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UK coronavirus LIVE: Missing Brazilian variant case found as Matt Hancock hails drop in infections

April Roach
·1 min read
<p>Royal College of Nursing general secretary, Dame Donna Kinnair said it would amount to an increase of just £3.50 a week in take home pay for an experienced nurse</p> (PA)

Royal College of Nursing general secretary, Dame Donna Kinnair said it would amount to an increase of just £3.50 a week in take home pay for an experienced nurse

(PA)

The mystery person infected with the Manaus variant of coronavirus has been found in south London, Health Secretary Matt Hancock told a Downing Street briefing today.

Officials have been hunting for the unknown individual after several cases of the variant of concern were detected in the UK.

The news came as a leading union warned of industrial action over what it described as the Government’s “kick-in-the-teeth” recommendation of a 1 per cent pay rise for nurses and other health workers.

Unite national officer for health, Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe said the union would be considering all its options, including the holding of an industrial action ballot, “as the pay campaign mounts in the coming weeks.”

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