Coronavirus

Anybody five and over with coronavirus symptoms now eligible for test

May 18, 2020

Anybody aged five and over who has coronavirus symptoms is now eligible for a test to see if they have the disease, the health secretary has announced. Matt Hancock added that the government has also recruited 21,000 staff to work on its tracing system, designed to find those who have had contact with someone who […]

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Coronavirus lockdown could be eased in Scotland by end of the month

May 18, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Coronavirus lockdown measures could start to be eased within days of May 28 in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. By the end of the month Scots could be able to meet up with someone from another household, visit garden […]

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UK coronavirus LIVE: Decision on schools reopening 'to be made this week' as official Covid-19 symptoms list updated

May 18, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A decision on whether schools will return next month is likely to be made this week , Downing Street has suggested. The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said the Government was keen to resolve the issue “as soon as we […]

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Suspected coronavirus outbreaks reported in almost four in 10 care homes, Downing Street says

May 18, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The number of care homes believed to have suffered outbreaks of coronavirus has risen to 5,889 – or almost four in 10 homes. The disclosure comes days after it was revealed that 12,526 deaths of elderly people in care […]

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When will a coronavirus vaccine be available to the public?

May 18, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates At Sunday’s coronavirus press briefing, business secretary Alok Sharma said a Vaccine Taskforce is being led by chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Jonathan Van Tam, to accelerate the development of a coronavirus vaccine. The Government has […]

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What time is the Government's coronavirus press conference today? Daily updates on the briefings

May 18, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The Government will hold a briefing today to update the nation on the latest measures and developments in the UK’s fight against coronavirus . The Prime Minister or another member of the Government will address the country via a […]

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London congestion charge times, cost, zones map and how to avoid it

May 18, 2020

Driving into the centre of London is set to become more expensive from next month, with the congestion charge set to be raised. Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the increase last week as well as announcing that the days and times on which the charge will apply are also temporarily changing. The chances come as part […]

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Hunt to find man who spat at train worker who died from coronavirus

May 17, 2020

A rail ticket could be the key to finding a suspect who spat in the face of a train worker who later died from coronavirus. The death of mother-of-one Belly Mujinga who fell terminally ill shortly after the attack appalled the nation. The ticket officer called a colleague just hours before she died asking her […]

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19 arrested as anti-lockdown protests take place across country

May 16, 2020

19 people have been arrested during a protest against coronavirus lockdown measures in Hyde Park on Saturday. The arrests include the brother of former Labour leader  Jeremy Corbyn, Piers, who was taken away in handcuffs after he joined demonstrators with a megaphone proclaiming the debunked conspiracy that 5G and the pandemic are linked. The London […]

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Tube drivers told they can refuse to work if they feel their safety is at risk

May 16, 2020

A union has told London Underground drivers they have the right to refuse to work if they believe they are at risk of serious danger during the coronavirus crisis. Trade union for train drivers Aslef said it wanted to see Tube services increase, but only in a way that was safe for staff and passengers. […]

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