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Coronavirus: GPs demand 'clarity' over protective gear guidance

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 06:00
Doctors fear some patients could have the virus but no symptoms and unwittingly infect staff.
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Coronavirus: Cancer patient's chemotherapy put on hold

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 00:00
Nancy Carter-Bradley is calling on the health secretary to ring-fence cancer treatment.
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Coronavirus: Government orders 10,000 ventilators from Dyson

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 21:54
The engineering firm developed a new type of ventilator in response to calls on behalf of the NHS.
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Coronavirus: NHS asks vets to donate animal ventilators

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 14:55
Experts say they can be modified to treat people suffering with coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: NEC 'ready and willing' to be field hospital

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 14:32
The huge events venue in Birmingham is "committed to playing its part", bosses say.
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Coronavirus: Millions yet to receive UK government's Covid-19 text

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 13:43
Vodafone has yet to deliver all the text messages urging the public to stay indoors when possible.
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Coronavirus: NHS capacity 'won't be breached at national level'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 13:22
A key government adviser says the health system should not be overwhelmed as a result of stricter measures.
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Coronavirus: Prince Charles tests positive but 'remains in good health'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:28
The Prince of Wales, 71, has mild symptoms but "otherwise remains in good health," Clarence House says.
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Coronavirus: Thousands volunteer to help NHS with vulnerable

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 10:50
More than 250,000 people volunteer in a single day, exceeding the government's target.
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Coronavirus: What's the risk to young people?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/25/2020 - 00:40
An 18-year-old has died of coronavirus in England. Are young people at risk from the virus?
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Coronavirus: Only go to your job if you cannot work from home - Hancock

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 21:05
The health secretary addresses confusion over what workers should do, as UK deaths rise by 87 in a day.
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Coronavirus: Dyson develops ventilators for NHS

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 18:43
Vacuum-maker aims to engineer and make a new type of ventilator, but others are focusing on existing designs.
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Coronavirus: 'We will make sure we have the capacity'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 17:23
Health Secretary Matt Hancock announces plans to open a temporary hospital in London for 4000 patients.
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Coronavirus: ExCeL Centre planned as NHS field hospital

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 16:52
The space will become a critical care centre, amid fears NHS intensive care units will be overwhelmed.
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Coronavirus: 'I'm begging you, please be careful'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 16:12
A woman being treated for coronavirus using a ventilator has made an appeal for people to stay home.
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Coronavirus: Inside a community pharmacy under pressure

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 09:20
Pharmacists are asking people not to stockpile drugs as many report a threefold increase in footfall.
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UK lockdown: why does staying at home stop coronavirus?

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 05:33
After Boris Johnson brings in new measures, the BBC explains why staying in is a matter of life and death.
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Coronavirus: Private clinic defends charging £375 for test

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 01:58
The clinic in London says it has "paused" its service following reports it sold several thousand tests.
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Coronavirus: Pandemic is 'accelerating', WHO warns as cases pass 300,000

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 21:15
More than 300,000 cases have now been reported, as Covid-19 spreads to almost every country.
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Coronavirus: 'Bin lipstick testers' chemists told

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 11:08
Leading chains say they're acting immediately to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
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