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Coronavirus: Millions yet to receive UK government's Covid-19 text

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 13:43
Vodafone has yet to deliver all the text messages urging the public to stay indoors when possible.

Coronavirus: NHS predicted to cope with increased demand

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 13:22
A key government adviser says the health system should not be overwhelmed as a result of stricter measures.

Coronavirus: Thousands volunteer to help NHS with vulnerable

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 10:28
More than 250,000 people volunteer in a single day, exceeding the government's target.

Coronavirus: What's the risk to young people?

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 00:40
An 18-year-old has died of coronavirus in England. Are young people at risk from the virus?

Coronavirus: Only go to your job if you cannot work from home - Hancock

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 21:05
The health secretary addresses confusion over what workers should do, as UK deaths rise by 87 in a day.

Coronavirus: Dyson develops ventilators for NHS

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 18:43
Vacuum-maker aims to engineer and make a new type of ventilator, but others are focusing on existing designs.

Coronavirus: ExCeL Centre planned as NHS field hospital

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 18:00
The space will become a critical care centre, amid fears NHS intensive care units will be overwhelmed.

Coronavirus: 'We will make sure we have the capacity'

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 17:23
Health Secretary Matt Hancock announces plans to open a temporary hospital in London for 4000 patients.

Coronavirus: 'I'm begging you, please be careful'

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 16:12
A woman being treated for coronavirus using a ventilator has made an appeal for people to stay home.

Coronavirus: Inside a community pharmacy under pressure

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 09:20
Pharmacists are asking people not to stockpile drugs as many report a threefold increase in footfall.

UK lockdown: why does staying at home stop coronavirus?

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 05:33
After Boris Johnson brings in new measures, the BBC explains why staying in is a matter of life and death.

Coronavirus: Private clinic defends charging £375 for test

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 01:58
The clinic in London says it has "paused" its service following reports it sold several thousand tests.

Coronavirus: Pandemic is 'accelerating', WHO warns as cases pass 300,000

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 21:15
More than 300,000 cases have now been reported, as Covid-19 spreads to almost every country.

Coronavirus: 'Bin lipstick testers' chemists told

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 11:08
Leading chains say they're acting immediately to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Hancock admits ‘challenges’ over NHS equipment

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 06:03
It comes after some NHS staff complained of shortages and said they were being treated as "cannon fodder".

Coronavirus: Hancock orders 'millions of masks' for NHS

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 06:01
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says a delivery of equipment has been ordered for "frontline staff".

Machine 'could quadruple' heart and lung transplants

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 01:10
The device managed to pump oxygenated blood into both organs in a world-first procedure.

Coronavirus to be tracked using its genetic code

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 00:49
Scientists are to track the spread of the coronavirus in the UK by using clues in its genetic code.

Coronavirus: Blood donors needed after 15% drop, says NHS

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 00:47
Officials urge blood donors to stick to their appointments if they are well enough.

Coronavirus: More myths to ignore

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 00:05
Reality Check tackles misleading health advice being shared online.