Covid live news: UK considering compulsory vaccination for NHS staff; Malaysia to increase immunisation efforts

Latest updates: UK government considering mandatory jabs for health workers; Malaysia to set up more mega vaccination centres

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Italy has extended an entry ban for people coming from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, as a continued precaution against the more transmissible Indian variant. The ban, which does not apply to Italian citizens, was introduced in late April and was due to expire on Sunday. It was prolonged until June 21, a spokesman for Italian health minister Roberto Speranza said in a statement.

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Care homes were “forgotten” during the “dreadful” early stages of the Covid pandemic in the UK, a sector leader has said.
Mike Padgham, chairman of the Independent Care Group, which represents providers in York and North Yorkshire, told Sky News it had been a “frightening” time for staff and residents.
Padgham was questioned in relation to the claim made by former Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings to MPs this week that suggestions care homes were shielded were “complete nonsense”.

Padgham said:

I don’t believe myself there was a ring of protection thrown round us.

In those very early days it was difficult. We were forgotten. We’ve been forgotten over decades. That’s the only issue in social care.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Covid live news: UK considering compulsory vaccination for NHS staff; Malaysia to increase immunisation efforts ———

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