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Coronavirus: Johnson reveals ‘contingency plans’ made during treatment

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed “contingency plans” were made while he was seriously ill in hospital with coronavirus. In an interview with the Sun on Sunday, the PM says he was given “litres and litres of oxygen” to keep him alive, BBC reported. He says his week in London’s St Thomas’ Hospital left him driven by a desire ...

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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds name baby son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas

Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have named their baby boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson. The names are a tribute to their grandfathers and two doctors who treated Mr Johnson while he was in hospital with coronavirus, Ms Symonds wrote in an Instagram post. She posted a picture of herself with the baby, who was born on Wednesday.And she ...

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Coronavirus: Another 621 people die in UK

The number of people who have died with coronavirus in hospitals, care homes and the wider community in the UK has risen by 621 to 28,131. The number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus is up 4,806 to 182,260. Meanwhile, the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 is down from 15,111 to 14,695. During Saturday’s daily news ...

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‘Social-distancing at Heathrow airports is ‘impossible’

Introducing social distancing at airports is “physically impossible”, the boss of Heathrow has warned. “Social distancing does not work in any form of public transport, let alone aviation,” John Holland-Kaye said. But the chief executive of Europe’s busiest airport said airports will have to introduce health-screening and passengers will have to wear masks, BBC reported.However, the GMB union said the ...

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Covid-19 deaths in UK rise by 739 bringing death toll past 27,500

A further 739 patients have died with coronavirus in the UK bringing the national total ​to 27,510. The figure includes those who have died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Thursday The full UK figures were revealed this afternoon by Health Secretary Matt Hancock at the ...

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Coronavirus: Black African deaths three times higher than white Britons – study

Coronavirus patients from black African backgrounds in England and Wales are dying at more than triple the rate of white Britons, a study suggests. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said a higher proportion of people from ethnic minority backgrounds live in areas hit harder by Covid-19. However, they tend to be younger on average, so should be less vulnerable. ...

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UK death toll jumps to 26,711 as another 674 die from coronavirus

The UK coronavirus death toll has jumped to 26,711 after another 674 people were confirmed dead. The Government’s official figures now include deaths in care homes and the wider community after the Department of Health began counting them yesterday. Previously, the Government only counted people who had died in hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus. Earlier today, it emerged that ...

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UK death toll jumps by 4,419 to 26,097 after care homes are included

The UK coronavirus death toll has jumped to 26,097 after the Government started counting deaths in care homes and the wider community for the first time. Previously, the Government only counted people who had died in hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus. Yesterday, the official figure on hospital deaths stood at 21,678 – some 4,419 lower than today’s figure. Public ...

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UK PM Johnson and partner announce birth of baby boy

Photo:  In this Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 file photo, Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds wave from the steps of number 10 Downing Street in London. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of their baby. Johnson”s office says Symonds gave birth to a “healthy baby boy at a ...

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