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Online gathering 30th April

This week’s online news: you can also click through to the News & Views magazine page or the Online Gathering page for previous issues.

This week

  • Prime Minister returns to work after virus and his fiancée gives birth to a baby boy. Congratulations!
  • A national minute’s silence was held for healthcare professionals who died in service
  • Key workers are now able to book a virus test. 27 drive-through sites are operational including in Norwich, King’s Lynn, and Gorleston.
  • New £60k life assurance scheme for front-line health and care workers is introduced
  • Environment Minister urged furloughed workers to take second jobs in June harvesting UK crops
  • Government announced ‘Bounce Back’ loans for small businesses
  • New study initiated to track the rate of infection across the population to understand the levels of immunity
  • UK charitable body Nuffield Council on Bioethics recommended the government use accountable democratic decision-making to manage the progression of the virus
  • Supermarkets continue to increase the number of daily delivery slots
  • Captain Tom Moore reached No 1 in a duet with Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care Choir, singing ‘We’ll never walk alone’
  • The Church of England launched a new free 24/7 Daily Hope prayer phone line specifically for those without the internet, the number is 0800 804 8044
  • Fr Harri and Clare hosted a Zoom coffee morning for the churches of St Peter’s, Great Walsingham and St Giles, Houghton-in-the-Dale


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