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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption From Monday temporary measures will mean passengers will no longer be able to board using the front door Passengers will only be allowed to board London’s buses using the middle door during the coronavirus pandemic, Transport for London (TfL) has said. The changes to protect drivers follow concerns that […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption NHS coronavirus testing (pictured) is not available to most people – and scammers are taking advantage by advertising home testing kits, which are illegal to sell People and businesses should be wary of scammers trying to turn the coronavirus pandemic to their advantage, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Firefighters have to disinfect the fire truck and equipment every time it is called to an emergency to curb the spread of the virus Around 12% of firefighters and control room staff in some areas are self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic, says the firefighters’ union. The Fire Brigades Union […]

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Image copyright Getty Images A doctors’ union has said many of its members are still not getting the protective equipment they need to treat patients with coronavirus. The British Medical Association (BMA) said doctors were putting their lives at risk. On Friday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there was enough kit for everyone and unveiled […]

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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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