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Today โ€” March 30th 2020SkyNews Technology

New MI5 chief named as spy who led Skripal poisoning response

A spy who led the response to the poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury has been named as the new head of MI5.

  • March 30th 2020 at 14:19

Surge of 'smishing' scams as criminals exploit coronavirus crisis

The banking industry has warned of a surge in so-called "smishing" scams as criminals try to exploit the coronavirus pandemic.

  • March 30th 2020 at 12:13

Mercedes helps make coronavirus breathing aid as F1 joins ventilators effort

The Mercedes F1 team has helped develop a breathing aid to keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care, with a host of other rival teams having pitched in to provide UK hospitals with thousands of extra ventilators.

  • March 30th 2020 at 10:01

British F1 teams help create breathing aid for coronavirus patients

Mercedes and McLaren are among a host of British Formula One teams helping a project to make breathing aids for coronavirus patients in the UK.

  • March 30th 2020 at 08:44

Crackdown on fake coronavirus advice - from medical 'tips' to tax refunds

The government is cracking down on fake advice spread about the coronavirus, from myths about how to treat symptoms to scam text messages warning people they face jail for leaving their homes.

  • March 30th 2020 at 07:01
Before yesterdaySkyNews Technology

'Data platform' will track beds, staff and ventilators

The NHS is preparing to unveil a "data platform" which tracks the movement of critical staff and materials, giving ministers the first ever comprehensive view of the entire health system, Sky News can reveal.

  • March 26th 2020 at 20:04

Coronavirus: Cabinet talks held on video call banned by Ministry of Defence

High-level government talks on Britain's coronavirus response were held on a videoconference service that Ministry of Defence staff were banned from using just days earlier over security fears.

  • March 26th 2020 at 11:15

The key to making your happiness levels surge during the coronavirus lockdown

Staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak can be an isolating time for many people, with some worried about how they will manage to keep in touch with family and friends without seeing them.

  • March 25th 2020 at 17:05

Spotify pledges millions to artists hit by coronavirus outbreak

Spotify has pledged up to $10m (£8.4m) to help musicians hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

  • March 25th 2020 at 17:32

Coronavirus: How to get latest advice free on WhatsApp

A coronavirus advice campaign is being launched on WhatsApp as the government tries to battle misinformation about the pandemic. 

  • March 25th 2020 at 15:21

NHS workers priority as coronavirus testing kits could be available soon

Millions of new coronavirus testing kits could be ready in days, rather than weeks or months, according to Public Health England.

  • March 25th 2020 at 14:54

Daily soak in a hot bath cuts heart disease, research suggests

A nice hot bath each day could drastically reduce the likelihood of dying from heart disease or stroke, new research has suggested.

  • March 25th 2020 at 02:11

Govt texts the nation with coronavirus lockdown orders

The government has hammered home its coronavirus lockdown message by texting the nation. 

  • March 24th 2020 at 09:03

New York trials experimental treatment with recovered patients' blood

New York health officials are planning to collect plasma from people who have recovered after contracting coronavirus and inject the antibody-rich fluid into patients battling COVID-19.

  • March 24th 2020 at 02:00

Could one of these four drugs help treat COVID-19?

The World Health Organisation has launched an international drug trial to find the best treatment for the coronavirus.

  • March 23rd 2020 at 17:05

Govt hasn't run ads on coronavirus from official social media accounts

The government has not run a single advert about the coronavirus pandemic from its official Facebook or Instagram accounts, Sky News can reveal.

  • March 23rd 2020 at 14:08

YouTube and Netflix to reduce streaming quality to stop internet from breaking

YouTube and Netflix have said they will reduce the streaming quality of videos to avoid straining the internet due to the unprecedented usage during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • March 20th 2020 at 10:13

Government using phone location data to tackle virus

The government is working with mobile network O2 to analyse anonymous smartphone location data to see whether people are following its social distancing guidelines, Sky News has learned.

  • March 19th 2020 at 09:08

'Fake news' tweets which could make coronavirus outbreak worse to be removed

Tweets that put people at risk of contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus as it rapidly spreads across the globe are to be removed by Twitter to help the public get accurate information and avoid myths and misinformation.

  • March 19th 2020 at 06:39
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