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Coronavirus: Morning update

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this Thursday morning.

1. More support for workers

It looks like self-employed workers will be getting some of the financial support they have been demanding from the government. We should hear more details from Chancellor Rishi Sunak later today.

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2. Essential health kit

Dyson, a British brand best known for vacuum cleaners and hair dryers, is going to make 10,000 ventilators for the treatment of coronavirus patients in the NHS.

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3. UK cases

On Wednesday, 41 more people died as result of the virus in the UK. As the number of cases keeps growing, you can find out how many there are in your area.

4. Spain's situation worsens

There's grim news from Europe, where Spain's death toll is now the second highest in the world. Italy is the worst affected country.

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5. Volunteer nation

On a more upbeat note, there has been a fantastic response to the UK government's calls for volunteers to help the NHS cope. Here's the prime minister talking about it:

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Media captionHere's Prime Minister Boris Johnson praising the reaction

And, here's a reminder of what you can do to help slow the spread of the virus.

Find more news, advice and guides on our dedicated coronavirus page.


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