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Asylum seekers 'refused Covid tests'

Asylum seekers 'refused Covid tests'

19 January 2021

Up to 100 people living in Napier Barracks are believed to have tested positive for coronavirus.

Relief in town as Covid vaccines finally arrive

Relief in town as Covid vaccines finally arrive

19 January 2021

People are finally being vaccinated against coronavirus in a part of Kent that has had high infection rates for weeks.

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Beds for Covid-positive care home residents more than half full

Beds for Covid-positive care home residents more than half full

19 January 2021

The 70 beds at three 'hot homes' for care home residents being discharged from hospital with coronavirus are now more than half full.

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Plasma donation stopped after ineffective Covid trial

Plasma donation stopped after ineffective Covid trial

19 January 2021

A Covid blood plasma donation centre has closed after being proven to not work.

Archbishop receives Covid jab

Archbishop receives Covid jab

19 January 2021

The Archbishop of Canterbury has described the Covid vaccine as 'an answer to prayer' after he received the jab at a London hospital.

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'Our GPs need more vaccines'

'Our GPs need more vaccines'

19 January 2021

A Kent MP says he is 'gravely concerned' about an apparent shortage of Covid vaccines faced by GPs in the county.

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Coroners dealing with 'distressing' number of deaths

Coroners dealing with 'distressing' number of deaths

18 January 2021

Extra staff have been drafted in to deal with the number of deaths being referred to the coroner's office.

Vaccine doses sent to wrong surgery

Vaccine doses sent to wrong surgery

18 January 2021

Hundreds of coronavirus vaccine doses sent to the wrong practice 30 miles away forced appointments to be postponed as a GP highlights supply issues.

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'I didn't even feel it'

'I didn't even feel it'

18 January 2021

NHS staff received their coronavirus vaccinations at a specially set up jabs centre right next to their hospital.

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Asylum seekers at barracks isolating following Covid cases

Asylum seekers at barracks isolating following Covid cases

18 January 2021

A small number of asylum seekers living in army barracks have tested positive for coronavirus.

Walk-through testing site set up on Island

Walk-through testing site set up on Island

18 January 2021

A new walk-through testing facility for people with coronavirus symptoms has opened on the Island.

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Watch moment woman ejected from Sainsbury's for refusing to wear mask

Watch moment woman ejected from Sainsbury's for refusing to wear mask

18 January 2021

Footage has emerged showing a woman being escorted from a supermarket after refusing to wear a face mask.

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The last area of Kent without a vaccine centre

The last area of Kent without a vaccine centre

18 January 2021

People living in a rural part of the county will be last to have access to Covid vaccinations as a suitable site is yet to be found.

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Hospitals remain under severe strain

Hospitals remain under severe strain

18 January 2021

Despite falling case rates, critical care capacity at some Kent hospitals remains under severe pressure due to volume of Covid patients.

'Poverty will rise if £20 Universal Credit boost is scrapped'

'Poverty will rise if £20 Universal Credit boost is scrapped'

18 January 2021

MPs are being urged to oppose planned cuts to Universal Credit, as the coronavirus crisis continues to push people beneath the poverty line.

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Vaccine appointments cancelled due to 'supply failure'

Vaccine appointments cancelled due to 'supply failure'

18 January 2021

Vaccine appointments at a new site will need to be rescheduled after the stock was not delivered on time.

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Kent infection rate tumbles to lowest level in weeks

Kent infection rate tumbles to lowest level in weeks

17 January 2021

The coronavirus infection rate in Kent has fallen to its lowest level for almost a month amid the national lockdown.

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New restrictions to hit UK travellers to France

New restrictions to hit UK travellers to France

17 January 2021

Those needing to travel from the UK to France must present a negative PCR coronavirus test from tomorrow - and will be required to isolate on arrival.

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Kent and TV medic in new Covid-19 warning

Kent and TV medic in new Covid-19 warning

17 January 2021

TV doctor Dr Ranj Singh has narrated a new government warning about coronavirus insisting we must all stay indoors whenever possible.

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Seafront makeover ‘on hold’ due to pandemic cash crisis

Seafront makeover ‘on hold’ due to pandemic cash crisis

17 January 2021

A delayed project to transform a derelict former arcade and regenerate part of a seafront could be pushed back a further year because of the pandemic.

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