How the UK’s coronavirus epidemic compares to other countries

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Image copyright EPA . What can Italy’s epidemic tells us about how the outbreak will unfold elsewhere? Deaths and confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK have been doubling every three days, and on Friday the country experienced its biggest increase in deaths so far. Models of the epidemic give […]

Coronavirus: Health workers on frontline to be tested in England

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMichael Gove announced increased testing capacity for frontline workers Health workers on the frontline in England will start being tested this weekend to see if they have coronavirus, the government has said. Tests will be rolled out to critical care doctors and […]

Coronavirus: Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIn a video on Twitter, Boris Johnson says he is self-isolating and will continue to work from home. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating in Downing Street. He said he had experienced mild symptoms over the […]

Coronavirus: Essex GP with ‘textbook symptoms’ dies

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Image copyright NHS Southend CCG . Dr Habib Zaidi had worked as a GP in Leigh-on-Sea for more than 47 years The family of a GP who died while being treated for suspected coronavirus say he sacrificed his life for his job. Dr Habib Zaidi, 76, died in intensive care […]

Coronavirus: Protective gear guidance ‘to be updated’

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Image copyright Getty Images . World Health Organization guidelines currently recommend health staff wear a full gown and visor Guidance for health workers on personal protective equipment is expected to be updated within two days, the BBC has been told. There have been calls for greater clarity on PPE as […]