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Queen urges nation to work together as one

The Queen has urged the country to unite and said every individual has an important role to play in the coming days and months to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. She said the UK is “entering a period of great concern and uncertainty”, but added that...

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Coronavirus: A visual guide to the pandemic

Coronavirus has been spreading rapidly across the world, affecting more than 160 countries and claiming more than 11,000 lives. There are now more than 260,000 confirmed cases – most outside China where the virus originated. Europe is at the centre of the crisis, with cases...

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Coronavirus: Young people are not ‘invincible’, WHO warns

Young people are not immune from coronavirus and must avoid socialising and communicating it to older, more vulnerable people, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Young people are not immune from coronavirus and must avoid socialising and communicating it to older, more vulnerable people,...

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Coronavirus: Trump puts US on war footing to combat outbreak

Describing himself as a “wartime president”, President Donald Trump has vowed the US will achieve “total victory” over the coronavirus. He spoke as he revived a Korean War-era measure allowing the US to ramp up production of vital medical supplies. Two lawmakers meanwhile became the...

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Coronavirus: Chelsea FC offers hotel to NHS staff

NHS hospital staff are to be put up in a hotel owned by Chelsea football club, as part of efforts to help during the coronavirus crisis. The club said the Millennium Hotel at Stamford Bridge will be made available to medics in north-west London. The...

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Coronavirus hits all 50 US states as death toll rises

The deadly coronavirus has now hit all 50 states in the US as West Virginia reported its first case of the infection on Tuesday. Announcing West Virginia’s first Covid-19 patient, Governor Jim Justice said: “We knew this was coming.” New York City said it was...

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Coronavirus: European Union seals borders to most outsiders

The EU is banning travellers from outside the bloc for 30 days in an unprecedented move to seal its borders amid the coronavirus crisis. The measure is expected to apply to 26 EU states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. UK citizens will...

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Coronavirus: EU states record highest one-day death toll

The three states bearing the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe have all recorded their highest death tolls for a single day. Italy saw 368 deaths bring its total to 1,809, Spain recorded 97 more deaths for a total of 288, and France reported...