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Another 36 monkeypox cases have been detected in the UK, taking the total to 56. All the new infections are in England, while Scotland announced its first case earlier today. Health officials said that while the outbreak is “significant and concerning”, the risk to the UK population remains low. It comes as experts on the
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Close contacts of monkeypox cases with the highest risk of exposure should self-isolate for 21 days, latest government guidance says. New guidance from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) recommends people who have had “unprotected direct contact or high risk environmental contact” with the disease should isolate – and avoid contact with immunosuppressed people, pregnant
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Fears of yet more supply issues and empty supermarket shelves have been raised after rail unions warned of “potentially the biggest rail strike in modern history”. The Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union is balloting 40,000 members on the move, which network sources have reportedly said would create “serious challenges” in keeping goods moving
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Scientific advisers have sent the government their recommendations for who should be offered a COVID booster jab this autumn. Experts from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said the extra shot would help maintain protection over the winter against severe COVID-19. It recommends jabs for: Over 65s Care home residents and staff Frontline
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Britain’s biggest-ever lottery winners are to go public tomorrow. The winners of more than £184m in last week’s EuroMillions have so far kept quiet. They are now known to be a couple from Gloucestershire. Tuesday’s jackpot scoop made them the UK’s largest-ever National Lottery winners. And they will reveal themselves to the world tomorrow morning.
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Cancer campaigner Deborah James has said she’s had the “most surreal, mind-blowing, humbling five days” of her life after being made a dame and her fundraiser reaching more than £5.7m. The podcast host, who is receiving hospice-at-home care to treat her terminal bowel cancer, thanked the public for their “generosity” and the Duke of Cambridge
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