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Coronavirus: Who are the contact tracers and what are they doing?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many tracers are working from home as they try to find people who may have been exposed to the virus Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the 25,000 contact tracers they are the "key to unlocking the lockdown" in England. But who are the people who making the calls and what is the job like?Some of them are trained medical professionals, doctors and nurses
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Coronavirus: Dental practices to reopen from 8 June

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Dental practices in England have been told they can reopen from Monday, 8 June, if they put in place appropriate safety measures.All routine dental care in England has been suspended since 25 March. The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed the announcement but says key questions remain.Currently, any patient with an emergency dental problem is supposed to be referred to an Urgent Dental Care (UDC)
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World’s oldest man Bob Weighton dies, aged 112

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Bob Weighton passed away at his flat in Alton, Hampshire The world's oldest man has died at the age of 112.Bob Weighton, from Alton, Hampshire, became the oldest man in February following the death of Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan, who was also 112.In a statement to the Press Association, his family said Mr Weighton "died peacefully in his sleep, from cancer" on Thursday morning
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Coronavirus: Evening update as easing of lockdown will allow groups of six to meet

[ad_1] Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Thursday evening. We'll have another update for you on Friday morning.1. Lockdown easing to allow groups of six to meetGroups of up to six people will be able to meet outside in England from Monday, Boris Johnson said at No 10's daily briefing. Meanwhile, restrictions in Wales are also likely to be relaxed next week so
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Lockdown easing to allow groups of six to meet

[ad_1] Groups of up to six people will be able to meet outside in England from Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.People can meet in gardens and private outdoor spaces, provided they keep two metres apart, Mr Johnson added.This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet
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Liverpool deputy mayor investigated over gathering

[ad_1] Image copyright Liverpool Echo/Instagram Image caption The footage shows about 12 people in the garden Liverpool's deputy mayor has stepped down while the Labour party investigates footage of a gathering in her garden during lockdown. Labour councillor Lynnie Hinnigan told the Liverpool Echo it was not a party for her 50th birthday on 9 May and she had stayed away from people.The Labour party said she has "voluntarily and
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Coronavirus: Households may be able to meet outdoors next week

[ad_1] Coronavirus restrictions in Wales are likely to be relaxed next week so people from two different households can meet each other outdoors, BBC Wales understands.They will need to stay in their local area and remain two metres apart.The changes will not come into force until Monday.Other parts of the UK have loosened restrictions on meeting others. Further details are expected from First Minister Mark Drakeford on Friday. It has
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Premier League to restart on 17 June with Man City v Arsenal and Villa v Sheff Utd

[ad_1] Liverpool are chasing their first league title in 30 years but will do so behind closed doorsThe Premier League season is set to restart on 17 June with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, the BBC has learned. The matches are the two games in hand. A full fixture list would then be played on the weekend of 19-21 June. Clubs are still discussing the