The Prime Ministers suggested the 'New Deal' will pump £34bn into the NHS, but that’s not the case.
C4 News FactCheckLast week @FactCheck looked at the government's "New Deal" on infrastructure spending. Despite figures of £600bn being used in parliament, new spending commitments only amounted to £5bn, "brought forward" from existing plans.
He said the government set up four new test sites 'shortly' after 8 June. But Leicester Council say the first new unit didn't open until 10 days' later.
C4 News FactCheckBoris Johnson said the government sent four new mobile testing units to Leicester 'shortly' after 8 June.
@FactCheck understands that it was ten days after that date before the first new centre was opened - and 21 days before four had been added.
Major studies by the Office for National Statistics, the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Public Health England have found significantly higher mortality rates among ethnic minority populations.
C4 News FactCheckA new study in the British Medical Journal has found that more than half of pregnant women hospitalised with Covid-19 between 1 March and 14 April were from black or minority ethnic backgrounds.
What if Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland want to end lockdown without the agreement of the UK government?
C4 News FactCheckThe Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish governments have the legal powers to lift or alter lockdown regulations on their own.
@FactCheck has been talking to leading constitutional experts about whether the four nations could diverge on lockdown rules.
Counting the number of people who have tragically died from Covid-19 is proving to be a complicated task. Here is FactCheck's user's guide to the statistics...
C4 News FactCheckTracking the numbers of death caused by #Covid_19 is a complicated business as well as a grim one. Different agencies across the UK are putting out figures that show different things. Here is @FactCheck's user's guide
Scientists and manufacturers are clear that antibody tests alone cannot provide a complete alternative to the viral tests we are using now.
C4 News FactCheckMatt Hancock has said he wants to carry out 100,000 coronavirus tests a day by the end of the month. Part of this involves bringing in a new kind of test that looks for antibodies in the blood rather than the virus itself.
The claim that testing for coronavirus “won’t cut the number of deaths” directly contradicts statements made by the head of the World Health Organization
C4 News FactCheckHealth minister Nadine Dorries claims testing “won’t cut the number of deaths...or stop them catching coronavirus” - contradicting comments from the Director-General of the World Health Organization and England’s Chief Medical Officer.
The Department of Health and Social Care has told FactCheck it plans to publish data on Covid-19 related deaths in the community from tomorrow (Tuesday).
C4 News FactCheckThe UK government has told @FactCheck it will start publishing weekly data from death registrations, including deaths in the community, to give a more complete picture of #coronavirus mortality.
C4 News FactCheckYou may have seen headlines this week about a #coronavirus vaccine becoming available in six months. Some experts are very optimistic, but there are reasons to be cautious too. @FactCheck thread
The advice caused confusion on social media, with users pointing out that it seemed to be at odds with other guidance from NHS Scotland.
C4 News FactCheckThe Scottish government has shelved a poster from 19 March saying people could socialise if they were 'symptom-free'. They told @FactCheck it was dropped because expert advice changed. But the poster appeared to contradict NHS Scotland advice at the time
What's the current state of the science in the race to find a vaccine for coronavirus?
C4 News FactCheckA report from Imperial College says the new coronavirus measures will need to be in place until a vaccine is developed. So how close are we to a vaccine or cure? @FactCheck thread