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Coronavirus: Why hasn't the UK listed loss of smell as a symptom of Covid-19?

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 01:39
Some scientists argue that it is becoming urgent to tell people with sudden loss of smell to self-isolate.
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Coronavirus bubbles: How do they work and who is in yours?

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 01:29
"Bubbles" of people we can meet safely may form part of the plans to ease lockdown in England.
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Coronavirus: Re-starting NHS 'may take months'

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 01:28
Experts warn tackling the backlog in treatment will take time as the NHS tries to restore services.
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Coronavirus: Up to 100 children affected by rare inflammatory reaction

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 21:11
The reaction is extremely rare and only affects a tiny number of children seriously.
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Coronavirus: How to wear a face covering?

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 18:47
Across the world, people are being asked to wear face coverings to help stop coronavirus from spreading.
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Coronavirus: The funeral director storing hundreds of bodies in the crisis

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 16:57
Deaths caused by Covid-19 have led to a shortage of space in some mortuaries and delays to funerals.
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Drive-by Milton Keynes celebration after woman's cancer all-clear

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 16:45
A Wizard of Oz fan's friends and family hold a drive-by celebration after she was cleared of cancer.
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Coronavirus: Row over 'too slow' care home response

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 15:26
The Labour leader clashes with the PM over guidance on infection control issued at the start of the pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Does lockdown easing 'follow the science'?

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 04:40
Why is England pressing ahead with plans to ease lockdown rules ahead of the rest of the UK?
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Coronavirus: Genetic study assesses effect on different people

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 00:19
The Edinburgh University-led research will identify why the disease affects some more than others.
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How do you recover after surviving a near fatal bout of coronavirus?

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 00:01
BBC Medical Correspondent Fergus Walsh visits University College Hospital to see how staff help rehabilitate Covid-19 patients coming out of intensive care.
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Nurses: 'I don't know what we would do without them'

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 20:29
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, we ask what the role of a nurse means to those who need it.
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Coronavirus: Royal Family thanks world's nurses in video calls

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 18:38
The Queen led the tributes to nurses, saying they have had "a very important part to play recently".
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Coronavirus: Who should wear a face mask or face covering?

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 18:27
For the first time, people in England are being advised to wear face coverings in some situations.
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Coronavirus: Germany not alarmed by infection rate rise

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 17:35
The virus reproduction rate is above 1.0 in Germany - but experts believe it can be controlled.
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Nurse's emotional reunion with coronavirus patient

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 14:10
The surprise, virtual meeting brings back strong feelings and memories for the pair.
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Coronavirus: How many people have died in the UK?

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 13:15
Official statistics show a large increase in the number of UK deaths above the expected level.
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Coronavirus: Low level of transplants sparks concern

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 13:02
The number of organ transplants in the UK last month was the lowest for 36 years, figures show.
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Coronavirus: Care home deaths 'starting to decline'

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 12:43
More than 2,400 deaths linked to virus in England and Wales - down from 2,800 the week before.
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Coronavirus: Mum 'grateful' for maternity hospital measures

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 06:42
Strict new coronavirus guidelines mean the way midwives work has now changed.
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