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Coronavirus: UK pledges support to global vaccine-sharing scheme

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the UK will give £500m to a new global vaccine-sharing scheme.

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Covid-19: What do scientists think of the PM’s plan?

The new coronavirus restrictions have been met with mixed reviews.

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NHS Covid-19 app: How to install and use it

This guide explains how to install the NHS Covid-19 app on Android smartphones and iPhones.

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Coronavirus: Whitty and Vallance faced ‘herd immunity’ backlash, emails show

Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance were alarmed by questions over the controversial concept, emails show.

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Coronavirus: ‘We’ve reached a perilous turning point’, says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson sets out a raft of new restrictions for England which could last up to six months.

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Coronavirus: PM says Covid ‘complacency could be our undoing’

Boris Johnson says new restrictions are needed now to avoid “more drastic action” in the future.

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Covid restrictions: PM sets out new hospitality and face covering rules

Pubs must close earlier, higher fines for not wearing masks, and weddings will again be restricted.

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Coronavirus: Childcare exemption added to new restrictions in England

People in affected areas will be allowed to look after children from outside their households.

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Cancer taskforce aims to reduce patient backlog

Patients say they have missed out on face-to-face examinations and appointments.

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Amanda Bowles: Doctor error contributed to anorexic woman’s death

The doctor has apologised to Amanda Bowles’ family for not intervening sooner.

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‘Not enough tests for five months due to winter coughs’

Normal coughs and fevers alone will lead to high demand for coronavirus tests over winter, it says.

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Coronavirus: Testing problems leaving families in limbo

Parents are missing work and children kept home from school as they wrestle with the testing system

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Mental-health team ‘failed son’ before shooting

A man whose son shot his neighbour dead then fatally crashed his motorbike says mental-health services failed him.

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Chief scientist ‘told off’ for early lockdown plea

An email exchange uncovered by the BBC reveals disharmony in the top ranks of decision makers.

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Coronavirus: Care homes in England warned of rise in infections

Cases are mainly among staff but risk spreading to residents, a government letter says.

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Coronavirus: Oxford University to resume vaccine trial after pause

The late-stage trials were paused due to a reported side effect in a patient in the UK.

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Coronavirus: What are the challenges of mass testing?

The government is shooting for the Moon on testing – but what are the chances of landing the plans?

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Contraceptive services ‘even worse’ after coronavirus

The coronavirus has made a “difficult situation even worse” for women, says a group of MPs.

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Child obesity action ‘risks losing its way’

The problem is worsening for some and strategies have been too sluggish to keep up, a report warns.

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Coronavirus: Man with chronic asthma ‘forced’ to wear mask on plane

EasyJet apologised after one of its pilots was filmed threatening to remove the passenger from the flight.

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