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Coronavirus cases ‘plateau’ in UK as ventilators near production

National News March 31, 2020 at 4:08 pm

The first batch of British-made ventilators to treat coronavirus patients will be rolled out to the NHS next week, Michael Gove has said.

Luca di Nicola: Healthy teen coronavirus victim was assistant chef

National News March 31, 2020 at 3:49 pm

The healthy 19-year-old who died in London after testing positive for the coronavirus is Luca di Nicola, an assistant chef from Italy.

‘I love you my brother’: Teenage coronavirus victim was ‘very healthy’

National News March 31, 2020 at 3:49 pm

The family of Luca Di Nicola, who died after testing positive for coronavirus, have paid tribute to the “very healthy” teenager.

Donna Air reveals coronavirus diagnosis and donates tests to NHS

National News March 31, 2020 at 3:29 pm

Actress Donna Air has revealed she has tested positive for coronavirus and says she has donated tests to NHS workers.

Whitehall takes charges of COVID-19 tests after row between England and Wales

National News March 31, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Ministers have been forced into a crisis rethink of the way coronavirus tests are bought after it emerged the NHS in England and Wales were competing over testing.

Trials underway for new antibody tests for COVID-19

National News March 31, 2020 at 2:52 pm

One of the first new-style antibody tests for the coronavirus has begun validation trials to prove its reliable enough for widespread use.

Family of first NHS surgeon to die from coronavirus speaks out after his death

National News March 31, 2020 at 2:16 pm

The family of the first NHS surgeon to die from coronavirus has questioned whether enough was done to protect him.

Lockdown: ‘Rushed laws create unhelpful grey areas for police and public’

National News March 31, 2020 at 2:05 pm

The introduction of new legislation which the government says is designed to help UK authorities combat the spread of coronavirus has generated confusion and controversy in equal measure.

New figures reveal 40 extra coronavirus-related deaths

National News March 31, 2020 at 1:04 pm

There have been 40 extra deaths linked to coronavirus than previously reported by hospitals, new figures suggest.

Johnson & Johnson vows to make ‘not-for-profit’ COVID-19 vaccine

National News March 31, 2020 at 12:35 pm

The world’s biggest pharmaceutical company is confident it has a COVID-19 vaccine and has told Sky News it wants to make it available on a not-for-profit basis.