U.K. prepares for major reopening as new COVID-19 variant sparks worry

Travelers in England were packing their bags, bartenders were polishing their glasses and performers were warming up as Britain prepared Sunday for a major step out of lockdown — but … Read More

Canada should look to Britain for a view of a COVID-19 future, experts say

On May 3, the British government announced that only one person had died of COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours. It was a sharp turn around in a little over … Read More

Up to 6 cases of Manaus coronavirus variant identified in U.K., health officials say

Up to six cases of the variant of coronavirus first identified in the Brazilian city of Manaus have been detected in Britain, English health officials said on Sunday. Two of … Read More

Britain greenlights world’s first trial exposing human volunteers to COVID-19

Britain became the first country in the world on Wednesday to give the go-ahead for human challenge trials in which volunteers will be deliberately exposed to COVID-19 to advance research … Read More

Boris Johnson warns U.K. could see more lockdown measures as coronavirus cases soar

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Sunday that more onerous lockdown restrictions in England are likely as the country reels from a new coronavirus variant that has pushed infection rates … Read More

U.K. to cancel Christmas gatherings, shut shops in London as coronavirus surges

Families must cancel their Christmas gatherings and most shops have to close in London and much of southern England, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday as he imposed a new, … Read More

Britain approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for use, 1st in world to do so

Britain became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine candidate Wednesday, with the government announcing the shot will be rolled out across the country beginning … 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. could see new lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

The British government is considering imposing a new national lockdown for England, after its scientific advisers warned that hospitalizations and deaths from the coronavirus could soon surpass the levels seen … Read More

England could see new lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to hold a news conference alongside his top scientific advisers Saturday amid anticipation of him announcing a new national lockdown for England to … Read More

England faces another lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered England back into a national lockdown after the United Kingdom passed the milestone of one million COVID-19 cases and a second wave of infections threatened … 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

Coronavirus: Pubs, hairdressers reopen in England amid COVID-19

The pints are being poured and the unkempt hairdos are being cut and styled as England embarks Saturday on its biggest lockdown easing yet. In addition to the reopening of … Read More

Coronavirus: Britain to lift travel quarantine rule for ‘lower risk’ countries

The British government said Friday it is scrapping a 14-day quarantine rule for arrivals from a number of countries deemed “lower risk” for the coronavirus, including France, Spain, Germany and … Read More

Coronavirus: U.K. police to get tougher on crowds after Liverpool celebration

Police in the English city of Liverpool have been given more powers to break up crowds after celebrations to mark Liverpool Football Club’s first league title in 30 years led … Read More

Boris Johnson ignores calls to fire advisor accused of breaking COVID-19 rules

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resisted calls on Saturday from opposition parties to sack senior adviser Dominic Cummings after he traveled 400 km to northern England while his wife showed … Read More

Over 10,000 to receive potential COVID-19 vaccine in U.K. as studies advance

British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus are moving into advanced studies and aim to immunize more than 10,000 people to determine if the shot works. Last … Read More

Over 10,000 to receive potential COVID-19 vaccine in U.K. as tests expand

British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus are moving into advanced studies and aim to immunize more than 10,000 people to determine if the shot works. Last … Read More

Can dogs detect COVID-19? U.K. researchers are studying if they can pick up the scent

Researchers in the United Kingdom have received government funding to determine if dogs can detect COVID-19 through scent, which could lead to a new form of tracing the spread of … Read More

U.K. coronavirus outbreak at a ‘dangerous stage,’ officials say

Britain’s stand-in leader resisted pressure on Sunday to explain how the government plans to ease a coronavirus lockdown that has been in place for a month, warning that hasty action … Read More

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