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Second daily jump in Covid-19 cases in Scotland

Sun, 07/19/2020 - 15:52
The first minister says fluctuation is "to be expected" as Scotland records another 23 Covid-19 cases.
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Coronavirus: 'Almost half' of Blackburn Covid-19 contacts not reached

Sun, 07/19/2020 - 15:02
New cases are rising around the Lancashire town, sparking warnings about the NHS test and trace system.
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Yorkshire Nightingale Hospital's future unclear, says council

Sun, 07/19/2020 - 13:27
The 500-bed hospital is based at Harrogate's Convention Centre, which is owned by Harrogate Borough Council.
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Brighton Royal Sussex hospital staff member injured in stabbing

Sun, 07/19/2020 - 12:39
A man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the attack in a hospital in Brighton.
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Coronavirus: Wales 'could have done' to prepare for Covid-19 crisis

Sun, 07/19/2020 - 12:21
Wales should have been better prepared for coronavirus, the Senedd health committee's chair says.
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson 'does not want second national lockdown'

Sun, 07/19/2020 - 02:42
Having the option of a nationwide shutdown is like a "nuclear deterrent", the prime minister says.
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Coronavirus: Are mutations making it more infectious?

Sun, 07/19/2020 - 00:10
While there have been thousands of changes to the virus only one is seen as possibly altering its behaviour.
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Coronavirus: Councils in England get new powers for local shutdowns

Sat, 07/18/2020 - 16:26
They can now target coronavirus outbreaks at local level, cancelling events and shutting premises.
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Coronavirus: Cuts 'took away' councils' crisis capacity

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 18:34
Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty called for honesty about the lack of investment in health protection in recent years.
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Coronavirus: Rochdale introduces new Covid-19 measures

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 16:30
The council is urging residents to follow extra precautions to avoid a local lockdown.
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Hancock calls for urgent review into coronavirus death data in England

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 10:18
Reported deaths in England may have included people who tested positive months before they died.
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Coronavirus: 'Deep concerns' over brain injury rehabilitation

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 09:49
There are 'deep concerns' at the number of brain injury survivors who have lost access to rehabilitation.
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Coronavirus: £3bn for NHS to prepare for possible second wave

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 01:14
The funding for England will also help ease winter pressures on the health service, No 10 says.
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Coronavirus: Some Randox test kits 'may not meet safety standards'

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 18:59
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there was no evidence of harm - but the kits should not be used.
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Summers could become 'too hot for humans'

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 17:00
Rising global temperatures could see summers that are too hot to work in.
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Coronavirus: Russian spies target Covid-19 vaccine research

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 16:35
The UK, US and Canada say state-backed hackers tried to steal coronavirus vaccine research.
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Coronavirus: 'People shielding too scared to leave home'

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 14:53
Natasha Coates has been shielding due to her condition and feels people like her have been "forgotten".
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Sunken chest syndrome: NHS U-turn call for 'depressed' patients

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 10:41
A patient who says she had no confidence for years joins surgeons to call for surgery to resume.
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Coronavirus: Call to infect volunteers in Covid-19 vaccine hunt

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 04:16
Prominent scientists call for so-called "challenge trials" to accelerate vaccine development.
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Fertility rate: Shrinking population in six easy lessons

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 00:56
Research suggests most countries' populations will have shrunk by the end of the century.
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