Coronavirus: How to get latest advice free on WhatsApp

A coronavirus advice campaign is being launched on WhatsApp as the government tries to battle misinformation about the pandemic. 

Posted 2020/03/25 14:21:00

NHS workers priority as coronavirus testing kits could be available soon

Millions of new coronavirus testing kits could be ready in days, rather than weeks or months, according to Public Health England.

Posted 2020/03/25 13:54:00

Daily soak in a hot bath cuts heart disease, research suggests

A nice hot bath each day could drastically reduce the likelihood of dying from heart disease or stroke, new research has suggested.

Posted 2020/03/25 01:11:00

Govt texts the nation with coronavirus lockdown orders

The government has hammered home its coronavirus lockdown message by texting the nation. 

Posted 2020/03/24 08:03:00

Could one of these four drugs help treat COVID-19?

The World Health Organisation has launched an international drug trial to find the best treatment for the coronavirus.

Posted 2020/03/23 16:05:00

YouTube and Netflix to reduce streaming quality to stop internet from breaking

YouTube and Netflix have said they will reduce the streaming quality of videos to avoid straining the internet due to the unprecedented usage during the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted 2020/03/20 09:13:00

Government using phone location data to tackle virus

The government is working with mobile network O2 to analyse anonymous smartphone location data to see whether people are following its social distancing guidelines, Sky News has learned.

Posted 2020/03/19 08:08:00

New treatment for critically ill coronavirus patients to be trialled

Doctors are to begin giving critically ill COVID-19 patients a new treatment as soon as Monday.

Posted 2020/03/18 18:56:00

Deliveroo riders say they can’t access promised hardship funds

Deliveroo couriers say they are being forced back to work when they should be self-isolating, because they are unable to access the support promised by the company, Sky News can reveal.

Posted 2020/03/18 11:56:00

How did the coronavirus start? Scientists on conspiracy theories

Scientists have analysed the entirety of the novel coronavirus' genomic sequence to assess claims that it may have been made in a laboratory or been otherwise engineered.

Posted 2020/03/18 08:59:00

How did the coronavirus start? Scientists outline their theories

Scientists have analysed the entirety of the novel coronavirus' genomic sequence to assess claims that it may have been made in a laboratory or been otherwise engineered.

Posted 2020/03/18 08:59:00

Criminals exploiting COVID-19 pandemic with email scams

Criminals are attempting to exploit the coronavirus crisis with a series of new scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have warned.

Posted 2020/03/18 05:43:00

Scientists reveal how the body fights back against coronavirus

Scientists in Australia say they have for the first time mapped how the body's immune system responds to coronavirus, an important step in the possible creation of an effective vaccine.

Posted 2020/03/18 00:46:00

Amazon stops restocking non-essential items to cope with virus demand

Amazon is suspending deliveries of non-essential goods to its warehouses in the UK and US to free up space for crucial household and medical supplies

Posted 2020/03/17 15:08:00

O2 network goes down as people work from home

The O2 mobile network has suffered an outage as large numbers of people in Britain work from home, with rival networks suggesting issues impacting them are due to O2's problems.

Posted 2020/03/17 11:40:00

MPs slam government over delay tackling coronavirus disinformation

MPs have written to the government to ask why it has only now established a counter disinformation unit despite lies being spread about the coronavirus since January.

Posted 2020/03/17 10:49:00

Aggressive action now risks cases surging later, new research suggests

As the prime minister issued advice telling people to self-isolate if members of their households have a cough or temperature, a new model of the pandemic suggested early intervention may not be the best option.

Posted 2020/03/16 15:28:00

PC gamers asked to donate GPU time for coronavirus research

PC gamers are being asked to donate some of their computing power to an international effort researching diseases including the novel coronavirus, as well as cancer and Alzheimer's.

Posted 2020/03/15 14:23:00

Drug preventing HIV to be rolled out on NHS

A drug that prevents HIV infections will be made available on the NHS, it has been announced.

Posted 2020/03/15 12:16:00

Dark web drug dealers turn to selling face masks to meet demand

Cyber criminals are now selling potentially counterfeit surgical face masks on dark web marketplaces in a rush to exploit the supply shortage resulting from the outbreak in China.

Posted 2020/03/14 16:52:00