Swathes of public to be refused coronavirus tests under rationing plans

Ministers are poised to announce further localised measures, with pub curfews and a ban on households mixing across areas of the north-east from Friday. Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland, South Tyneside and County Durham are  set to go back into lockdown after a surge in cases. The restrictions will cover two million people.  Meanwhile, schools are drawing up […]

Call for all maternity staff to get regular coronavirus tests

Maternity staff should get regular coronavirus tests, scientists have said, as a study reveals one in six have contracted the disease, with a third of cases asymptomatic. The fact that so many showed no signs of having caught the virus allowed them to go about the...