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Coronavirus: Testing rolled out for frontline NHS staff

Staff at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff carrying out a diagnostic test for coronavirus earlier this month Frontline hospital staff in England are starting to be tested to see whether they have coronavirus. Workers with symptoms and those who live with people who have symptoms will be checked – starting with hundreds of critical care doctors and nurses. ...

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Coronavirus: UK Health secretary Matt Hancock tests positive

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has tested positive for the coronavirus. Hancock announced the news on Twitter on Friday, just a couple of hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that he had also tested positive for the virus. It means the two members of the UK government leading the fight against the virus now both have the COVID-19 disease. ...

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Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Photo : In this file photo Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street for the House of Commons for his weekly Prime Ministers Questions, in London. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirus, but remains in charge of the U.K.’s response to the outbreak. Johnson said Friday that he was tested for COVID-19 ...

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UK records over 100 Covid-19 deaths in a day for first time

Britain recorded more than 100 coronavirus deaths in a 24-hour period for the first time on Thursday, with 115 people who tested positive for the virus dying. “As of 5pm (1700 GMT) on 25 March 2020, 578 patients in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have died,” said the official government website, up from 463 on Wednesday. A ...

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Coronavirus death toll rises to 578 as 11,658 test positive in the UK

Public Health England confirmed that as of 9am on Thursday, March 26 104,866 have been tested. 93,208 have tested negative. As of 5pm on 25 March, of those hospitalised in the UK, 578 have sadly died. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that three coronavirus patients in Scotland have died, bringing the total to 25, She also said the number of ...

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Prince Charles at his desk ‘as usual’

Prince Charles is working at his desk as usual today, according to palace officials, following the announcement yesterday that he had tested positive for coronavirus. However, a spokesman declined to give an update on the health status of the Prince of Wales, 71, who is at his Scottish home Birkhall in Aberdeenshire. The spokesman added that the heir to the ...

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London hospitals facing ‘tsunami’ of virus patients: NHS official

Hospitals in the British capital are being overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, the head of an organisation representing bosses in the state-run National Health Service said on Thursday. The chief executive of NHS Providers, Chris Hopson, told BBC radio that London hospitals had seen an “explosion of demand… in seriously ill patients”, likening it to a “continuous tsunami”.

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Covid-19: UK deaths reach 437 after rise in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

The number of people who have died after contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the has risen to 437, after health authorities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland confirmed 15 more deaths since the UK Department of Health and Social Care most recently updated its official statistics on Tuesday evening The number of people who have died after contracting the ...

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Deputy British ambassador to Hungary dies of coronavirus

Steven Dick the deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Budapest has died after contracting coronavirus, the Foreign Office has said. The 37-year-old died on Tuesday in Hungary. He had served as Deputy British Ambassador to Hungary since December, according to a biography published on the UK government’s website.In a statement, his parents Steven and Carol Dick said: ...

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Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles. Photo: Courtesy The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House has announced, reports BBC. Prince Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”, a spokesman said, adding that the Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has been tested but does not have the virus. Both Charles and Camilla are now self-isolating at Balmoral. ...

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