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Coronavirus: 'Transmission rate may have fallen below one', says NHS England

3 hours 18 min ago
Steve Powis says there is early academic evidence to support the idea coronavirus infections could reduce.

Matt Hancock: 'I'll stop at nothing to protect frontline staff'

3 hours 57 min ago
Matt Hancock says he'll make sure that NHS staff have the right equipment to be safe and do their jobs.

Coronavirus: Doctors face agonising life-death decisions

7 hours 30 min ago
Medics are told they will need to decide who gets the most critical care as coronavirus spreads

Don't send rainbow pictures to Nightingale hospital, NHS says

9 hours 35 min ago
Despite a social media shout-out for rainbow artwork, the NHS has asked people to share their pictures online only

Coronavirus: Testing will 'unlock puzzle', PM says

14 hours 21 min ago
It comes after it was revealed only 2,000 out of half a million frontline NHS workers in England have been tested.

Coronavirus: Volunteers help protect NHS workers

19 hours 45 min ago
The army of volunteers making essential supplies for NHS workers fighting Covid-19.

Recovering from coronavirus: Three harrowing stories of surviving Covid-19

20 hours 55 min ago
We have spoken to three people who were hospitalised after contracting coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Meet the ex-NHS staff who are returning to work

20 hours 56 min ago
Thousands of ex-NHS staff have returned to work to help fight coronavirus after a government appeal.

Coronavirus: Should the UK use drones to disinfect public spaces?

21 hours 32 min ago
A group is calling for a change in regulation so drones can spray disinfectant in public places

Coronavirus: Expert panel to assess face mask use by public

21 hours 55 min ago
Experts are set to assess the value of face masks in helping slow the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: more health myths to ignore

22 hours 21 min ago
Reality Check tackles misleading health advice being shared online

Coronavirus: Why some people with symptoms in India are living in trees

22 hours 22 min ago
Many thousands of people in India have left cities and returned to their villages amid a nationwide lockdown order which has caused confusion and anger.

WHO 'deeply concerned by coronavirus 'rapid escalation'

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 20:07
WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu says deaths have more than doubled in the past week.

Coronavirus: NHS 111 has 1.7 million queries in 15 days

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 15:14
Most of the queries, from people flagging potential symptoms, were handled online.

Coronavirus: GP surgery apology over 'do not resuscitate' form

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 11:23
Patients with life-limiting conditions were asked to sign a "do not resuscitate" form via a letter.

Coronavirus: Potential drug treatment starts UK trials

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:04
A drug that could treat patients with coronavirus is to undergo clinical trials at 15 NHS centres.

Coronavirus: Transforming London's ExCeL centre into Nightingale hospital

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 07:20
The ExCeL centre has become the Nightingale and is due to start taking coronavirus patients this week.

Coronavirus: 'Greatest test since World War Two', says UN chief

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 03:24
UN boss António Guterres calls for an "immediate co-ordinated" global response to tackle the crisis.

Coronavirus: Hospitals urged to use lab space to test NHS staff

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 02:40
The advice comes as the government faces growing criticism over a lack of testing for frontline staff.

Coronavirus: Are loss of smell and taste key symptoms?

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 01:06
However, experts say a fever and a cough are still the main ones to look out for.