Coronavirus Leeds: More than 100 Covid-19 patients discharged from Leeds hospitals and return to families

More than 100 coronavirus patients have been safely discharged from hospital.

Sunday, 12th April 2020, 8:49 am
Updated Sunday, 12th April 2020, 8:53 am
More than 100 patients have now been discharged safely from Leeds hospitals

The figures were released by Leeds Teaching Hospitals on Saturday. Keep following our blog for more as we get it.

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 Home Secretary Priti Patel has said she was sorry if anyone felt there had been failings over the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Her comments came as the UK death toll approached 10,000 and NHS trusts confirmed the deaths of more health workers, after health Secretary Matt Hancock earlier paid tribute to 19 NHS staff who died after contracting Covid-19. 

Sara Trollope, a matron for older adult mental health services in Hillingdon, west London, died after testing positive for the virus and Julie Omar, 52, a trauma and orthopaedics nurse at Redditch's Alexandra Hospital, in Worcestershire, died at home while self-isolating with symptoms.

More than 100 patients safely discharged from Leeds hospitals

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Chartered flights bringing Britons home

The Foreign Office has chartered 12 more flights to bring more than 3,000 stranded UK nationals back from India.

It follows seven flights that have already been arranged between April 8 and April 12 and will bring the total number of Britons repatriated from India to around 5,000.

The new flights will leave from Goa, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram between April 13 and April 20 with bookings opened on Friday.

The Foreign Office's Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, said: "We are doing all we can to get thousands of British travellers in India home.

Critical that people respect social distancing over Easter weekend

NHS England's national medical director Stephen Powis said it is "critical" that people obey social distancing measures this weekend to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Mr Powis said: "I think it is really critical this weekend that we keep obeying those instructions.

"We are beginning to see the benefits of this social distancing. We do believe the virus is spreading less.

"That will only continue to happen if we don't get complacent and continue to follow those instructions."

Flights bringing back stranded nationals

 The Foreign Office has chartered 12 more flights to bring more than 3,000 stranded UK nationals back from India.

It follows seven flights that have already been arranged between April 8 and April 12 and will bring the total number of Britons repatriated from India to around 5,000 . 

 The new flights will leave from Goa, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram between April 13 and April 20 with bookings opened on Friday. The Foreign Office's Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, said: "We are doing all we can to get thousands of British travellers in India home. "This is a huge and complex operation which also involves working with the Indian Government to enable people to move within India to get on these flights. "Over 300 people arrived from Goa on Thursday morning, 1,400 more will arrive over the Easter weekend and these 12 flights next week will bring back thousands more."

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