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  1. Alex spent four months as a coronavirus tracer and spoke to only one person with the virus in that time.
  2. A woman describes her pain at not being able to see her husband regularly at his care home.
  3. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the UK will give £500m to a new global vaccine-sharing scheme.
  4. Ros Atkins looks at why vaccine nationalism is a growing concern in the global effort to tackle Covid-19.
  5. This guide explains how to install the NHS Covid-19 app on Android smartphones and iPhones.
  6. Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan are the only two countries in the world yet to eliminate wild polio.
  7. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he understood "the challenges" around downloading the NHS Covid-19 app.
  8. Could human challenge trials speed up the development of a coronavirus vaccine?
  9. Kamilah was in a crisis when she found flowers with a note saying 'this is a gift'.
  10. Gavin Jackson was warned to lose weight or miss the birth of his daughter.
  11. Pubs must close earlier, higher fines for not wearing masks, and weddings will again be restricted.
  12. Xavier Hopkins, who only has 10% of his sight, turned his passion for mountain biking into a career.
  13. Boris Johnson says new restrictions are needed now to avoid "more drastic action" in the future.
  14. Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance says measures must be taken to stop the spread of Covid-19.
  15. The health secretary is asked to use second lockdown “time wisely” by his Labour shadow.
  16. There will be a stepping of enforcement for those who break the virus restrictions, the health secretary announces.
  17. Charities are using tailored music to bring back memories for dementia patients from ethnic minorities.
  18. A blocked or runny nose, a sore throat and a cough are common, especially in the winter. But how do you know if you have coronavirus?
  19. Maisie, 11, speaks about how a new app funded by the NHS helped her cope as she started a new school.
  20. A couple who suffered miscarriage during lockdown want "clearer" rules around hospital visits.
  21. After months of virtual learning, some schools have now reopened their doors to pupils. But with the ongoing risk of coronavirus, what does the average school day now look like?
  22. Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love won his appeal against extradition and his autism was cited as a factor.
  23. Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said there wasn’t enough information on how an increase in testing would work.
  24. Contact tracers battle long hours and awkward conversations as they try to get suspected carriers to co-operate.
  25. Mike Blackham lost his job in the beauty industry during the pandemic and felt inspired by nursing.
  26. Experts keep discussing the value of R, but what is it and why does it matter?
  27. The health secretary announced tighter restrictions for Bolton after a rise in Covid-19 cases.
  28. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned that a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in recent days in the UK could cause a rise in deaths.
  29. Keen cyclist Meredith says she doesn't think she has fully recovered months after developing symptoms.
  30. People need to "start taking this very seriously again", England's deputy chief medical officer says.

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