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Image copyright PA Media Coronavirus tests offered to UK key workers were booked up within an hour – apart from some in Scotland. The tests, which are targeted at those who are self-isolating, allow people to return to work as quickly as possible. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said testing is part of “getting Britain […]

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Image caption Robert Rodrigues with his fiancée after proposing in New Zealand last year Private healthcare facilities – largely the preserve of the affluent prior to the coronavirus pandemic – have been made available to NHS patients in recent weeks. It has meant some cancer or cardiac patients considered at high risk if they contracted […]

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Image copyright Getty Images There are now more than 2.5 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 185 countries as the disease continues to spread. At least 171,000 people have died. The United States has more than three times as many confirmed cases as any other country. This series of maps and charts tracks the global […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption The 99-year-old is to be guest of honour at the opening of a Nightingale hospital in Yorkshire A 99-year-old war veteran who raised an incredible £26m for the NHS is to be guest of honour at the opening of a Nightingale hospital in Harrogate. Captain Tom Moore originally aimed […]

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Image caption Police were caught on camera appearing to not be adhering to the social distancing rules London’s mayor has expressed concern after videos appeared to show police failing to observe social distancing rules. Met officers were filmed taking part in the ‘Clap for Carers’ on a crowded Westminster Bridge on Thursday. “While many people […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMr Hancock said wanting to be with a loved one at the end of their life is “one of the deepest human instincts” Close family members will be able to see dying relatives to say goodbye under new coronavirus guidelines, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. He […]

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Image copyright PA Media The UK’s coronavirus restrictions are unlikely to be lifted in the coming days, the government has said. Most people are sticking to the rules, but “we are still not past the peak of this virus”, said Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. The measures in place say people should go out as little […]

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A midwife originally from Hong Kong. A hospital cleaner who became a nurse. A retired village GP who carried on caring for his former patients. Thousands of people in the UK have now died with coronavirus, including doctors, nurses, surgeons and other NHS workers. The government has said 19 NHS workers have died so far, […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption The government introduced its lockdown measures two-and-a-half weeks ago People should follow the government’s coronavirus rules and stay home over the Easter weekend, as warmer weather is forecast across parts of the UK. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said the UK was “just beginning to see this strategy starting to work” […]

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Image copyright PA Media Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “in good spirits” after spending the night in intensive care being treated for coronavirus, No 10 has said. Mr Johnson, 55, was stable overnight, is being given oxygen and is not on a ventilator, a spokesman added. The foreign secretary said he was confident the the […]

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