The Prime Minister says no country has a “functional” Covid-19 tracing app. But dozens of countries have launched apps designed to warn citizens of possible infection.
Major studies by the Office for National Statistics, the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Public Health England have found significantly higher mortality rates among ethnic minority populations.
Downing Street said the MPs had been “reminded of their responsibility to check the validity of information before they post on social media sites”.
New figures from the Office for National Statistics shed light on how many people are dying in care homes.
It is becoming increasingly clear that substantial numbers of people have been dying outside hospitals, and that care homes are a particular area of concern.
The message is worrying, but NHS leaders and independent experts point out that the risk of severe illness from coronavirus is very rare in children.
Some recent drug trials have produced disappointing results and there is still no approved treatment for Covid-19.
The target Matt Hancock set out was not to increase capacity to 100,000 tests a day, it was to actually do those tests.
Current advice to the public is that patients can take paracetamol or ibuprofen when self-medicating with Covid-19 symptoms.
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Scientists and manufacturers are clear that antibody tests alone cannot provide a complete alternative to the viral tests we are using now.
The apparently high level of compliance leads the researchers to predict that there could be a substantial decline in coronavirus cases in the UK over the coming weeks.
Experts have long warned not to put too much weight on deaths reported on a single day.
The Department of Health and Social Care has told FactCheck it plans to publish data on Covid-19 related deaths in the community from tomorrow (Tuesday).
Scientists at Oxford University say they will begin testing a candidate vaccine on people within weeks.