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UK fears virus-linked syndrome in children

The UK came together on Tuesday for a minute’s silence in honour of hundreds of health care and other workers who lost their lives on the front lines of the coronavirus fightback across the country.

world Updated: Apr 29, 2020 04:14 IST
HT Correspondent & Agencies
HT Correspondent & Agencies
Hindustan Times, London
UK PM Boris Johnson pauses for a minute’s silence to honour key workers on Tuesday.
UK PM Boris Johnson pauses for a minute’s silence to honour key workers on Tuesday.(AFP)

Britain’s health minister said on Tuesday he was “very worried” about signs of a Covid-19-related syndrome emerging in children. The NHS issued an alert this weekend about a small number of children presenting an unusual set of symptoms, including abdominal pain and inflammation around the heart.

They have required admission to intensive care, according to a report in the Health Service Journal. “I’m worried about the early signs that in rare cases, there is an impact of an autoimmune response in children that causes a significant disease,” health secretary Matt Hancock said. The Guardian reported that there had been at least 12 such cases.

The UK came together on Tuesday for a minute’s silence in honour of hundreds of health care and other workers who lost their lives on the front lines of the coronavirus fightback across the country.

Meanwhile, an Indian-origin London-based man, Karan Singh, has been jailed for eight months for spitting at police custody staff after lying about having Covid-19 because he was “angry”, Scotland Yard said on Tuesday.

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