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Boy, 15, creates masks with 3D printer so effective NHS staff ask for more

A school boy has created face masks to protect frontline NHS staff as they treat coronavirus patients so well that they’ve asked him to make more.

Rudra Nakade, 15, designed and created the full face plastic visors using a 3D printer at home one Sunday evening during lockdown.

The ...

yesterday 15:05 open_in_new
UK death toll rises by 854 as coronavirus claims more than 6,000 lives

Another 854 people have died after contracting coronavirus, taking the UK death toll to 6,227.

Today’s jump in deaths is the biggest daily increase since the outbreak began, following a rise of 439 deaths yesterday and 621 on Sunday.

The toll was updated after England recorded ...

yesterday 15:05 open_in_new
WHO director faces growing calls to quit for ‘trusting China’s virus cover-up’

The World Health Organisation’s director-general is under pressure to step down over claims he took China’s widely-suspected coronavirus statistics at face value.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised the ‘transparency’ of China’s response to the outbreak in its early stages despite ...

yesterday 14:02 open_in_new
Dad fined £480 after son flouted coronavirus lockdown rules three times

A father has been fined after his son continued to flout the coronavirus lockdown regulations.

West Midlands Police said the fixed penalty notice could be doubled and reach as much as £960 if the teenager continues to go outside without good reason. The neighbourhood policing team in the ...

yesterday 14:02 open_in_new
‘Clap for Boris’ campaign launched to support PM in intensive care

A campaign has been launched to get the nation to ‘Clap for Boris’ in the same way that NHS workers are applauded each Thursday.

The hashtag #ClapforBoris is now trending as millions call for the public to show their support for the Prime Minister as he battles coronavirus in ...

yesterday 14:02 open_in_new
New figures show true coronavirus death toll is 8% higher

The true coronavirus death toll could be 8% higher, new figures have revealed.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has confirmed 38 people with coronavirus died outside hospitals in England and Wales in the week up to March 27.

Fifteen Britons died in their own homes, and 23 ...

yesterday 14:02 open_in_new
Boris Johnson does not have pneumonia and isn’t on ventilator

The Prime Minister has not been diagnosed with pneumonia and isn’t on a ventilator despite being taken to intensive care for coronavirus.

A Downing Street said Boris Johnson is ‘stable’ and in ‘good spirits’ after a night in the critical unit at London’s St Thomas’ Hospital, ...

yesterday 14:02 open_in_new
Scotland suffers worst day yet as another 74 die from coronavirus

The number of people who have died in Scotland after contracting coronavirus is 296, a rise of 74 from 222 on Monday, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

The figure is ‘relatively large’, she said because the National Records of Scotland is moving to recording deaths seven days a week, having ...

yesterday 12:59 open_in_new
Intensive care nurse finishes gruelling shift only to be told his granddad had died

A nurse was told his grandfather died from coronavirus just minutes after finishing an exhausting night shift on an intensive care unit.

Adam, 24, took a picture of himself in a mirror during his gruelling shift and shared it on social media in a bid to show the realities of working on the ...

yesterday 12:59 open_in_new
More than 65% of people put on ventilators will die, NHS data shows

A total of 66.3% of coronavirus patients who need to be put on ventilators to help them breathe will die from the virus, the latest NHS data suggests.

A report from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Center (ICNARC) found the mortality rate of Covid-19 patients on ventilators ...

yesterday 12:59 open_in_new
UK could be worst hit country in Europe with 66,000 coronavirus deaths

Britain could suffer as many as 66,000 deaths from the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic making it the worst affected in Europe, new research suggests.

Modelling conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine ...

yesterday 12:59 open_in_new
Supermoon 2020: Why is it called the pink moon?

We might all be stuck in our homes on lockdown, but at least the skies will give us something to look forward to tonight – as the Super ‘Pink Moon’ is due to appear.

It’s set to be the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year so far – and although it will peak at around 3.35am ...

yesterday 12:59 open_in_new
Dad heard patient crying out for family as he died alone in hospital

A dad-of-two hospitalised with coronavirus listened as the patient opposite him cried out for his family for two hours as he died alone from the deadly infection.

Craig Farley-Jones, 43, spent a week in hospital on maximum oxygen while battling Covid-19, at one point texting fiancé Laura ...

yesterday 11:56 open_in_new
Baby in hospital with coronavirus after falling ‘unconscious and floppy’

A mum is pleading with people to ‘stay at home’ after her seven-month-old baby fell severely ill with coronavirus.

Courtney Barker, 23, said the nationwide lockdown is not ‘one big holiday’ as she spoke of the terrifying moment her son Arthur fell ‘unconscious and ...

yesterday 11:56 open_in_new
Michael Gove self-isolating after relative shows symptoms of coronavirus

Michael Gove is self-isolating after a family member began showing symptoms of coronavirus.

The cabinet office minister is understood to be feeling well himself and is not currently displaying symptoms.

If a relative displays signs of having coronavirus, the guidance suggests you ...

yesterday 11:56 open_in_new
What is Dominic Raab’s job and who is his wife as he runs the country while Boris Johnson fights coronavirus?

Dominic Raab has now taken over running the country as Boris Johnson continues to fight coronavirus in hospital.

Michael Gove revealed the news on Tuesday morning, saying that Raab was now ‘in charge and ‘leading the effort’ against the virus, after the Prime Minister was moved into ...

yesterday 10:53 open_in_new
Queen personally thanks NHS staff for their ‘selfless commitment’

Queen Elizabeth II has thanked healthcare workers for their ‘selfless commitment and diligence’ during the coronavirus pandemic.

To mark World Health Day the 93-year-old monarch issued a statement paying tribute to the healthcare workers on the frontline of the crisis, who she said are ...

yesterday 10:53 open_in_new
What is Boris Johnson’s condition as the Prime Minister is moved into intensive care with coronavirus?

Boris Johnson has been moved into intensive care in hospital after his symptoms of coronavirus worsened on Monday.

The Prime Minister was taken to the critical unit at St Thomas’ Hospital in south London, the day after he was initially admitted suffering from ‘persistent’ symptoms of ...

yesterday 09:50 open_in_new
Harry and Meghan reveal new Archewell charity after leaving royal life

Harry and Meghan have announced the name of their new charitable venture – and it’s got a very personal link.

The Archewell foundation replaces the couple’s Sussex Royal brand after they formally stepped down as senior royals in March.

It is understood the Duke and Duchess have ...

yesterday 09:50 open_in_new
Dominic Raab is now running the country as Boris Johnson fights coronavirus

Dominic Raab is now running the country as Boris Johnson fights coronavirus, a senior minister has confirmed.

Michael Gove revealed the Foreign Secretary is ‘in charge’ and will be ‘leading the effort’ after the Prime Minister was put into intensive care in hospital last ...

yesterday 09:50 open_in_new
Everything we know about Boris Johnson’s admission to intensive care

Boris Johnson has spent the night in intensive care at a central London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.

The prime minister, 55, was initially admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital for tests on Sunday evening as a ‘precaution’ after experiencing a ‘persistent’ fever ...

yesterday 09:50 open_in_new