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Coronavirus doctor's diary: Why are people stealing hospital supplies?

4 hours 46 min ago
Dr John Wright explains how Bradford Royal Infirmary is preparing for a "tsunami" of Covid-19 cases.
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Coronavirus: Mercedes F1 to make breathing aid

5 hours 8 min ago
Thousands of the devices, which deliver oxygen to the lungs without needing a ventilator, could be made.
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Coronavirus: Six months before UK 'returns to normal' - deputy chief medical officer

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 18:35
The UK faces reviews of measures every three weeks for six months or more, says deputy chief medical officer.
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Coronavirus: When can the UK get back to normal?

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 17:24
The deputy Chief Medical Officer for England says social distancing measures will likely be in place in some form for six months.
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Coronavirus NHS workers 'told to close our eyes if patient coughs'

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 11:57
There's huge anxiety in the NHS over coronavirus and the lack of protective equipment, Dr Guddi Singh says.
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Coronavirus: Gove defends not joining EU ventilator scheme

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 10:47
The cabinet minister says that the UK has not been disadvantaged by the government's decision not to join.
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Coronavirus: Things will get worse, PM warns in letter to Britons

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 02:07
Writing to all UK households, Boris Johnson says measures to combat coronavirus could get tougher.
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Coronavirus: What we still don't know about Covid-19

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 00:20
There are many unanswered questions about the new coronavirus, Covid-19.
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Coronavirus: Doctors urge 'difficult conversations' about death

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 00:05
Palliative care experts urge people to have the "difficult conversations" before it's too late.
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Coronavirus: No time for complacency, says NHS England

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 19:09
NHS England's medical director says "every one of us has a part to play" to keep the death toll down.
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NHS England: 'Now is not the time to be complacent'

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 17:26
NHS England's medical director urges people to continue government advice to beat Covid-19.
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Coronavirus: Number of UK deaths rises above 1,000

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 14:59
UK deaths have reached 1,019, as the government ramps up testing for frontline hospital staff.
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Coronavirus: Testing rolled out for frontline NHS staff

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 14:12
It comes as the number of people who have died with the virus in the UK rose by 260 to 1,019 on Saturday.
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Coronavirus: Stay fit to fight the virus, say medics

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 14:02
Prepare for coronavirus like you would prepare for surgery, experts advise.
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How the UK’s coronavirus epidemic compares to other countries

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

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

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

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

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

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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