BBC News - Health
Coronavirus: People shielding in England allowed outdoors from Monday
Sun, 31 May 2020 03:39:56 GMT
Some restrictions on vulnerable people shielding from coronavirus are to be eased after 10 weeks.
Coronavirus: 'Dangerous moment' as UK lockdown eases
Sat, 30 May 2020 17:58:35 GMT
The public must be "sensible" after scientists warn of risks of lifting lockdown, medical chief says.
Coronavirus: Tory MPs call for change in 2m social distancing rule
Sat, 30 May 2020 14:57:55 GMT
Amid fears for the hospitality sector, one MP says relaxing the rule means fewer jobs would be lost.
Coronavirus: GPs not told when patients removed from 'shielding lists'
Fri, 29 May 2020 23:51:32 GMT
This has caused confusion and anxiety among extremely vulnerable people staying at home.
Coronavirus: Dental practices to reopen from 8 June
Fri, 29 May 2020 14:08:50 GMT
Dental practices in England have been told they can reopen from Monday, 8 June.
NHS Seacole: Covid-19 rehab centre takes first patients
Fri, 29 May 2020 10:14:06 GMT
Covid-19 survivors can require heart, lung and muscle therapy, or psychological and social care.
About 7% have had coronavirus, says ONS survey
Thu, 28 May 2020 17:34:34 GMT
The estimate is based on blood tests on 885 people in England as part of a household survey by the ONS.
Coronavirus: R number 'very similar' across UK
Thu, 28 May 2020 13:52:12 GMT
Scientists say there are no significant regional differences in coronavirus rates across the UK.
Coronavirus: Test and trace system kicks off in England and Scotland
Thu, 28 May 2020 15:44:18 GMT
Thousands of contact tracers are tracking down close contacts of people with coronavirus.
Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000
Thu, 28 May 2020 14:34:08 GMT
The US has seen more deaths (currently 100,047) and infections (1.69 million) than any other country.
Coronavirus: Schools and workplaces could see 'local lockdowns'
Wed, 27 May 2020 15:46:36 GMT
Restrictions could be introduced if there is a local flare-up of coronavirus, a minister says.
Hairdressers say they are ready to open in June
Wed, 27 May 2020 09:28:20 GMT
Salons are asking the government to let them open before July to cut hair.
Coronavirus deaths fall to six-week low
Tue, 26 May 2020 15:36:54 GMT
Early May bank holiday delays mean the true death figures are likely to have been even lower.
Coronavirus: Can it affect eyesight?
Tue, 26 May 2020 11:46:55 GMT
The prime minister's chief adviser says his vision was affected by coronavirus.
Coronavirus cure: When will we have a drug to treat it?
Wed, 27 May 2020 09:53:21 GMT
There are no drugs proven to help doctors treat the disease, but work is under way around the world.
Coronavirus: Can we stay safe as lockdown eases?
Tue, 26 May 2020 07:21:05 GMT
As lockdowns ease, what are the risks of getting infected as people come into closer contact again?
Coronavirus: WHO halts trials of hydroxychloroquine over safety fears
Mon, 25 May 2020 20:05:00 GMT
Testing of hydroxychloroquine as a possible coronavirus treatment is suspended by the health agency.
Coronavirus: The mystery of 'silent spreaders'
Sat, 30 May 2020 23:02:23 GMT
Scientists have discovered more evidence about a strange and worrying feature of the coronavirus
Coronavirus: 'I'm high risk but made a full recovery'
Sun, 31 May 2020 00:07:27 GMT
Positive stories from people considered at high risk who have made a full recovery from coronavirus.
Coronavirus: NHS app paves the way for 'immunity passports'
Tue, 26 May 2020 23:32:45 GMT
"Passports" showing individuals' health status could become the next front for fighting the pandemic.