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COVID-19 testing for care homes

Ministers have promised to ramp up coronavirus testing for care home residents and staff, as fears grow that the virus is “running wild” in adult social care.

Opposition parties have warned of a “growing crisis” in care homes, with elderly residents particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

And there are growing demands for care home deaths to be included in the daily updates for deaths in hospitals to stop “potentially thousands” of fatalities going “under the radar”.

In response to these concerns, the government has pledged that all social care staff who need a test for COVID-19 will be able to access one, as testing capacity continues to increase.

Ministers have pledged to reach 100,000 tests a day by the end of the month, a target Downing Street insists the UK is on course to meet.

The latest figures show that 14,982 tests were carried out in the 24 hours up to 9am on Tuesday. So far, just 505 social care workers have been tested for the coronavirus.

The Care Quality Commission will coordinate the tests and aims to have contacted all 30,000 care providers by the end of the week.

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All social care staff who need a test for COVID-19 will be able to access one, as testing capacity continues to increase.

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Donald Trump stops US funding to WHO

Donald Trump has halted funding to the World Health Organization after accusing it of helping China to cover up the spread of coronavirus. The president announced he was cutting between $400million and $500million of funding to the UN-backed body on Tuesday after accusing it of taking China’s alleged lies about the spread and mortality rate of coronavirus at face value. He said those alleged blunders had allowed the virus to spread and caused deaths that could have been avoided. Speaking on the White House lawn, Trump followed through on a threat he first made last week, saying: ‘Today I am instructing my organization to halt funding of the world health organization while a review is conducted to assess the WHO’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus. ‘(The WHO) failed to investigate credible reports from sources in (the Chinese city of) Wuhan that conflicted government accounts and credible reports of human to human transmission in December.

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The president announced he was cutting between $400million and $500million of funding to the UN-backed body.

Ken Uwotu

Senior Care Consultant