UK hospital death toll jumps to 980 in 24 hours in biggest rise yet – deadlier than Spain’s worst day of crisis

The Philippines has banned doctors, nurses and other health workers from leaving the country to work overseas in a bid to throw more resources at its own coronavirus outbreak, reports Patrick Sawer. With the pandemic threatening to overwhelm Phillipine’s fragile healthcare system the Government says it requires all available medics and support staff to remain […]

Coronavirus latest news: Italy orders complete lockdown

Dr David Nabarro, the World Health Organisation special envoy for coronavirus has been on Radio 4 this morning. He says: “It’s in our hands, whether we’re going to be pushed under by this outbreak or actually be able to say that we managed to ride through it and we came through it well.” “As we […]

Saudi soldier kills four, wounds eight, in US  naval base shooting rampage 

Salman condemned the shooting in a written statement and said his government’s security services were working with U.S. agencies to uncover the cause. “The perpetrator of this heinous crime does not represent the Saudi people, who count the American people as friends and allies,” Salman said. FBI investigators, who were leading a probe into the shooting, declined […]