Everyone in Kent should get a Covid-19 test twice a week even if they have no symptoms, health chiefs have said.
The county's public health director has raised concerns about the full lifting of coronavirus lockdown restrictions from June.
Kent County Council (KCC) could face a budget gap of up to £120million in the next financial year, it has emerged.
An "ambitious" plan to transform mental health services in Kent has been revealed.
A total of 43 libraries in the county could reopen their doors to the public over the next eight weeks.
A variety of measures will be introduced on polling days in May as Covid-secure elections are planned, including a ban on door-knocking by candidates.
The 30-year-old method of calculating council tax bills based on house prices should be scrapped, say county councillors.
A proposed cash injection to repair footpaths damaged by extra use during the pandemic has been turned down by KCC members.
Kent Police data shows the county saw a rise in hate crimes against LGBT people last year, as figures climb nationwide.
Senior Kent County Council members have been unable to guarantee that all libraries will reopen when lockdown restrictions are eased.
KCC has voted to up council tax by 5%, meaning average households face an increase of at least £73.
Councillors are looking at proposals to freeze its part of council tax due to the pandemic.
Kent households will pay an extra 7.4% on the police portion of council tax bills from April.
Oxygen pulse readers which have been rolled out across the county amid fears of a hidden symptom of Covid are helping save hundreds of lives.
Kent NHS bosses say lessons have been learnt' after an emergency decision was taken to strip contracts from a dermatology company.
More mass coronavirus vaccination centres are expected to open 'imminently' across the county by the end of next week.
Autopsies determining a person's cause of death could take place digitally in Kent as the UK coronavirus death toll exceeds 100,000 people.
Amid "uncertainty" over the rising costs from the pandemic councillors are expected to approve a 5% increase in council tax.
Education bosses have suggested parents might defer taking a place at primary school so their children can have more time at nursery.
Hopes of a train service connecting the county with Cambridgeshire have been revived after "overwhelming support" from residents.
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