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Coronavirus UK: What is social distancing?

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 01:12
Governments are advising people to socially distance to reduce the pressure on health services and stop the spread of Covid-19.
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PM: We can 'turn the tide' on coronavirus crisis

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 20:07
Boris Johnson says he believes the UK can "send it packing" if people follow government advice.
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5 Live caller 'dancing around days after having coronavirus’

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 16:17
Steve has cystic fibrosis, but says he was up '"dancing around the room" just a few days after having coronavirus.
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Coronavirus testing: What is the UK government's plan?

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 14:02
The government aims to reach 25,000 tests a day. At the moment only hospital patients are being routinely screened.
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Coronavirus: Testing to see who had Covid-19 without knowing

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 13:12
The UK's chief scientific adviser says testing to see who has had the disease will help determine what comes next.
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Coronavirus: The 'Green Goddess' returns with self-isolation fitness tips

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 10:26
1980's fitness star Diana Moran is helping people in self-isolation stay fit and healthy.
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Coronavirus: How to exercise while staying at home

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 01:02
How do we keep fit while heeding the government's new advice on avoiding unnecessary social contact?
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Coronavirus: NHS information campaign about the virus

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 22:21
The NHS is releasing a TV advert to encourage people to stay at home during the coronavirus crisis.
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Coronavirus: NHS staff 'at risk' over lack of protective gear

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 21:30
Health workers feel like "cannon fodder" as they don't have equipment to keep them safe from the virus.
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Coronavirus testing rolled out to Wales NHS staff

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 21:22
Frontline health service workers will be screened as capacity for testing is increased.
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Coronavirus: Craig Ruston 'youngest UK death'

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 16:59
Craig Ruston, who had motor neurone disease, died on Monday morning in Kettering.
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Coronavirus: Family thank Sheffield hospital after man's death

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 13:58
Leonard Gibson, 78, died in hospital in Sheffield after testing positive for Covid-19.
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Coronavirus: Care companies fear bankruptcy

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 05:53
Firms which support people at home are struggling with the extra demands, care chiefs say.
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Coronavirus: Living in an empty Korean boarding school

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 00:44
Fifteen British people were working in a school in Jeju, now deserted amid coronavirus precautions.
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How do I know if I have coronavirus?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 00:03
The BBC’s Laura Foster explains how you can recognise the symptoms of coronavirus.
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The gin maker using his alcohol for hand sanitiser

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 00:02
A Bristol gin maker is making emergency supplies of hand sanitiser - giving the proceeds to charity.
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Coronavirus: Cambridge scientists race for a vaccine

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 18:19
Cambridge scientists say they are working "as hard and as fast as we possibly can" to find a vaccine.
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Coronavirus: All non-urgent operations in England to be postponed

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 17:31
The NHS attempts to free up hospital beds to cope with coronavirus, while financial measures are unveiled to prop up the economy.
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Chris Whitty: The man with our lives in his hands

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 15:44
The UK government's chief medical adviser has become the public face of the coronavirus response.
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Coronavirus: Pregnant women ‘should keep antenatal appointments’

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 14:08
The Royal College of Midwives says it is "essential" women attend their antenatal appointments.
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