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UK Covid live: Boris Johnson says more deaths inevitable whenever lockdown lifts as he sets out roadmap for England

PM says ‘realistic’ to accept lifting restrictions will lead to more infections and more deaths as he outlines four-step planBoris Johnson considers ‘Covid status certificates’ to unlock EnglandStep by step: how England’s Covid lockdown will be liftedRelaxing rules too early likely to bring huge death toll, scientists sayTeaching unions warn against ‘big bang’ return to school in EnglandGlobal coronavirus updates – live 8.00pm GMT Johnson says there will be changes to city centres as a resul...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Vallance, Coronavirus, COVID


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson holds press conference after setting out roadmap to end England's lockdown

Prime minister earlier outlined four-step plan for schools, social contact, retail and hospitality to restartBoris Johnson considers ‘Covid status certificates’ to unlock EnglandStep by step: how England’s Covid lockdown will be liftedRelaxing rules too early likely to bring huge death toll, scientists sayWhat is the science behind plans to relax England’s lockdown?Global coronavirus updates – live 7.30pm GMT Q: Will the UK commit to a fair and equitable global vaccine rollout once the top n...
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UK Covid live: Boris Johnson sets out four-step roadmap to end England's lockdown

Prime minister tells MPs new plan for schools, social contact, retail and hospitalityBoris Johnson considers ‘Covid status certificates’ to unlock EnglandStep by step: how England’s Covid lockdown will be liftedRelaxing rules too early likely to bring huge death toll, scientists sayWhat is the science behind plans to relax England’s lockdown?Global coronavirus updates – live 6.25pm GMT From Anneliese Dodds, the shadow chancellorIndoor hospitality won't reopen until 17 May at the earliest - m...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Keir Starmer, DUP, Democratic Unionist


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson sets out roadmap to end England's lockdown

Prime minister tells MPs new plan for schools, social contact, retail and hospitalityBoris Johnson considers ‘Covid status certificates’ to unlock EnglandStep by step: how England’s Covid lockdown will be liftedRelaxing rules too early likely to bring huge death toll, scientists sayScotland vaccination drive linked to big drop in hospital admissionsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.28pm GMT Johnson told MPs that both Prof Chris Whitty, the chief medical offficer, and Sir Patrick Vallance, ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Labour, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn


UK Covid live: Boris Johnson to set out roadmap out of England lockdown

Prime minister to tell MPs new plan for schools, social contact, retail and hospitalityScotland vaccination drive linked to big drop in hospital admissionsVaccinating children could be key to stifling Covid, say expertsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 3.30pm GMT Boris Johnson is about to make his Commons statement on the roadmap for easing the lockdown in England.After he has spoken, Johnson will respond to questions from MPs. There are 100 MPs down to speak; the list is here. Sir Keir Star...
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Coronavirus live news: cases of some variants falling in UK; German third wave could be imminent due to variants

UK health secretary says cases of South African and Brazilian variant appear to be falling; German experts say variants behind stalling decline in infectionsUK: Ban on outside sport can end, top scientist urges JohnsonLong Covid: ‘It’s a year since I’ve felt like myself’Surge in referrals for eating disorders among under-18s during CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.01am GMT The number of cases of South African and Brazilian variants of Covid-19 in the UK appears to be falling, the Bri...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, World news, South Africa, Labour, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Sky News, Keir Starmer, Hancock, Matt Hancock, Sophy Ridge, JohnsonLong Covid


UK Covid live: Keir Starmer and Nicola Sturgeon criticise government over 'too leaky' borders

Labour leader says all arrivals in UK should have to face hotel quarantine as Sturgeon calls UK borders ‘too leaky’ to protect against variantsHealth secretary goes cool on prospect of summer holidays for BritonsHancock announces shake-up giving ministers more power over NHSAstraZeneca says vaccine against new variants may take six months40% of staff at biggest UK care home firm have not had vaccineCoronavirus – latest global updates 2.11pm GMT Here are the main lines from today’s Downing St...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, London, Scotland, UK News, Disability, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Health policy, Learning disability, Downing Street, Keir Starmer, Sturgeon


UK Covid live: Matt Hancock tells MPs pandemic has made NHS reform 'more, not less, urgent'

Health secretary lays out sweeping proposals for restructure; professor says Kent variant will ‘sweep the world’Health secretary goes cool on prospect of summer holidays for BritonsHancock announces shake-up giving ministers more power over NHSAstraZeneca says vaccine against new variants may take six months40% of staff at biggest UK care home firm have not had vaccineCoronavirus – latest global updates 1.20pm GMT On a visit to Heathrow airport this morning Sir Keir Starmer restated his call...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Wales, UK News, Disability, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Heathrow, Health policy, Learning disability, Kent, Keir Starmer, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus, UK Covid


UK Covid live: 1,820 deaths reported in new record high alongside 38,905 new cases

Latest updates: a further 1,820 die in the UK within 28 days of a Covid test; Downing Street says police must wait for phase two of vaccine rolloutUK reports 1,820 Covid deaths in record daily highVaccines may need updating to protect against new variantPriti Patel says she wanted UK borders shut last MarchTalking can spread Covid as much as coughing, says researchCoronavirus – latest updates 5.18pm GMT 5.16pm GMT Nicola Sturgeon has announced more than £250m of extra funding for Scotla...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Wales, Scotland, Police, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pmqs, Downing Street, Keir Starmer


Coronavirus live news: pharmacies in England begin vaccine rollout as WHO team arrives in Wuhan

; ; England officials underestimated number of rough sleepers needing helpHow and why is the virus mutating?China records first Covid death since May as WHO team arrives in WuhanSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.54am GMT England’s high street pharmacies will begin rolling out Covid vaccines, as the virus death toll across the UK climbed above 100,000.Boots and Superdrug branches will be among the six stores across England which will be able to administer the jabs from Thursday while the ...
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UK coronavirus live: new high of 1,325 daily recorded deaths as 68,053 more people test positive

Latest updates: latest figure represents highest number of deaths reported in one day; Sadiq Khan declares major incident in LondonSadiq Khan declares Covid emergency in LondonBehave as if you have Covid, virus expert tells people in EnglandModerna Covid vaccine approved for use by UK medicines regulatorWhy is Covid so bad in the UK and when will cases decline?Coronavirus global updates - live 5.24pm GMT Labour leader Keir Starmer has said the latest coronavirus death figures were a “tragedy...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, World news, Britain, NHS, Labour, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus, LondonSadiq Khan


Covid: scale of emergency facing UK laid bare as 1,000 die in 24 hours

Boris Johnson forced to defend his handling of Covid-19 crisis as Keir Starmer lambasts ‘pattern’ of poor decision-makingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe scale of the health emergency now facing the UK was laid bare on Wednesday night as figures showed that more than 1,000 people had died from the virus in the previous 24 hours and hospitals reported treating a record 30,000 Covid patients.The alarming rise in fatalities came two days after the prime minister order...
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Scale of emergency facing UK laid bare as 1,000 die in 24 hours

Boris Johnson forced to defend his handling of Covid-19 crisis as Keir Starmer lambasts ‘pattern’ of poor decision-makingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe scale of the health emergency now facing the UK was laid bare on Wednesday night as figures showed that more than 1,000 people had died from the virus in the previous 24 hours and hospitals reported treating a record 30,000 Covid patients.The alarming rise in fatalities came two days after the prime minister order...
Tags: Health, UK, Conservatives, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Coronavirus


The many U-turns on the road to England's third lockdown

November lockdown decision has been followed by a series of flip-flops and 11th-hour announcements Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government’s coronavirus strategy for England has changed a number of times since the start of the November lockdown, as infections soared and a new variant of the virus emerged.14 October 2020: Johnson dismisses calls from the Labour leader, Keir Starmer, for a “circuit-breaker” lockdown, telling MPs: “Opportunism is the name of the g...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Michael Gove, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus


England's coronavirus lockdown strategy flip-flops: a timeline

November lockdown decision has been followed by a series of U-turns and 11th-hour announcements Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government’s coronavirus strategy for England has changed a number of times since the start of the November lockdown, as infections soared and a new variant of the virus emerged.14 October 2020: Johnson dismisses calls from the Labour leader, Keir Starmer, for a “circuit breaker” lockdown, telling MPs “opportunism is the name of the game ...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Michael Gove, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus


UK Covid live: tier 3 rules brought in across southern England as furlough scheme extended to end of April 2021

Latest updates: ‘vast majority’ of areas currently in tier 3 remain there; government furlough scheme to run until at least end of April 2021Parts of southern England moved to tier 3 as Bristol moved to tier 2Tier 3 rules explained England’s secondary school pupils face staggered return after ChristmasPriti Patel accuses senior Tory MP of breaking Covid rules11,000 positive Covid tests missing from Wales data after IT problemCoronavirus – latest global updates 3.19pm GMT 3.17pm GMT The ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Greater Manchester, Michael Gove, Schools, Boris Johnson


UK coronavirus live: Johnson confirms it will take months until most of vulnerable group are vaccinated

Latest updates: PM says rollout will take time after earlier warning people not to ‘get hopes up too soon’ about early vaccinationUK approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for roll out next weekDon’t get hopes up about rapid vaccine rollout, says JohnsonHow do I get the vaccine in the UK?British exceptionalism ‘undermined pandemic preparedness’Coronavirus global updates - live 6.19pm GMT At his press conference Boris Johnson repeatedly claimed that mass testing - or community testing, as the gover...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, House Of Commons, Simon Stevens, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Pmqs, Johnson


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson leads Downing Street briefing after vaccine approved for use

Latest updates: PM holds press conference after earlier warning people not to ‘get hopes up too soon’ about early vaccinationUK approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for roll out next weekHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Don’t get hopes up about rapid vaccine rollout, says JohnsonBeware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolCoronavirus global updates - live 5.24pm GMT Johnson says it would be a mistake to ease up on the restrictions now. 5.23pm GMT Q: When will ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Pmqs, Johnson, Downing Street, Keir Starmer


UK coronavirus live: Matt Hancock says batch testing for first 800,000 doses of vaccine completed

Latest updates: health secretary says the NHS will start vaccinating from ‘early next week’UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for roll out next weekHow does the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine work and who will get it?Don’t get hopes up about rapid vaccine rollout, says JohnsonBeware fake coronavirus vaccines, says InterpolCoronavirus global updates - live 3.01pm GMT Politicians are lining up to say they would be willing to be filmed having the coronavirus vaccine to show people that it’s safe. In ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Piers Morgan, House Of Commons, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Pmqs


UK coronavirus live: nearly 600 new deaths in Britain; Manchester appears to have passed second peak

Latest updates: figures mean official UK toll exceeds 50,000; Manchester infection rate fell week on week for first time since 21 AugustsSpeed trumps efficacy in UK vaccine rollout, says adviserMass testing ‘will allow students to return in January’Austerity left north of England more vulnerable to Covid, report saysTotnes concerns reflect UK-wide rise in conspiracy theoriesGlobal coronavirus updates – live 5.23pm GMT The Scottish government is offering mass testing and staggered departure d...
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UK coronavirus live: Manchester appears to have passed second Covid wave peak, says Burnham

Latest updates: Manchester infection rate fell week on week for first time since 21 Augusts; Starmer accuses Johnson of wasting public fundsSpeed trumps efficacy in UK vaccine rollout, says adviserMass testing ‘will allow students to return in January’Austerity left north of England more vulnerable to Covid, report saysTotnes concerns reflect UK-wide rise in conspiracy theoriesGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.08pm GMT And in Northern Ireland there have been 791 further coronavirus cases, ...
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UK coronavirus live: Starmer accuses Johnson of wasting public money and failing workers at PMQs

Latest updates: Labour leader criticises PM over Covid contracts to private companies and job losses amid delayed furlough extensionEngland students to get six-day window to get home before ChristmasMass testing ‘will allow students to return in January’Austerity left north of England more vulnerable to Covid, report saysTotnes concerns reflect UK-wide rise in conspiracy theoriesGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.47pm GMT At PMQs Sir Keir Starmer mentioned new research showing that the gov...
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UK coronavirus live: Johnson faces Starmer at PMQs as health chief says NHS ready for mass vaccine rollout

Latest updates: Jonathan van Tam dismisses concerns over NHS readiness; Tories disruptive over PM’s reported chief of staff plansEngland students to get six-day window to get home before ChristmasAusterity left north of England more vulnerable to Covid, report saysTotnes concerns reflect UK-wide rise in conspiracy theoriesCare home called police after woman sneaked in to see husbandGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.24pm GMT Alexander Stafford (Con) asks for an assurances that families and...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Conservatives, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Starmer, Jonathan Van Tam


There's no alternative to lockdown, Boris Johnson tells MPs

PM says failing to act risks ‘medical and moral disaster’ of overwhelmed NHSCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has sought to persuade mutinous Conservative backbenchers to support his plan for a new coronavirus lockdown across England, saying that failing to act now would risk the “medical and moral disaster” of an overwhelmed NHS.Addressing the Commons about his plans for a four-week shutdown starting on Thursday, the prime minister also rejected the idea ...
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UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson sets out three-tier system for England, with Liverpool region under strictest tier 3

North-east England, south Yorkshire and Greater Manchester to be in tier 2, local leaders reveal ahead of Commons announcementFull report: Johnson unveils three-tier Covid restrictions for EnglandNightingale hospitals in northern England on standby as cases riseMost exams in England will take place next year with three-week delayInquiry begins into blanket use of Covid ‘do not resuscitate’ ordersGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.25pm BST The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce chief executive Pa...
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UK coronavirus live: north-east England and Greater Manchester in tier 2, leaving pubs and restaurants open

Measure means it would be unlawful for two households to meet indoors; Boris Johnson to reveal plan for country to be graded in three tiersNightingale hospitals in northern England on standby as cases riseThree-tier Covid plan for England: what it means and how it may workMost exams in England will take place next year with three-week delayInquiry begins into blanket use of Covid ‘do not resuscitate’ ordersGlobal coronavirus updates – live 3.22pm BST In Northern Ireland 877 more coronavirus ...
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UK coronavirus live: north-east England to be in tier 2, council leaders told, leaving pubs and restaurants open

Measure means it would be unlawful for two households to meet indoors; Boris Johnson to reveal plan for country to be graded in three tiersNightingale hospitals in northern England on standby as cases riseThree-tier Covid plan for England: what it means and how it may workMost exams in England will take place next year with three-week delayInquiry begins into blanket use of Covid ‘do not resuscitate’ ordersGlobal coronavirus updates – live 1.35pm BST Boris Johnson will announce a £28m packag...
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UK coronavirus live: 17,540 new cases as pubs and restaurants linked with 30% of infections in under-30s

Latest updates: UK records 17,540 new cases, 77 deaths and 609 new hospital admissions; Chris Whitty presents data on pubs and restaurantsCovid ICU cases in northern England could pass peak in 22 daysNHS test and trace records worst week for reaching contactsNorth of England leaders to oppose lockdown without aidLocal lockdowns in England ‘having limited effect’Global coronavirus live: latest updates 4.29pm BST The government has updated its daily coronavirus dashboard. And the key figure is...
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UK coronavirus live: Poland and Turkey added to England's quarantine list; Starmer urges rethink of 10pm closing

Travellers arriving from Poland and Turkey must self-isolate from 4am on Saturday; Labour leader urges PM to listen to Andy BurnhamMiddlesbrough mayor vows to defy government over new restrictionsNurses barred from handling NHS 111 Covid calls after 60% unsafe‘On a knife-edge’: NHS frontline prepares for a Covid second waveVaccine alone won’t defeat spread of virus, report warnsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 6.22pm BST Here’s a question from below the line worth addressing.Andrew, please ...
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UK coronavirus live: Poland and Turkey added to quarantine list; Starmer urges rethink of 10pm pub-closing

Travellers arriving from Poland and Turkey must self-isolate from 4am on Saturday; Labour leader urges PM to listen to Andy BurnhamMiddlesbrough mayor vows to defy government over new restrictionsNurses barred from handling NHS 111 Covid calls after 60% unsafe‘On a knife-edge’: NHS frontline prepares for a Covid second waveVaccine alone won’t defeat spread of virus, report warnsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 5.13pm BST Turkey and Poland have been taken off the travel corridor list, Grant ...
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