Deprived areas bear brunt of coronavirus pandemic – BBC News

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Coronavirus has hit the most deprived parts of England and Wales twice as hard as wealthier areas, according to official figures. Urban regions, which are more densely populated, were worse affected than rural areas.

Meanwhile Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has insisted that a programme to test care workers for coronavirus is accelerating. So far, just over a third have been tested – that’s despite a promise last month that all care home staff would get a weekly test.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reports from Health Editor Hugh Pym and Scotland Editor Sarah Smith.

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