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Coronavirus: Scientists question school closures impact

Image copyright Getty Images Countries like the UK that have closed schools to help stop the spread of coronavirus should ask hard questions about whether this is now the right policy, says one team of scientists. The University College London team says keeping pupils off has little impact, even with …

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Coronavirus: Inside an ICU fighting Covid-19

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Coronavirus: When will we know if the UK lockdown is working?

Image copyright Jeff Overs/BBC It’s two weeks since Boris Johnson announced the UK’s lockdown, and there are signs the rate of infection is starting to slow, though not deaths. While the number of people dying in hospital with coronavirus is doubling every few days, the figures for confirmed cases and …

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Coronavirus: When will we know the UK lockdown is working?

Image copyright Jeff Overs/BBC It’s two weeks since Boris Johnson announced the UK’s lockdown, and there are signs the rate of infection is starting to slow, though not deaths. While the number of people dying in hospital with coronavirus is doubling every few days, the figures for confirmed cases and …

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Coronavirus: High street pharmacists ‘needlessly put at risk’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Safety screens protect a pharmacist at Boots, but others say they are being put at risk High street pharmacists are “needlessly being put at risk” of catching and spreading coronavirus due to a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), a professional body says. The Royal …

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Corornavirus: Tributes paid to ‘caring’ midwife Lynsay Coventry

Image copyright Google Image caption Colleagues at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow praised Lynsay Coventry’s “professionalism and commitment” The family of a midwife who died after contracting coronavirus have paid tribute to the “wonderful and caring mum, sister, daughter and grandmother”. Lynsay Coventry, 54, had worked for the Princess Alexandra …

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Coronavirus ‘could wipe out Brazil’s indigenous people’

Indigenous communities in the Amazon region and elsewhere in Brazil are in danger of being “wiped out” by the coronavirus, according to health experts. Respiratory illnesses – such as those that develop from the influenza virus – are already the main cause of death for native communities. By Sunday 5 …

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Coronavirus: Public urged to follow ‘mission-critical’ rules

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Government guidance says people should only exercise once a day – alone or with those they live with It is “mission-critical” to follow social distancing rules to protect the NHS and slow the spread of coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. “The more people …

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