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Coronavirus: ‘Add upset stomach in children to symptoms’

Image copyright Queen’s University Belfast Image caption Rachel Murray, seven, took part in the trial Diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal cramps in children could be a sign of coronavirus infection, UK researchers say. The Queen’s University Belfast team have been studying children and say this may be worth adding to the …

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Coronavirus: Charity seeks judicial review on care home visit guidance

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Face-to-face visits are vitally important for dementia patients A dementia charity is seeking a judicial review of the government guidance on care home visits. John’s Campaign says many care homes in England are still refusing regular face-to-face visits, often essential for people with severe …

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Coronavirus testing rationed amid outbreaks

Image copyright Getty Images The coronavirus testing system is struggling to keep up with demand as a growing number of people apply for swabs. People with symptoms applying for drive-through tests have been directed more than 100 miles (161km) away. The government says areas with fewer coronavirus cases have had …

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Coronavirus: Cheap steroids save lives from severe Covid

Image copyright Getty Images Cheap steroids can save the lives of patients who are critically ill with Covid-19, studies show. The findings confirm the results of an earlier trial, which has already led to steroids being used widely for Covid patients in intensive care. The new results, published in JAMA, …

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Coronavirus: Visiting restrictions reintroduced in Glasgow area

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCoronavirus: Household visit ban returning in Glasgow area Restrictions on visiting other households have been reintroduced in Glasgow and two neighbouring areas after a rise in coronavirus cases. The new rules affect more than 800,000 people in Glasgow city, West Dunbartonshire and …

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Coronavirus: Bolton asks for restrictions to remain after spike

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bolton has had its highest seven-day rate since late May A spike in coronavirus cases in Bolton has prompted council bosses to ask for restrictions to remain in place – a day before they were due to be lifted. Tighter rules were introduced in July …

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Coronavirus: Concern over virus cases in Glasgow area

Image copyright PA Media Talks will be held to decide if action is needed to tackle the spread of coronavirus cases in the Glasgow area, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The first minister said 66 of the 154 new cases reported in Scotland had been in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde …

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Coronavirus tips Brazil into recession

Brazil’s economy has officially entered a recession following the swingeing impact of the coronavirus crisis, which has so far killed more than 120,000 Brazilians and pushed millions into unemployment. According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, gross domestic product shrank 9.7 per cent quarter-on-quarter, reflecting the effect of …

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Coronavirus: US passes six million Covid-19 cases

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US recorded one million new coronavirus infections in less than a month The US has now surpassed six million cases of Covid-19 – almost a quarter of the world’s total, according to data collated by Johns Hopkins University. It said the country added one …

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India’s economy contracts 24% during coronavirus lockdown

India’s economy contracted by an annualised 23.9 per cent in the quarter ending in June, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a draconian coronavirus lockdown. The gross domestic product contraction was far deeper than most analysts’ forecasts and highlighted the severity of India’s initial strategy to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, …

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