Coronavirus: morning update – BBC News

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Here are five things you should know about the coronavirus outbreak this Thursday morning. We will have another update for you at 6:00 p.m. BST.

1. Ministers to extend British foreclosure

Cabinet members and senior officials are scheduled to meet later to discuss UK efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus. They should support a three-week extension of the social distancing measures. Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced strict restrictions on life in the UK on March 23.

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2. Leak Evokes Nursing Home “Confusion”

A leaked letter seen by the BBC described the widespread problems the healthcare industry is facing with the coronavirus pandemic. According to the document, nursing homes are concerned about funding and testing. He said handling the personal protective equipment (PPE) for social workers was a real problem. The ministers stress that measures are being taken to support the sector.

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3. Baby “well” after the death of a pregnant nurse

The baby of a pregnant nurse who died after contracting a coronavirus gave birth well. Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, 28, had worked for five years at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, where she died on Sunday.

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4. Treatment “glimmer of hope” of the medical test

Scientists at Wales University Hospital in Cardiff to test new treatment for Covid-19 where recovered patients’ plasma is administered to patients – in the hope that their antibodies will help them fight infection .

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5. Captain Tom, 99, raises £ 12 million

When Tom Moore decided to walk 100 rounds of his garden before he turned 100, he thought he could raise £ 1,000 for NHS charities. Now, thanks to donations from 600,000 people, it has reached £ 12 million.

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