Two local coronavirus outbreak in England confirmed by tests of units shipped


Local outbreaks of coronavirus have hit the Leicestershire and West Yorkshire. Health secretary Matt Hancock has announced that local outbreaks in parts of Leicester ” and of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, with mobile testing units are sent to help track down the positive cases.

Today, Downing Street press conference, Hancock called for the test and the trace system had local outbreaks were known.

He said: “there are these local outbreaks, we have seen it all the way through.

“And now we have the system in place to be able to spot the best we can and then take that local action.

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“It is natural that the locking of the lift slightly, we’ve always said that the next step is for more localised action to combat epidemics where to find us. ”

Hancock insisted that the system could see the locks used for the control of epidemics has been ” up and running “.

He said at the press conference that the local action committee was the formal process to decide the location where the measures were necessary.

The NHS coronavirus contacts tracker app

He said the local director of public health and the council have been “very involved” in dealing with an outbreak of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire.

Setting of how the system worked, he said: “We have a process so that if, on the ground, they have need of the powers that I have, they can make that request and we can look at that.

“Similarly, if we see a problem we can go to the board and ask what they are doing about it.

“This process is in place and it is running and working. “

Localised outbreaks were identified

There are now more than 14 300 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Yorkshire.

The mobile units are only in a place for a few days, and have incorporated a system of meanings that allows people with an appointment to attend either on foot or by car through the tests.

We don’t know if this has been brought to the city, in response to an epidemic.

The eligibility criteria for the tests have been extended to any person over the age of five with symptoms while essential workers will be given priority.

Director of Public Health at Leicester city Council, Ivan Browne, said: “Over the past two weeks, the numbers began to increase again – through all the tests on the settings so that the drive-in tests, at the hospital, the tests, care homes, there were nearly 2,500 cases (as of June 18).

“650 of those who have been in the past two weeks, and they are of working age, people who are beginning to get out and about again.

“In large part they have mild symptoms and are not really sick, but they can still be a risk of spreading the virus and that is the problem.

“We do need to stick to the base, the messages at the beginning, wash your hands often, observing the social distance and stay safe.”

He said that this could be attributed to more tests being carried out, but added that the board will continue to work with other authorities in setting up mobile screening centres in areas that are seeing a greater number of cases.

Councillor Vi Dempster, Assistant City Mayor for Health for Leicester city Council, said: “This latest unit of mobile testing will make it even easier for the local population, with coronavirus symptoms to get a test.

“People should not forget to book an appointment before you travel to their test, both for this mobile unit and the facility at Birstall. It is also important to book their appointment as soon as they develop symptoms.”

During this time, in Kirkless, the council has confirmed that it is aware of ” a number of positive cases to a place of work. ”

Director of Public Health for Kirklees Council, Rachel Spencer-Henshall, said: “We have been informed of a number of positive cases Covid-19 the work of Kirklees. We have provided assistance and advice to both management and employees in order to minimize the transmission.

“A key element of the NHS Test and Trace service works in close collaboration with our partners, including Public Health England, in order to quickly identify cases of Coronavirus, and to limit the transmission. Working together on this case with Public Health England, the company and its staff, has helped to prevent the spread of the infection and may have saved lives.

“I want to reassure everyone that as soon as we become aware of this problem, we acted quickly to work with the business and their staff in order to further limit the potential for spread of Covid-19.

“This highlights, in addition, that it is absolutely crucial that we all continue to follow the social distance orientation, wash hands regularly and to do analysis if we develop symptoms.”


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