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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Government guidance says people should only exercise once a day – alone or with those they live with It is “mission-critical” to follow social distancing rules to protect the NHS and slow the spread of coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. “The more people follow the rules then the […]

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Image copyright Davide di Nicola Image caption Luca Di Nicola (pictured here on the right with his brother Davide) died about 30 minutes after going into A&E A “healthy” teenager who died after developing coronavirus could have been saved if he had been diagnosed earlier, according to Italian authorities. Luca Di Nicola, 19, from the […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new temporary NHS Nightingale Hospital is being set up at the ExCeL Centre in London’s Docklands area Thousands of EasyJet and Virgin airline staff are being offered work at the new NHS Nightingale Hospital in east London. Those who sign up will support nurses and clinicians at the […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUK applauds health workers fighting to battle the coronavirus People around the UK have taken part in a “Clap for Carers” tribute, saluting NHS and care workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The Royal Family and the prime minister joined well-wishers who flocked to their balconies and […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ministers say construction work can continue so long as people keep 2m (6.5ft) apart The government is facing growing pressure to stop non-essential construction work to help tackle the spread of coronavirus in the UK. On Tuesday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said those who cannot do their jobs from […]

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Image copyright Getty Images The NHS is urging blood donors to keep their appointments during the coronavirus outbreak. It said donations were 15% lower than expected last week, amid fears donors are feeling unsure about safety and whether sessions are still going ahead. A spokesman said the impact of the drop was minimal but must […]

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Wasps and Worcester were the first teams to announce the cost-cutting measure Premiership clubs will be forced to take “drastic action” because the coronavirus outbreak could see them go six months without income, Gloucester chief executive Lance Bradley has said. The Cherry and Whites, Saracens, Wasps and Worcester all announced 25% pay cuts, from 1 […]

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Image copyright PA Image caption Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the proposals were “proportionate to the threat we face” Airports could be shut and people held on public health grounds under emergency powers to tackle coronavirus. Police and immigration officials would be able to place people in “appropriate isolation facilities” under plans. Patients could be […]

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Jofra Archer won the Cricket World Cup with England, while Dina Asher-Smith starred at the World Championships Sprinter Dina Asher-Smith and cricketer Jofra Archer have won sportswoman and sportsman of the of the year at the 2019 British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards. Asher-Smith, 24, became the first British athlete to win three medals at one […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Ten more people in the UK have died in the last 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 21. The UK government’s chief medical adviser, Prof Chris Whitty, said all were patients in “at-risk” groups. The reported deaths were all in England, including London, […]

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