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UK’s true death toll still unclear

The UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released new figures on coronavirus deaths in England and Wales, which include how many were registered up to 20 March – the day that pubs and clubs were ordered to shut down to help tackle the outbreak. What’s different about the data is it looks at community deaths – people who died ...

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Jobless UK flight attendants asked to work as medical staff

Photo : A line of London ambulances outside the ExCel center, which is being turned into a 4000 bed temporary hospital called NHS Nightingale to deal with coronavirus patients, as a train passes by in London. The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Monday related to the ...

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Prince Charles out of coronavirus self-isolation

The Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation, following his diagnosis of coronavirus. Prince Charles, 71, spent seven days self-isolating in Scotland after testing positive and displaying mild symptoms. The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, was tested and did not have the virus, but will self-isolate until the end of the week. A Palace official said the prince was in ...

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Coronavirus: Things will get worse before getting better, UK PM warns

The UK Prime Minister has warned that the coronavirus crisis will get worse before it gets better, in a letter being sent to every UK household. Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, says stricter restrictions could be put in place if necessary.Britons will also get a leaflet detailing government rules on leaving the house and health ...

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Consider available options: British HC to UK nationals

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson. File Photo British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson has urged the British nationals to consider available options as they are encouraged to return to the UK. In a video message, he said the Government of Bangladesh and Biman Bangladesh Airlines announced the suspension of flights between the UK and Bangladesh. ...

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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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