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Health Secretary Matt Hancock today said the UK would not change its approach because he claims there is little evidence to show the masks shield people from catching the virus.
Posted: 04-04-2020
The incident at an unnamed hospital led to NHS England writing to hospitals around the country warning them to set a limit for how many ventilators they could safely use at once.
Posted: 03-04-2020
BioSure's chief executive revealed the firm - which already makes HIV tests - was 'ready to go' but had been snubbed by health officials who are allegedly not looking at self-testing kits.
Posted: 03-04-2020
The UK Government last night said it would finally enlist the help of smaller privately-run labs in its testing effort after weeks of insisting that all swabs were processed by its own 48 laboratories.
Posted: 03-04-2020
New rules from Public Health England upgrade from older advice which said people only needed to wear aprons, goggles and gloves if they were treating confirmed patients on a ward.
Posted: 03-04-2020
Deaths rose by 1,047 on Wednesday - the deadliest 24 hours anywhere in the world - and continued to rise throughout the day on Thursday, bringing the total to 5,647 across the United States.
Posted: 03-04-2020
A leading member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and Harvard professor, Dr Harvey  told CNN that not only coughing, but just breathing could spread the virus among Americans.
Posted: 02-04-2020
Data collated by the World Health Organization shows there were 414,000 cases of the life-threatening infection on March 25, and around 18,400 people had died. The numbers have doubled in a week.
Posted: 02-04-2020
The ventilator shortage that is being seen in the U.S and around the world could be compounded by a shortage of oxygen that is beginning to be experienced in a number of New York hospitals.
Posted: 02-04-2020
Maps of daily fever readings compiled by Kinsa Health show there are 'high' rates of atypical illnesses in Florida compared to the rest of the US and fever rates are rising in Maine.
Posted: 02-04-2020
Experts in China deliberately infected the animals with coronavirus to see whether they would contract illness as a result or be able to pass it on to other animals.
Posted: 02-04-2020
The National Biosample Centre, in Milton Keynes, has been set aside and repurposed to be able to cope with testing on a mass scale. But it has endured a faltering start.
Posted: 02-04-2020
An estimated 75 NHS workers were finally tested for COVID-19 at the make-shift testing facility in Chessington before the site closed for one hour for lunch.
Posted: 02-04-2020
Scientists looked at 14 popular food fads, including fashionable Atkins and Paleo diets, which were followed for an average of 26 weeks.
Posted: 02-04-2020
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust reportedly emailed staff with the controversial advice. The Government urges anyone to self-isolate if a household member has symptoms.
Posted: 02-04-2020
As the death toll reached 2,352 yesterday, London North West University Healthcare Trust emerged as having the most victims. Some 113 had died at the board's hospitals by April 1.
Posted: 02-04-2020
Research by Imperial College London predicted the true scale of outbreaks in 11 countries in Europe and said a lack of thorough public testing could be hiding 19million mild cases on the continent.
Posted: 02-04-2020
Devi Sridhar, professor of global public health at the Edinburgh University, said the UK Government avoided mass testing and abandoned contact tracing on the advice of its scientific advisers.
Posted: 02-04-2020
Selfless heroes flocking to staff the emergency 4,000-bed unit in east London have been told to 'be prepared to see death', with a mortality rate of 50 to 80 per cent among those on ventilators.
Posted: 02-04-2020
The spiralling shambles over the failure to ramp up testing numbers could be a critical moment of danger, as it is increasingly regarded as the only route out of lockdown.
Posted: 02-04-2020