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Health workers on frontline to be tested in England

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 announced. Tests will be rolled out to critical care doctors and nurses first followed by staff […]

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Coronavirus: Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive

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 past 24 hours, including a […]

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Coronavirus: Protective gear guidance ‘to be updated’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption 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 frontline staff deal with coronavirus. […]

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Coronavirus: Dentists to help staff new hospitals

Image copyright Getty Images An army of dentists is being redeployed to join the front-line fight against Covid-19 after non-urgent dentistry was suspended amid the virus pandemic. The Chief Dental Office for England said they would be asked to help at hospitals being built to boost critical care and other parts of the NHS. And […]

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‘Very good reasons’ to test Prince Charles for coronavirus

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were tested for coronavirus by NHS Grampian There were “very good reasons” to test Prince Charles for coronavirus, Scotland’s chief medical officer has insisted. The heir to the throne is currently in isolation in Aberdeenshire after testing positive for Covid-19. Questions have been raised […]

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Coronavirus: NHS staff to get free parking

Image copyright PA Media NHS and social care staff will be given free car parking during the coronavirus outbreak, the government has said. It comes after 400,000 people signed a petition urging the government to thank NHS workers by scrapping charges. GP Anthony Gallagher, who began the petition, welcomed the move but said fees should […]

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Coronavirus: Cancer patient’s chemotherapy put on hold

Image copyright Nancy Carter-BradleyImage caption The mother-of-two has been receiving chemotherapy for the past five months A woman with brain cancer has been told her chemotherapy has stopped because of the coronavirus outbreak. Nancy Carter-Bradley, 44, from Hampshire, said the health secretary should ring-fence cancer treatment. She said her treatment at a London hospital had […]