households and do not include care homes, hospitals and prisons.14:59Rebecca KoncienzcyVacine updateNHS England data shows a total of 5,775,777 jabs were given to people in London between December 8 and May 13, including 3,831,188 first doses and 1,944,589 second doses. This compares with 5,729,811 first doses and 3,107,830 second doses given to people in the Midlands, a total of 8,837,641. The breakdown for the other regions is: - East of England: 3,613,400 first doses and 1,940,904 second doses, making 5,554,304 in total - North East and Yorkshire: 4,748,765 first and 2,606,448 second doses (7,355,213) - North West: 3,822,043 first and 2,163,586 second doses (5,985,629) - South East: 4,933,338 first and 2,641,801 second doses (7,575,139) - South West: 3,263,573 first and 1,859,882 second doses (5,123,455)
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