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BBC Talking Point
Jul 13, 2020

The return of manicures: 'My nails were a wreck!'
Nail bars have reopened in England as lockdown restrictions have eased.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 13, 2020

Coronavirus: Care home residents recreate record covers
Staff at the home came up with the idea to entertain those living there during lockdown.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 12, 2020

Coronavirus doctor's diary: Why are people remaining ill for so long?
Dr John Wright on two young patients seen at Bradford Royal Infirmary's Covid-19 "survivors' clinic".

BBC Talking Point
Jul 12, 2020

The women who can't get an abortion in lockdown
Indian women are struggling to access safe reproductive services because of Covid-19 restrictions.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 12, 2020

India's growing Covid-19 waste challenges workers
Millions are using gloves and masks but safely discarding them is proving to be challenge.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 12, 2020

'We've got working from home burnout'
A personal trainer, an advertising agency worker and a musician share their experiences of burnout.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 12, 2020

Coronavirus: Pilot returning home after two months on life support in Vietnam
The Scottish pilot spent more than two months on life support in Vietnam after contracting Covid-19.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 11, 2020

Coronavirus: The chaplains toiling on the frontlines
Spiritual care workers have been thrust onto the frontlines in new ways during this global pandemic.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 10, 2020

Love and guilt in lockdown: Your stories of getting in touch with an ex
Readers' stories about reflecting on old romances in lockdown - and either apologising or rekindling them.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 09, 2020

Coronavirus: The British-Pakistani doctors saving lives in both countries
From his laptop in Essex, Dr Tahir Akhtar is advising Pakistani doctors on treating coronavirus patients.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 09, 2020

Coronavirus: 'Big fat British Asian weddings' forced to slim down
How has the coronavirus pandemic hit the Asian weddings industry in the UK?

BBC Talking Point
Jul 09, 2020

Coronavirus: How Mexican cartels are taking advantage of pandemic
The BBC has secured exclusive access to a cartel trying to win over the poor during the pandemic.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 09, 2020

US student visas: 'A lot of people I know are scared for the future'
The US said some visas could be revoked because of coronavirus, leaving students confused and uncertain.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 09, 2020

US student visas: 'A lot of students I know are scared for the future'
International students at US universities talk about the uncertainty immigration changes have caused.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 08, 2020

Coronavirus: The doctors on Yemen's front line
Five years of civil war have left the country's medical system devastated and Covid-19 is spreading largely unchecked.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 08, 2020

Coronavirus: The Australian community separated by lockdown
The closing of borders between New South Wales and Victoria has separated families in Australia.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 08, 2020

Pen pal appeal gets residents friends around globe
Residents of a care home who appealed online for pen pals get responses from across the globe.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 08, 2020

Coronavirus: The animals abandoned during lockdown
The RSPCA voices fears that more pets will be rejected in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 07, 2020

Virtual drama classes providing a lifeline for asylum seekers
The young asylum seekers using music and drama to beat isolation during the pandemic.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 07, 2020

Coronavirus: 'The masks you throw away could end up killing a whale'
As the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more protective equipment is ending up in the sea.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 07, 2020

Coronavirus: Thousands say debilitating symptoms last 'for weeks'
Thousands of people with Covid-19 report recurring symptoms for far longer than 14 days.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 06, 2020

Coronavirus: Disease detectives track an invisible culprit
They're working frantically to stop the pandemic spreading. And sometimes that means some awkward conversations.

BBC Talking Point
Jul 04, 2020

Coronavirus: Before and after portraits of haircuts as hairdressers reopen
Before and after portraits as the people of Coventry visit the salon for the first time in three months

BBC Talking Point
Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus: A lockdown journey from couch to kettlebells
Sometimes life throws you curveballs - and at the moment they're shaped like kettlebell weights.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 24, 2020

Coronavirus: How Brixton is waking up from 'lockdown coma'
From an excited pub manager's overloaded booking site, to a downbeat barber on universal credit in Brixton.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 24, 2020

Coronavirus: 'Religion helped me through lockdown'
Radio 1 Newsbeat speaks to people who credit their religion for getting them through the pandemic.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 14, 2020

Coronavirus: Your lockdown stories revisited
We revisit the people who spoke to us during lockdown to ask: how did you change?

BBC Talking Point
Jun 08, 2020

Coronavirus: 'We started going out in the first week of lockdown'
Sarah and Tom began a relationship in lockdown - they're now sharing bottles of sanitizer instead of wine.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 07, 2020

How my carer saved me during lockdown
When Shannon fell ill with coronavirus, her carer Caroline took matters into her own hands.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 07, 2020

A surprise lockdown apology from my ex
Have the long hours of isolation during coronavirus lockdown led people to reflect on failed relationships?

BBC Talking Point
Jun 06, 2020

Your coronavirus lockdown confessions
From the funny to the outright rule breaks, people open up about the moments they might rather forget.

BBC Talking Point
Jun 02, 2020

Enjoying lockdown: 'Not having anything in my diary was a blessing in disguise'
For people whose diaries are usually full, the quarantine period has made them reassess their priorities.

BBC Talking Point
May 30, 2020

Coronavirus: 'I'm high risk but made a full recovery'
Positive stories from people considered at high risk who have made a full recovery from coronavirus.

BBC Talking Point
May 28, 2020

The coronavirus conundrum when your mouth is your ‘hand'
The coronavirus pandemic becomes a different kind of challenge when you use your mouth as your ‘hands'.

BBC Talking Point
May 25, 2020

Coronavirus: A day of lockdown for young people in the UK
As one of the demographics hit hardest by the pandemic, young people document 24 hours in lockdown.

BBC Talking Point
May 24, 2020

'I left my campervan in Argentina'
Thousands of van-driving nomads were living the dream - until the coronavirus pandemic brought them to a sudden halt.

BBC Talking Point
May 23, 2020

Stan's Donuts: A farewell to a shop closed by coronavirus
Coronavirus has forced thousands of small businesses to shut in the US. Stan's Donuts is just one.

BBC Talking Point
May 22, 2020

Coronavirus in the Maldives: The couple trapped on never-ending honeymoon
A Dubai-based couple are still stuck at a deserted resort, more than two months after their wedding.

BBC Talking Point
May 22, 2020

Coronavirus: The advice you would give your pre-lockdown self
If you could go back to the start of 2020 and give yourself pre-lockdown advice, what would it be?

BBC Talking Point
May 20, 2020

Coronavirus: Your tributes to those who have died
A collection of your tributes to some of the thousands of people in the UK who have died with coronavirus.

BBC Talking Point
May 18, 2020

Coronavirus splits couple from baby born through surrogacy 8,000 miles away
Flavia and José have not yet been able to meet their baby, born through surrogacy seven weeks ago.

BBC Talking Point
May 17, 2020

Coronavirus: 'I'm not happy going back to work. It's too soon'
Nearly 5,000 people have contacted the health and safety regulator with workplace safety concerns over the virus.

BBC Talking Point
May 15, 2020

Coronavirus: The last 'normal' photo on your phone
Thirteen people tell us about the last "normal" photo they took, before coronavirus changed everything.

BBC Talking Point
May 15, 2020

Coronavirus: Your pictures of working at home
Our readers reveal the new normal of life during a pandemic.

BBC Talking Point
May 10, 2020

Coronavirus anxiety: How to cope with life after lockdown
Mental health experts see a new phenomenon - anxiety about going back to a routine after lockdown.

BBC Talking Point
May 10, 2020

Coronavirus: Dutch care home reunites families in a glass pod
With visits banned, one Dutch care home has found an innovative way to bring people together.

BBC Talking Point
May 09, 2020

OCD: 'I spent 20 years preparing for the coronavirus pandemic'
How coping with OCD prepared one man for the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

BBC Talking Point
May 09, 2020

Coronavirus: 'Phone apps helped me spend time with my dying mum'
Andrew's mother was dying in hospital under lockdown, so he used technology to spend time with her.

BBC Talking Point
May 07, 2020

Coronavirus lockdown sends solo sailor on Pacific odyssey
One man's dream sailing trip nearly ended in disaster as island nations began closing their borders.

BBC Talking Point
May 06, 2020

Coronavirus: All dressed up and nowhere to go
Photographer Robin Sinha asked his neighbours in Walthamstow, London, to pose on their doorsteps.

BBC Talking Point
May 05, 2020

Coronavirus: Inclusive choir finds voice in lockdown
The Soundabout Inclusive Choir is helping to overcome the isolation felt by some people with special needs.

BBC Talking Point
May 05, 2020

Coronavirus: Send us the last 'normal' photo on your phone
What is the last image you took on your phone before everything changed?

BBC Talking Point
May 02, 2020

How do you cope when everyone in your family is infected with Covid-19?
Karolina Padolskyte, her husband Steve and baby daughter Amaya, all caught Covid-19.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 30, 2020

Three continents, four lives, one day
The stories of people who died on one day, from an exile who returned home to a disaster survivor.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 29, 2020

Coronavirus: The lives lost in a single day
From a young mother to a professional card player: seven people lost to Covid-19 on one day.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 28, 2020

Coronavirus: How New Zealand got its coffees and fries back
A strict and early lockdown has meant New Zealanders are back at cafes sooner than other countries.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 27, 2020

Coronavirus: What Trump voters think of his handling of crisis
"Dumbfounded" or "great job" - Americans who backed the president in 2016 rate his pandemic response.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 27, 2020

The Uber driver evicted from home and left to die of coronavirus
Rajesh Jayaseelan found himself homeless and sick in London with Covid-19. His widow tells his story.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 26, 2020

Coronavirus: Spain eases lockdown measures to allow children outside
For the first time in six weeks, the country's children have been allowed outside to exercise and play.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 24, 2020

India coronavirus doctors: Notes on hope, fear and longing
Doctors across India, who are hailed as heroes, talk about their anxieties during the pandemic.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Preparing for a Ramadan under lockdown
Key workers like Dr Kiran Rahim may be unable to fast this year due to the intensity of their work.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Stories of unemployment, fear and hope in the US
The unemployment figures are staggering - but there's a human story behind each of the numbers too.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Making face masks feels 'like the war effort'
Thousands of people are producing cloth masks, despite UK authorities saying they are unnecessary.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 21, 2020

'Nobody told us about the coronavirus pandemic'
Before setting sail around the world, Elena and Ryan told their families not to give them bad news.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 21, 2020

The tiny premature baby who fought off coronavirus
Peyton Maguire from Lanarkshire is one of the youngest Covid-19 patients in the UK.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 21, 2020

Coronavirus: Children with autism allowed to play in Italian park
Italy has closed its parks during lockdown, but one is opening for children with autism.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 20, 2020

Coronavirus: Are hospital cleaners forgotten heroes in this crisis?
Hygiene has never seemed more important. Here's how a woman who cleans wards in Chicago is being affected.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 19, 2020

Coronavirus: 'I'm the nurse who switches off the ventilator'
Medical teams face tough decisions about when to turn off breathing machines for Covid-19 patients. One nurse tells her story.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 19, 2020

Coronavirus: 'I spend the final moments with dying patients'
Medical teams face tough decisions about when to withdraw support for Covid-19 patients. One nurse tells her story.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 19, 2020

Coronavirus: Meeting the neighbours during isolation
Photographer Zoë Savitz meets her neighbours for the first time, as they stay at home during the coronavirus crisis.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Capt Tom Moore's NHS fundraiser hits £17m
As he completed the 100th lap of his garden earlier, Capt Tom Moore said: "I feel fine."

BBC Talking Point
Apr 17, 2020

Coronavirus fundraiser Margaret Payne, 90, 'climbing Suilven' on stairs for NHS
Inspired by Captain Tom Moore, Margaret Payne will make 282 trips upstairs at her Sutherland home.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 16, 2020

Doctors and coronavirus: ‘How can we not be afraid?'
Health workers are paying a heavy cost in the coronavirus pandemic - here are some of their stories.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 16, 2020

Coronavirus: 'My housemate refuses to social distance'
The UK's in lockdown, but some people aren't following the rules - and their housemates are worried.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Capt Tom Moore's NHS fundraiser hits £16m
As he completed the 100th lap of his garden earlier, Capt Tom Moore said: "I feel fine."

BBC Talking Point
Apr 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Capt Tom Moore's NHS fundraiser hits £15m
As he completed the 100th lap of his garden earlier, Capt Tom Moore said: "I feel fine."

BBC Talking Point
Apr 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Capt Tom Moore's NHS fundraiser hits £14m
As he completed the 100th lap of his garden, Capt Tom Moore said: "I feel fine."

BBC Talking Point
Apr 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Capt Tom Moore finishes NHS fundraiser as it tops £13m
As he finished the challenge, Capt Tom Moore, 99, said it was "an absolutely fantastic sum of money".

BBC Talking Point
Apr 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Capt Tom Moore finishes NHS fundraiser as it tops £12m
Capt Tom Moore smashed his £1,000 target to raise more than 12,000 times the amount.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 15, 2020

Coronavirus: Walsall mum on life in lockdown with eight kids
Care worker Caroline and her partner Kevin are coming up with ways to occupy the family at home.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 14, 2020

Coronavirus: 'I lost my mum on Mother's Day'
Egyptian Aya says she would have crumbled were it not for the support of strangers on WhatsApp.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 13, 2020

Coronavirus: How to cope with living alone in self-isolation
For those living alone, quarantine means being more cut off than ever. There are simple ways to manage.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 13, 2020

Coronavirus: Health workers around the world on fears and fighting virus
Medics from countries around the world on their fears and the challenges of fighting Covid-19.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 11, 2020

Coronavirus in New York: A paramedic's diary
New York City paramedic Anthony Almojera details 24 hours in the world's coronavirus hotspot.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 10, 2020

Coronavirus: I'm using my pizza oven to toss masks for nurses
Chicagoans are racing to make personal protective equipment for frontline workers.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 09, 2020

Coronavirus: 'I'm in lockdown with my long-lost sister'
Sue Bremner and Margaret Hannay had only met once before they ended up in coronavirus lockdown together.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 09, 2020

Coronavirus: Love and dating in lockdown
How dating and love continue for three couples during the coronavirus lockdown.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 09, 2020

Coronavirus: Learn how Wuhan dealt with the lockdown
As the Chinese city lifts its quarantine, residents share lessons learnt from the outbreak.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 07, 2020

Coronavirus: 'Please learn from Wuhan's mistakes'
As the Chinese city lifts its quarantine, residents share lessons learnt from the outbreak.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 07, 2020

Coronavirus: India home quarantine families face discrimination
Indians following government advice have found themselves shamed and ostracised.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 07, 2020

Coronavirus: The Italians struggling to feed their families
A month into Italy's strict lockdown, some people are so short of money they can no longer afford food.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 07, 2020

How coronavirus inspired a gangland truce in South Africa
A truce has broken out in the notorious, gang-infested townships around South Africa's Cape Town.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 07, 2020

Covid-19: British-African doctors use #DontRush challenge to highlight NHS diversity
British-African doctors explain why they used the #DontRush challenge to highlight diversity in the NHS.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 06, 2020

Coronavirus: What questions do you have?
What do you want to know in relation to coronavirus?

BBC Talking Point
Apr 05, 2020

In pictures: 24 hours on lockdown
A group of 24 photographers record one hour each of life under restrictions imposed because of coronavirus.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 05, 2020

Coronavirus: Quarantined Italian village turned into human laboratory
Could a tiny hilltop village in Italy help us solve some of the mysteries around coronavirus?

BBC Talking Point
Apr 05, 2020

Coronavirus: 'Pregnancy during a pandemic is terrifying'
Carly was already a high-risk pregnancy. Now, she fears the toll of Covid-19 on hospitals could put her more at risk.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 04, 2020

Seven thousand miles from home
Sian Kelly coaches the Argentine women's cricket team and has lived in Buenos Aires since 2016.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 04, 2020

Coronavirus: Dealing with addiction while in lockdown
Support meetings for recovering addicts have been cancelled in the lockdown. Here's how one man is coping.

BBC Talking Point
Apr 03, 2020

Coronavirus: Coming 5,000 miles to die for the NHS
Two British-Sudanese doctors became the first doctors to die of coronavirus in the UK. This is their story.

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