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Coronavirus live news: global deaths pass 95,000 as Easter begins under lockdown

Boris Johnson leaves intensive care; cases worldwide top 1.6m; UN chief says virus threatens global security. Follow the latest updates.Full story: global coronavirus cases pass 1.5 millionBoris Johnson leaves intensive careHow coronavirus spread across the globe - visualisedUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 7.28am BST Residents in Wuhan, where the global coronavirus pandemic began, are still being tested regularly despite relaxing its tough two-month lockdown,...
Tags: UK, Science, Biology, China, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Un, Boris Johnson


Coronavirus live news: confirmed global cases pass 1.5m as Boris Johnson leaves intensive care

Italy’s curve flattening but deaths rise by 610; UK’s PM improves in hospital; virus could push 500m people into povertyFull story: global coronavirus cases pass 1.5 millionBoris Johnson leaves intensive careHow coronavirus spread across the globe - visualisedUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 9.03pm BST Reacting to the news that Boris Johnson has left intensive care and returned to a ward, Dr Tom Wingfield, senior clinical lecturer and honorary consultant physi...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, UK, Science, China, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 90,000 as US says isolation measures are working

Boris Johnson still in intensive care; US protective equipment stockpile nearly empty; virus could push 500m people into poverty. Follow the latest updates.US sees highest one-day death tollCoronavirus latest: at a glanceAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 6.18am BST You can get in touch with me at any time with questions, comments, or tips on Twitter @helenrsullivan. 6.17am BST A helpline for perpetrators of domestic abuse who are seeking help to chan...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, UK, Science, China, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Boris Johnson


Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 1.5m as UK and US suffer worst daily death tolls

Boris Johnson still in intensive care but condition improves; virus fears halt Saudi military operations in Yemen; global trade could fall up to a third. Follow the latest updates. US sees highest one-day death tollCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – live See all of our coronavirus coverage 1.20am BST Donald Trump has blamed the World Health Organization for failures in the initial response to the coronavirus pandemic, even threatening ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, UK, Science, China, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology


Global trade forecast to fall by up to a third amid Covid-19 pandemic – as it happened

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; global cases pass 1.4 million. This blog is now closed.Follow our new coronavirus blog for live news and updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage 12.36am BST That White House press briefing is now over. We’ll have a summary for you soon, in the meantime we are closing this blog and I’ve fired up a new one at the link below. Head over there for more rolling coverage of the coronavirus pandemic an...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, White House, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Indiana, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Trump, Mike Pence, Coronavirus outbreak


UK's coronavirus death toll: how does it compare with Spain and Italy?

Daily increase in volume of fatalities now puts UK on par with rises seen in Europe’s worst-hit countriesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA total of 7,097 deaths have been recorded in hospitals across the UK to date. Although this is lower than the death tolls in Italy, the US, Spain and France, the daily increase in the volume of fatalities now puts the UK on a par with rises seen in Italy and Spain. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, France, Spain, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, US SPAIN, Coronavirus outbreak


UK's coronavirus death toll: how accurate is it and how does it compare?

The daily increase in the volume of fatalities now puts the UK on a par with rises seen in Italy and SpainCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA total of 7,097 deaths have been recorded in hospitals across the UK to date. Although this is lower than the death tolls in Italy, the US, Spain and France, the daily increase in the volume of fatalities now puts the UK on a par with rises seen in Italy and Spain. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, France, Spain, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, US SPAIN, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: record daily death toll of 938, as Rishi Sunak says Boris Johnson is 'sitting up in bed'

Prime minister ‘improving’ in intensive care, says chancellor, as he announces £750m package for charitiesJohnson to stay in hospital amid concerns about political vacuumGlobal coronavirus updates – liveUK schools will not reopen straight after Easter, officials sayVolunteering: how can I help in the UK?See all of our coronavirus coverage 6.10pm BST Live updates continue on our global blog: Related: Coronavirus live news: global trade forecast to fall by up to a third as US sees highest on...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, US, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Axel Scheffler, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus outbreak, Graham Medley


UK coronavirus live: Rishi Sunak gives government briefing, as death toll reaches 7,097, a record daily rise of 938

Boris Johnson sitting up in bed in intensive care, says chancellor, as he announces £750m package for charitiesJohnson to stay in hospital amid concerns about political vacuumGlobal coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsVolunteering: how can I help in the UK?See all of our coronavirus coverage 5.32pm BST Sunak said there will be a Cobra meeting on Thursday chaired by the first secretary of state, Dominic Raab, with the devolved administrations to discuss the approach to r...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus outbreak, Sunak


Coronavirus live news: global trade forecast to fall by up to a third as US sees highest one-day death toll

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 millionBoris Johnson to stay in hospital amid concerns over political vacuumUK coronavirus updates – liveUS sees highest one-day death toll from coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 4.30pm BST A retirement home in Canada that lost nearly half its residents to coronavirus is scrambling to protect the remaining healthy inhabitants who live...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Africa, Global, US, Toronto, UK News, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Johnson


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson 'responding to treatment' in intensive care; Wales to extend lockdown

London mayor says capital has ‘capacity to deal with our needs’, as Cambridge University sets up new testing labJohnson to stay in hospital amid concerns about political vacuumGlobal coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsVolunteering: how can I help in the UK?See all of our coronavirus coverage 2.30pm BST The number of deaths linked to coronavirus in a hospital setting in Northern Ireland has risen to 78, with five more reported on Wednesday. There were 84 new confirmed c...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, London, Wales, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Cambridge University, Public Health Agency, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: WHO says situation in Europe still 'very concerning' as Wuhan reopens

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 millionBoris Johnson to stay in hospital amid concerns over political vacuumUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 12.31pm BST Pope Francis has admitted to moments of selfishness while living in lockdown at the Vatican, and has saluted people on the frontline of the fight against the...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Nigeria, Africa, Global, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Pope Francis, Delta, Vatican, Who


Coronavirus live news: WHO says situation in Europe still 'very concerning' as China's Wuhan city reopens

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 millionBoris Johnson ‘stable’ in intensive care and not on ventilator, says No 10Australia coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 11.31am BST More than 17,000 people in Australia have joined a movement to stage a rent and mortgage payment strike, as many people in the country face running out of money as they are forced t...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Australia, China, Africa, Global, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Who, Johnson, Wuhan


Coronavirus live news: China's Wuhan city reopens as Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 millionBoris Johnson ‘stable’ in intensive care and not on ventilator, says No 10Australia coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 7.28am BST The last-minute decision to carry out the May presidential election by post in Poland due to the coronavirus pandemic has raised concern, EU values and transparency commissioner Vera...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Africa, Global, Eu, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Poland, Who, Boris Johnson


Coronavirus live news: China's Wuhan city reopens as UK scientists project UK will become hardest-hit European country

Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; Global cases pass 1.4 million. Follow the latest updates.Boris Johnson ‘stable’ in intensive care and not on ventilator, says No 10Australia coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 6.17am BST Here’s a look at this morning’s front pages in the UK, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson spends his second night in intensive care with coronavirus. Wednesd...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Africa, Global, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Wuhan


Security guards struggle with PTSD and lack mental health support

New research shows that thousands of security guards in the UK are suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), having been exposed to frequent episodes of verbal and physical abuse.
Tags: UK, Science


Depression in adults who are overweight or obese

In an analysis of primary care records of 519,513 UK adults who were overweight or obese between 2000-2016 and followed up until 2019, the incidence of new cases of depression was 92 per 10,000 people per year. The risk of depression also rose with higher weight, according to the Obesity analysis.
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Study questions impact of pregnancy-related programme on stillbirth rates

A new Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology study of 11 million pregnancies in the UK calls into question the impact of the Growth Assessment Protocol (GAP) program on stillbirth rate.
Tags: UK, Science, Obstetrics Gynecology


Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson in intensive care as confirmed cases in Africa pass 10,000

UK foreign secretary to lead country; Japan declares state of emergency; China reports no deaths from Covid-19Boris Johnson ‘stable’ in intensive care and not on ventilator, says No 10US coronavirus updates – liveAt a glance: latest developmentsSee all of our coronavirus coverage 7.25pm BST The Canadian Grand Prix, which was due to take place in June, has been postponed. Montreal was due to host the first race of the disrupted 2020 schedule but a statement post on the official Formula 1 webs...
Tags: Japan, Politics, UK, Science, China, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Montreal, Donald Trump, Coronavirus outbreak, Montreal Tourism Montreal


McDonald's UK Will Stop Putting Plastic Toys in Happy Meals Next Year

A few months after celebrating the Happy Meal’s 40th anniversary by resurrecting some of its most popular toys, McDonald’s UK has announced that it will be eliminating plastic toys altogether in the the UK and Ireland.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Restaurants, Ireland, Mcdonalds, Waste, McDonald, Happy Meal


It's difficult for a Dalek in Robin Hood’s Bay | Brief letters

Robin Hood’s Bay | PPE and the RAF | Banks only interested in own profits | The job of scientistsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageI’m fascinated to know how a Dalek is trundling around Robin Hood’s Bay (‘Self-isolate’: Dalek surprises residents of UK fishing village, 6 April). Anyone familiar with the village will know it is a labyrinth of narrow lanes and passages, with numerous steps and steep roads thrown in. It would be impossible for a Dalek to “roam the North Yor...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, Television, Doctor Who, Robin Hood, Conservatives, Culture, NHS, Yorkshire, People in science, Raf, North Yorkshire, Coronavirus outbreak, Ian FergusonThornton Dale North Yorkshire, Sqn Ldr Peter North


Cancer Research UK to cut funding for research by £44m

UK’s biggest cancer charity expects income to fall by up to 25% as a result of the coronavirus crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s biggest cancer charity is cutting research funding by £44m because of a sharp fall in income and has acknowledged that the move could set back the fight against the disease for many years.Cancer Research UK (CRUK), which funds nearly half of the cancer research in the country, said it was the most difficult decision it had ever ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Cancer, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Charities, Voluntary sector, Cancer Research, Cancer Research UK, Coronavirus outbreak


Researchers want your voice to train coronavirus-detecting AI

Researchers behind an AI app that detects coronavirus in your voice have asked for volunteers to help by uploading audio of them coughing, breathing, and talking. Scientists from Cambridge University will use the data to develop machine learning algorithms that analyze a voice for symptoms of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Sounds App joins a growing list of tools using voice analysis to diagnose the coronavirus. The method remains unproven, but the team believes the sounds made by COVD-19 patients are s...
Tags: Startups, UK, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge University, Neural, Coronavirus, COVD


Boris Johnson Moved to ICU and Given Oxygen After Coronavirus Symptoms Get Worse

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a London hospital Monday night after his symptoms from covid-19 got worse, according to multiple reports out of Britain. Johnson has received oxygen treatment but British government officials insist he has not been placed on a ventilator.Read more...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, London, Britain, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Johnson, British politics, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Egypt reports 149 new virus cases – as it happened

New toll comes as UK prime minister, who has coronavirus, has been moved into hospital intensive care Coronavirus: latest updates 12.29am BST We are going to close this live blog. But you can stay up to date on all the latest developments on our new blog here.In the mean time, you can find all the latest developments below in our At A Glance summary: Related: Coronavirus latest: at a glance 12.16am BST Just back to Donald Trump’s marathon press conference and he is fielding questions ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology, Donald Trump, Sam Levin, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: UK prime minister Boris Johnson taken into intensive care – live updates

UK prime minister, who has coronavirus, has been moved into hospital intensive careUS coronavirus - latestSee all of our coronavirus coverage 10.18pm BST Egypt has reported 149 new cases; its highest daily toll since confirming the first infection in February.The North African country, which also reported seven new fatalities on Monday, has recorded 1,322 cases including 85 deaths so far. A total of 259 people had recovered and been released from hospitals, the country’s health ministry adde...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Egypt, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology, Cardiff, Boris Johnson, University Hospital of Wales, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: Boris Johnson taken into intensive care – live updates

UK prime minister, who has coronavirus, has been moved into hospital intensive careUS coronavirus - latestUK coronavirus - liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 8.19pm BST It is understood Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit just short of an hour and a half ago.The decision was made by his medical team after his condition worsened over the course of Monday. The prime minister is understood to be conscious and to have been moved as a precaution in case he needs ventilation. 8.16pm...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, London, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology, Boris Johnson, Johnson, St Thomas ' Hospital, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Spain deaths lower for fourth day in a row as Germany sees further case drop

Japan prepares for state of emergency; US faces ‘hardest and saddest week’; UK PM Boris Johnson in hospital; Bronx Zoo tiger tests positiveLatest developments: at a glanceBoris Johnson admitted to hospital with coronavirusUK coronavirus - liveAustralia coronavirus – latestSee all of our coronavirus coverage 11.17am BST Hi, this is Damien Gayle taking over the live blog for the next few hours, taking you through the latest coronavirus pandemic updates from around the world. I will be posting ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, Germany, US, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Middle East, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: Germany sees further drop in cases as Japan prepares for state of emergency

US faces ‘hardest and saddest week’; UK PM Boris Johnson in hospital; South Korea reports fewer than 50 new cases; Bronx Zoo tiger tests positiveLatest developments: at a glanceBoris Johnson admitted to hospital with coronavirusUK coronavirus - liveAustralia coronavirus – latestSee all of our coronavirus coverage 10.21am BST The Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, has said the country is planning to let smaller shops reopen on 14 April, with the aim of reopening all shops and malls from 1 M...
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Breakthrough in unlocking genetic potential of ocean microbes

Researchers have made a major breakthrough in developing gene-editing tools to improve our understanding of one of the most important ocean microbes on the planet.The international project, co-led by scientists at the University of East Anglia in the UK, unlocks the potential of the largest untapped genetic resource for the development of natural products such as novel antibacterial, antiviral, anti-parasitic and antifungal compounds.
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