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Coronavirus: UK must go 'further, faster' to increase testing capacity

58 minutes ago   |   BBC   |   3 articles

The government is working to increase coronavirus tests, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove says.
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WATCH: “This weekend, the first thousands of new ventilator devices will roll off the production line”, says Gove

4 hours ago   |   Conservative Home

WATCH LIVE: Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster MichaelGove hosts the coronavirus press conference - UK Prime Minister March 31, 2020
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Coronavirus: UK labs 'can process tens of thousands more tests'

6 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Expert says university and big hospital labs can be used to reach German levels of testing Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The UK has the capacity...
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UK coronavirus death toll jumps by almost 400 in a day to 1,808

6 hours ago   |   Herald Scotland   |   5 articles

THE UK death toll from the coronavirus has jumped by 393 to 1,808, the largest daily increase to date.
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Nearly 3,000 overseas NHS staff have work visas automatically extended to help fight pandemic

8 hours ago   |   Herald Scotland

NEARLY 3,000 NHS doctors, nurses and paramedics with UK work visas are to have them extended for a year free of charge, so they can "focus on fighting coronavirus," the Home...
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MPs call on UK Govt to provide compensation to families of NHS 'heroes' who die from coronavirus

10 hours ago   |   Herald Scotland   |   2 articles

DOZENS of former UK Government ministers and senior MPs have backed a campaign to provide the families of NHS front line "heroes" with compensation should they die in the fight...
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Ruth Davidson apologises after MI6 Twitter gaffe

11 hours ago   |   Herald Scotland

Ruth Davidson, the Former Scottish Conservatives leader has apologised after appearing to tweet out the rough location of a UK spy chief's home in Scotland.
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Newslinks for Tuesday 31st March 2020

Newslinks for Tuesday 31st March 2020

14 hours ago   |   Conservative Home

Raab unveils £75 million repatriation plan “Dominic Raab today unveiled a massive £75 million repatriation plan to bring home ‘tens of thousands' of Britons stranded abroad...
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UK government orders more ventilators for coronavirus crisis

22 hours ago   |   The Guardian

Consortium including Rolls-Royce, Airbus and F1 teams takes order for 10,000 devices The UK government has ordered more ventilators than the total number it says it needs to...
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Delay Brexit deadline amid coronavirus, say MEPS

1 day ago   |   BBC

The UK is due to stop following EU rules by the end of 2020 but a group of MEPs say the date should be pushed back.
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