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Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson in intensive care as China records no deaths for first time since January

UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab to lead country through crisis while Johnson in hospital. Follow the latest updates.Boris Johnson moved to intensive care after his condition worsensThe strange lead-up to Boris Johnson’s admission to hospitalGlobal leaders send messages of support to Boris JohnsonAt a glance - latest developmentsUS coronavirus - latestAustralia coronavirus - latestSee all of...

New Zealand health minister demoted after beach visit broke lockdown rules

David Clark called himself an ‘idiot’ for driving his family 20km to the beach on the first weekend of the national stay-at-home measures Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNew Zealand’s health minister has been demoted after he ignored national lockdown rules and drove his family to a beach 20km from his home.Last week Dr David Clark was photographed going for a...

Trump: I have asked US pharma CEOs to offer Johnson experimental Covid-19 treatments

US president doesn’t name companies or treatments, but says they have arrived in London alreadyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump has said he asked US pharmaceutical companies working on experimental coronavirus drugs to approach Boris Johnson’s doctors and offer their help, after it emerged that the British prime minister was in intensive care.In an...

School closures have little impact on spread of coronavirus – study

UCL say small benefits should be weighed against profound economic and social costsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSchool closures are likely to have a relatively small impact on the spread of Covid-19 and should be weighed against their profound economic and social consequences, particularly for the most vulnerable children, according to a UK study.The research, led...


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PM's move to ICU shows he's likely to have severe Covid-19

Boris Johnson likely to receive mechanical ventilation as he’s admitted to intensive careCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson’s move to the intensive care unit (ICU) of St Thomas’ hospital signals that he has severe Covid-19. Oxygen was available through a mask on the ward he was admitted to on Sunday, but the move to intensive care on Monday strongly...

Lockdown has cut Britain's vibrations, seismologists find

There’s a kind of hush all over the world as the reduction in human activity stops the Earth buzzing so muchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe dramatic quietening of towns and cities in lockdown Britain has changed the way the Earth moves beneath our feet, scientists say.Seismologists at the British Geological Survey have found that their sensors are twitching less...

Why the UK lacks an adequate testing system | Letters

We would be better placed to respond to the coronavirus outbreak had the Public Health Laboratory Service been maintained, writes Valerie Bevan, while Dr Colin Coles highlights the differences between the NHS and German healthcareCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMatt Hancock says this country, unlike Germany, does not have the scale to undertake the testing required in...

Don't let free speech be a casualty of coronavirus. We need it more than ever | Cas Mudde

Despots like Hungary’s Viktor Orbán are banning speech to ‘fight’ Covid-19. But more democratic countries are tooCoronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn times of crisis, liberal democratic institutions and values are vulnerable to authoritarian power grabs, or corona coups, as we are seeing around the world today. One of the...

'Magic toilet' could monitor users' health, say researchers

System of sensors and cameras would turn loo into ‘daily clinic’ and detect problems earlyA smart toilet boasting pressure sensors, artificial intelligence and a camera has been unveiled by researchers who say it could provide a valuable way to keep tabs on our health.The model is the latest version of an idea that has been around for several years: a system that examines our daily movements...