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1st April 2020
Coronavirus: The cleaners tasked with killing off the virus in hospitals

As the coronavirus pandemic in the UK magnifies our hospitals are becoming inundated with patients.

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1st April 2020
Coronavirus: 'Matter of days' before Milton Keynes ice rink converted into emergency mortuary

An ice rink in Milton Keynes will be turned into an emergency mortuary "in a matter of days", in order to cope with a rise in coronavirus-related deaths, the local authority has said.

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1st April 2020
Coronavirus cases 'plateau' in UK as ventilators near production

The first batch of British-made ventilators to treat coronavirus patients will be rolled out to the NHS next week, Michael Gove has said.

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1st April 2020
Coronavirus: The Italian COVID-19 hospital where no medics have been infected

In northern Italy thousands of medical staff are getting sick fighting the coronavirus pandemic and dozens have died - but far to the south, they have had time to prepare.

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1st April 2020
Coronavirus: 393 die in UK after testing positive for COVID-19, taking total to 1,808

Another 393 people have died after contracting coronavirus - taking the UK total to 1,808.

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1st April 2020
Coronavirus: Trump says wear scarves as face masks to fight COVID-19 'plague'

Donald Trump has warned Americans to expect a "painful two weeks" as coronavirus deaths in the US peak - before suggesting people wear scarves as face masks in the fight against the virus.

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1st April 2020
Coronavirus: NHS doctor forced to 'give up' her children as nurseries close

Many NHS workers who are parents to pre-school children are being forced to stay home because they can't access child care.

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1st April 2020
Coronavirus: Anger is growing at China over COVID-19 and its apparent cover-up attempt

We've long known about the dangers of a wild animal virus leaping the species gap and ravaging humans and so have the Chinese. 

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1st April 2020
Coronavirus: The data suggests the UK is on course for many thousands of deaths

Let me preface this with a little disclaimer: I'm not a doctor or for that matter an epidemiologist, but I do know a little bit about presenting and explaining data.

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1st April 2020
Coronavirus: Two 'healthy' teens, 13 and 19, die in London

Two apparently healthy teenagers have died in London after contracting coronavirus.

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1st April 2020
Coronavirus: Trump backs Americans to wear scarves as face masks in COVID-19 fight

Donald Trump has warned Americans to expect a "painful two weeks" as coronavirus deaths in the US peak - before suggesting people wear scarves as face masks in the fight against the virus.

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1st April 2020
Coronavirus: Trump warns Americans to expect 'painful two weeks' due to COVID-19 'plague'

Donald Trump has warned Americans to expect a "very painful two weeks" in the fight against coronavirus as the country's death toll peaks.

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31st March 2020
Coronavirus: Whitehall takes charge of tests after row between England and Wales

Ministers have been forced into a crisis rethink of the way coronavirus tests are bought after it emerged the NHS in England and Wales were competing over testing.

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31st March 2020
Coronavirus: FTSE 100 marks worst quarter since 1987 amid COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the FTSE 100 marking its worst quarter since 1987.

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31st March 2020
Coronavirus: Donna Air reveals COVID-19 diagnosis and donates tests to NHS

Actress Donna Air has revealed she has tested positive for coronavirus and says she has donated tests to NHS workers.

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31st March 2020
Coronavirus: 'matter of days' before Milton Keynes ice-rink is converted into emergency mortuary

An ice-rink in Milton Keynes will be turned into an emergency mortuary "in a matter of days", in order to cope with a rise in coronavirus-related deaths, the local authority has said.

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31st March 2020
Coronavirus: Young people warned it 'doesn't matter what age you are'

Young people are being warned to follow "all the social distancing measures" after a 19-year-old died while infected with COVID-19.

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31st March 2020
Coronavirus: Teenage victim Luca Di Nicola was 'very healthy' – family says

The family of Luca Di Nicola, who died after testing positive for coronavirus, have paid tribute to the "very healthy" teenager.

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31st March 2020
Coronavirus: 'Healthy' boy Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, 13, is youngest UK victim

An apparently healthy 13-year-old boy from south London has become the youngest UK victim of coronavirus.

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31st March 2020
Coronavirus lockdown: What should you do if stopped by police while out driving, shopping or exercising?

The introduction of new legislation which the government says is designed to help UK authorities combat the spread of coronavirus has generated confusion and controversy in equal measure.

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