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Coronavirus pandemic ‘could be curtains’ for small businesses

Image caption Gordon Thompson was convicted of the arson of House of Reeves furniture store The director of a family-run shop that was burnt to the ground during the 2011 London riots says small businesses may be forced to shut by Covid-19. Graham Reeves warned “it could be curtains”...

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Coronavirus: Social distancing ‘impossible’ on London commute

Image caption One commuter told the BBC “it’s next to impossible to social distance on the Tube” Commuters in London said social distancing was “next to impossible” as many made their first journeys to work since lockdown rules were eased. People in England are being encouraged to return to...

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Coronavirus: Prof Neil Ferguson quits government role after ‘undermining’ lockdown

Image copyright Imperial college london Prof Neil Ferguson has quit as a government adviser on coronavirus after admitting an “error of judgement”. Prof Ferguson, whose advice to the prime minister led to the UK lockdown, said he regretted “undermining” the messages on social distancing. The Telegraph reported that a...

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Coronavirus pandemic: Tracking the global outbreak

Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than 3.1 million confirmed cases in 185 countries. At least 217,000 people have died. The United States alone has more than one million confirmed cases – four times as many as any other country. This...

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Coronavirus: Making face masks feels ‘like the war effort’

Image copyright Paola Despretz / Sophie Passmore Image caption Paola Despretz is one of thousands who have taken it upon themselves to make masks Last summer, Sophie Passmore sat with a pot of glue and sequins, applying the finishing touches to costumes for ITV’s reality show The Masked Singer....

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Coronavirus: Which regions have been worst hit?

Image copyright AFP The data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) gives us the best indication so far about how many lives are being lost to Covid-19 across England and Wales. These are sobering statistics, setting new and unwanted records. In the week ending 3 April, there...

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson ‘responding to treatment’ in intensive care

Image copyright PA Media Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” for coronavirus as he spends his third day in hospital. The prime minister was being kept in St Thomas’ Hospital in London “for close monitoring” and remained clinically stable, Downing Street said. Downing Street said he was not working...

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Coronavirus: What are social distancing and self-isolation?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People have been urged to keep a distance The UK government has taken further action to limit the spread of coronavirus. Shops selling non-essential items have closed, along with libraries, playgrounds, outdoor gyms and places of worship. Weddings and baptisms are banned but...

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Coronavirus: EastEnders, Casualty, Doctors and Holby City suspend filming

Image caption Kellie Bright in the Queen Vic in EastEnders The BBC has suspended filming on dramas including EastEnders, Casualty, Doctors and Holby City “until further notice” amid the coronavirus outbreak. The number of EastEnders episodes screened will also be cut from four to two per week, the broadcaster...

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Coronavirus: Hospital patients to be seen via video link

Hospitals are being asked to carry out more video-based consultations of patients to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. NHS England hopes the move will reduce the number of people in hospitals and lower the potential for transmission. Meanwhile, the government is launching a major public health campaign...

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