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Covid-19: Mortician says deaths have taken a toll

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 20:20
Senior mortician Hannah Leahy says the level of Covid fatalities is taking its toll on staff the Royal London Hospital.
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Covid: UK records new daily high of 1,610 deaths

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 18:40
The total number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test during the pandemic is now above 90,000.
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Covid in Scotland: Schools to stay closed as lockdown extended

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 15:34
Mainland Scotland and some islands to remain under toughest coronavirus rules until at least mid-February.
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Schools may reopen region by region, says medical adviser

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 15:29
Top medical adviser suggests schools in England may reopen region by region after lockdown.
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Covid: Hospital children's unit moved to free up adult beds

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 14:29
Activity at a paediatric intensive care unit in Leicester is being moved to Birmingham.
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Covid: Positive antibody tests doubled since autumn

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:54
Some 10% of the UK population is showing signs of recent infection, a doubling since October, says ONS.
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Motor neurone disease: Edinburgh scientists reveal breakthrough

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 12:16
University of Edinburgh scientists are a step closer to being able to reverse the damage caused by MND.
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Military medics to help in Shropshire hospitals due to staff shortages

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 05:40
Sickness levels have risen at Shropshire's hospitals, with staff also shielding or self-isolating.
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Oxford research tackles threat of antibiotic resistance

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 01:55
Oxford says the "public cannot get enough of experts" with a £100m donation for antibiotics research.
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Covid vaccine: WHO warns of 'catastrophic moral failure'

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 23:15
It accuses richer nations of a "me-first" approach to Covid vaccine, and hoarding precious supplies.
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Covid-19: 'Don't end up like us, please'

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 18:05
Martin Freeborn's wife, Helen, lost her fight against Covid at the Royal London Hospital, where staff are struggling to cope with rising admissions.
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Covid-19: Lockdown restrictions could relax once 'top 4 cohorts' vaccinated

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 10:58
Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi says there are still "a number of caveats" to reopening.
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London Ambulance Service: 'We take thousands of calls every day - it's tough'

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 01:37
Ambulance service staff in London explain the unique pressures of working during a pandemic.
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Covid: Brazil approves and rolls out AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 01:07
A nurse receives the first jab, after months of delay and political discord over the programme.
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Yemen: The doctor alone in a Covid-ravaged hospital

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 00:47
As war-torn Yemen braces itself for a second wave of Covid-19, one doctor tells her story of battling the pandemic alone after her colleagues fled.
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Kori, nine, says transplant gives him 'another chance at life'

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 00:15
Kori, from Ripley in Derbyshire, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
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Covid-19: Vaccination rollout begins for over-70s in England

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 22:31
The move comes as 10 new mass vaccination hubs open in England, and the UK's travel corridors close.
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Covid tracked - and how it embedded in rural Wales

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 22:00
Clusters of deaths from Covid in the first pandemic wave showed up in rural parts of Wales unexpectedly.
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Covid-19 vaccinations done 'four times faster' than people catching virus

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 12:22
The chief executive of NHS England is optimistic about vaccinating all adults before Autumn this year.
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Covid-19: UK increases border checks for travellers to keep new cases and variants out

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 12:09
The foreign secretary added there would be a crackdown on those failing to isolate after travelling abroad.
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