/Coronavirus live: passports ‘needed to keep England venues open’; Vietnam says city residents must get vaccine

Coronavirus live: passports ‘needed to keep England venues open’; Vietnam says city residents must get vaccine


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MPs and their staff are buckling under the strain of a “phenomenal” rise in appeals for help from constituents, with some reporting a 12-fold increase in casework fuelled in part by an “absolute crisis” in mental health issues.

Parliamentary aides said they were becoming burnt out and struggling to help people in desperate need, because of a “massive backlog” of issues caused by the Covid pandemic.

Data shared with the Guardian by Labour and Conservative MPs shows that some are dealing with an average of 12 times more casework than before 2020, while many have seen the number of cases at least double.


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UK records 68 new Covid deaths

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