Sunday, January 17, 2021

Coronavirus

All the latest, fact-checked news about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and how it is affecting Bedford, Bedford Town, Bedford Borough, Bedford businesses and Bedford people in one place.

For the latest coronavirus stats in Bedford, please read:
Coronavirus: latest confirmed cases in Bedford Borough

As we publish news articles relating to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Bedford, they will be added to this archive for easy access.

All of the team at Bedford Independent live in and around Bedford Borough and we aim to report on the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on local people, local business and local economy.

Please check & follow the latest Government Advice and, if you suspect you have symptoms, follow the NHS guidelines.

NHS
An employee at Bedford Hospital has spoken exclusively to the Bedford Independent, about the coronavirus pandemic, saying the NHS is "not ready to cope with this." The employee, who did not...
C-19 community response
As the uncertainty of the coronavirus outbreak continues, many of Bedford's villages and communities are planning ahead, preparing to support vulnerable...
The coronavirus outbreak, which has caused the postponement of sport across the world, has also affected the Southern League, where Bedford Town are...
Bedford Hospital entrance
The Bedford Independent has learned that hand sanitisers have been stolen from wards at Bedford Hospital. It comes after shop shelves have been cleared...
With an estimated 40,000 families of Italian descent in the East of England - with the majority living in and around Bedford - many have been directly...
In the Spring Budget Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave no mention of any spending increase for social care. While the money outlined for NHS and local...
Rishi Sunak MP
Today’s budget, the first from new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has been broadly welcomed by Bedford’s business community, although critics...
Provident House coronavirus workshop
A Bedford business, hosting a coronavirus event this evening, has been criticised for cashing in on scaremongering surrounding the virus...
Mid Bedfordshire MP and health minister, Nadine Dorries has announced she's been diagnosed with coronavirus. She is the first MP to test positive for the...
The decision has been taken to cancel this month's Bedford Holi Festival, the first time the event was due to be staged in the town centre...
Office coronavirus
As uncertainty and misinformation continue to surround the on-going outbreak of COVID-19, the team at Woodfines Solicitors in Bedford have...
Boris Johnson - Mologic
Bedford based lab, Mologic, has been awarded c.£1 million by UK government to develop rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19 (coronavirus) as part of the government’s £46 million prevention...