Plans set to ramp up coronavirus testin Leeds
Plans set to ramp up coronavirus testing in Leeds.
UK government is planning to increase the number of testing in Leeds with new drive-thru testing centers at Temple Green Park and Ride. The plans are set to conduct at least 1,000 tests a day at this center. These testing centers have been opened to test more and more workers in the city. Leeds City Council has reported that over 57,000 health workers will be assigned to expand testing at this drive-thru center. Mobile testing units and kits will be sent to the center to ramp up coronavirus testing.
The government has announced that anyone above 65 and key workers showing any symptoms of COVID-19 can take the test at this center. Currently, 1,300 cases have been confirmed of coronavirus along with 358 fatalities between March 27 and April 28.
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114 people dead in Leeds care homes due to COVID-19.
Leeds City Council has announced the total death tolls in the city due to novel coronavirus. As per their reports, a total of 358 people died after contracting with coronavirus in between March 27 and April 28. Out of these cases, 114 people belong to the care homes of the city. Also, 97% of these COVID-19 patients are the residents of Leeds.
The Care Quality Commission has stated that 70 of the fatalities of care homes have occurred in these last weeks. Cllr Judith Blake, leader of the council, has consoled for these people and expressed condolences for their loved ones. The council has reported that currently, 57,000 health and care workers are working for the drive-thru testing of coronavirus in the city.
Leeds postman starts a new duty as a coronavirus health worker.
A postman has started a new job as an ambulance driver with Yorkshire Ambulance Service. James Tilley, a postman of Yorkshire coast, has put a step forward to help the coronavirus patients as per his capability. He has started working as a temporary ambulance driver and has hung up his Royal Mail uniform. As a local postman, he is a familiar face in his hometown. The enthusiasm of the young man in the battle against coronavirus is inspiring.
Tilley will isolate himself for his wife and daughter for their protection. He will be working as an ambulance driver for the next three months with 12-hours shifts and will take all the emergency cases in the area across Yorkshire. He said his family is supporting him for this new life.
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Former Leeds pharmacist and Rotary member die from coronavirus.
Bruce Hammond, a famous former pharmacist of Leeds and member of the Rotary Club of Aireborough, died on April 6 after contracting COVID-19. The 89-year-old man went on a cruise ship holiday with her wife Angela before her wife found positive for coronavirus. Afterwards, he also got admitted to the hospital for the same. Her wife recovered before the retired pharmacist passed away.
The other rotary members and his friends have paid tribute to him and called addressed him as a "gentleman and compassionate Rotarian." He first joined the rotary club in the year 1980 and then rejoined in April 1996. Rotary District Governor, Manoj Joshi, has also passed his words of condolences for him.
Flashback to the time of Madonna in Leeds.
The pop princess Madonna played with her tunes in Roundhay Park of Leeds with all her strength. The concert witnessed 73,000 people held by that girl in 1987. The outdoor concert became so popular that the tickets were sold officially for £15. Only the lucky fans got the ticket at £2 on the day.
Thousands of people assembled at the park for attending the concert which required a strong security system, first time ever for a music event. Moreover, 60 people were arrested for committed public order offences. The "Who's that Girl" tour of Leeds was embellished by hits of Madonna which include Holiday, Like a Virgin, and Lucky Star.
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109 more die in London with the total death toll at 4,890.
As per the latest figures issued by NHS England on Wednesday, 109 more people have died in London. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 has reached to 4,890 mark.
The city has had the maximum number of deaths in the county with Midlands at 3,883, the North West at 2,909, and the North East and Yorkshire at 2,612. In the UK total of 601 people have died due to the infection, and the total stands at 22,300. The news comes after the Government announced it would unveil care home deaths across the UK.
Days are twice as busy as Christmas for London’s bins collectors.
Many unsung heroes deserve appreciation during the time we sit in as lockdown is still in place. The work is hectic for the bin collectors. So much so, it is twice as busier as Christmas.
Scott Forrester, who drives a bin lorry for Wandsworth Council, said in a statement that he mostly get on the road by 6 AM and normally finish by 1:30 PM. But nowadays the work goes beyond 3:30 PM. People are leaving a lot of waste out at the moment, and this is at the time when green waste has had to be put on hold. Normal rubbish and recycling collections are continuing as normal in Wandsworth, and more recycling sacks are being delivered to cope with an increase in demand.