Government unveils next phase of Covid-19 plan with test, track and trace | ITV News

Health Secretary Matt Hancock heralded the expansion in testing beyond 100,000 a day as an “incredible achievement”.

But questions have been raised over how the tests have been counted, as they could include ones delivered rather than completed.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

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    2 Recent Items: ITV

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  • In This Story: Matt Hancock

    Matt Hancock is a British Member of Parliament, who is serving as Health Secretary under Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

    3 Recent Items: Matt Hancock

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