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Members of the military are to be brought in to assist medical staff in Northern Ireland in the battle against Covid-19, BBC News NI reports.
It is understood Health Minister Robin Swann asked the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to help out, primarily at a number of hospitals across NI. Some 100 medically-trained military personnel are expected to be deployed. Those brought in will assist nursing staff and help on the wards in a move designed to ease the pressure on staff.
Kenya has identified two cases of the new Covid variant first seen in South Africa in two men who have since left the country, a senior health ministry official said on Wednesday.
Patrick Amoth, acting director general of health at the Ministry of Health, did not confirm where the infected men were tested or if they had been notified, Reuters reports.Continue reading...