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Day: March 25, 2020

Carriages packed as row over Tube service continues
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Carriages packed as row over Tube service continues

    London Underground carriages remain crowded despite the coronavirus pandemic amid a row between the Government and Mayor Sadiq Khan over service levels. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has claimed there is no good reason why timetables have been cut to the extent they have. But Mr Khan’s spokesman insisted ministers were told countless times that Tube frequencies reflect high levels of staff sickness and self-isolation. Shortly before 7am on Wednesday, a senior nurse named Danny posted on Twitter: Another busy tube. Can we not stagger people’s start times so we aren’t all squashed on the same tube! This is unsafe and not fair! Barry Trimble, who said his work involves ensuring cancer patients receive chemotherapy, posted: The Tube is packed, with social distancing i...
Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus
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Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

    Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus.Clarence House confirmed that the 71-year-old heir to the throne was diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease in a statement released this morning. The royal displayed mild symptoms on Sunday and was then tested on Monday, with the results coming through late on Tuesday night, the statement said. Charles otherwise remains in good health and has been self-isolating in Scotland with the Duchess of Cornwall, who has tested negative for coronavirus. The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus, the statement said. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual. The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire wh...