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Coronavirus: Ministers to discuss UK lockdown review

Ministers are to discuss a review of the UK’s coronavirus lockdown to consider whether restrictions on people’s movements should be extended. The government’s emergency Cobra committee will look at evidence from scientists on the impact of measures brought in on 23 March – although a formal decision is not expected. It comes as Boris Johnson …

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care

Boris Johnson has spent a second night in intensive care as he continues to receive treatment for coronavirus. The PM is being kept in St Thomas’ Hospital in London “for close monitoring”, Downing Street said. Mr Johnson’s condition is “stable” and he remains in “good spirits”, his spokesman added on Tuesday evening. Downing Street suggested …

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Northern Ireland: Coronavirus: Stena Line cuts Belfast ferry services amid crisis

The ferry operator Stena is reducing its Belfast services as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The firm, which normally operates seven ships on 138 sailings a week from Belfast, has temporarily berthed one ship and cut sailings to 108 a week. Earlier this week, the firm said it would furlough staff and make redundancies …

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson spends night in intensive care after symptoms worsen

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent the night in intensive care at a central London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened. Downing Street said he was moved to the unit on the advice of his medical team and was receiving “excellent care”. Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise “where necessary”, a …

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