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Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : 'The coronavirus cannot get across the placenta, so that means the baby is effectively cocooned away inside the mum'

Consultant virologist Dr Chris Smith says there is little added risk to an unborn baby.

But he says precautions should still be taken.

Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : 'Some of these drug compounds we may see come out in the next month.

'They're not vaccines - but they could stop the elderly dying and get them off ventilators and out of hospitals'

- Microbiologist and medical entrepreneur Sir Chris Evans

Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : 'This idea we can seal off London won't prevent us having a very serious crisis in the rest of the country too'

Adam Kucharski at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine says there is not one single measure that alone can solve the outbreak in the UK

Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : “My biggest issue is getting my prescriptions for pre-existing conditions”

Lyn Bowler is in her 70s and has no UK family.

She says she has been unsuccessfully “fighting” for her prescriptions, for which she has to leave the house, despite being at-risk

Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : “[Universal Credit] advances should be grants, not loans”

People eligible for Universal Credit benefits can be given a cash advance, as a loan, within a day of applying.

Richard Lane of debt advice charity StepChange says the government must go further

Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : “We will have to drop to 'takeaway only', and probably have to shut”

Jennifer Nicholls runs a small coffee shop in Bristol

She says she has had to make the difficult decision to lay off staff to keep the business running.

Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : “I am a single parent with twin girls aged 7. How can I self-isolate & look after my kids if I’m sick?”, asks a viewer

Public health consultant & Labour councillor Dr Rebecca Cooper says to look towards community groups & seek help from local councillor

Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : “My fiancée is 35-weeks pregnant. Should we let our 6-year-old go to school with the risk of her bringing coronavirus home?” asks a viewer.

Public health consultant Dr Rebecca Cooper says while she is not showing symptoms, it’s fine for her to go

Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : “I own a large retail shop. Two staff have self-isolated with symptoms, who had been at work. Should we now isolate all staff for 14 days?”

Public health consultant Dr Rebecca Cooper answers a viewer question

Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : “Intensive care is a highly specialised area, it takes a while to train somebody to do it safely”

Dr Helgi Johannsson, a consultant anaesthetist, says protective equipment for high-risk procedures must be available to keep doctors safe and able to work

Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : “I’m deeply worried. I’m hearing from so many colleagues they’re not being tested for symptoms”

Labour MP and A&E doctor Dr Rosena Allin-Khan 💙 says many medical professionals fear they could be spreading coronavirus to patients

Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : “Me and my colleagues are in contact with thousands of shoppers every week. But there’s been no discussion on how we can stay safe”

Victoria Derbyshire puts one supermarket worker’s fears to Tory peer and ex-Waitrose managing director Lord Price

Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : “If everyone behaved rationally the shelves would be full”

Tory peer and ex-Waitrose managing director Lord Price says there is enough food for everyone.

The issue, he adds, is holding enough food in the supermarkets at any one time

Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : “The push we’ll be making to the UK government is, ‘This is a chance for you to reset the relationship with Iran’”

Richard Ratcliffe’s wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been temporarily released from prison in Iran

Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : “[She had] a big grin on her face, a huge big grin”

Richard Ratcliffe’s wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been temporarily released from Iran prison

He says it was “lovely to speak to her and see her face”

Twitter Media Studio - LiveCut : “If pubs close for good it’s a community asset lost forever”

Emma McClarkin of the British Beer and Pub Association says the industry “desperately needs help from the government” to prevent “mass job losses”