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Coronavirus: Llamas provide key to immune therapy

Llamas' specially evolved small antibodies are the basis for a coronavirus treatment breakthrough.

Coronavirus: More than 100 outbreaks tackled a week, says Matt Hancock

"Targeted action" means outbreaks are being swiftly dealt with, the health secretary says.

'Breakthrough' cancer study adds to Super Strong Sophie's legacy

The father of a five-year-old who died from cancer says he is proud she could help researchers.

Coronavirus: South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19

It is one of several restrictions introduced by President Ramaphosa amid rising infection rates.

Coronavirus: Florida sets new state daily case record of 15,299

A 24-hour tally of 15,299 new coronavirus cases eclipses the worst rates seen in New York in April.

The family socially distancing for years

Dr Ian Banks has not held his three-year-old grandson since he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF).

Is it time to say goodbye to the handshake?

People have stopped shaking hands due to the coronavirus - and some say the change should be permanent.

Coronavirus in Australia: Melbourne begins new shutdown

Five million residents are now barred from leaving home for six weeks, except for essential reasons.

Brazil coronavirus: Bolsonaro's cabinet gets tested

A number of senior ministers are getting tested after President Jair Bolsonaro became ill.

Coronavirus: Biden vows to reverse Trump WHO withdrawal

President Trump's Democratic rival will put the US back in "on day one" if he wins November's poll.

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