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Rise In Covid Cases Across The UK, Sparks Concerns About Current Restrictions

Talks on whether the UK will revise it's Christmas Covid-19 rules will continue today.

Politicians are coming under increasing pressure to scrap the relaxation of the restrictions for five days over the festive period because of a surge in cases.

In The North, patients were treated in the car park of the largest hospital in Co Antrim yesterday because of the pressure of the pandemic.
The Antrim Area Hospital treated a record number of in-patients with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours - with 93 people admitted and another 43 waiting in casualty.
At one stage, 17 ambulances were parked at the hospital with their engines running.

In Wales, staff at a large vaccination centre in Cardiff have tested positive for Covid-19 just days after it opened.
It comes as new testing sites open around the city due to a surge in cases.
The local Health Board in Wales hasn't confirmed which centre was affected, but says anyone identified as a close contact would be asked to self-isolate.

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