The Health Secretary said that a Public Health England report shows that being from a minority ethnic background increases the risk of contracting coronavirus.
PHE said the new blood test was “highly specific” and had an accuracy of 100 per cent in detecting people who had ever had Covid-19.
Paul Cosford, emeritus chief medical officer for PHE, told talkRADIO that coordinating mass testing for Covid-19 was “not a simple process”.
The Labour peer said Boris Johnson’s administration had struck the right balance between “being open with the country and at the same time not causing the country to panic”.
Almost 900 additional deaths among over-65s occurred in Englang when temperatures soared to record-breaking heights last summer.
Boys aged 12 and 13 will be given the HPV jab from September in a bid to wipe out cervical cancer, the government has announced.
A Public Health England campaign featuring a texting cervix has been branded "unnerving" by women online.
The government has launched its first cervical screening campaign in the hope of reversing a 20-year low in women going for smear tests.
Nutritionist Amanda Ursell has claimed the amount of sugar children are consuming is leading to children in England having a tooth out "every 10 minutes".
Dr Laurence Gerlis has said that people having no “self-control” and the availability of food contribute to type-2 diabetes, after latest figures show 169 amputations are happening every week due to diabetes.
A Briton who died after being bitten by a rabid cat while abroad in Morocco "did not receive the vaccine until it was too late", it has emerged.
Paul Evans from the British Obesity Society says we must improve education on diet
Misconduct charges against Donna Wood were proven after a panel found she'd put a lower temperature down on Cafferkey's screening form after she arrived back from West Africa
Figures have suggested that black women are more likely to suffer a late diagnosis than white women, according to analysis from Cancer Research UK and Public Health England
Public Health England launched an investigation after 205 staff and 160 members of the public fell ill
Public Health England is warning that the NHS will become unaffordable unless illnesses related to poor diet, smoking and drinking are tackled
The Scottish nurse had been accused of concealing her temperature upon her return from Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis
The Scottish medical worker was infected with the deadly virus while working in Sierra Leone in 2014 and is accused of hiding her condition from medical staff