Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health

Image copyright Emma Russell Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. All of this is taking its toll on people’s mental health, particularly those already living with conditions like anxiety and OCD. So how can we protect our mental health? …

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Coronavirus: Do face masks actually work?

As coronavirus continues to spread around the world, face masks are in high demand as people look for ways to protect themselves. But do they really protect most people from contracting the virus? Dr Shunmay Yeung from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine explains. Please note: This video was …

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Coronavirus: What it does to the body

Image copyright Getty Images The coronavirus emerged in only December last year, but already the world is dealing with a pandemic of the virus and the disease it causes – Covid-19. For most, the disease is mild, but some people die. So how is the virus attacking the body, why …

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Coronavirus: Europe now epicentre of the pandemic, says WHO

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCoronavirus patients in northern Italy are being treated in warehouses Europe is now the “epicentre” of the global coronavirus pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization says. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged countries to use aggressive measures, community mobilisation and social …

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Coronavirus: Three reasons why the UK might not look like Italy

Image copyright Reuters Much of Italy is currently in lockdown as the country’s tally of coronavirus deaths has topped 1,000. The outbreak is putting the Italian healthcare service under immense strain. But will the UK follow this path? On Thursday, Boris Johnson’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, said the …

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Could it become pandemic?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption As the virus spreads, preventative checks are taking place around the world The coronavirus outbreak has been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is a term that the organisation had refrained from using before now. WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus …

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Coronavirus: Volunteers rally round to help those self-isolating

Image copyright Josh St John James Image caption Josh St John James, 17, has set up a group as he believes young people should be doing more Volunteers are rallying round to help out those isolating themselves to prevent coronavirus spreading in their communities and around the country. Groups in …

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