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LOCAL UPDATE: Wolverhampton’s Director of Public Health issues warning & Birmingham City Council approves hospital extension

 

Wolverhampton's Director of Public Health, John Denley, has called up on everyone living and or working in the city to continue to adhere to guidelines and restrictions and continue routine testing even if they have had their vaccine, in order to keep themselves and others safe from virus. He said, “Vaccination is going well, but we cannot get complacent or let our guards down; people who have had their vaccine may still carry coronavirus and unintentionally pass it on to friends, family or work colleagues, so it is crucial that we continue to follow all measures to control the spread of the virus.”

Next, a man has sadly died in a house fire in Birmingham. The incident occurred on Church Hill Road in Handsworth on Friday at around 5:20am. Emergency services attended the scene but medics said it quickly became clear nothing could be done to save the elderly man's life.

Finally, Birmingham City Council have approved a proposal to extend Birmingham Women's Hospital for pregnancy and baby-loss bereavement services. The council voted it through despite objections from residents around the loss of 36 car parking spaces.


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