• Family colour their entire house in rainbow chalk to cheer up neighbours during coronavirus lockdown
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    Family colour their entire house in rainbow chalk to cheer up neighbours during coronavirus lockdown

    It took six hours and 40 jumbo chalks to paint the house.

  • World Parkinson's Day: What are the symptoms of the condition and how can it be treated?
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    World Parkinson's Day: What are the symptoms of the condition and how can it be treated?

    Parkinson’s disease is the world’s second most common neurodegenerative disorder, behind Alzheimer’s disease.Each year, the international community comes together on World Parkinson's Day, 11 April, to raise awareness of the illness.

  • National Siblings Day: How did the annual event begin and where is it celebrated?
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    National Siblings Day: How did the annual event begin and where is it celebrated?

    National Siblings Day, a day on which siblings express their appreciation for one another, is upon us.Similarly to Mother's Day and Father's Day, the annual event is recognised around the world as an opportunity to showcase just how much your family means to you.

  • Coronavirus: Can I get a home testing kit and what is an antibody test?
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    Coronavirus: Can I get a home testing kit and what is an antibody test?

    Earlier this month, the NHS outlined plans to run 10,000 tests for coronavirus a day amid the pandemic.While Boris Johnson recently told the House of Commons this number would increase to 25,000, figures show that on Monday 23 March, 5,605 tests were conducted.

  • How to stay motivated to workout from home, according to experts
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    How to stay motivated to workout from home, according to experts

    While the country remains in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, you may be finding it difficult maintaining your regular workout routine or feeling motivated to exercise at all.However, working out in some form on a regular basis will prove extremely beneficial for your physical health in the long run, not to mention also helping to alleviate some of the stress you may be experiencing.

  • Coronavirus panic-buying: As supermarkets ration items, should customers be stockpiling?
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    Coronavirus panic-buying: As supermarkets ration items, should customers be stockpiling?

    Since the coronavirus outbreak began in January, a rising number of cases around the world has led to an increase in panic and concern. ​Worry has appeared more prevalent in recent days, following the prime minister’s announcement on Monday 23 March that the nation was to be placed in lockdown.

  • ‘If anyone tells you a date they’re using a crystal ball’: When can we really expect coronavirus to end?
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    ‘If anyone tells you a date they’re using a crystal ball’: When can we really expect coronavirus to end?

    The first case of coronavirus transmitted in the UK was reported on 31 January. There have since been more than 6,000 deaths across the nation.In a bid to combat the continued rise in cases, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has advised the public to adopt a policy of “social distancing”, which includes working from home where possible and not undertaking any non-essential travel.

  • Coronavirus: What is social distancing and will it stop the outbreak spreading in the UK?
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    Coronavirus: What is social distancing and will it stop the outbreak spreading in the UK?

    [Editor's note: the government has now advised that the public may only leave home if they are buying food or medicine, going to work as a key worker or doing one form of exercise per day].Following the coronavirus outbreak, prime minister Boris Johnson has issued a number of guidelines for the general public to follow in order to prevent the disease from spreading.

  • Coronavirus tips: Should you take paracetamol rather than ibuprofen to treat symptoms?
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    Coronavirus tips: Should you take paracetamol rather than ibuprofen to treat symptoms?

    While there have been calls for coronavirus tests to be made available to NHS staff and the wider public, currently individuals are only tested if they are being treated in hospital.For the rest of the public, the UK government says if you show symptoms for the virus — the two main symptoms being a high temperature and a new, continuous cough — you should stay at home for seven days and not call 111 or attend a GP or hospital.

  • Coronavirus: Why do people seem to feel groggy and tired during lockdown?
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    Coronavirus: Why do people seem to feel groggy and tired during lockdown?

    Ever since the UK was placed in lockdown on Monday 23 March, people across the nation have had to quickly acclimatise to spending an increased amount of time at home and indoors.Disruptions to everyday life have been far-reaching. While some have had to become accustomed to working from home every day, others have been unable to work at all.

  • Coronavirus: How to be productive when you have to work from home
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    Coronavirus: How to be productive when you have to work from home

    Boris Johnson has told the public that they should now be working from home where possible in a bid to contain the ongoing UK coronavirus outbreak.Apart from key workers, the government says no one should be leaving their home other than to buy food, medicine or to go for a once-daily walk or run.

  • Coronavirus: Can your dog or cat get Covid-19 and can you catch it from your pet?
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    Coronavirus: Can your dog or cat get Covid-19 and can you catch it from your pet?

    In February a pet dog in Hong Kong tested ‘weak positive‘ for coronavirus and was placed into quarantine.The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) in Hong Kong confirmed that repeated tests suggested the dog had a “low-level” of the virus and that it was likely to be the case of human-to-animal transmission.

  • Coronavirus: What is a super-spreader and how do they change disease outbreaks?
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    Coronavirus: What is a super-spreader and how do they change disease outbreaks?

    One of the first confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK was a man from Brighton who was deemed a "super-spreader" after passing the virus on to six or seven people.

  • Coronavirus: Can latex gloves protect you from catching deadly virus?
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    Coronavirus: Can latex gloves protect you from catching deadly virus?

    Due to the coronavirus outbreak Boris Johnson told the public they should now only leave the house for several key reasons.These include travelling to work as a key worker, shopping for food or medicine and taking one form of exercise per day.

  • Coronavirus tips: How worried should pregnant women be about coronavirus?
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    Coronavirus tips: How worried should pregnant women be about coronavirus?

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has coronavirus and was admitted to intensive care at St Thomas' hospital on Monday 6 April as a result of his worsening condition.His fiancee Carrie Symonds, whom earlier this year announced that she was pregnant, has also confirmed she had the symptoms of Covid-19 but has now recovered.

  • Coronavirus: What is the difference between Covid-19 and the common cold and flu?
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    Coronavirus: What is the difference between Covid-19 and the common cold and flu?

    Due to the continued UK coronavirus outbreak Boris Johnson told the public they should only leave the house for several key reasons.These include travelling to work as a keyworker, shopping for food or medicine and taking one form of exercise per day.

  • Coronavirus: How to manage your mental health during self-isolation
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    Coronavirus: How to manage your mental health during self-isolation

    As coronavirus continues to spread in the UK the government has implemented a lockdown on the country meaning all non-essential travel to be avoided.The new measures have also seen pubs, restaurants and theatres close, while people have been asked to work from home where possible.

  • Coronavirus: From yoga to Barry's Bootcamp — best exercise classes on Zoom, Instagram and YouTube
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    Coronavirus: From yoga to Barry's Bootcamp — best exercise classes on Zoom, Instagram and YouTube

    On Monday evening, the prime minister Boris Johnson announced that the UK is now in lockdown in an effort to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.Members of the public are only allowed to leave their homes under specific circumstances, one being for a single form of exercise a day.

  • Coronavirus: How to keep children healthy, happy and learning during school closures
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    Coronavirus: How to keep children healthy, happy and learning during school closures

    As schools across the UK have closed, parents up and down the country face the task of keeping their children healthy, happy and learning at home.Schools are now only open to children of key workers and those who are vulnerable, in a bid to help stop the spread of the virus.

  • Coronavirus: How to work from home when you have children
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    Coronavirus: How to work from home when you have children

    As the coronavirus continues to spread, most people who are used to working in an office environment suddenly face the reality of a new workspace - their own home.Boris Johnson has placed the UK on lockdown, meaning that bars and restaurants are now closed while people are expected to avoid all non-essential travel and work from home where possible to help curb the outbreak.

  • Coronavirus tips: How to clean your groceries and stay safe when food shopping
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    Coronavirus tips: How to clean your groceries and stay safe when food shopping

    With lockdown conditions imposed on the UK, the majority of the nation’s daily routines have come to halt with activities such as food shopping being kept to a bare minimum.Some of the biggest public concerns surrounding the outbreak so far have been related to supermarkets, from whether essential groceries and household items will remain in good supply to how to stay safe while we shop.

  • Coronavirus: What is self-isolation and who needs to do it?
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    Coronavirus: What is self-isolation and who needs to do it?

    Boris Johnson has placed a lockdown on the UK meaning that all shops selling non-essential goods,​ such clothing and electronics, and other premises including libraries, playgrounds and outdoor gyms have been forced to close.

  • Coronavirus: Why are loss of smell and taste reportedly symptoms of Covid-19?
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    Coronavirus: Why are loss of smell and taste reportedly symptoms of Covid-19?

    Throughout the course of the coronavirus pandemic, discussions have taken place surrounding the possibility that the virus can be spread by people who are asymptomatic.​Though the two primary symptoms of Covid-19 have been widely cited as a high temperature and a new, continuous cough, health officials have recently stated that loss of smell and taste could also be lesser-known symptoms of the virus.​

  • Coronavirus: What is social shielding and who needs to do it?
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    Coronavirus: What is social shielding and who needs to do it?

    [Editor's note: The social shielding policy has now started in the UK. All those contacted by the NHS should be staying at home for a period of 12 weeks. The updated list can be found here].In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Boris Johnson has introduced unprecedented peacetime measures to help prevent Covid-19 from spreading.

  • Coronavirus: How to sign up as an NHS Volunteer Responder
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    Coronavirus: How to sign up as an NHS Volunteer Responder

    The UK government has launched an urgent appeal for volunteers to help the NHS during the coronavirus outbreak.Matt Hancock, the health secretary, has called on members of the general public to come forward to help support the most vulnerable people who are unable to leave their homes.