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PremierLeague-News.Com - Both health workers and some MPs are backed a petition that has been delivered to Downing Street
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! As fears grow over a new wave of Coronavirus cases, campaigners are demanding a return of free Covid-19 tests. Health workers alongside some MPs have backed a petition that was delivered to Downing Street yesterday to bring back free lateral flow tests. The petition calls on the Prime Minister to put back in place the isolation requirement for anyone who tests positive for the virus. It also calls on Boris Johnson to reinstate financial help for anyone with the virus such as sick pay. Infections have been rising steadily and surged last week by 43% to 1.4 million UK cases. The rise is as a result of more mixing, warning immunity and more infection variants of Omicron, reports The Mirror. READ MORE: DIY SOS mum forced to turn off daughter and husband's life support in two separate tragedies The petition is led by Dr John Puntis who is the co-chair of Keep Our NHS Public. He has said: "The Government must take some responsibility for the current level of infection, and a predicted new wave.
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.” Random tests that have been conducted suggest that cases are up 989,800 from the week before. The latest set of figures is the highest since the start of May but it is below the 4.9 million high that was recorded in March. In England it is around one in 50 are thought to have Coronavirus that is up from one in 70 that was recorded a week ago. However in Wales it is thought that one in 45 have the virus and that is up from one in 75 a week ago. In Scotland it is one in 30 up from one in 40 just a week ago. Northern Ireland have also seen a rise with one in 45 now thought to have the virus up from one in 65. Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has said: “It’s absurd the Government has scrapped free lateral flow testing.” READ NEXT: The four foods you should cut out of your diet for fast and healthy weight loss Tragic friends with 'whole world ahead of them' die after taking trip to the seaside Police warning as Leeds neighbourhood becomes a ‘holiday resort’ for street drinkers HMRC giving out £500 tax-free summer cash for working parents BBC Morning Live goes off air just as Strictly's Janette Manrara accidentally kicks dog in the face
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