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Coronavirus: Confirmed global cases pass one million
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 01:13:19 GMT

The number of cases has doubled in less than a week, according to the latest figures.

Coronavirus: Matt Hancock sets aim of 100,000 tests a day by end of April
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 21:18:35 GMT

Just over 10,000 people were tested in the UK on Wednesday, as coronavirus deaths rose to 2,921.

Clap for Carers: UK applauds NHS staff and key workers
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 20:19:26 GMT

A second "Clap for Carers" tribute saw the country salute NHS staff and other key workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Emergency business loan scheme revamped after criticism
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 21:30:03 GMT

Firms have made more than 130,000 loan enquires, but fewer than 1,000 had been approved.

MI6: World War Two workers in rare 'forbidden' footage
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:19:43 GMT

Rare footage is released of workers at MI6 during WW2 which has never been seen by the public before.

Coronavirus: Premier League players should take a pay cut - Matt Hancock
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 19:39:44 GMT

The "first thing" Premier League footballers can do is "take a pay cut and play their part" to help out during the coronavirus pandemic, says health secretary Matt Hancock.

Coronavirus: Single parents take government to court over welfare rules
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:33:31 GMT

The High Court will hear pleas for benefit restrictions to be lifted due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Government bails out bus firms to keep routes open
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:01:03 GMT

A £167m fund will cover the losses of bus companies to keep essential services running for key workers.

Coronavirus conman barges in on 83-year-old woman
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:01:22 GMT

Trading standards officers say old-fashioned doorstep crime is rising as virus concern is exploited.

Coronavirus: US Navy removes Captain Brett Crozier who raised alarm
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:32:52 GMT

Capt Brett Crozier had pleaded for quarantine to prevent deaths aboard a US aircraft carrier.

Bafta Games Awards: Outer Wilds wins Best Game
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 20:59:35 GMT

Outer Wilds and Disco Elysium both win three golden masks at this year's Bafta Games Awards.

Missing Owen Harding: CCTV images of teen released
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 20:02:51 GMT

New CCTV images of missing Owen Harding, 16, are released by police in a bid to find him.

The Papers: Test pledge as government admits to virus mistakes
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 22:32:18 GMT

The government's pledge to increase testing to 100,000 a day by the end of month dominates the front pages.

Coronavirus: How NHS Nightingale was built in just nine days
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:48:23 GMT

How London's ExCel centre was transformed into a hospital to treat coronavirus patients.

The staff battling coronavirus in a Barcelona ICU
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:31:47 GMT

The head of the intensive care unit at one of Spain's biggest hospitals show us what staff are facing.

Quiz of the week: Who joined James Corden's lockdown show?
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:43:59 GMT

How closely have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?

Coronavirus: Shoppers face 'essential items' confusion
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 09:46:34 GMT

The government says you should only shop for "basic necessities" - but what does that actually mean?

BBC radio stars lead the nation in a mass singalong
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 08:46:24 GMT

Five BBC stations joined forces to get the country singing to Prince and Florence + The Machine.

Why Anne Tyler won't be writing about the coronavirus
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 08:41:36 GMT

One of America's greatest living writers says it would be "wrongheaded" to mention the virus in a book.

Coronavirus: Expert panel to assess face mask use by public
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:28:23 GMT

Experts are set to assess the value of face masks in helping slow the spread of coronavirus.

The Coronavirus Newscast: 'It's a heck of a target'
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 22:53:36 GMT

The BBC’s Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg looks at the government's aim for 100,000 coronavirus tests a day by May.

Coronavirus: Photos show deserted lockdown locations at high noon
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 08:12:34 GMT

Photographers around the world have taken pictures showing lockdown locations with a running theme.

Coronavirus career pivots: 'I now work in a supermarket'
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:02:09 GMT

An actress and a commercial sales leader talk about making the switch to working in a supermarket.

Dua Lipa interview: How I released an album from lockdown
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:34:08 GMT

The pop star dreamt up her new album in Las Vegas, but she's releasing it from an Airbnb in London.

Presenter chooses poetic tribute to NHS
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:46:02 GMT

BBC presenter Sophie Raworth reads These Are The Hands by Michael Rosen.

Coronavirus: More health myths to ignore
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:02:31 GMT

Lemon juice and other misleading health advice being shared online.

Coronavirus: Keeping Chelsea Pensioners safe
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:19:06 GMT

The Chelsea Pensioners are among the UK's most famous war veterans, and life for them under coronavirus is now very different.

Coronavirus: Volunteers help protect NHS workers
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 01:38:36 GMT

The army of volunteers making essential supplies for NHS workers fighting Covid-19.

Coronavirus: Where will be the last place to catch Covid-19?
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:14:42 GMT

Some places are yet to record a case - but what will they do if and when it arrives?

Coronavirus: What does it mean if I've been furloughed by work?
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 01:00:17 GMT

Millions unable to do their job due to coronavirus will have their wages paid by a new scheme.

Coronavirus doctor's diary: Making rapid life-and-death decisions
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 01:07:21 GMT

Covid-19 cases have been filling wards at Bradford Royal Infirmary, and leaving staff with tough decisions to make.

Coronavirus: Can I still walk my dog? And other questions
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 14:15:20 GMT

How many times can I walk my dog, how safe are groceries, can I have a birthing partner, and other questions answered.

Virus threatens next generation of smartphones
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:06:11 GMT

The latest smartphones might be delayed due to disrupted supply chains and shoppers staying at home.

Coronavirus: A US tourist town telling visitors to stay away
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 22:36:13 GMT

Its state slogan is "live free or die" - but locals now fear being overwhelmed by tourists.

Coronavirus: Where has all the hand sanitiser gone?
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 06:48:18 GMT

Shelves all over the world are empty - it turns out more alcohol is needed, to ramp up production.

Coronavirus: Meet the ex-NHS staff who are returning to work
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:27:30 GMT

Thousands of ex-NHS staff have returned to work to help fight coronavirus after a government appeal.

Coronavirus: BA reaches deal to suspend thousands of workers
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:45:15 GMT

The airline will temporarily suspend more than 30,000 of its workers after reaching a deal with unions.

Recovering from coronavirus: Three harrowing stories of surviving Covid-19
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 00:28:40 GMT

We have spoken to three people who were hospitalised after contracting coronavirus.

Premier League restart date to be pushed back
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 19:56:56 GMT

The restart date for the Premier League will be pushed back on Friday when all 20 clubs meet to discuss the future of the season.

BBC to air memorable sporting highlights including London 2012, Euro '96 and Wimbledon
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:00:06 GMT

The London 2012 Olympics and Euro '96 are just some of the memorable moments that viewers can relive during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jones should keep 'competitive edge', even if he does 'slightly cross line' on occasions
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 14:47:27 GMT

RFU boss Bill Sweeney urges Eddie Jones to keep his "competitive edge", even if the England head coach does "slightly cross the line" on occasions.

Newcastle Falcons promoted to Premiership
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 13:01:38 GMT

Newcastle Falcons' promotion back to the Premiership is confirmed by the Rugby Football Union.

British champion Fitzgerald charged with three counts of assault
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:22:46 GMT

British champion Scott Fitzgerald is charged with three counts of common assault and one of witness intimidation.

The racing driver turned PPE delivery man - how motorsport is helping coronavirus fight
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:51:01 GMT

Formula E's Alex Sims is keeping sharp behind the wheel of his delivery van, as others in motorsport and cycling help to fight coronavirus.

Play along with BBC Sport's live 'Quarantine Quiz' on Friday night
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:05:17 GMT

Test your sporting knowledge with Friday's live BBC Sport 'Quarantine Quiz' followed by a Question of Sport on Saturday.

Coronavirus in UK: How many confirmed cases are there in your area?
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:19:53 GMT

Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response.

Coronavirus: Why does testing matter?
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 19:55:32 GMT

What is the test for coronavirus and can I get one?

Coronavirus symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 21:20:39 GMT

The virus is spreading around the world, but what is it and what are the symptoms?

What is the coronavirus?
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 22:04:37 GMT

Everything you need to know about the coronavirus – explained in just one minute.

Coronavirus: What are social distancing and self-isolation?
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:38:24 GMT

Everybody should be avoiding non-essential contact, and you should stay at home wherever possible.

Coronavirus information: What should I do?
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 18:36:13 GMT

Step-by-step, what to do to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Coronavirus: A visual guide to the pandemic
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 20:18:15 GMT

Key charts explaining how the respiratory virus has spread and how it is being dealt with.

Coronavirus: How to wash your hands - in 20 seconds
Thu, 05 Mar 2020 11:52:31 GMT

Dr Adele McCormick from the University of Westminster demonstrates how to wash your hands.

Coronavirus update: Why does staying at home help?
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 05:33:22 GMT

After Boris Johnson brings in new measures, the BBC explains why staying in is a matter of life and death.

Coronavirus: Are we getting closer to a vaccine or drug?
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:04:25 GMT

We answer some of the big questions about vaccines and how long one for coronavirus could take.

Coronavirus: What it does to the body
Sat, 14 Mar 2020 01:02:03 GMT

What is it like to have the coronavirus, how will it affect you and how is it treated?

Coronavirus: 'I'm begging you, please be careful'
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 16:12:17 GMT

A woman being treated for coronavirus has made an appeal for people to stay home.

Coronavirus: When will the outbreak end and life get back to normal?
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 21:00:45 GMT

The huge challenge the world faces to find an exit strategy to end the lockdowns and return to normal.

Coronavirus death rate: What are the chances of dying?
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 13:41:34 GMT

The current best guess of a 1% death rate does not apply to everyone.

The workers braving coronavirus
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:21:33 GMT

From supermarkets to warehouses to pharmacies, these are the people keeping things running.

Coronavirus: More myths to ignore
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:05:57 GMT

Reality Check tackles misleading health advice being shared online.

The volunteer army helping self-isolating neighbours
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:09:19 GMT

The coronavirus outbreak has left many feeling trapped indoors, but for some help may not be far away.

Coronavirus: 'How I'm coping with self-isolation'
Sun, 22 Mar 2020 00:09:05 GMT

With the impact that coronavirus is having on our daily lives, people are finding new ways to fill their free time.

Coronavirus: The rough sleepers who can't self-isolate
Sun, 22 Mar 2020 00:02:15 GMT

With soup kitchens closing and hostels 'like a Petri dish', homeless people are scared about the future.

My disabled son’s amazing gaming life in the World of Warcraft
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 00:46:51 GMT

Robert and Trude thought their son Mats lived a lonely life, but they discovered this was far from true.

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