Coronavirus: Wider school reopening dropped and university dilemma
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Coronavirus: Wider school reopening dropped and university dilemma

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Tuesday morning. We’ll have another update for you at 18:00 BST.1. Wider school reopening plan droppedPlans to get all primary pupils in England back to school before the end of term have been dropped. Some years began returning last week, but head…

Coronavirus: Veteran marks 100th birthday with 100 cards
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Coronavirus: Veteran marks 100th birthday with 100 cards

Image copyright Black Swan Care Image caption Mr Hunn received 107 birthday cards after an appeal by his Norwich care home A war veteran who celebrated his 100th birthday in lockdown has said he is “so thankful” after being sent more than 100 cards following an appeal.Eddie Hunn, who lives in Norwich, was unable to…

Coronavirus pandemic: Tracking the global outbreak
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Coronavirus pandemic: Tracking the global outbreak

Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with nearly eight million confirmed cases in 188 countries. More than 430,000 people have lost their lives.This series of maps and charts tracks the global outbreak of the virus. How many cases and deaths have there been?The virus, which causes the respiratory infection…

Coronavirus: Call for UK-wide clap for key workers on NHS anniversary
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Coronavirus: Call for UK-wide clap for key workers on NHS anniversary

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Annemarie Plas is credited with starting the clap for carers initiative, which ran for 10 weeks People are being encouraged to celebrate the NHS’s 72nd birthday and thank key workers for their support during the coronavirus pandemic with a nationwide clap next month.NHS England boss Sir Simon Stevens and…

Brexit: UK backtracks on full EU border checks amid coronavirus crisis
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Brexit: UK backtracks on full EU border checks amid coronavirus crisis

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The new rules will apply to goods coming into the UK from the European Union Checks on EU goods coming into the UK will be phased in next year to give firms “time to adjust”, as ministers formally ruled out extending the Brexit transition period beyond 31 December. The…

Coronavirus: What will a night out be like after lockdown?
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Coronavirus: What will a night out be like after lockdown?

Image copyright EPA Image caption In Japan, some customers have donned plastic facemasks in bars When people in the UK were asked last month what they were most looking forward to post-lockdown, only seeing friends and family ranked higher than a night out. And with limited socialising now a possibility, attention is turning to Britain’s…

Tottenham’s Alli banned for one match over coronavirus post
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Tottenham’s Alli banned for one match over coronavirus post

Alli said he made an “extremely poorly judged joke”Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been suspended for one match by the Football Association over a post on social media about coronavirus.Alli, 24, put a video on Snapchat in February in which he joked about the outbreak and appeared to mock an Asian man.The England international has…

Coronavirus: Young hit hardest by lockdown financial squeeze
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Coronavirus: Young hit hardest by lockdown financial squeeze

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Younger women have been hit financially by lockdown Young people have been hardest hit by a fall in their income during lockdown as more of their money goes on essentials, official data suggests.The youngest and oldest workers are most likely to have lost their jobs or seen income cut…

Coronavirus: Face coverings compulsory on public transport in England
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Coronavirus: Face coverings compulsory on public transport in England

Image copyright Getty Images Anyone travelling on public transport in England must wear a face covering from Monday under a new rule.More than 3,000 extra staff including police officers are being deployed at stations to make sure people comply.Passengers without a covering will be asked to wear one, or will face being refused onboard or…

Coronavirus: Blood clots targeted in treatment trial
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Coronavirus: Blood clots targeted in treatment trial

Scientists are to test whether an experimental drug can prevent potentially deadly blood clots associated with Covid-19.The trial, funded by the British Heart Foundation, will test the theory the clots are caused by a hormone imbalance triggered by coronavirus infection.It will become one of several drugs currently being trialled to prevent the disease’s worst effects.…