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Rishi Sunak: British Prime Minister in waiting?

The UK-born son of a pharmacist mother and a National Health Service (NHS) general practitioner (GP) father is an Oxford University and Stanford graduate. 
Rishi Sunak made history in February 2020 when he was appointed to the most important UK Cabinet post. (REUTERS)
Rishi Sunak made history in February 2020 when he was appointed to the most important UK Cabinet post. (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 14, 2022 09:45 PM IST
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PTI | , London

High-grade FFP3 masks can provide up to 100% protection against Covid-19: Study

  • The study showed a significant drop in infections among frontline hospital staff after their face masks were upgraded from fluid resistant surgical masks to FFP3 respirators.
In December 2020, the UK hospital upgraded its respiratory protective equipment to FFP3 respirators.(Credit: CUH NHS Foundation Trust)
In December 2020, the UK hospital upgraded its respiratory protective equipment to FFP3 respirators.(Credit: CUH NHS Foundation Trust)
Published on Jun 29, 2021 05:28 PM IST
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UK may ask NHS workers to take vaccine against Covid-19, opposition up in arms

Nadhim Zahawi, the UK's vaccine minister, told Sky News on Sunday that officials were considering the move in hopes of preventing medical workers from spreading Covid-19 to their patients.
A National Health Service (NHS) Covid-19 vaccine centre
A National Health Service (NHS) Covid-19 vaccine centre
Published on May 30, 2021 10:23 PM IST
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UK reducing size of NHS contact tracing workforce as Covid-19 cases fall

The statement did not specify by how much the staff is being reduced. It said that NHS Test and Trace has contacted almost 10 million people since it began.
A NHS 'test and trace' worker moves a sign at a drive through/walk up Covid-19 testing facility in Moston, geater Manchester. (AFP)
A NHS 'test and trace' worker moves a sign at a drive through/walk up Covid-19 testing facility in Moston, geater Manchester. (AFP)
Published on May 01, 2021 05:26 AM IST
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UK to use a National Health Service phone app as vaccine passport

So-called vaccine passports could range from a digital certificate with a scannable QR code in the European Union, to a National Health Service (NHS) phone app in the United Kingdom, or a humble piece of paper in some other countries.
UK to use a National Health Service phone app as vaccine passport(Twitter/Zuhlke_UK)
UK to use a National Health Service phone app as vaccine passport(Twitter/Zuhlke_UK)
Updated on Apr 28, 2021 05:23 PM IST
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