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Covid-19: 'Don't end up like us, please'

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 18:05
Martin Freeborn's wife, Helen, lost her fight against Covid at the Royal London Hospital, where staff are struggling to cope with rising admissions.
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Covid-19: Lockdown restrictions could relax once 'top 4 cohorts' vaccinated

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 10:58
Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi says there are still "a number of caveats" to reopening.
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London Ambulance Service: 'We take thousands of calls every day - it's tough'

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 01:37
Ambulance service staff in London explain the unique pressures of working during a pandemic.
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Covid: Brazil approves and rolls out AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 01:07
A nurse receives the first jab, after months of delay and political discord over the programme.
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Yemen: The doctor alone in a Covid-ravaged hospital

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 00:47
As war-torn Yemen braces itself for a second wave of Covid-19, one doctor tells her story of battling the pandemic alone after her colleagues fled.
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Kori, nine, says transplant gives him 'another chance at life'

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 00:15
Kori, from Ripley in Derbyshire, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
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Covid-19: Vaccination rollout begins for over-70s in England

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 22:31
The move comes as 10 new mass vaccination hubs open in England, and the UK's travel corridors close.
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Covid tracked - and how it embedded in rural Wales

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 22:00
Clusters of deaths from Covid in the first pandemic wave showed up in rural parts of Wales unexpectedly.
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Covid-19 vaccinations done 'four times faster' than people catching virus

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 12:22
The chief executive of NHS England is optimistic about vaccinating all adults before Autumn this year.
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Covid-19: UK increases border checks for travellers to keep new cases and variants out

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 12:09
The foreign secretary added there would be a crackdown on those failing to isolate after travelling abroad.
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Covid-19: Beating September vaccine target for all over-18s would a 'bonus' - Raab

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 10:17
The UK has the capacity to meet target to reach every adult by autumn, the foreign secretary says.
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Lockdown mental health: Tips for helping your child

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 00:00
Lockdown has seen an increase in children under 11 seeking counselling according to the NSPCC.
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Covid: 10 new mass vaccination centres to open in England

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 00:00
It comes as the government urges people to "play their part" in helping to meet vaccination targets.
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Covid vaccine patients treated to live organ music at Salisbury Cathedral

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 23:31
People listened to the likes of Bach and Handel as they waited for their jab at Salisbury Cathedral.
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Covid-19: Further 1,295 deaths recorded in the UK

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 16:41
Another 4,262 people have also been admitted to hospital with the virus, the government says.
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Covid-19: Protect us from unlawful killing charges - medics

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 13:50
Health groups say NHS staff fear prosecution over decisions if hospitals are overwhelmed.
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Covid-19: Lichfield Cathedral becomes a vaccination hub

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 11:56
In the Middle Ages, Lichfield Cathedral was a pilgrimage for the sick - now it's become a vaccination centre.
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Coronavirus vaccine: India begins world's biggest drive

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 07:39
Health and frontline workers are first in line for jabs at vaccination centres across the country.
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Covid: UK variant could drive 'rapid growth' in US cases, CDC warns

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 03:26
Health officials warn the highly contagious UK Covid variant could become the dominant strain in the US by March.
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Did we see a Christmas coronavirus spike?

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 00:16
Christmas gatherings were cut back but was there still an impact on Covid cases?
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