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Lilacs and teeny picnic benches

Global confirmed cases: 2,735,117; total deaths: 192,019 (JHU) UK confirmed cases: 143,464; total deaths: 19,506 (DHSC) Government website for key worker coronavirus tests closes applications within minutes of opening due to huge demand Boris Johnson is “on very good form … Continue reading

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Catching up with the rest of the world

Global confirmed cases: 2,658,387; total deaths: 185,434 (JHU) UK confirmed cases: 138,078; total deaths: 18,738 (DHSC) Scientific advisers to present findings to government today on whether public should wear masks Government’s furlough scheme sees 387,000 applications covering some 2.8m employees … Continue reading

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A lack of artistic talent

Global confirmed cases: 2,585,468; total deaths: 178,845 (JHU) UK confirmed cases: 133,496; total deaths: 18,100 (DHSC) NHS staff tested for COVID-19 informed their tests may have been inaccurate, health minister says Germany approves first human vaccine trials, according to country’s … Continue reading

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Rules

Global confirmed cases: 2,501,156; total deaths: 171,810 (JHU) UK confirmed cases: 129,044; total deaths: 17,337 (DHSC) ONS data suggests death toll from COVID-19 likely to be much higher than the daily government figures show Initial data suggests only a small … Continue reading

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Just another weekend in lockdown

Global confirmed cases: 2,416,135; total deaths: 165,939 (JHU) UK confirmed cases: 120,067; total deaths: 16,060 (DHSC) Challenges in Turkey have delayed delivery of an urgent shipment of PPE, government minister says Doctors warn hay fever sufferers not to confuse their … Continue reading

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End of week 4 (I think)

Global confirmed cases: 2,173,432; total deaths: 146,291 (JHU) UK confirmed cases: 108,692; total deaths: 14,576 (DHSC) Coronavirus testing will be extended to police, prison, fire service and council staff, Health Secretary Matt Hancock says Face masks should be made compulsory … Continue reading

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A Pog lockdown moment and other family pictures…

Global confirmed cases: 2,081,969; total deaths: 138,487 (JHU) UK confirmed cases: 103,093; total deaths: 13,729 (DHSC) No 10 launches review into why ethnic minorities appear to be disproportionately affected by coronavirus UK should maintain social distancing measures until vaccine is … Continue reading

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Rainbows

Global confirmed cases: 1,999,628; total deaths: 128,011 (JHU) UK confirmed cases: 98,476; total deaths: 12,868 (DHSC) Health Secretary Matt Hancock says all care home residents and staff displaying COVID-19 symptoms will be tested HS2 rail project given greenlight to begin … Continue reading

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Easter weekend on lockdown

Global confirmed cases: 1,942,360; total deaths: 121,716 (JHU) UK confirmed cases: 93,873; total deaths: 12,107 (DHSC) ONS figures find 2,100 more coronavirus-related deaths than numbers reported by Department of Health and Social Care COVID-19 linked to 21% of England and … Continue reading

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Slowing down the pace

Global confirmed cases: 1,503,900; total deaths: 89,931 (JHU) UK confirmed cases: 65,077; total deaths: 7,978 (DHSC) Senior government ministers to review coronavirus lockdown ahead of formal decision to extend or not next week Police warn people to stay at home … Continue reading

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