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More than 1,000 care home workers in Kent yet to have jab

More than 1,000 care home workers in Kent yet to have jab

Care home bosses fear they will face staff shortages if they are forced to let go their unvacinated staff.

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Anti-vaxxers stage another protest outside school

Anti-vaxxers stage another protest outside school

Just days after a head teacher accused them of spreading disinformation - anti-vaxxers have staged another protest outside a secondary school.

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Covid cases in county reach 200,000

Covid cases in county reach 200,000

The number of Covid-19 cases in Kent and Medway since the start of the pandemic has now passed 200,000.

Covid booster jabs 'go live'

Covid booster jabs 'go live'

Coronavirus booster jabs are now being rolled out for more than one million Kent residents.

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Covid cases among children drop as schools return

Covid cases among children drop as schools return

Coronavirus cases among children in Kent have decreased by almost 20% in the first week of term, as the bubble system was ditched.

Head teacher blasts anti-vaxxers after school protest

Head teacher blasts anti-vaxxers after school protest

A head teacher has accused anti-vaxxers of spreading conspiracy theories and disinformation during a protest outside his school gates.

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'The end of furlough is unlikely to be a silver bullet to the ongoing shortages'

'The end of furlough is unlikely to be a silver bullet to the ongoing shortages'

Just what will the impact be of the end of the furlough scheme when it wraps up later this month?

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'Plan B' could see return of masks and vaccine passports

'Plan B' could see return of masks and vaccine passports

The Health Secretary has set out a 'plan b' if his blueprint to life with Covid does not work.

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Kent Covid patients up 50% in a week - but how worried should we be?

Kent Covid patients up 50% in a week - but how worried should we be?

The number of people with Covid in Kent's hospitals is at its highest since March, but the effect of the jab roll-out is clear to see.

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Vaccine passport plans ditched in dramatic u-turn

Vaccine passport plans ditched in dramatic u-turn

Controversial plans to introduce vaccine passports for nightclubs and other crowded venues have been scrapped following a strong backlash.

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Could the tone of your voice or way you cough suggest you've got Covid?

Could the tone of your voice or way you cough suggest you've got Covid?

Talking and coughing sounds are being collected by NHS scientists investigating whether they may indicate someone has caught Covid-19.

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Anti-vax protest at Bluewater

Anti-vax protest at Bluewater

Security staff are making checks at a shopping centre after anti-vaxxers began demonstrating outside a Boots store.

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Police called as anti-vaxxers accost pupils

Police called as anti-vaxxers accost pupils

Kent schoolchildren have again been targeted by anti-vaxxers - with activists accosting pupils with leaflets this morning.

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Live: Is Kent facing an October firebreak lockdown?

Live: Is Kent facing an October firebreak lockdown?

With Covid cases rising could a short, sharp lockdown and longer half term break be needed? Reports suggest the government is considering it.

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Anti-vaxxers protest outside school gates

Anti-vaxxers protest outside school gates

Anti-vaxxers handed out leaflets to pupils this morning - and are preparing to target more schools this week.

Pub shuts for deep clean after Covid case

Pub shuts for deep clean after Covid case

A town centre pub is closing its doors temporarily after a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus.

More than 1,000 children with Covid in Kent as schools go back

More than 1,000 children with Covid in Kent as schools go back

With pupils heading back to class, coronavirus cases among youngsters in the county are 40 times higher than this time last year.

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What we know about Mu - the covid strain that may evade vaccines

What we know about Mu - the covid strain that may evade vaccines

Scientists have added a new covid variant to the World Health Organisation's watchlist over concerns it may evade people's existing immunity.

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