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Last-minute inclusion of mock exam results in England follows U-turn over Scotland grades

4.22pm BST

A further 77 people in the UK have died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive, according to official figures.

The government has said 46,706 people have died in such settings, as of 5pm on Tuesday.

4.19pm BST

Morgan Vine, the head of policy and influencing at Independent Age, said as many as 85,000 people aged 65 years and older may have suffered the death of a partner since the start of the lockdown, which is almost one and a half times as many as in the same period in each of the five previous years.

She said many of those will have complex grief in later life, which she described as having similar symptoms to PTSD. Vine echoed concerns that the guidance for the clinically vulnerable group is unclear, noting terms such as “take particular care” being confusing for people.

We’ve had lots of people get in touch with us who, for example, are in their early 70s, fit and healthy, and think they should be shielding.

We’re hearing from people who (were) really confident, really fit, really able who are now anxious about going to the town centre. They haven’t been out for such a long time.

Continue reading…


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