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Image copyright Andrew Parsons / 10 Downing Street Image caption Mr Hancock said he wept at reports about Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, 13, who died without a parent at his bedside Close family members will be able to say goodbye to dying relatives in hospitals and care homes under new coronavirus guidelines, Health Secretary Matt Hancock […]

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Image copyright PA Media The UK’s coronavirus restrictions are unlikely to be lifted in the coming days, the government has said. Most people are sticking to the rules, but “we are still not past the peak of this virus”, said Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. The measures in place say people should go out as little […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMatt Hancock: “The central challenge is one of distribution” NHS staff still do not have the protective equipment they need to treat coronavirus patients, medics have said. The British Medical Association (BMA) said doctors were putting their lives at risk by working without adequate protection. It comes […]

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The UK’s media watchdog has launched a formal investigation into a TV network’s broadcast of an interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke about coronavirus. Ofcom acted after London Live screened the programme on Wednesday evening. The regulator received more than 40 complaints following the broadcast. It follows YouTube’s introduction of stricter misinformation rules after a […]

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Image copyright PA Media Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “in good spirits” after spending the night in intensive care being treated for coronavirus, No 10 has said. Mr Johnson, 55, was stable overnight, is being given oxygen and is not on a ventilator, a spokesman added. The foreign secretary said he was confident the the […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Government guidance says people should only exercise once a day – alone or with those they live with Exercise outside the home could be banned if people ignore coronavirus social distancing rules, the health secretary has warned. Matt Hancock told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that the government would “take action” […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new temporary NHS Nightingale Hospital is being set up at the ExCeL Centre in London’s Docklands area Thousands of EasyJet and Virgin airline staff are being offered work at the new NHS Nightingale Hospital in east London. Those who sign up will support nurses and clinicians at the […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Met Commissioner Cressida Dick (left) is writing to all officers who retired in the last five years Retired Metropolitan Police officers are being asked to return to the force as it tries to cope with the coronavirus outbreak in London. Former PCs and sergeants who left in the past […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ministers say construction work can continue so long as people keep 2m (6.5ft) apart The government is facing growing pressure to stop non-essential construction work to help tackle the spread of coronavirus in the UK. On Tuesday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said those who cannot do their jobs from […]

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Image copyright Getty Images The NHS is urging blood donors to keep their appointments during the coronavirus outbreak. It said donations were 15% lower than expected last week, amid fears donors are feeling unsure about safety and whether sessions are still going ahead. A spokesman said the impact of the drop was minimal but must […]

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