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School fully reopen after coronavirus clean

School fully reopen after coronavirus clean

Both sites of a secondary school have reopened after undergoing a deep clean when a Year 8 pupil was confirmed to have contracted the disease.

Insurance company 'self-isolates' and closes office

Insurance company 'self-isolates' and closes office

An insurance company has closed its office and now has everyone working from home in a bid to reduce the threat of coronavirus to staff and customers.

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Kent events and venues affected by the coronavirus outbreak

Kent events and venues affected by the coronavirus outbreak

Worried about your favourite Kent events being affected by the virus outbreak? Here's the latest list of events cancelled, postponed or on hold:

Volunteers to deliver items to elderly in isolation

Volunteers to deliver items to elderly in isolation

Around 150 good samaritans are planning to deliver food and other products to older residents who are being advised to avoid social interactions.

Kent couple trapped on coronavirus cruise ship

Kent couple trapped on coronavirus cruise ship

A husband and wife are stranded on a luxury cruise liner in the Caribbean. It has five cases of coronavirus on board and has been banned from docking.

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Fake coronavirus story on Facebook

Fake coronavirus story on Facebook

A fake KentOnline story surrounding a case of the Coronavirus at a Costa Coffee has been circulating social media.

Events cancelled and attractions shut amid outbreak

Events cancelled and attractions shut amid outbreak

Organisers of big events and small business owners are taking extra precautions to limit the spread of coronavirus.

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We'll take no chances

We'll take no chances

Gillingham boss Steve Evans says club have zero tolerance policy to keep coronavirus out of the club.

Government to hold daily news conferences on coronavirus

Government to hold daily news conferences on coronavirus

Boris Johnson or a senior minister will join experts to provide updates on Covid-19 as the death toll rises to 35.

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Remote learning for university students amid coronavirus crisis

Remote learning for university students amid coronavirus crisis

Students at a major university have been told lessons will be delivered online as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Kent Big Weekend set to be disrupted by virus outbreak

Kent Big Weekend set to be disrupted by virus outbreak

Tourism chiefs are now calling on the government for clear guidance for a sector which generates £3.8bn for the local economy.

Uni cancels lectures due to coronavirus

Uni cancels lectures due to coronavirus

Bosses of a university have decided to pull the plug on face-to-face classes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Season ticket holders eligible for refund

Season ticket holders eligible for refund

National Rail has confirmed that commuters can receive a refund for their season tickets if they are made to work from home.

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Nike closes stores amid virus outbreak

Nike closes stores amid virus outbreak

Footwear giant Nike has taken the decision to close stores across Europe amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hand-sanitzer stolen from hospital

Hand-sanitzer stolen from hospital

Antibacterial hand gel has been stolen from wards and corridors of a hospital 'putting the most vulnerable at risk.'

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'There is enough for everyone'

'There is enough for everyone'

Shoppers are being urged not to panic buy during the coronavirus outbreak as supermarket shelves are left empty.

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'Coronavirus will cause us to confront shocking inequalities'

'Coronavirus will cause us to confront shocking inequalities'

A Kent MP says the lowest-paid workers will be forced to make a choice between their health and financial hardship.

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Doctors' surgery screens patients at door

Doctors' surgery screens patients at door

A surgery is battling coronavirus by screening patients at the door and offering video-link appointments.

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