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BBC News Coronavirus

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'Baffling' observations from the front line

   

   Doctors on the front lines are observing things that they have never encountered before - and it's a challenge.
     * 1da day ago
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   Hospital bed
   

'Baffling' observations from the front line

   

   Doctors on the front lines are observing things that they have never encountered before - and it's a challenge.
     * 1da day ago
     * Reality Check

   Woman looking out of a window
   

How scared should we be of coronavirus?

   

   As lockdown restrictions begin to be eased across the UK, understanding risk will be crucial.
     * 1da day ago
     * Health

   Stan Berman
   

Farewell to a doughnut shop closed by coronavirus

   

   Coronavirus has forced thousands of small businesses to shut in the US. Stan's Donuts is just one.
     * 1da day ago
     * US & Canada

   Lucy Hutchings at Hampton Court Palace
   

'I'm spending lockdown in Henry VIII's palace'

   

   What's it like living and working in the UK's former castles and palaces during the pandemic?
     * 1da day ago
     * London

   contact tracing
   

Coronavirus contact tracing: My new skill

   

   Rory Cellan-Jones encountered a few moral dilemmas while learning how to trace coronavirus contacts.
     * 2d2 days ago
     * Technology

   Funeral in Nicaragua
   

Is Latin America the next coronavirus epicentre?

   

   New cases have been rising sharply in Brazil and Mexico, along with other countries in the region.
     * 3d3 days ago
     * Latin America & Caribbean

   Pedestrians in London wearing masks over their mouths during the Spanish flu pandemic in 1919
   2:29
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Could there be a second wave?

   

   What factors determine a potential second wave of Covid-19 infections?
     * 3d3 days ago
     * Reality Check

Featured Contents

   Hospital bed
   

'Baffling' observations from the front line

   

   Doctors on the front lines are observing things that they have never encountered before - and it's a challenge.
     * 1da day ago
     * Reality Check

   Woman looking out of a window
   

How scared should we be of coronavirus?

   

   As lockdown restrictions begin to be eased across the UK, understanding risk will be crucial.
     * 1da day ago
     * Health

   Stan Berman
   

Farewell to a doughnut shop closed by coronavirus

   

   Coronavirus has forced thousands of small businesses to shut in the US. Stan's Donuts is just one.
     * 1da day ago
     * US & Canada

   Lucy Hutchings at Hampton Court Palace
   

'I'm spending lockdown in Henry VIII's palace'

   

   What's it like living and working in the UK's former castles and palaces during the pandemic?
     * 1da day ago
     * London

   contact tracing
   

Coronavirus contact tracing: My new skill

   

   Rory Cellan-Jones encountered a few moral dilemmas while learning how to trace coronavirus contacts.
     * 2d2 days ago
     * Technology

   Funeral in Nicaragua
   

Is Latin America the next coronavirus epicentre?

   

   New cases have been rising sharply in Brazil and Mexico, along with other countries in the region.
     * 3d3 days ago
     * Latin America & Caribbean

   Pedestrians in London wearing masks over their mouths during the Spanish flu pandemic in 1919
   2:29
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Could there be a second wave?

   

   What factors determine a potential second wave of Covid-19 infections?
     * 3d3 days ago
     * Reality Check

   Woman looking out of a window
   

How scared should we be of coronavirus?

   

   As lockdown restrictions begin to be eased across the UK, understanding risk will be crucial.
     * 1da day ago
     * Health

   Stan Berman
   

Farewell to a doughnut shop closed by coronavirus

   

   Coronavirus has forced thousands of small businesses to shut in the US. Stan's Donuts is just one.
     * 1da day ago
     * US & Canada

   Lucy Hutchings at Hampton Court Palace
   

'I'm spending lockdown in Henry VIII's palace'

   

   What's it like living and working in the UK's former castles and palaces during the pandemic?
     * 1da day ago
     * London

   contact tracing
   

Coronavirus contact tracing: My new skill

   
   Funeral in Nicaragua
   

Is Latin America the next coronavirus epicentre?

   
   Pedestrians in London wearing masks over their mouths during the Spanish flu pandemic in 1919
   2:29
   Video 2 minutes 29 seconds

Could there be a second wave?

   

Coronavirus explained

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Where are cases still rising?

   
   President Trump
   

Is there evidence chloroquine works?

   
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Does weight affect how ill people get?

   
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Coronavirus: What is the R number and how is it calculated?

   
   Covid-19 patient
   

What is the most promising coronavirus drug?

   

Advice and support

   Three types of homemade facemasks or face coverings
   

How to make your own face mask

   
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Seven ways to stop bad information

   
   Clockwise from top left: Harris O'Malley, Dan Savage, Harriette Cole, John Paul Brammer, Alison Green, Quentin Fottrell
   

'Do I still pay my cleaner?' and other virus questions

   
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How to cope with living alone in isolation

   
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Should more of us wear face masks?

   

Coronavirus in the US

   

Things the US has got right - and got wrong

   
   
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North America reporter

   
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   7:20
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The lost six weeks when US failed to contain virus

   
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Why this ICU nurse might be deported

   
   Asylum seekers
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'If one of us gets sick, we all get infected'

   
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What Trump voters think of his handling of crisis

   

Video explainers

   Across the world, people are being asked to wear face coverings to help stop coronavirus from spreading.
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The right way to wear a face covering

   
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What does a 'Covid-secure' workplace look like?

   
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How Denmark reopened its primary schools

   
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Why the R number is important to fight coronavirus

   
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Coronavirus: What is a vaccine and how is one made?

   

Reality Check

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How quickly can China test an entire city?

   
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Can you compare the UK with Italy?

   
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Coronavirus: Health claims debunked

   
   Reality Check debunks coronavirus claims made by leading politicians
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False coronavirus claims by politicians debunked

   
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The big rap singalong that never happened

   

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   Posted at 18:33

'I don't regret what I did,' says Cummings

   
   Dominic Cummings
   

   Dominic Cummings, the UK PM’s aide, says he "behaved reasonably" as he explains his actions during lockdown.
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   Posted at 18:21

What did Dominic Cummings do during lockdown?

   
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   The UK PM's most senior adviser has responded to accusations that he broke lockdown rules - what did he say?
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   Posted at 18:00

Ramadan runner raises £52k for charity

   
   Haroon Mota
   

   Haroon Mota was "passionate" about raising money for the charity he works for despite fasting.
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   Posted at 17:29

Cummings: 'I don't regret what I did'

   Cummings lockdown row: 'I don't regret what I did... people may well disagree'
The UK PM's chief adviser Dominic Cummings has said he doesn't regret his behaviour during lockdown.

   Posted at 17:14

PM should reach 'different conclusion' on Cummings

   
   Dominic Cummings exiting 10 Downing Street
   

   Nicola Sturgeon says the political adviser should have admitted his mistake - he told a media briefing he behaved "legally and reasonably".
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   Posted at 17:13

'Cummings should admit he made a mistake'

   Coronavirus: 'Cummings should admit he made a mistake'
Dominic Cummings should concede he made a mistake rather than retrospectively rewrite the rules, says Nicola Sturgeon.

   Posted at 17:01

Nine Covid-related deaths at Belfast nursing home

   
   Clifton Nursing Hone
   

   Residents are to be moved after the care home regulator raised concerns about its management of the outbreak.
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   Posted at 16:51

Spain to stop quarantining arrivals from 1 July

   
   Holidaymakers on a beach in Mallorca
   

   The country hopes to save the summer season but UK tourists face quarantine in their own country.
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   Posted at 16:49

Dartmoor rangers urge visitors to postpone trips

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   Rangers from Dartmoor National Park in Devon have said virtually all of the most popular sites across the moor were at visitor capacity as of Sunday lunchtime.

   In a Facebook post, the rangers urged walkers to consider postponing their planned visits to later in the week.

   The national park's car parks are open but when they are full, day-trippers have been asked not to park on verges, double yellow lines, in front of gates and entrances or on narrow lanes.

   Public toilets in the area remain closed.
   Posted at 16:19

Ayckbourn and actor wife in new audio play

   Playwright Alan Ayckbourn and his actor wife have performed the world premiere of his 84th play in their sitting room and people can listen to it online from today.

   The pair play all eight parts in Anno Domino which people can access via the Stephen Joseph Theatre (SJT) website until 25 June.
   Sir Alan Ayckbourn and his wife, actor Heather Stoney
   Tony Bartholemew
   Ayckbourn and his wife actor Heather Stoney perform all eight parts in the play

   A spokesperson for SJT said it was "thrilled" Ayckbourn - the theatre's emeritus director - had written, directed and performed the online-only play, at a time when all theatres in the country have had to cancel their summer programmes amid the coronavirus pandemic.

   The SJT said it was an added "bonus" Heather Stoney - a celebrated actor - was also performing.

   Paul Robinson, of SJT, said Ayckbourn had "pulled one out of the bag" for the theatre.
   Heather Stoney and Alan Ayckbourn
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   Sir Alan Ayckbourn and Heather Stoney have not acted together since Two For The Seesaw in 1964
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