Watch again: Face masks now mandatory on public transport, announces Grant Schapps

UK Government holds daily coronavirus press conference at Downing Street as calls mount for public inquiry to address the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities.

On Tuesday, Public Health England published a Government-commissioned review looking at the impact of Covid-19 on those from a BAME background.

A Government scientist cast doubt over the effectiveness of a blanket quarantine arrangement for visitors to the UK.

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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

  • Prince William and Kate urge people to get Covid vaccine | ITV News
  • New mortgage scheme to help buyers with 5% deposits to be revealed | ITV News
  • Gov. Kristi Noem torches Fauci during emotional CPAC speech | FULL
  • Prince William warns social media is ‘awash with rumours’ as he urges coronavirus vaccine take-up
  • COVID-19: Seaside village sees 142% rise in coronavirus cases
  • 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

  • Dog thefts soar by 170% during lockdown
  • Chancellor Rishi Sunak says UK economy to face ‘enormous strains’ following lockdown
  • Captain Sir Tom Moore receives flypast and honour guard at funeral service
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