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Updated: 41 min 27 sec ago

Covid-19 deaths pass 1,000 in Birmingham hospitals

51 min 57 sec ago
The biggest trust in England confirms the number of deaths with "great sadness".
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Covid lockdown: Two-thirds of Wales' population affected

4 hours 52 min ago
Three more counties will have rules imposed, with nearly two million people affected.
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Test and Trace: 'I feel like I’ve achieved a big fat zero'

5 hours 3 min ago
Alex spent four months as a coronavirus tracer and spoke to only one person with the virus in that time.
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Covid-19: Up to £10,000 fine for failure to self-isolate in England

13 hours 45 min ago
New rules mean anyone in England who tests positive for coronavirus has a legal duty to self-isolate.
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Why India should worry about post-Covid-19 care

14 hours 5 min ago
Experts say India needs more post-Covid care centres as many patients are reporting lasting symptoms.
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Covid: Dementia patient's wife describes 'torture' of lack of visits

14 hours 50 min ago
A woman describes her pain at not being able to see her husband regularly at his care home.
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NHS Covid-19: App issue fixed for people who test positive

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 23:20
Many users in England who booked a test outside of the app had been unable to share a positive test result.
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Coronavirus: UK pledges support to global vaccine-sharing scheme

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 16:11
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the UK will give £500m to a new global vaccine-sharing scheme.
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Covid-19: What do scientists think of the PM's plan?

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 01:06
The new coronavirus restrictions have been met with mixed reviews.
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Coronavirus: Children behind rising demand for tests in England

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 00:20
Three times as many children under nine were tested in early September as in the previous two weeks.
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Coronavirus: UK pledges £500m to global vaccine-sharing scheme

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 22:35
The PM will call on world leaders to set aside differences as he sets out plans to prevent future pandemics.
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Covid vaccine: Trial of new coronavirus vaccine starts in UK

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:06
It is only the second vaccine to enter large scale trials in the UK and early signs suggest it can trigger an immune response.
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Covid: Coronavirus cases in England up 60% in a week

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 13:02
The Office for National Statistics said there was "clear evidence" of an increase in cases in all age groups.
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Lizzo says body positivity has become too 'commercialised' and 'cool'

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 10:44
Pop star Lizzo says the movement has been hijacked by those who don't need to benefit from it.
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The threat of 'vaccine nationalism'

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 10:44
Ros Atkins looks at why vaccine nationalism is a growing concern in the global effort to tackle Covid-19.
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Polio campaigners battle misinformation and distrust

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 00:28
Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan are the only two countries in the world yet to eliminate wild polio.
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NHS Covid-19 app: How to install and use it

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 15:26
This guide explains how to install the NHS Covid-19 app on Android smartphones and iPhones.
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Covid-19: Dad lost weight to attend daughter's birth

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 14:42
Gavin Jackson was warned to lose weight or miss the birth of his daughter.
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Coronavirus: Test turnaround times getting longer in England

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 12:44
Under a third of tests done in community testing centres in England are processed within 24 hours.
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Hancock: 'Upgrade' may be needed to access NHS Covid app

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 12:05
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he understood "the challenges" around downloading the NHS Covid-19 app.
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