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About 7% have had coronavirus, says ONS survey

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 18:34
The estimate is based on blood tests on 885 people in England as part of a household survey by the ONS.

Coronavirus: How the virus is hitting some harder than others

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 18:29
The BBC’s Clive Myrie meets black and minority ethnic hospital staff and sees the impact the virus is having beyond the ward.

Coronavirus: Dental practices to reopen from 8 June

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 18:19
Dental practices in England have been told they can reopen from Monday, 8 June.

Coronavirus: Contact tracing like 'detective work'

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 17:21
As the UK prepares to unlock from the pandemic, how can contact tracing help?

Coronavirus: R number 'very similar' across UK

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 14:52
Scientists say there are no significant regional differences in coronavirus rates across the UK.

Coronavirus: 'Vast majority will say yes' to test and trace

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 11:16
Heath Secretary Matt Hancock says the vast majority of people in the UK will cooperate with the test and trace system.

Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 08:00
The US has seen more deaths (currently 100,047) and infections (1.69 million) than any other country.

Coronavirus: Test and trace system kicks off in England

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 05:57
A 25,000-strong team of contact tracers are tracking down close contacts of people with coronavirus.

Coronavirus: How a hospital and its community copes with death

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 00:44
How one of London’s Asian communities and its hospital copes with death during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Everyone in the UK is now eligible for a test

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 18:26
The Health Secretary has announced everyone with coronavirus symptoms is now eligible to be tested.

Coronavirus: Matt Hancock outlines new isolation guidelines

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 18:25
From Thursday, those who have been contacted by the NHS will be asked to isolate, even if they do not have symptoms.

Coronavirus: Test and trace system will start on Thursday

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 17:34
Anyone coming into close contact with infected people in England will be told to isolate.

Coronavirus: Schools and workplaces could see 'local lockdowns'

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 14:01
Restrictions could be introduced if there is a local flare-up of coronavirus, a minister says.

Hairdressers say they are ready to open in June

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 10:28
Salons are asking the government to let them open before July to cut hair.

'I have the most antibodies in the UK'

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 06:43
The NHS is urging some people who have recently recovered from Covid-19 to donate plasma.

Coronavirus: The human cost of virus misinformation

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 01:02
A BBC team tracking coronavirus misinformation has found links to assaults, arsons and deaths - and the potential for even greater indirect harm.

Coronavirus: NHS app paves the way for 'immunity passports'

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 00:32
"Passports" showing individuals' health status could become the next front for fighting the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Apprentice star's ads banned over Covid-19 claims

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 00:32
Watchdog said Revival Shots had suggested its rehydration sachets could help treat the disease.

Coronavirus: One week in one hospital

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:03
The BBC has been given unprecedented access to a hospital in the heart of London, for one week.

Coronavirus: Why can I shop but not visit my relatives?

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 19:04
Prof John Newton on why the risk of transmission is higher in households than in shops.