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Weekend 7

Which makes us in week 8 now. Boris’s big announcement was to move from ‘Stay home’ to ‘Stay alert’. There seems to be a little confusion for some over what things might have changed, or not. We can go out … Continue reading

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A bit ranty today. Sorry.

Usually the day before a long weekend our biggest concern is ‘Will the sun actually come out?’. Tomorrow is VE Day, the bank holiday was moved so everyone could celebrate with street parties… I’m noticing things are getting more political … Continue reading

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Interesting facts.

We had all sorts of interesting family facts shared yesterday. I mean. ‘interesting’ is all relative and do remember that we’re still on lockdown…. Boris said he’d do a big update on Thursday about ‘unlockdown’, but now he’s delaying it … Continue reading

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A view of lockdown from the boss of Our Towers

I’ve stopped reading the figures I was putting above. I was just putting them there for the record. And actually, they are a terrible way to start each post, so now they are at the bottom instead. Look if you … Continue reading

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Weekend 6. Already.

Global confirmed cases: 3,523,121; total deaths: 247,752 (JHU) UK confirmed cases: 186,599; total deaths: 28,446 (DHSC) Government considering alternative measures for workplaces where 2m social distance not possible, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace says ️Passengers and cabin crew required to wear … Continue reading

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Loosely linked to animals

Global confirmed cases: 3,274,747; total deaths: 233,792 (JHU) UK confirmed cases: 171,253; total deaths: 26,771 (DHSC) Death rates from COVID-19 in deprived areas are more than double those in affluent areas, according to ONS figures Wearing a face mask in … Continue reading

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Out of the doldrums

Global confirmed cases: 3,207,248; total deaths: 227,971 (JHU) UK confirmed cases: 165,221; total deaths: 26,097 (DHSC) Government “probably won’t” meet 100,000 daily coronavirus testing target for end of April, Justice Secretary Robert Buckland says Prime Minister Boris Johnson to update … Continue reading

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Lacking in inspiration

Global confirmed cases: 3,127,519; total deaths: 217,569 (JHU) UK confirmed cases: 161,145; total deaths: 21,678 (DHSC) Government focused more on NHS than care homes in early stages of coronavirus outbreak, Environment Secretary George Eustice admits Thousands of cancer patients to … Continue reading

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Exercising the Covid cushioning

Global confirmed cases: 3,057,957; total deaths: 211,894 (JHU) UK confirmed cases: 157,149; total deaths: 21,092 (DHSC) Over 3,000 deaths in care homes linked to COVID-19 to date, ONS figures show Face coverings such as scarves recommended to be worn in … Continue reading

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Weekend 5. Possibly. Probably. Involving a lot of queues

Global confirmed cases: 2,982,933; total deaths: 206,811 (JHU) UK confirmed cases: 152,840; total deaths: 20,732 (DHSC) Prime Minister Boris Johnson warns against easing lockdown saying UK “passing through the peak” Government home testing kits for key workers run out one … Continue reading

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