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Past articles by Jane:

Coronavirus UK: 405,000 people answer government's call to help NHS fight covid-19

Boris Johnson gives his daily press conference (Picture: Sky News)More than 405,000 people have volunteered to help the NHS in the fight against coronavirus. This story is breaking and will be updated. → Read More

Jeremy Corbyn vows to keep fighting in his last PMQs as Labour leader

Jeremy Corbyn has said ‘his voice will not be stilled’ during his final PMQs as Labour leader. Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised his political opponent’s ‘determination to build a better... → Read More

Italy coronavirus death toll rises by 743 in one day

Italy suffered a setback in its fight against coronavirus after the death toll increased after a few days of decline. Some 743 people have died in the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 6,820. → Read More

12,000 ex-medics answer call for help to fight coronavirus

Almost 12,000 retired doctors, nurses and medics have answered the call to arms and are returning to frontline duties to fight the coronavirus. Health Secretary Matt Hancock paid tribute to those NHS staff, who he said had ‘returned in our hour of need. → Read More

Two more people in Scotland die from coronavirus

Two more people in Scotland have died after testing positive for Covid-19, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. The total number of people who have died from the virus in Scotland now stands at 16. This story is breaking and will be updated. → Read More

Healthy mum, 27, dies of coronavirus days after giving birth

A healthy mum has died from Covid-19 just days after giving birth to a baby, officials have said. The unnamed mother became the sixth person to pass away in Poland... → Read More

Boris confirms orders bars and restaurants to close tonight to stop coronavirus

All pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants will close tonight for the foreseeable future in the fight against coronavirus This story is breaking and will be updated. → Read More

Coronavirus UK: Pubs, restaurants, gyms and cinemas 'to be ordered to close in London'

Pubs, restaurants, gyms and cinemas across London will be ordered to close as part of the capital's efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, it has been reported. The drastic measures are set to be announced by Boris Johnson later this afternoon at his daily news conference. → Read More

Supermarkets want police support if panic buying continues

Supermarkets are expecting to get police support to deter panic buying because of coronavirus. Sources within the industry have said they are concerned that unruly behaviour could increase if tougher... → Read More

Coronavirus UK: Boris says 'we can turn tide in 12 weeks' if everyone acts

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK could “turn the tide” of the coronavirus outbreak in the next 12 week if people take the precautionary steps the Government has outlined. This story is breaking and will be updated. → Read More

Queen says ‘we must all play our part’ to get through coronavirus pandemic

The Queen has issued a message of support to the UK public as it faces an 'uncertain' future over the coronavirus. The monarch said her and her family 'stand ready' to play their part. → Read More

Coronavirus UK: Bank of England slashes interest rates to 0.1% and warns of ‘sharp economic shock’

The Bank of England has cut interest rates to 0.1% in its latest attempt to shield the British economy from the coronavirus outbreak. Rates were already cut to 0.25% earlier this month and today's decision sees them drop to their lowest level in history. → Read More

Prince Philip flown to Windsor Castle to self-isolate with the Queen

The Duke of Edinburgh has been flown to Windsor Castle to be with the Queen during the coronavirus crisis. Prince Philip, 98, was flown by helicopter to their residence in Berkshire where he will be reunited with the monarch. → Read More

Evictions banned under emergency coronavirus laws

Millions of renters have been told they cannot be evicted if they struggle to pay during the coronavirus crisis. Today, Boris Johnson announced that he would bring forward legislation to help those after he was accused of ‘ignoring’ those in privately-rented accommodation. → Read More

Third MP confirmed as being infected with coronavirus

A third MP has tested positive for coronavirus. Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, said on Twitter: ‘After a six-day wait for results I have just been informed I have tested positive to Covid-19. → Read More

Scotland confirms third death from coronavirus

A third patient in Scotland diagnosed with Covid-19 has died, the Scottish Government has confirmed. The news was announced as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said schools and nurseries are likely to close by the end of this week. → Read More

Coronavirus pandemic: Labour demand government suspends rents to stop evictions

Labour has demanded that chancellor Rishi Sunak gives financial support to people who will struggle to pay rent. Opposition MPs have called for home rental fees to be suspended as the economy suffers the financial fall out of the pandemic. → Read More

Government promises £330 billion to support business through coronavirus

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has promised to do 'whatever it takes' to protect the UK from the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis. The minister promised further action on top of measures announced in last week's Budget, saying that 'never in peacetime have we faced an economic fight like ... → Read More

Second person in Wales dies from coronavirus

A second person in Wales has died after testing positive for Covid-19. The Chief Medical Officer for Wales Frank Atherton revealed the news this afternoon. This story is breaking and will be updated. → Read More

Donald Trump confirms he’s had coronavirus test

Donald Trump says he has taken a coronavirus test. The US leader took the test on Friday night and is still awaiting the results. He made the admission during a press conference in which he also defended shaking hands with people - in defiance of official medical guidelines. → Read More