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Image caption Robert Rodrigues with his fiancée after proposing in New Zealand last year Private healthcare facilities – largely the preserve of the affluent prior to the coronavirus pandemic – have been made available to NHS patients in recent weeks. It has meant some cancer or cardiac patients considered at high risk if they contracted […]

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Image copyright Getty Images There are now more than 2.5 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 185 countries as the disease continues to spread. At least 171,000 people have died. The United States has more than three times as many confirmed cases as any other country. This series of maps and charts tracks the global […]

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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 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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A midwife originally from Hong Kong. A hospital cleaner who became a nurse. A retired village GP who carried on caring for his former patients. Thousands of people in the UK have now died with coronavirus, including doctors, nurses, surgeons and other NHS workers. The government has said 19 NHS workers have died so far, […]

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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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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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Image copyright Getty Images Strict rules have been placed on people’s personal movement to limit the spread of coronavirus. Under the restrictions, everybody must stay at home and only leave if they have a “reasonable excuse” which includes: to exercise – either alone, or with members of your household (government guidelines suggest once a day) […]

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