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Dance with This Morning to I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Get ready to dance! On This Morning we're #KeepingSpiritsUp by hosting another nationwide dance-along - this time to Whitney Houston's I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

We want you to join in! Throw any shapes you like, just tap your feet to the beat - and remember to film in landscape please.

Here's how to get involved

  1. Take a video IN LANDSCAPE of you dancing to Whitney Houston's I Wanna Dance With Somebody

  2. Go to the This Morning app and tap the Get Involved tab

  3. Select the Dance with This Morning drop-down and fill in the information required

  4. Send us your video by 8pm on Saturday 5 April 2020.

Participation terms at itv.com/terms

The Nightingale Hospital needs your pictures! 🎨

The new NHS Nightingale Hospital opens today, and they want your little ones to decorate the walls of the hospital's wellbeing area - that's the area where the doctors, nurses and all the other hardworking staff go to have a well-earned break during their shift.

So if you have artistic children who would like the chance to say thank you to the NHS, we would love them to draw or paint picture of the doctors and nurses hard at work helping people. They can decorate it with rainbows and messages of thanks and support. The brighter and more colourful the better - and make sure you add your child's name and age to the picture!

You then need to take a photo of their artwork on your phone, filling the frame, and upload it to our app. Tap Get Involved and select the drop-down category Pictures for Nightingale. We need the pictures by midday on Friday 10 April.

Participation terms at itv.com/terms.

Millions of us - and self-isolating PM - #clapforNHS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson emerged from self-isolation to join people around the UK applauding key workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

This is the second time the nationwide salute has taken place, as people stood on their doorsteps to applaud those working to stem the outbreak of Covid-19.

Bagpipers took to the streets in Scotland, while families, including Eamonn and Ruth, banged pans and fireworks were let off around the country.

Mr Johnson appeared briefly on the steps of Number 10 to join in, the first time he has been seen in person since announcing he had been diagnosed with Covid-19 last week.

He told those gathered outside: "I am not allowed out really, I am just standing here."

The Queen's second residence Windsor Castle was also lit blue in a sign of support.

More than 70 stars of the stage, screen and sports field have joined forces to thank the NHS in a series of videos shared on Twitter.

Sir Paul McCartney, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Daniel Craig, Stormzy and Ricky Gervais were among those showing solidarity with frontline staff.

From David Beckham to Kylie Minogue and Sir Elton John, the stars filmed themselves saying thank you to healthcare workers.

Bagpipers across Scotland also performed a tune to show their appreciation for key workers, while Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish government gathered on the steps of Holyrood.

Meanwhile, emergency services personnel sounded their sirens to show their appreciation.

The first Clap For Carers took place on Thursday, March 26 and is expected to continue on a weekly basis.

ITV paused its programming as part of the tribute.

Keeping Britain's care homes safe

With staff warning they are at breaking point, and the country’s biggest charitable care provider revealing confirmed or suspected cases in more than half of its facilities, MP Peter Kyle is leading the charge to protect our loved ones.

He's calling for all caregivers - and all staff who step foot in a care home - to be tested for Covid-19.

We talk to Peter about what can be done to save lives, and we're also joined by broadcaster Shelagh Fogarty, who decided to move back in with her mum to stop a carer unintentionally bringing the virus into the family home.

Coronavirus: PM says testing will 'unlock puzzle'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, said testing was "how we would unlock the coronavirus puzzle" and "defeat it in the end".

In a video message on Twitter on Wednesday night, he said: "What we need to do is massively ramp up not just tests, so you can know whether you've had the disease in the past - the so-called antibody test - because that will enable you to go to work in the confidence you cannot be infected or infectious.

"Second, people need to know they haven't got it rather than isolating themselves at home for no reason - that's very very important above all for our NHS staff.

"It's crucial people who do have the disease are able to be tested positive and to take the necessary steps to isolate at home in the way that I am doing and many many others are doing."

He added: "I just want to reassure that although I am sequestered here in No.10 Downing Street I am, thanks to the miracles of modern technology able to be in constant touch with my officials and everybody in various departments across the whole of Whitehall."

TESTING NUMBERS WILL 'INCREASE RAPIDLY'

Asked about testing on Thursday's Good Morning Britain, Professor Paul Cosford, emeritus medical director of PHE, said testing is "critically important" but that social distancing is too.

"Social distancing is absolutely the way that we will reduce the spread of this infection and ultimately will get on top of it."

He said social distancing measures will need to stay in place until spread of the disease becomes "minimal".

Prof Cosford admitted testing numbers in England appear low but insisted they will "increase rapidly".

"I know 2,000 doesn't sound a lot compared with the many hundreds of thousands of NHS staff that we've got but that is now ramping up quickly."

Asked why the process is taking so long, he said: "This is an incredibly complex operation to put in place in a very short period of time."

He added that there is "24/7 work" going on to overcome "a whole range of issues" when it comes to ensuring testing is rolled out properly.