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What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city.Continue reading...
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Thermo Fisher Scientific raises hopes that government could hit target by end of AprilUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverageA US firm has said it is on track to provide the UK with 100,000 coronavirus tests per day by the end of the month, giving renewed hope that the government could hit its target.The health secretary, Matt Hancock,said last weekhe wanted to increase testing to 100,000 per day by the end of April. On Wednesday 19,500 were tested, up from 10,200 on that day the previous week.Continue reading...
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(MOSCOW) — A U.S.-Russian space crew blasted off to the International Space Station on Thursday following a tight quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic. NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Roscosmos’ Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner lifted off as scheduled at 1:05 PM (0805 GMT) from the Russian-operated Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Their Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft is set to dock at the station at the station six hours later. Russian space officials have taken extra precautions to protect the crew during training and pre-flight preparations as the coronavirus outbreak has swept the world. Speaking to journali...
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Boris Johnson still in intensive care; US protective equipment stockpile nearly empty; virus could push 500m people into poverty. Follow the latest updates.The cluster effect: how social gatherings were rocket fuel for coronavirusCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage9.31amBSTItaly may start to lift current lockdown restrictions by the end of April if the spread of the disease in the country continues to slow.Prime minister Giuseppe Conte told the BBC on Thursday:We need to pick sectors that can restart their activity. ...
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Latest figures from public health authorities on the spread of Covid-19 in the United Kingdom. Find out how many cases have been reported near youCoronavirus - live news updatesFind all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionPlease note: these are government figures on numbers of confirmed cases - some people who report symptoms are not being tested, and are not included in these counts.Continue reading...
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What are the symptoms caused by the Covid-19 virus, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereCoronavirus – latest updatesHow to protect yourself and others from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has transferred to humans from animals. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a pandemic.Continue reading...
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It ’s likely Covid-19 originated in bats, scientists say. But did it then spread to pangolins and humans?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the public mind, the origin story of coronavirus seems well fixed: in late 2019 someone at the now world-famous Huanan seafood market in Wuhan was infected with a virus from an animal.The rest is part of an awful history still in the making, with Covid-19 spreading from that first cluster in the capital of China ’s Hubei province to a pandemic that has killed about 80,000 people so far.Continue reading...
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The C.D.C. outlined how essential employees can go back to work even if they have been exposed. Scientists warn that the virus might not fade in warm weather.
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Following the decision to endWuhan ’s lockdown this week,Hannah Devlin speaks to Dr Adam Kurcharski about the various aspects oflifting restrictive measures, including the importance of the timing and the role that testing could playContinue reading...
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Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Wednesday called for an investigation into how local authorities handled the bodies of coronavirus victims in Guayaquil, the epicenter of the country's outbreak that has overwhelmed health and sanitary authorities.
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