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Coronavirus: Supermarkets called up for isolation supplies

The government is working with supermarkets to ensure that people self-isolating because of coronavirus will receive food, the health secretary told BBC One’s Question Time. Matt Hancock said he was confident food supplies would not run down. His comments came as health officials said some patients who tested positive were being treated in their homes. …

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Coronavirus: School closures and travel curbs in UK plans

The government is to outline its plans to contain the spread of coronavirus involving possible school closures, event cancellations and bringing NHS staff out of retirement. Unnecessary travel could be curbed and people urged to work from home. Legislation will be introduced to ensure ministers have the powers to prepare for a widespread outbreak. The …

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Coronavirus: PM to chair Cobra committee meeting as UK virus reach 36

Boris Johnson is to chair a meeting of the government’s emergency Cobra committee later, after the number of UK coronavirus cases jumped to 36. Senior ministers and health advisers will be told that the virus will present a “significant challenge”. But the prime minister will say the government and NHS are well-prepared and will “stop …

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