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Coronavirus and Government's stance on tech companies lead Thursday's papers

Coronavirus and attempts to let Ofcom police social media more lead the headlines on Thursday. Credit: Twitter/The Guardian/i

The coronavirus in London and the government going head-to-head with some of the world’s biggest tech companies are among the stories leading Thursday’s papers.

The Guardian and the Metro lead with updates on Covid-19, including the first confirmed case in London.

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The Times also reports on the coronavirus in London alongside a story on Boris Johnson attempting to “water down” sanctions on social media companies.

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Children’s charities and senior MPs are “dismayed” over the government’s lack of urgency to empower watchdog Ofcom, according to the i.

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The Daily Telegraph leads with Defence Secretary Ben Wallace being in the firing line as the Prime Minister prepares a reshuffle of the cabinet.

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Moving to the NHS, the Daily Express says the government’s decision to slash red tape will “boost patient care”.

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And the Daily Mirror reports on the “bullying and mistreatment” faced by doctors in stretched hospitals.

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An interview with the Duchess of Cornwall leads the Daily Mail.

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The Israeli military’s use of out of date data is endangering civilian lives, according to The Independent.

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The Financial Times reports on BP’s pledge to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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And the Daily Star says the incoming Storm Dennis will “unleash 72 hours of torrential rain” on Britain.

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