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An April 26 NPR correction:

“An earlier version of this story said the Swedish government is pursuing a strategy of “herd immunity.” Sweden is not pursuing a strategy of herd immunity but rather a strategy of slowing the spread of the virus through imposing only limited restrictions rather than a complete lockdown.”

An April 24 Guardian correction:

“• The UK government’s coronavirus advice for people over 70 is for them to be extra vigilant, not to self-isolate as we said (Those in their 60s face ‘substantial’ risk, 22 April, page 15).”

An April 23 BBC correction:

“An interview with our correspondent about the changes to the official PPE guidance over wearing intensive care gowns omitted to mention that this related to England. Healthcare workers were advised to reuse gowns or wear different kit if stocks ran low.

The Scottish and Welsh governments had both indicated that they would not be making changes to their guidance because they had adequate stocks.”

Another April 23 BBC correction:

“In a report about cybercrime during the Coronavirus pandemic we reported that the National Cyber Security Centre has issued new advice on video conferencing software suggesting users make meetings public. The NCSC advice is in fact the opposite, that meetings should be made private.”

An April 18 NPR correction:

“A previous version of this story incorrectly said a man was jailed on a nine-month sentence for failing to wear a mask. In fact, he was jailed for assaulting officers who asked him to wear a face mask.”

An April 20 Times of London correction:

“We wrongly stated that air filters are being installed on buses to minimise the risk of drivers and passengers being infected with coronavirus (News, Apr 18). The filters are currently being installed only in patient-transport vehicles.”

An April 19 Associated Press correction:

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In an April 18 story about a federal judge’s ruling on Kansas’ coronavirus limits on church gatherings, The Associated Press erroneously reported that it applied to all churches. The order applies only to the two churches that sued Gov. Laura Kelly.

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Man not jailed for not wearing a mask, & other coronavirus errors

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