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Coronavirus: Contact tracing like 'detective work'

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 17:21
As the UK prepares to unlock from the pandemic, how can contact tracing help?
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Coronavirus: R number 'very similar' across UK

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 14:52
Scientists say there are no significant regional differences in coronavirus rates across the UK.
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Coronavirus: 'Vast majority will say yes' to test and trace

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 11:16
Heath Secretary Matt Hancock says the vast majority of people in the UK will cooperate with the test and trace system.
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Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 08:00
The US has seen more deaths (currently 100,047) and infections (1.69 million) than any other country.
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Coronavirus: Test and trace system kicks off in England

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 05:57
A 25,000-strong team of contact tracers are tracking down close contacts of people with coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: How a hospital and its community copes with death

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 00:44
How one of London’s Asian communities and its hospital copes with death during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Everyone in the UK is now eligible for a test

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 18:26
The Health Secretary has announced everyone with coronavirus symptoms is now eligible to be tested.
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Coronavirus: Matt Hancock outlines new isolation guidelines

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 18:25
From Thursday, those who have been contacted by the NHS will be asked to isolate, even if they do not have symptoms.
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Coronavirus: Test and trace system will start on Thursday

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 18:21
Anyone coming into close contact with infected people in England will be told to isolate.
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Coronavirus: Schools and workplaces could see 'local lockdowns'

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 15:11
Restrictions could be introduced if there is a local flare-up of coronavirus, a minister says.
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Hairdressers say they are ready to open in June

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 10:28
Salons are asking the government to let them open before July to cut hair.
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'I have the most antibodies in the UK'

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 06:43
The NHS is urging some people who have recently recovered from Covid-19 to donate plasma.
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Coronavirus: The human cost of virus misinformation

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 01:02
A BBC team tracking coronavirus misinformation has found links to assaults, arsons and deaths - and the potential for even greater indirect harm.
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Coronavirus: NHS app paves the way for 'immunity passports'

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 00:32
"Passports" showing individuals' health status could become the next front for fighting the pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Apprentice star's ads banned over Covid-19 claims

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 00:32
Watchdog said Revival Shots had suggested its rehydration sachets could help treat the disease.
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Coronavirus: One week in one hospital

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:03
The BBC has been given unprecedented access to a hospital in the heart of London, for one week.
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Coronavirus: Why can I shop but not visit my relatives?

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 19:04
Prof John Newton on why the risk of transmission is higher in households than in shops.
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Coronavirus deaths fall to six-week low

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 14:43
Early May bank holiday delays mean the true death figures are likely to have been even lower.
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Coronavirus: Can it affect eyesight?

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 12:46
The prime minister's chief adviser says his vision was affected by coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: UK authorises anti-viral drug remdesivir

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 11:52
Remdesivir was originally developed as a drug to fight Ebola.
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