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Image copyright Getty Images Countries like the UK that have closed schools to help stop the spread of coronavirus should ask hard questions about whether this is now the right policy, says one team of scientists. The University College London team says keeping pupils off has little impact, even with other lockdown measures. But a […]

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For the past two weeks, since the lockdown restrictions began, BBC news presenter Sophie Raworth has been running to work at lunchtime to present the BBC News at Six and Ten, taking pictures as she passes some well-known landmarks. Here she describes what it is like to commute through the now deserted streets of the […]

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Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s newest, and largest, hospital facility is preparing to open its doors to take in coronavirus patients needing intensive care treatment. East London’s ExCeL exhibition centre, which normally plays host to lifestyle shows, expos and conferences, has been converted into the temporary NHS Nightingale hospital, with space for 4,000 beds. […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCoventry restaurant owner delivers 3,500 meals to two NHS hospitals Restaurant staff have been forced to shut up shop while NHS workers have sometimes finished gruelling shifts only to find supermarket shelves empty. We meet the chefs on shutdown volunteering to feed hospital workers around the clock. […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new temporary NHS Nightingale Hospital is being set up at the ExCeL Centre in London’s Docklands area Thousands of EasyJet and Virgin airline staff are being offered work in the new NHS Nightingale Hospital in east London. Those who sign up will support nurses and clinicians at the […]

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Image copyright AFP Image caption The accused is scheduled to appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court later. A 22-year-old man has been charged over the fatal stabbing of a teenager in south-east London, the Met Police said. Mario Gruda has been accused of the murder of 18-year-old Cameron Murfitt, who suffered stab wounds in the Woolwich […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPM: Number of NHS volunteers in 24 hours equal to “population of Coventry” The number of people who have volunteered to help the NHS in its fight against coronavirus has passed half a million, double the government’s recruitment target. Speaking at his daily news conference, PM Boris […]

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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 are to close, along with libraries, playgrounds, outdoor gyms and places of worship. Weddings and baptisms will be banned but funerals will be allowed. […]

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Image copyright Kelsey Mohammed Image caption Kelsey Mohammed says she has been overwhelmed by the support of the public. More than 1,000 volunteer groups have been set up to help those self-isolating during the coronavirus outbreak. Tens of thousands have come forward offering to pick up shopping or deliver medicine to the most vulnerable. Covid-19 […]

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Image copyright Handout Image caption Natalia Kurteczko plans to move out of her home and into a hostel next month A self-employed events organiser said she would need to leave her home and move into a hostel after work suddenly dried up because of the coronavirus. Natalia Kurteczko, 30, has lived in Oxford for seven […]

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