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'Alarming' rise in people shopping despite virus lockdown

Analysts have reported an "alarming uplift" in visits to shops last weekend as the government appealed for people to obey the UK's lockdown restrictions.

  • April 7th 2020 at 11:39

Boris Johnson is 'a really strong guy' and will pull through, says friend

A friend of Boris Johnson who worked with him when he was mayor of London says the prime minister is a "really, really strong guy" and "far fitter than he looks".

  • April 7th 2020 at 11:31

One in 14 COVID-19 related deaths not in hospital, data suggests

Around one in 14 COVID-19 related deaths in England and Wales could be taking place outside hospitals, new data suggests.

  • April 7th 2020 at 10:17

Why are patients put in ICU? How long are they in there? What treatment do they get?

The symptoms of coronavirus can vary hugely from person to person, but those most badly affected will require intensive care in hospital.

  • April 7th 2020 at 08:48

Queen thanks health workers for 'selfless dedication' in 'testing times'

The Queen has thanked health workers for their "selfless dedication" during "testing times" as the country battles coronavirus.

  • April 7th 2020 at 11:07

Facebook to produce 'heat maps' of COVID-19 infections

Facebook will ask users whether they have been infected with the coronavirus as part of a project to generate "heat maps" of the outbreak.

  • April 7th 2020 at 10:29

WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to tackle misinformation

WhatsApp is introducing a new limit on message forwarding to tackle the spread of misinformation, its parent company Facebook has announced.

  • April 7th 2020 at 09:55

Boris Johnson is 'not on a ventilator' after spending night in intensive care

The prime minister is "receiving the best care" after spending the night in ICU, Michael Gove has told Sky News.

  • April 7th 2020 at 10:13

NZ health minister demoted for taking family to beach during lockdown

New Zealand's health minister has been demoted after he flouted the country's lockdown rules to take his family to the beach.

  • April 7th 2020 at 07:54

The 'agony' of PM's pregnant fiancee Carrie Symonds as he remains in ICU

The world is watching as the man who should be leading the UK's fight against coronavirus battles the disease himself from intensive care and away from loved ones.

  • April 7th 2020 at 07:42

Pound takes hit as investors fret over PM Johnson's virus fight

The pound has taken a hit against the safe haven dollar on news of Boris Johnson's deterioration as he battles coronavirus in intensive care.

  • April 7th 2020 at 08:15

Body of RFK's granddaughter found after canoe accident

The body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean has been discovered by police five days after her canoe apparently capsized on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

  • April 7th 2020 at 06:23

Cardinal Pell walks free after being acquitted of child sex crimes

One of the most senior members of the Catholic Church has walked free from prison after the Australian high court decided to quash his child sex abuse conviction.

  • April 7th 2020 at 06:04

Body of JFK's granddaughter found after canoe accident

The body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean has been discovered by police five days after her canoe apparently capsized in the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

  • April 7th 2020 at 06:23

Sussexes name new charitable organisation after their son and Greek word for 'action'

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced plans to launch a new charitable organisation named Archewell that aims to "to do something that matters".

  • April 7th 2020 at 05:38

School closures 'have little effect' on slowing spread of coronavirus

School closures are not likely to have a significant effect on the spread of infections during outbreaks such as coronavirus, a study suggests.

  • April 7th 2020 at 04:47

There may be trouble ahead as Starmer reveals shadow cabinet

Ed Miliband was Labour's youngest ever leader. So when he quit after losing the 2015 general election, aged 45, it was always possible that he would return to frontline politics.

  • April 7th 2020 at 00:05

Bodies 'wrapped in sheets' due to alleged body bag shortage

Bodies are being wrapped in sheets due to an alleged shortage of body bags in Surrey, a union has claimed.

  • April 7th 2020 at 03:41

NHS volunteers to start receiving tasks today - here's how they will help

NHS volunteers will begin receiving their first tasks today as they come to the aid of 2.5 million people at risk because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • April 7th 2020 at 02:34

'Sacrificing the elderly' - Care homes asked to take COVID-19 patients

Sky News has learnt that care homes are being asked to take in hospital patients who have tested positive for coronavirus.

  • April 7th 2020 at 00:31
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