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Matt Hancock tests positive for Covid; France confirms record 368,149 new cases – as it happened
Former UK health secretary contracts virus for a second time; French health officials had been expected to announce record-breaking infections

Samantha Lock (now); Léonie Chao-Fong, Matthew Weaver and Tom Ambrose (earlier)

12, Jan, 2022 @1:06 AM

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Covid loses 90% of ability to infect within 20 minutes in air – study
Exclusive: Findings highlight importance of short-range Covid transmissionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

11, Jan, 2022 @6:45 PM

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Will Covid-19 become less dangerous as it evolves?
Analysis: experts warn that viral evolution is not a one-way street and a continuing fall in virulence cannot be taken for granted

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

11, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘We see what’s happening in their brain’: inside the ToddlerLab
At pioneering facility in London, researchers use wearable tech to see how toddlers’ brains develop

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

07, Jan, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Blood test could help detect cancer in people with nonspecific symptoms
Study finds test works on people with concerning signs such as unexplained weight loss or fatigue

Linda Geddes

05, Jan, 2022 @12:05 AM

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Ontario announces new curbs after ‘tsunami’ of infections; Scottish parliament to be recalled – as it happened
Ontario closes down schools and shops to operate at 50% capacity; Scottish parliament to again be recalled as Covid hits record levels

Samantha Lock (now); Nicola Slawson , Miranda Bryant and Jedidajah Otte (earlier)

04, Jan, 2022 @12:49 AM

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When will Omicron peak in the UK and is the modelling wrong?
Analysis: gloomiest predictions may have not come to pass, but experts caution that we’re not out of the woods yet

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

03, Jan, 2022 @6:54 PM

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Covid news: Israel announces fourth jab; hospital bosses in England brace for ‘dangerous situation’ – as it happened
Portugal also tells people to work from home from 26 December; Sweden announces working from home and tighter social distancing rules

Léonie Chao-Fong (now), Jedidajah Otte and Tom Ambrose (earlier)

22, Dec, 2021 @12:47 AM

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No new Covid restrictions before Christmas, Boris Johnson confirms
Prime minister warns rapid spread of Omicron variant could mean curbs are imposed after 25 December

Peter Walker, Andrew Gregory and Linda Geddes

22, Dec, 2021 @12:05 AM

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UK government’s wait for Omicron evidence is a high-stakes gamble
Analysis: ‘incontrovertible evidence’ is a tall order and in the meantime the NHS risks being overwhelmed

Linda Geddes

21, Dec, 2021 @7:09 PM

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UK records 90,629 new daily cases as PM says not enough evidence for new curbs – as it happened
Boris Johnson says there will be no fresh restrictions before Christmas; daily statistics show a further 172 Covid-related deaths

Léonie Chao-Fong and Nicola Slawson

21, Dec, 2021 @6:34 PM

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New year ‘too late’ for extra Covid rules in England, scientists say
Reaction comes after Boris Johnson announces there will be no additional measures put in place for now

Linda Geddes

21, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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