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Coronavirus: The drive-through that protects glaucoma sufferers (source — www.bbc.co.uk) 25/05/2020 09:58:46

A first in the UK, a Belfast Trust initiative helps protect glaucoma sufferers during Covid-19.

Bots Are Likely Responsible For Nearly Half Of Covid-19 Tweets, Say Researchers (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 25/05/2020 09:57:42

Nearly half of some 200 million tweets about Covid-19 likely came from bots, with many of them plugging false cures, peddling conspiracy theories and clamouring for the US to drop safet...

Coronavirus map LIVE: Rishi Sunak formulates bold bailout plan to save UK companies (source — feedproxy.google.com) 25/05/2020 09:57:00

CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak has ordered the creation of a new project to help save strategically important companies from going out of business following the coronavirus outbreak.

Sir Tom Moore’s NHS millions spent on 'wobble rooms' for frontline workers (source — www.mirror.co.uk) 25/05/2020 09:46:52

Sir Tom Moore raised almost £33 million for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, to mark his 100th birthday at the height of the UK's coronavirus outbreak

Covid-19: Major Auckland developments to be reviewed (source — www.rnz.co.nz) 25/05/2020 09:43:01

Auckland Council development agency Panuku is reviewing a number of major projects due to a projected $500m revenue loss because of Covid-19.

Coronavirus news live: UK death toll reaches 36,793 and fury at Boris Johnson as he defends Dominic Cummings over ‘lockdown breach’ (source — metro.co.uk) 25/05/2020 09:24:00

Here, we bring you the live updates on the latest news, developments and guidance on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus UK LIVE: Dominic Cummings defended by Boris Johnson after lockdown breaches as death toll reaches 36,793 (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 25/05/2020 09:17:34

PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has defended his top aide Dominic Cummings and refused to ask him to resign. Mr Cummings travelled to his parents in Durham in late March, before being spotted out at a ne...

Chart toppers: the best books to help you understand numbers (source — www.theguardian.com) 25/05/2020 09:00:45

From the classic How to Lie With Statistics to the highly relevant The Rules of Contagion ... mathematician Hannah Fry picks books to help demystify Covid-19 dataIt’s hard to imagine a moment in histo...

The pandemic has laid bare the failings of Britain's centralised state | John Harris (source — www.theguardian.com) 25/05/2020 09:00:44

Councils have been kept in the dark and starved of funds as coronavirus has spread. Power must be dispersedSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus – latest updates And so it is that we reach a wat...

UK coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson faces revolt over Dominic Cummings as Cabinet to meet to discuss easing lockdown (source — www.standard.co.uk) 25/05/2020 08:18:00

Boris Johnson is facing a revolt from within his own party after the prime minister backed his chief adviser Dominic Cummings.

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