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In 1915 a shortage of shells for soldiers brought down the government. A century on, the prime minister faces a similar challenge•Coronavirus latest updates•See all our coronavirus coverageThomas Harvey was a family man, a father of seven, but in his last moments he was forced apart from them.The57-year-old nurse, who had been self-isolating at home with coronavirus symptoms, was found by paramedics who broke down a bathroom door to reach him, but sadly he could not be saved. It is impossible to know where exactly he was infected. But Harvey, the fifth NHS worker to die during this outbreak, reportedly told his wife he had been treating patients at Goodmayes hospital in Ilford equipped only with “a flimsy apron, and no mask”. He had devoted his life to the NHS, his daughter Tamira said and she felt he had been let down.Continue reading...
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US sends Brazil 2m doses of hydroxychloroquine, despite safety fears;pressure builds on South African president. This blog is now closed please follow our continuing live coverage belowCoronavirus live coverage12.37amBSTWe are closing this blog now but you can stay up to date on all of our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic at our new global blog below.https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/jun/01/coronavirus-live-news-brazil-passes-500000-covid-19-cases-as-india-extends-lockdown-in-high-risk-zones12.10amBSTThat ’s all from me,Clea Skopeliti, for today. Many thanks to everyone who wrote in. I ’m han...
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Government leaders in the U.S. are warning that the massive protests following the death of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis could fuel a new surge in coronavirus cases
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The store had reopened Friday after being closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. But it closed its doors Saturday because of George Floyd protests.
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Cities across the U.S. smolder from protests over police violence, in which virus precautions were uneven. Nicaragua has become a place of midnight burials.
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Two hospitals for coronavirus patients open in Istanbul as Turkey’s daily number of new cases falls to its lowest since the peak of the outbreak
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Many opt for caution amid concerns restrictions are being loosened too quicklyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor the last 10 weeks, Graham Bell has been sleeping in a hotel near the Devon hospital where he works as an intensive care nurse, away from his wife and toddler triplets. His wife, Hannah Gallagher-Bell, another nurse, is shielding because of diabetes and other underlying health conditions. The triplets – William, Benjamin and Florence, who are two and a half – were born prematurely and are vulnerable to lung infections. This prompted the couple to take the a...
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Testing capacity hit 205,634 on Saturday but full figures for tests carried out not releasedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government claims to have exceeded its goal of a daily Covid-19 test capacity of 200,000 by the end of May.Boris Johnson set a target 200,000 tests a day earlier this month, but aides later said this referred to operational capacity rather than tests performed. On Saturday, 205,634 tests were available, meeting the target a day early, the government said. It did not release figures for the number of tests carried out.Continue reading...
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Brazil becomes fourth worst country for deaths;Spanish prime minister to seek two-week extension of state of emergency;Pressure builds on South African presidentGlobal report: cases pass 6 million as Donald Trump postpones G7Senior UK adviser has broken trust in policy, say top scientistsUK coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance11.50amBSTAngela GiuffridaThe Italian ‘orange vest’ movement held several protests across Italy on Saturday, including in Milan and Bergamo, two cities in the epicentre of Italy’s coronavirus pandemic, demanding a new government and return to the Italian Lira whi...
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The neuroscientist who advises Independent Sage on Covid-19 discusses the predictive power of his mathematical modelling and the risk of a second waveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNeuroscientistKarl Friston, of University College London, builds mathematical models of human brain function. Lately, he ’s been applying his modelling to Covid-19, and using what he learns to adviseIndependent Sage, the committee set up as an alternative to the UK government ’s official pandemic advice body, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage).How do the models you use differ from ...
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There are more than 130,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the continentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice across swathes of Africa have failed to find more than a fraction of hundreds of people who have escaped from often unsanitary and uncomfortable Covid-19 quarantine centres in recent weeks.There are more than 130,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Africa, but low levels of testing means the true total is likely to be much higher.Continue reading...
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