Day: 9 April 2020

Covid Watch 28: GP practices and pharmacies in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin to open on Good Friday and Easter Monday

Our friends in the NHS and the care sector have been working flat out as coronavirus spreads through our county. The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin stands at 270, a number that will be an underestimate as it only includes cases confirmed by testing. Thirty-four have patients have died at the Royal Shrewsbury and Princes Royal Hospitals. There have been other deaths at care homes and in the community. To support us, GPs and pharmacies will be open on Good Friday and Easter Monday, bank holiday days when they would normally be closed. The support we are getting from the NHS is fantastic and I hope you will join in the weekly Clap for Our Carers at 8pm tonight.

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