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UK warns of tougher social distancing measures

The British government on Sunday warned that outside exercise could be banned if people flout stringent guidelines to cut the spread of coronavirus infections. The UK government on March 23 ordered a three-week shutdown of non-essential shops and services to cut close-contact transmission of the virus. But warmer weekend weather has stoked fears that people could congregate in parks and ...

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Sunny weather tempts Europe; UK queen urges self-discipline

A woman held up her phone to record how Brockwell Park in London has been closed to help stop the spread of coronavirus. As warm, sunny weather beckoned across Europe, Queen Elizabeth II appealed to Britons on Sunday to exercise self-discipline in “an increasingly challenging time” as the country saw a record 24-hour jump in coronavirus deaths that even outpaced ...

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BBC animal park star Lord Bath dies of coronavirus

Longleat Safari Park has announced Lord Bath of Longleat has died after testing positive for the coronavirus. Alexander Thynn, the 7th Marquess of Bath, was the owner of Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire and the wider Longleat estate. Longleat is well known as the location for popular BBC Show Animal Park, which is presented by Kate Humble and Ben Fogle. ...

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Doing everything to ensure your return to UK: Dickson to British citizens

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson. File photo British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Sunday said they are doing everything so that British citizens in Bangladesh can return to the UK reminding them a longer stay here. Biman Bangladesh Airlines has extended the temporary suspension of all international and domestic flights until April 14. “So I think ...

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Child aged five among new UK virus victims

Britain on Saturday reported a record 708vdaily death from COVID-19, including a five-year-old child, who is thought to be the country’s youngest victim. The health ministry said 4,313 people who tested positive for the virus in hospital had died as of 1600 GMT Friday while there were 41,903 confirmed cases as of 0800 GMT Saturday, up 3,735. The toll has ...

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Coronavirus death toll in United Kingdom rises by 708

The United Kingdom has recorded 708 new deaths from coronavirus, the largest one-day rise since the outbreak began. According to figures released by the Department of Health and Social Care, a total of 4,313 have now died in the UK. The figures are current to 5 p.m. (12 p.m. ET) on April 3, but were released a day later. The ...

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Queen’s seven days of heartbreak, painful memories and an emotional goodbye

The Queen has had a difficult week as the country faces unprecedented times during the global coronavirus crisis. As she prepares to address the nation on Sunday at 8pm, the head of state has faced her own heartbreak this week. Her son Prince Charles got struck with covid-19, there have no doubt been painful memories as she marks the anniversary ...

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Thirteen Glasgow care home residents in Scotland die in one week

Thirteen residents at a Glasgow care home have died in one week following a suspected outbreak of coronavirus. Staff at Burlington Care Home, Cranhill, said they were “closely monitoring” the health of other people in their care and that “strict protocols” were in place. All of the deceased residents had underlying health conditions and their families have been made aware.Two ...

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New 4,000-bed coronavirus field hospital opens in London

Britain on Friday opened a new 4,000-bed temporary hospital to treat the most seriously ill coronavirus patients, as day-on-day deaths surged to a new record and royal officials said Queen Elizabeth II would make a rare crisis address to the nation. Heir to the throne Prince Charles opened the state-run National Health Service (NHS) Nightingale Hospital, which has been built ...

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Health update and a warning in Boris Johnson’s video from isolation

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said he would continue his self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, following a week of staying at home and working remotely. Johnson, 55, became the most high-profile world leader to contract the virus when he announced he had tested positive last Friday. He has been working from a flat above his Downing Street ...

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