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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 caption Police were caught on camera appearing to not be adhering to the social distancing rules London’s mayor has expressed concern after videos appeared to show police failing to observe social distancing rules. Met officers were filmed taking part in the ‘Clap for Carers’ on a crowded Westminster Bridge on Thursday. “While many people […]

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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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