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Coronavirus: Some people shielding allowed outdoors from Monday

Image copyright Getty Images Vulnerable people in England and Wales advised to stay home since the coronavirus lockdown began will be able to go outdoors again from Monday.The change means people will be able to go out with members of their household. Those living alone can meet with someone from ...

Coronavirus: South Korea closes schools again after biggest spike in weeks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC's Laura Bicker visited a school before the latest round of closures More than 200 schools in South Korea have been forced to close just days after they re-opened, due to a new spike in virus cases. Thousands of students had ear...

Virus tracing systems start in England and Scotland

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of contact tracers are making their first phone calls to track down people who will be told to self-isolate under new test and trace schemes being launched in England and Scotland.Tracers will text, email or call people who test positive with coronavirus an...

Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Health officials say the actual death toll is likely far higher than the recorded count The US has passed 100,000 deaths in the coronavirus outbreak in less than four months.It has seen more fatalities than any other country, while its 1.69 million confi...

Coronavirus: UK authorises anti-viral drug remdesivir

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Experts warn remdesivir shouldn't be seen as a "magic bullet" A drug treatment called remdesivir that appears to shorten recovery time for people with coronavirus is being made available on the NHS. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it was probably th...

Coronavirus: Can we stay safe as lockdown eases?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new research suggests coughs and sneezes might project liquid further than previously thought As lockdowns are eased all over the world, what are the risks of getting infected as people come into closer contact with each other?It's a question ...

Coronavirus: WHO halts trials of hydroxychloroquine over safety fears

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS President Donald Trump said he was taking hydroxychloroquine to ward off Covid-19 Testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for coronavirus has been halted because of safety fears, the World Health Organiza...

Coronavirus: Children and older adults to take part in vaccine trial

Image copyright Getty Images Children and older adults are to be included in the second phase of vaccine trials to protect against coronavirus.The first phase of the University of Oxford trial began in April, involving 1,000 healthy adults aged 55 and under.Now more than 10,200 people - incl...

Coronavirus: Immune clue sparks treatment hope

Image copyright Getty Images UK scientists are to begin testing a treatment that it is hoped could counter the effects of Covid-19 in the most seriously ill patients.It has been found those with the most severe form of the disease have extremely low numbers of an immune cell called a T-cell. T-cel...

Coronavirus: Hydroxychloroquine trial begins in the UK

Image copyright Getty Images A trial to see whether two anti-malarial drugs could prevent Covid-19 has begun in Brighton and Oxford.Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine or a placebo will be given to more than 40,000 healthcare workers from Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.All the particip...

Coronavirus: All 50 US states move toward reopening

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shops have started to reopen in Florida As the country's death toll surpasses 92,000, all 50 US states have partially reopened after a two-month shutdown.On Wednesday, Connecticut became the final state to lift restrictions when it gave the gree...

Coronavirus: Spain tightens mask rules for all older than five

Image copyright EPA Image caption Only those with health issues or young children will be exempt from wearing masks Wearing masks is being made compulsory in Spain both indoors and out in public if social distancing is not possible.Only children under six and people with health issues are exempt...
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