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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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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 captionDominic Raab says Mr Johnson remains in good spirits 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 in “good spirits” and […]

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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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Image copyright Bobby Singh Image caption Estate agent Bobby Singh is asking landlords to offer properties to NHS staff for free Thousands of landlords are offering homes to NHS workers for free following reports that some face eviction. Swathes of UK hospital employees have been forced to rent properties to relocate or isolate from their […]

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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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Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus has been spreading rapidly across the world, affecting more than 177 countries and claiming more than 34,000 lives.There are more than 720,000 confirmed cases worldwide, with the US recording more than any other country, including China. Europe has also seen a surge in cases.This series of maps and charts will [...] Read more

Image copyright Shooting Star Children’s Hospice Image caption Shooting Star Children’s Hospices provides care for more than 700 children and young people The future of a number of hospices is in the balance because of financial losses caused by the coronavirus outbreak, charities say. Distancing measures have led to charity shops closing and fundraising events […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ministers say construction work can continue so long as people keep 2m (6.5ft) apart The government is facing growing pressure to stop non-essential construction work to help tackle the spread of coronavirus in the UK. On Tuesday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said those who cannot do their jobs from […]

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