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Image copyright PA Media Coronavirus tests offered to UK key workers were booked up within an hour – apart from some in Scotland. The tests, which are targeted at those who are self-isolating, allow people to return to work as quickly as possible. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said testing is part of “getting Britain […]

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Image copyright Getty Images There are now more than 2.6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 185 countries as the disease continues to spread. At least 184,000 people have died. The United States has more than four times as many confirmed cases as any other country. This series of maps and charts tracks the global […]

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Image copyright Getty Images NHS supplies of face masks could be put at risk if the government starts advising the public to wear them, hospital bosses have warned. The government’s scientific advisers are meeting on Tuesday to discuss whether people should be urged to wear masks in a bid to combat coronavirus. But Chris Hopson, […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption The 99-year-old is to be guest of honour at the opening of a Nightingale hospital in Yorkshire A 99-year-old war veteran who raised an incredible £26m for the NHS is to be guest of honour at the opening of a Nightingale hospital in Harrogate. Captain Tom Moore originally aimed […]

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Image copyright Andrew Parsons / 10 Downing Street Image caption Mr Hancock said he wept at reports about Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, 13, who died without a parent at his bedside Close family members will be able to say goodbye to dying relatives in hospitals and care homes under new coronavirus guidelines, Health Secretary Matt Hancock […]

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Image copyright PA Media The UK’s coronavirus restrictions are unlikely to be lifted in the coming days, the government has said. Most people are sticking to the rules, but “we are still not past the peak of this virus”, said Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. The measures in place say people should go out as little […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMatt Hancock: “The central challenge is one of distribution” NHS staff still do not have the protective equipment they need to treat coronavirus patients, medics have said. The British Medical Association (BMA) said doctors were putting their lives at risk by working without adequate protection. It comes […]

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The UK’s media watchdog has launched a formal investigation into a TV network’s broadcast of an interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke about coronavirus. Ofcom acted after London Live screened the programme on Wednesday evening. The regulator received more than 40 complaints following the broadcast. It follows YouTube’s introduction of stricter misinformation rules after a […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe foreign secretary says Boris Johnson is a “fighter” and “will pull through” Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said he is “confident” Boris Johnson will recover from coronavirus, describing the prime minister as a “fighter”. Speaking at the daily coronavirus briefing, Mr Raab said Mr Johnson remained […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Government guidance says people should only exercise once a day – alone or with those they live with It is “mission-critical” to follow social distancing rules to protect the NHS and slow the spread of coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. “The more people follow the rules then the […]

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