Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to return to work soon after his recovery from COVID-19, as pressure mounts on his government to explain how to get Britain out of lockdown. Johnson, 55, has been recuperating at the British prime ministerial retreat, Chequers, outside London since his release from hospital...
Britain is to start trials to see whether plasma collected from donors who have recovered from COVID-19 could be an effective treatment for patients who are severely unwell with the disease. Up to 5,000 severely ill patients with COVID-19 could soon be treated each week with plasma as part of...
Some small shops in Germany reopened on Monday as the country took a cautious step toward returning to normal, though Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a stark warning against complacency in the face of the pandemic. From florists to fashion stores, the majority of shops smaller than 800 square metres (8,600...
Councils across England are to be given an extra £1.6bn in funding to deal with the coronavirus emergency after complaints from local authorities that services could suffer. Housing secretary secretary Robert Jenrick said the extra money will boost the backing councils have received to cope with the pandemic to £3.2bn. An...
Boris Johnson left hospital on Sunday to convalesce from COVID-19 at Chequers, the country estate of British prime ministers, officials said, a week after he was admitted and then spent three days in intensive care. The 55-year-old leader will not be immediately returning to work, on the advice of his...
The Queen has recorded her first ever Easter message, drawing on her own personal faith to reassure the nation: "We know that coronavirus will not overcome us." Describing how churches up and down the country are closed due to coronavirus, she insists that "Easter isn't cancelled" and that the message...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was still in hospital on Monday suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus, although Downing Street said he remained in charge of the government. “The PM is still at hospital,” a British government source said. “He spent the night in...
FULL ADDRESS BY QUEEN ELIZABETH II ON COVID-19 PANDEMIC "I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time. "A time of disruption in the life of our country: a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily...
The British government on Sunday warned that outside exercise could be banned if people flout stringent guidelines to cut the spread of coronavirus infections. The UK government on March 23 ordered a three-week shutdown of non-essential shops and services to cut close-contact transmission of the virus. But warmer weekend weather has...
Queen Elizabeth II will make a rare special broadcast this weekend to Britain and the Commonwealth on the coronavirus pandemic, Buckingham Palace said on Friday. “The televised address will be broadcast at 8 pm (1900 GMT) on Sunday 5th April 2020. The address was recorded at Windsor Castle,” a statement...