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Automotive industry to join coronavirus battle
Car makers have begun converting their supply lines to start making ventilators and face masks and help provide vital medical resources in the fight against coronavirus.
Coronavirus update: UK enters lockdown
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has told the public that they "must stay at home", starting from tonight.
Oxford University society who no-platformed Amber Rudd banned from university
Following the UN Women Oxford UK society’s decision to no platform Amber Rudd earlier this month, the university has barred the society for breaching free speech guidelines.
Former nurse and EMT: Supermarkets a threat to general public
A former nurse and emergency medical technician has contacted the Leaders Council with critical information surrounding coronavirus transmission in supermarkets.
Prince Edun Akenzua calls upon British museum to return Benin Bronzes
Prince Edun Akenzua of the Royal Court of Benin has called upon a British museum to “blaze the trail” and return one of thousands of Benin Bronzes looted during the colonial era.
Coronavirus update: Death toll passes 12,000, only set to increase
The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak has now reached 233 in the UK, news which came after the prime minister urged people to stay away from their families on Mother's Day.
OECD warns of long-term economic recovery
The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development [OECD] secretary general, Angel Gurría, has said that the world will have to deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak "for years to come".
Labour shadow chancellor urges government to do more to support workers
Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said that the government's financial support package to help those affected by the coronavirus outbreak must go "further and faster".
Coronavirus update: Defra secretary George Eustice asks people to be responsible when shopping
In today's coronavirus briefing -- which aired at around 2PM -- Defra secretary George Eustice appeared alongside Helen Dickinson, CEO of the British Retail Consortium, and Stephen Powis, the national medical director of NHS England.
Coronavirus update: Chancellor introduces "unprecedented" economic measures
In the daily coronavirus press conference this afternoon, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a swathe of new measures to help businesses.
Coronavirus update: Medics asked to return, chancellor preps wage rescue package
Global deaths of the Covid-19 disease caused by the novel coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, have now passed 10,000.
English football chiefs extend suspension of matches due to coronavirus
The suspension of all elite English football will be extended to at least April 30 as the coronavirus emergency escalates.
Sanders to “assess his campaign” for Democratic nomination after latest round of primaries
Vermont senator Bernie Sanders will “assess his campaign” for the Democratic nomination after his main rival Joe Biden made a clean sweep in three states.
Coronavirus update: Base rate falls to 0.1%, Italy death toll overtakes China
In his briefing today, the Prime Minister said that the UK would be able to "turn the tide" on coronavirus, and hoped that the country would be able to "send it packing" within 12 weeks.