Contact tracing

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    Video caption: Covid-19 Brazil variant case 'traced using latest technology’

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock shares details of how the missing P.1 variant case was tracked down.

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    Video caption: Covid-19: Prince William and Kate urge people to get vaccine

    Prince William and Kate speak to people with health conditions about the positive impact of the Covid vaccine.

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: 'Be reassured that the queue is moving really fast'

    Prof Jonathan Van-Tam, deputy chief medical officer for England, says people should worry less about where they are in the queue for vaccines.

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    Video caption: Coronvirus: 'Stay at home rules still in place for a reason'

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock says this "stark picture" in the data shows "this isn't over yet".

  5. Still no opening date for Gateshead testing site

    Daniel Holland

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Uncertainty continues to surround an opening date for the North East’s Lighthouse Laboratory Covid testing site.

    Local health chiefs are still awaiting government approval to open the facility, which has been built at the Baltic Park industrial estate in Gateshead.

    The hub, which will create 1,100 jobs, was due to open in December and Newcastle's public health director Eugene Milne said it was “ready to go” at the end of January.

    It was hoped the Lighthouse Lab would open earlier this month, but bosses say they still need “some final information” from the government before it becomes operational.

    Once at full capacity, it should be able to process up to 80,000 Covid tests per day.

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    Quote Message: We are waiting for some final information from the Department of Health and Social Care before the first Covid test samples can be processed.” from Martin Wilson Integrated Covid Hub North East
    Martin WilsonIntegrated Covid Hub North East
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    Video caption: Young vulnerable people receive vaccine

    Nearly 200,000 extremely clinically vulnerable young people have been offered their vaccine.