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Ireland’s coronavirus peak ‘could be lower than expected’ as death toll rises

The Covid-19 death toll in Ireland has risen to 174, with 16 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the National Public Health emergency team has said.

The nation has reported 5,364 cases of coronavirus but the rate of increase in infections is slowing.

Ireland’s chief medical ...

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Dominic Raab to deputise ‘where necessary’ while Boris Johnson is in intensive care

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will ‘deputise where necessary’ while Boris Johnson is in intensive care, Downing Street has said.

The Prime Minister was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, on Sunday evening after suffering from ‘persistent coronavirus symptoms’. He had ...

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Boris Johnson taken to intensive care for coronavirus

Boris Johnson has been taken into intensive care for coronavirus after his condition worsened.

Downing Street said Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab would ‘deputise where necessary’.

A Number 10 spokesman said: ‘Since Sunday evening, the Prime Minister has been under the care of ...

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Two more prisoners die after testing positive for coronavirus

Two more prisoners have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus.

Both inmates had underlying health conditions, a Prison Service spokesperson said.

They continued: ‘A 46-year-old HMP Low Newton prisoner and a 59-year-old HMP Littlehey prisoner died in hospital over ...

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Man charged with rape after woman attacked inside NHS hospital

A man has been charged after a woman was raped inside a hospital.

Nicholas Bell, 22, was arrested following reports that a woman, 30, had been assaulted at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, in Harlow, on Sunday.

The attack took place inside the hospital building, Essex Police said. ...

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Social media firms told to clamp down on 5G coronavirus conspiracies by MPs

MPs want companies like Twitter and Facebook to be held to account for the spread of conspiracy theories linking 5G technology to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden will discuss the issue with tech giants this week after phone masts were attacked when theories spread ...

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Coronavirus UK: What are the current supermarket restrictions?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, UK citizens are under lockdown, and only able to leave the house for one of four reasons – one of which is to buy food.

Supermarkets have therefore become pretty essential places and seen a staggering rise in demand – but they’ve also had to ...

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Thousands of Brits brought back to the UK on charter flights

Hundreds of thousands of Brits have landed safely back in the UK after their trips abroad were disrupted, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said today.

Most were able to get back on commercial flights, he said, but over 2,000 were brought back on special charter flights from seven different ...

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‘We don’t know’ if coronavirus deaths will peak this week

We do not know for certain when the UK will hit the peak of coronavirus deaths, England’s chief medical adviser has said.

Professor Chris Whitty told today’s Downing Street press conference that it is ‘too early’ to say lockdown restrictions will be relaxed at the end of the week ...

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Coronavirus slows down in UK as people follow advice to stay at home

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Staying at home is helping to ease the burden on the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic, the government has said.

The lockdown is having a positive ...

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Boris still in hospital ‘but leading government from his bed’

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Boris Johnson will continue to lead the government despite remaining in hospital due to ‘persistent coronavirus symptoms’, the Foreign Secretary has ...

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Man arrested after PCSO is threatened while enforcing social distancing rules 

A man was arrested this weekend as officers responded to reports of flouting of coronavirus regulations in Sheffield.

A police community support officer (PCSO) conducting social distancing enforcement patrols in  Fir Vale was threatened, according to authorities.

Sheffield ...

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UK’s death toll slows as 439 people die from coronavirus

The number of people who have died in the UK after contracting coronavirus has reached 5,373 after another 439 were confirmed dead.

The daily increase in deaths has dropped for the second day in a row, following a rise of 621 deaths on Sunday and 708 on Saturday.

It took 17 days for ...

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Three Tube lines causing most concern during coronavirus pandemic

London Mayor Sadiq Khan admits Transport for London are ‘concerned’ over the overcrowding still seen on Victoria Line, Jubilee Line and Central Line Tubes.

Khan claims that 55 per cent of London Underground Tubes are still running during the coronavirus lockdown but ‘record ...

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Police come up with cringeworthy rap to get people to stay at home

A police officer who rapped about the importance of cheese strings and staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak has been called an ‘absolute legend’ for speaking a language people understand.

But be warned, it was a bit ‘cringe’.

A video of the clip was posted to ...

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How to make a silent call to police when your life is in danger

If you’re being abused at home you can alert the police with a silent call.

The Silent Solution system allows victims to notify 999 operators by either pressing 55 or making a sound.

The coronavirus lockdown has led to the National Domestic Abuse helpline receiving 25% more calls, ...

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Coronavirus Austria: When did the country enter lockdown and how many Covid-19 cases does it have?

While most countries around the world continue to accelerate the fight against coronavirus by imposing further and extended lockdown measures, Austria appears to be bucking the trend and easing its restrictions.

It is set to become the first European country to do so, offering a glimmer of ...

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George Osborne says Boris wouldn’t be in hospital unless it was serious

Former chancellor George Osborne has claimed that ‘Boris wouldn’t be in hospital unless it was serious’.

The Evening Standard editor tweeted after Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick gave an update on his condition.

Mr Osborne wrote: ‘Here’s some basic truths: Boris ...

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Ten public transport workers have died in the last few days, Sadiq Khan says

A total of 10 public transport workers have now died of coronavirus in the capital, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed.

Eight of those killed in the last few days were bus workers, one of them worked for Transport for London, and one of them worked for London Underground, Mr Khan ...

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Charles and Camilla back together after coming out of self-isolation

Camilla has been reunited with Prince Charles after she came out of isolation days before their 15th wedding anniversary.

The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, tested negative for coronavirus but went into quarantine for 14 days after Charles, 71, was diagnosed with Covid-19.

The couple had ...

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How long does it take for coronavirus symptoms to show and how long does the virus last?

As Prime Minister Boris Johnson spends a night in the hospital with a persistent cough and temperature whilst fighting coronavirus, the pandemic shows no signs of slowing down.

There are now more than 1.2 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 183 countries and more than 69,000 ...

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