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Channel 4 News is the news programme from UK Channel 4 television. Channel 4 is a British public-service free-to-air television network headquartered in Leeds, United Kingdom. The channel was established in 1982 to provide a fourth television service to the United Kingdom in addition to the licence-funded BBC One and BBC Two, and the single commercial broadcasting network ITV.
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Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Liverpool tests 100,000 in England’s first city-wide Covid testing pilot” – below is their description.
The rate at which coronavirus is spreading across the UK is slowing slightly – as new figures show the R rate of transmission has fallen to between 1 and 1.2. But the government’s scientific advisors have warned that cases will just surge again after lockdown if England returns to the same three tier system as before. Latest official figures show that in the last 24 hours, 27,301 new cases were confirmed and another 376 deaths were reported, which takes the total to 51,304. It’s also a week since England’s first pilot of city-wide mass testing began in Liverpool.Channel 4 News YouTube Channel
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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
In This Story: Lockdown
During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.
3 Recent Items: Lockdown
In This Story: Three Tier System
On Monday 12th October 2020, the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, set out a new three tier system for managing the Covid-19 pandemic in England.
The levels are set at medium, high, and very high.
In very high areas of infection rate, travel and meeting other households will be severely restricted.
For full details, see the UK government announcement here.