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Coronavirus: Key evidence on opening schools revealed

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 17:00
Sources say any risk to pupils is very small but any activity outside the home has risk.

Coronavirus: Children half as likely to catch it, review finds

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:28
The findings will feed into the debate around the safety of re-opening schools.

Coronavirus: Children and older adults to take part in vaccine trial

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 08:24
The Oxford trial will monitor the effects on thousands of people's immune systems.

Coronavirus: Immune clue sparks treatment hope

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 05:55
Better understanding of Covid-19's impact on the immune system gives hope an existing drug might aid recovery.

Coronavirus: Could there be a second wave?

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 00:24
What factors determine a potential second wave of Covid-19 infections?

Coronavirus: UK's ninth Clap for Carers

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 20:56
From a helipad to the streets, millions thank front-line workers risking their lives to fight coronavirus.

NHS fees to be scrapped for overseas health staff and care workers

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 17:39
NHS staff and care workers from abroad are to be exempt, as Labour calls it "the right thing to do".

Coronavirus: Virus test with 20-minute results being trialled in Hampshire

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 17:37
Health Secretary Matt Hancock also says 10 million antibody tests will start being rolled out next week.

What's it like using the Covid-19 contact tracing app?

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 13:00
Isle of Wight resident Megan Mackney describes using the Covid-19 contact tracing app.

Coronavirus: Pregnant nurse died of pneumonia, Covid-19 and Caesarean

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 11:32
Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong died from a combination of her infections and giving birth, an inquest hears.

Coronavirus: Cases in the community 'relatively stable'

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 10:33
The estimate from the government's surveillance programme suggests one in 400 is infected.

Coronavirus: Time running out on track and trace, NHS leaders warn

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 08:46
The NHS Confederation warns of "severe" consequences if the right system is not established quickly.

Coronavirus: Hydroxychloroquine trial begins in the UK

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 03:39
The study will test the drugs - one of which Donald Trump has said he is taking - against a placebo.

Coronavirus: 'Tackle harmful lockdown drinking,' BMJ editorial warns

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 00:49
Supermarket sales of alcohol have risen and liver disease could too, a BMJ editorial says.

Coronavirus: NHS England official cautions against buying antibody tests

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 20:10
NHS England's medical director Prof Stephen Powis says experts are currently evaluating the tests.

Coronavirus: Newcastle hospital 'weeks ahead' on loss of smell-taste check

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 19:37
They are now official coronavirus symptoms but a Newcastle health trust started screening in March.

Coronavirus: UK to trace contacts of 10,000 new cases from 1 June

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 14:41
It comes as Labour accuses the government of leaving a "huge hole" in the UK's coronavirus defences.

Hospital chief predicts post-Covid 'restart' will take 18 months

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 13:59
The chief executive of Addenbrooke's Hospital says the process will be "sensitive and delicate".

Coronavirus lockdown: Why can some of us meet six people?

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 11:08
Different policies are down to a number of factors, including geography, science and politics, experts say.

Coronavirus: 'Wash hands at least six times a day'

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 01:03
Simple soap and water can kill the virus if you use it often enough, experts say.