Around 200 workers at a farm in Herefordshire have been quarantined following an outbreak of Covid-19.Some 73 positive cases of the virus have been confirmed among workers at vegetable producer AS Green and Co, which is based in the village of Mathon, near Worcester.A joint statement from Public Health England (PHE) Midlands and Herefordshire Council said employees were being asked to remain on the farm during the period of isolation.
Earlier this summer, The Prince of Wales recorded a message of support fortenants of the Duchy of Cornwall, celebrating local businesses and individualswho have supported their communities during the Covid-19 crisis. This includesthe Brace of Butchers shop in Poundbury providing meals for those in need, thetenants of the Post Office at Postbridge on Dartmoor who remained openthroughout lockdown, and a farm tenant in Herefordshire who took on an entireflock of sheep for a neighbour who was taken ill with coronavirus.
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Public Healthy England have released al new film which explains how excessweight can increases the risk of becoming seriously ill with diseases, likeCovid-19. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is leading a campaign to urge Britonsto lose weight and improve their health.
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Carrying excess weight increases the risk of hospitalisation, admission to intensive care, and death from Covid-19, according to Public Health England (PHE). PHE's Chief Nutritionist Dr Alison Tedstone says "it's too early to understand why obesity is interacting with Covid-19” but added that excess weight "puts more pressure on the body which makes it harder to fight infections". Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
People who are overweight or obese are being urged to lose weight after a new Public Health England (PHE) review found a dramatic rise in the risk of hospitalisation and death from Covid-19. Justice Secretary Robert Buckland says that everyone has an individual responsibility to tackle the problem of obesity. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
TV presenter Jeff Brazier hits the David Lloyd gym in Hampton, south-westLondon, which opened at midnight after the latest easing of coronavirusrestrictions in England. It comes as the Government prepares to launch anobesity strategy after Public Health England found being overweight increasesthe serious risks from Covid-19, including hospitalisation and death.
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