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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 Getty Images Two people have been arrested over trafficking young women from Brazil to work in brothels in north London A man, 29, and a 28-year-old woman were arrested at properties in Wembley on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking. The arrests were linked to offences “where vulnerable women have been tricked, […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Unions have been concerned that some care workers do not have proper protective equipment Personal protective equipment (PPE) – masks, gloves and other clothing to stop the spread of coronavirus – saves lives. NHS staff treating patients in hospitals and in the community need it to be able to […]

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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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Image copyright Reuters Image caption The government introduced its lockdown measures two-and-a-half weeks ago People should follow the government’s coronavirus rules and stay home over the Easter weekend, as warmer weather is forecast across parts of the UK. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said the UK was “just beginning to see this strategy starting to work” […]

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Image copyright PA Media Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “in good spirits” after spending the night in intensive care being treated for coronavirus, No 10 has said. Mr Johnson, 55, was stable overnight, is being given oxygen and is not on a ventilator, a spokesman added. The foreign secretary said he was confident the the […]

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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 Exercise outside the home could be banned if people ignore coronavirus social distancing rules, the health secretary has warned. Matt Hancock told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that the government would “take action” […]

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