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#AskDrH: Dr Hilary answers your coronavirus questions

Question 1: "I'm a hay fever sufferer, how am I supposed to tell the difference between coronavirus symptoms or the usual hay fever symptoms?"

Dr. Hilary: "The interesting thing about hay fever is that it doesn't give you a fever, whereas coronavirus often can. One of the cardinal symptoms to look for with coronavirus is a fever over 38 degrees and a dry persistent cough which is new, for you. So if you’ve got those two symptoms you need to self-isolate. Hay fever is coming in now people are getting a bunged up nose, that isn’t a symptom of coronavirus. So if you haven’t got the two cardinal symptoms a cough, which is new and a fever, then you carry on as normal."

Boris Johnson tests positive for Covid-19

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.

Mr Johnson was tested for Covid-19 today and the result came back positive.

He will self-isolate at 10 Downing Street, however, he will still be in charge of the government's operation to control the spread of the virus.

The 55-year-old is reported to be suffering from 'mild symptoms'.

The Prime Minister announced the news in a video on Twitter - you can watch below.

Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed until 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been postponed for a year due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the International Olympic Committee announced today.

The move comes after some teams had already signalled their intentions not to compete at the games if they were going ahead.

The event, which was due to begin 24 July, will now take place "no later than summer 2021" according to the IOC.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games have also been postponed.

Boris Johnson announces three-week lockdown

You must stay at home

– Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has announced a lockdown of the UK for the next three weeks to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

The order to stay at home is effective from this evening, with limited exceptions for when people can leave their home.

The Prime Minister will order police to enforce the lockdown, with a ban on gatherings of more than two people in public, excluding those from your household.

The Prime Minister said people would only be allowed to leave their home for:

Matt Hancock on whether the NHS is prepared for the coronavirus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock was also on the show to answer tough questions on why Britain wasn’t already in lockdown and whether the NHS could cope.

On NHS staff having the right equipment, he said: “You are right Piers, this is incredibly important. Our NHS staff and staff in social care are going in to work to care for people and they have got to have the equipment they need. So, over the weekend I have made sure there is a shipment to each hospital of the protective equipment, the masks first and foremost. To make sure that people get that kit and we have brought in the army to make sure that distributions work.”

Pressed on whether the NHS are ill-prepared to deal with the crisis, he said: “That’s not the case and I think you know it.”