U.K. eases some COVID-19 restrictions, but nervously eyes surge in European cases

Britain is taking another small step out of lockdown as it looks nervously at a new COVID-19 surge inundating its European neighbours. With U.K. coronavirus vaccination rates outstripping those of … Read More

Britain to allow coronavirus vaccine mixing on rare occasions

Britain will allow people to be given shots of different COVID-19 vaccines on rare occasions, despite a lack of evidence about the extent of immunity offered by mixing doses. In … Read More

Britain must vaccinate 2 million a week to prevent third coronavirus wave: study

Britain must vaccinate two million people a week to avoid a third wave of the coronavirus outbreak, a study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has … Read More

U.K. to hold emergency meeting over new coronavirus mutations, travel restrictions

Trucks waiting to get in and out of Britain backed up for miles and people were stranded at airports Monday as many countries imposed stringent travel restrictions over concerns about … Read More

U.K. to assess AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine as questions swirl over data

The British government said Friday it has formally asked the country’s medicines regulator to assess whether a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University should be authorized for use. The step … Read More

U.K. PM to urge people to work from home if they can as coronavirus cases spike

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell people on Tuesday to work from home and will impose new curbs on pubs, bars and restaurants in a bid to tackle the … Read More

With third-highest coronavirus death toll in the world, U.K. eases lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that people will no longer be told to work from home and avoid public transit in a major easing of lockdown restrictions — … Read More

Coronavirus: England assesses decision to reopen pubs amid COVID-19

It seems to have been more like a typical Saturday night than a drunken New Year’s Eve. The reopening of pubs in England does not seem to have overwhelmed emergency … Read More

Britain’s Boris Johnson remains in ICU as country grapples with coronavirus

Britain’s government sought Wednesday to keep a grip on the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as Prime Minister Boris Johnson started a third day in the intensive care unit … Read More

U.S., Britain brace for wave of deaths as coronavirus crisis deepens

The virus is spread by microscopic droplets from coughs or sneezes. For most people, the virus causes mild to moderate symptoms such as fever and cough. But for some, especially older adults and those with existing health problems, it can cause pneumonia and death. Over 263,000 people have recovered worldwide.

What’s Plan B if coronavirus incapacitates Boris Johnson? No clear answer yet

“In a national emergency, you don’t want to be scrabbling around worrying about who’s in charge,” Peter Bone told the Mirror newspaper.

Boris Johnson writes letters to U.K. households while home sick with coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating at 10 Downing Street after testing positive for coronavirus, will write to every UK household to urge people to stay at home. … Read More