Which children are still going to school?

Image copyright Getty Images Schools across the UK are now closed to the vast majority of pupils, possibly until September. A small proportion of children are still able to attend. Which children can go to school? Schools, nurseries and childminders have been asked to provide care for those who are …

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Coronavirus: How to exercise while staying at home

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDiana Moran, better known as the Green Goddess, was a fitness star in the 1980s The Green Goddess – the original keep-fit queen of the 80s – is making a comeback on BBC Breakfast. Eighty-year-old Diana Moran will be doing exercises three …

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Coronavirus: Living in an empty Korean boarding school

Image copyright Charlotte Worthington Image caption Alice Bate graduated from Oxford University last year, and was looking forward to travelling Asia whilst teaching in South Korea A young English woman has described her “eerie” life living in a virtually deserted South Korean boarding school, after all the students were sent …

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Chris Whitty: The man with our lives in his hands

Image copyright PA Media He is the official who will probably have the greatest impact on our everyday lives of any individual policymaker in modern times. Since the start of the coronavirus crisis, Professor Chris Whitty has been front and centre of the decision-making and communication of messages to the …

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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: 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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