Coronavirus: 20,000 former NHS staff return to fight virus, PM says

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Boris Johnson tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week Some 20,000 former NHS staff have returned to work to help the fight against coronavirus, Boris Johnson has revealed in a video posted online. The prime minister, who is self-isolating after testing positive for the virus, said the country would

Coronavirus and sex: What you need to know

Image copyright Getty Images If I have sex can I catch coronavirus? You might have thought about it but been too embarrassed to ask. To separate the facts from myths, we’ve put your questions to health experts. Dr Alex George is an A&E doctor and former Love Island contestant. Alix Fox is a sex journalist,

Coronavirus: ‘I still wear a suit even in my own home’

Image copyright Ben Lawson-Green Image caption Ben Lawson-Green still makes the effort to impress Maintaining a normal regime during coronavirus self-isolation can be important for your mental health, according to some experts. BBC Radio Tees reporter Adam Clarkson has spoken to one man doing his best to keep to a routine. Ben Lawson-Green wakes up

Coronavirus: Self isolation when you are affected by dementia

Image copyright Liz Brookes Image caption Mike Brookes, an RAF veteran, has been living with dementia for nine years As people are told to stay at home to stem the spread of coronavirus, some living with dementia are struggling to adapt to the change. Mike Brookes, 77, was diagnosed nine years ago and his wife

Coronavirus: Thousands of council staff moved to the frontline

Image copyright Google Image caption Staff at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath are among those being redeployed Tens of thousands of UK council staff are set to be redeployed in “critical” roles during the coronavirus crisis. Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the closure of hundreds of local authority-run facilities from gyms to

University admissions could face emergency controls

Image copyright Alamy Image caption University applications have been caught up in the uncertainty of the coronavirus outbreak Universities in England could face fixed limits on how many students they each recruit, in a bid to create more stability and reduce financial threats. There are concerns that the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus could leave

Newspaper headlines: ‘Normal life’ six months away and NHS ‘hero’ dies

Newspaper headlines: ‘Normal life’ six months away and NHS ‘hero’ dies By BBC News Staff Image caption The Daily Express leads with a warning from the deputy chief medical officer that it could be six months before the UK returns to “normal”, as the country fights the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Jenny Harries said the number

Hemel Hempstead fire: Three dead after house blaze

Image copyright AFP Three people have died after a house fire in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. The two women and a man were pronounced dead at the property in Stuarts Close shortly after police were called at about 12:30 BST on Sunday. A joint police and fire investigation has been launched. Det Insp Iain MacPherson, from

Coronavirus: ‘I feel lost’ – Covid-19 costs mother her job

Sara, a mother of two from Greater Manchester, has lost her job because of the coronavirus crisis. With no wages coming in she may be forced to rely on benefits. But with half a million people applying for Universal Credit in the last two weeks in the UK, she’s struggling to get the help she

Health and social care staff to get more protection

Image copyright Getty Images More than 34 million items of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been delivered to hospitals across Scotland in the last six weeks, with more going out to other healthcare providers. Eight weeks’ worth will be delivered upfront to GP surgeries this week. All of Scotland’s health boards now have a single

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