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How the UK’s coronavirus epidemic compares to other countries

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 03/28/2020 - 00:09
Comparing the UK’s epidemic to other countries after Friday saw the biggest rise in deaths so far.
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Coronavirus: Health workers on frontline to be tested in England

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 20:34
Hundreds of tests are to take place in England this weekend and be scaled up next week.
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Coronavirus: Birmingham and Manchester temporary hospitals announced

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 19:00
The facilities in Manchester and Birmingham are in addition to one being built in London's Docklands.
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Coronavirus: Increased testing capacity announced by Michael Gove

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 17:37
Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said there would be increased antigen testing for frontline workers.
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Coronavirus: Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 17:23
The health secretary also has the virus, while England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty is showing symptoms.
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Clap for Carers: The nation celebrates the work of the NHS and care workers

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:39
Pictures show people across the UK stepping outside to pay tribute to the work of the NHS in the coronavirus crisis
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Coronavirus: Essex GP with 'textbook symptoms' dies

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 06:46
The family of Dr Habib Zaidi, 76, say he sacrificed his life for his job.
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Coronavirus: Protective gear guidance 'to be updated'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 05:59
New rules on when health staff should wear masks and gloves are expected amid the Covid-19 crisis.
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Coronavirus: How can I shop or get deliveries and takeaways safely?

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 00:35
If coronavirus can be transferred on to surfaces, safe food shopping presents challenges.
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Coronavirus social distancing advice: What two metres looks like

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 00:13
The UK government is advising us to stay two metres apart - but what does that look like?
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Clap for Carers: UK in 'emotional' tribute to NHS and care workers

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 22:31
The Royal Family joined people around the UK to salute healthcare workers battling the virus outbreak.
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Coronavirus: UK deaths rise by more than 100 in a day

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 20:36
The death toll has risen from 475 to 578, the Department of Health and Social Care confirms.
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Coronavirus: 'Act early to save more than 30 million lives'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 19:56
A report on the global impact of Covid-19 finds the effects on developing countries will be greatest.
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Coronavirus: NHS uses tech giants to plan crisis response

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 17:32
Amazon and Microsoft are among those helping with a dashboard to model where ventilators should go.
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Coronavirus: Dentists to help staff new hospitals

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 15:23
Thousands of dental staff are being redeployed to aid the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic.
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'Very good reasons' to test Prince Charles for coronavirus

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 14:07
Scotland's chief medical officer defends the decision to test Prince Charles and Camilla for coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: NHS staff to get free parking

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 10:40
A petition signed by 400,000 called on the government to thank NHS staff by axing the fees.
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Coping with coronavirus anxiety

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 09:43
Anxiety UK have experienced a big rise in callers since the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Coronavirus: 'Frailty score' plan angers special needs parents

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 09:28
New emergency guidelines dictate how much treatment a patient should receive but did not take special needs into account
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Coronavirus: Inside a Covid-19 intensive care unit

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 08:38
In a South Korean ICU, nurses wearing heavy self-contained respiratory systems work two-hour shifts.
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