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Coronavirus: UK epidemic growing as R number above 1

Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus infections have increased in recent weeks in the UK, according to new estimates. The government’s latest R number is between 1 and 1.2, which means the epidemic is growing. And…

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Coronavirus cases on the rise in the UK

Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus infections have increased in recent weeks in the UK, according to new estimates. The government’s latest R number is between 1 and 1.2 which means the epidemic is growing. And…

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Coronavirus cases on the rise in England

Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus infections have increased in recent weeks in England, according to new estimates. Tests in thousands of households by the Office for National Statistics found a rise in positive tests among…

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Coronavirus: What are the challenges of mass testing?

Image copyright Getty Images The prime minister talked about his “Moonshot” plan, on Wednesday, to test millions of people every day using tests that can produce results in as little as 20 minutes. He said…

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Coronavirus: Doctors study brain of ‘miraculous’ young patient

image copyrightKaitlyn Taylor Doctors have studied the brain of a father-of-two who became the youngest reported patient in the world to have a stroke due to coronavirus. Omar Taylor, 31, spent six weeks at Colchester…

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Contraceptive services ‘even worse’ after coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has made a “difficult situation even worse” for women trying to access contraception, a group of MPs and peers has warned. Their inquiry claims years of cuts means patients “have to navigate…

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Coronavirus: Jonathan Ashworth grills Matt Hancock over Covid-19 test guidelines

The shadow health secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, has challenged Health Secretary Matt Hancock in the Commons over unclear guidelines on coronavirus testing. It comes after the government announced plans for mass testing. The Labour MP said…

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Coronavirus: Long waits for hospital operations soar in England

Image copyright Getty Images The disruption to hospitals in England during the pandemic has meant the number of patients facing long waits for routine operations has soared. More than two million people on the waiting…

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Who can now get a test?

Image copyright PA Media An increase in demand for coronavirus tests has led to local shortages – with some people being directed to test sites hundreds of miles from their homes. Testing people and then…

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Coronavirus: Concerns over Boris Johnson’s ‘moonshot’ testing plans

Image copyright PA Media Scientists and health professionals have raised doubts about Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “Operation Moonshot” plan for mass coronavirus testing. The PM hopes millions of Covid-19 tests – including some giving results…

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