Posted on: 11. June 2021 Posted by: ATGBrokers Comments: 0

UK also reports 17 deaths as infection rate rises; British Medical Association calls for delay to easing of remaining lockdown restrictions

10.44pm BST

A prison officer in the UK behind a widely copied scheme to support women in custody and a nurse at the forefront of developing one of the NHS Nightingale hospitals are among public sector workers recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Ian Noons, 59, a prison officer, receives an MBE for helping marginalised people after becoming aware that many women in custody did not have enough suitable clothing. In partnership with the Katharine House hospice, he set up the first charity shop in a prison in a model that been mirrored across England.

Related: Public sector workers on Covid and prisons lauded in Queen’s birthday honours

10.24pm BST

The US administered 306,509,795 doses of Covid-19 vaccines and distributed 373,413,945 doses in the country as of Friday morning, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.

Those figures were up from the 305,687,618 vaccine doses the CDC said had been given by June 10 out of 372,830,865 doses delivered, Reuters reports.

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