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UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson says 'second wave coming in' and warns measures may be intensified

PM warns it is ‘inevitable’ coronavirus will hit UK again; R number increases to between 1.1 and 1.4; 4,322 new cases recordedStricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownTest and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?London New Year’s Eve fireworks cancelled, says Sadiq KhanGlobal coronavirus updates – live 6.27pm BST On whether ministers were considering a short “firebreak” lockdown, the prime minis...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, Lancashire Merseyside, Warrington ` Circuit, Sadiq KhanGlobal


UK coronavirus live: R number increases to between 1.1 and 1.4 as 4,322 new cases recorded

New infections grow by up to 7% daily; UK cases surge; Welsh leader slams ‘vacancy at heart of UK’; Scotland given ‘advance notice of hard decisions’Stricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownTest and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?London New Year’s Eve fireworks cancelled, says Sadiq KhanGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.18pm BST Coronavirus cases in England almost doubled in the space of ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, Scotland, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Ons, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, Lancashire Merseyside, Warrington ` Circuit, Sadiq KhanGlobal


UK coronavirus live: R number increases to between 1.1 and 1.4; Welsh leader slams 'vacancy at heart of UK'

New infections growing by 2% to 7% daily; Mark Drakeford has had one talk with PM since May; Scotland given ‘advance notice of hard decisions’Stricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownTest and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?London New Year’s Eve fireworks cancelled, says Sadiq KhanGlobal coronavirus updates – live 2.36pm BST A headteacher in Lancashire has blamed an outbreak of Covid-19 at a...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, Scotland, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Lancashire, Mark Drakeford, Matt Hancock, Bacup, Coronavirus outbreak, Lancashire Merseyside


UK coronavirus live: Welsh leader slams 'vacancy at heart of UK', as Sturgeon calls for Cobra meeting

Mark Drakeford says he has had only one brief conversation with Boris Johnson since May; Scotland given ‘advance notice of hard decisions’Stricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownTest and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?London New Year’s Eve fireworks cancelled, says Sadiq KhanGlobal coronavirus updates – live 1.33pm BST “There is a vacancy at the heart of the United Kingdom and it needs urg...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Leicestershire, Mark Drakeford, Matt Hancock, Drakeford, Oadby


UK coronavirus live: new restrictions in Warrington, Halton, Merseyside and Lancashire

The government has announced new regional restrictions Warrington, Halton, Merseyside and Lancashire (excluding Blackpool and Greater Manchester); Matt Hancock refuses to rule out second national lockdownStricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownTest and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?UK test and trace ‘barely functional’ as 11 million face lockdownDon’t stop your grousing … and other rule-of-si...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Greater Manchester, Blackpool, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Lancashire, Wolverhampton, Hancock, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: England considers ‘circuit break’ plans; London New Year's Eve fireworks cancelled

Health secretary Matt Hancock refuses to rule out second national lockdown as ‘last line of defence’ ‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownUK test and trace ‘barely functional’ as 11 million face lockdownNHS worker attacked on London bus in Covid mask row, say policeGlobal coronavirus updates – live 11.20am BST Ryanair will cut a further one in five of its flights scheduled in October, blaming Irish and EU governments for what it called “excessive and defective” travel res...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, London, Eu, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Ryanair, Boris Johnson, LBC, Khan, Sadiq Khan, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: two-week 'circuit break' considered to halt Covid surge in England

Health secretary Matt Hancock refuses to rule out second national lockdown as ‘last line of defence’ ‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownUK test and trace ‘barely functional’ as 11 million face lockdownNHS worker attacked on London bus in Covid mask row, say policeGlobal coronavirus updates – live 10.34am BST The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, told LBC that Cobra hasn’t met since 10th May and that he hasn’t had contact with the prime minister since then.Sadiq Khan tells @L...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, London, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Ryanair, Boris Johnson, LBC, Sadiq Khan, Matt Hancock, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


UK coronavirus live: demand for Covid tests outstripping capacity, MPs told

Dido Harding gives evidence to Commons science committee; new restrictions placed on nearly 2 million people in north-east EnglandRestrictions announced for swathe of north-east EnglandNorth-east England lockdown: what are the new Covid restrictions?Almost 90% of tests in England taking longer than 24 hours to processJacob Rees-Mogg attacks ‘endless carping’ about testing shortagesGlobal coronavirus updates – live 5.17pm BST Sir Keir Starmer has indicated he will instruct Richard Leonard to ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, Eu, European Union, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Scottish Labour, Edinburgh, Keir Starmer, Dido Harding, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


UK coronavirus live: up to four times as many people may be wanting Covid tests as can get them, MPs told

Dido Harding gives evidence to Commons science committee; new restrictions placed on nearly 2 million people in north-east EnglandRestrictions announced for swathe of north-east EnglandNorth-east England lockdown: what are the new Covid restrictions?Almost 90% of tests in England taking longer than 24 hours to processJacob Rees-Mogg attacks ‘endless carping’ about testing shortagesGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.23pm BST Harding also said turnaround times have got longer because the serv...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, European Union, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Dido Harding, Brexit, Clark, Harding, Matt Hancock, Rees Mogg, Coronavirus outbreak, north east EnglandNorth east England


UK coronavirus live: new restrictions placed on nearly 2 million people in north-east England

News updates: residents in Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead, County Durham and Sunderland banned from mixing with other familiesFull story: restrictions announced for swathe of north-east EnglandProportion of people getting in-person test results in 24 hours halvesBoris Johnson appears to criticise Priti Patel for rule of six snoopingMiddlesbrough manager Neil Warnock tests positive for CovidGlobal coronavirus live blog 12.24pm BST Here is the Department f...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Sunderland, Johnson, Neil Warnock, Warrington, north east England, Hancock, Ashworth, Priti Patel, Matt Hancock


UK coronavirus live: Matt Hancock set to announce new restrictions in north-east of England

News updates: new rules set to mean almost 10 million people in UK will be under some form of lockdownHealth minister rejects claims of two-week national lockdownBoris Johnson appears to criticise Priti Patel for rule of six snoopingUp to 25,000 teachers in England self-isolatingGlobal coronavirus live blog 11.23am BST One source of information on coronavirus taken seriously by scientists is the data from the Covid symptom app launched by a team from King’s College London. More than 4m peopl...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Brexit, King 's College, Priti Patel, Starmer, King 's College London, Matt Hancock


UK coronavirus live: minister dismisses claim PM preparing for new two-week national lockdown

News updates: Edward Argar says Boris Johnson does not want a new national lockdown; Matt Hancock due to announce restrictions in north-east of England North-east of England faces new restrictionsTest-rationing in England will prioritise healthcare and teachersUp to 25,000 teachers in England self-isolatingScience Weekly: should we deliberately infect volunteers?Global coronavirus live blog 9.06am BST Good morning. Later today Matt Hancock, the health secretary, is expected to announce detai...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, India, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Who, Boris Johnson, England North, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, Chris Whitty, Edward Argar, Anthony Costello


UK coronavirus live: Covid testing shortage will take weeks to resolve, says Matt Hancock

News updates: health secretary signals access to testing could be prioritised for those most in need; just 1% of deaths in England and Wales linked to Covid, ONS saysPrivate labs unable to process all Covid tests, NHS email revealsTwo families of four chatting in street ‘would break English Covid laws’PM was warned over Covid ‘moonshot’ testing planUK map: confirmed Covid cases and deaths todayCoronavirus – latest updates 2.18pm BST Almost nine in 10 pupils have attended schools in England s...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Wales, UK News, House Of Lords, NHS, Office For National Statistics, William Hague, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Department for Education, Priti Patel, Public Health Wales, Matt Hancock


UK coronavirus live: testing shortage will take weeks to resolve, says Matt Hancock

News updates: health secretary signals access to Covid testing could be prioritised for those most in need; just 1% of deaths in England and Wales linked to Covid, ONS saysPrivate labs unable to process all Covid tests, NHS email revealsTwo families of four chatting in street ‘would break English Covid laws’PM was warned over Covid ‘moonshot’ testing planUK map: confirmed Covid cases and deaths todayCoronavirus – latest updates 1.38pm BST Hancock says the problems are caused by processing ca...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Wales, UK News, NHS, Office For National Statistics, William Hague, Keir Starmer, Jonathan Ashworth, Imperial College, Hancock, Priti Patel, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: just 1% of deaths in England and Wales linked to Covid; testing capacity 'behind the curve'

News updates: lowest number of Covid deaths in last 25 weeks, ONS says; government adviser warns speed of second wave has been underestimatedTwo families of four chatting in street ‘would break English Covid laws’PM was warned over Covid ‘moonshot’ testing planUK redundancies rise at fastest rate since 2009 UK map: confirmed Covid cases and deaths todayCoronavirus – latest updates 11.29am BST “Sometimes I think the Welsh government cares more about the union than the UK government does” ... ...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Wales, Eu, UK News, Ons, Keir Starmer, Matt Hancock, Lindsay Hoyle, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Jeremy Miles the Welsh, Mike Russell Holyrood Brexit


Brexit: barristers question selection of legal team leading UK drive to override deal

Critics say advice should have been sought from lawyers without views on EU debateThe government is facing increasing scrutiny over its decision to use “committed Brexiteer” lawyers to provide advice on the legality of breaching the EU withdrawal agreement.On Saturday, the attorney general, Suella Braverman QC, who chaired the annual general meeting of the Bar Council that represents barristers in England and Wales, faced repeated criticism over her role as the government’s chief legal adviser, ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Wales, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Bar Council, Suella Braverman


UK coronavirus live: just 1% of deaths in England and Wales now Covid-linked; testing capacity 'behind the curve'

News updates: lowest number of Covid deaths in last 25 weeks, ONS says; government adviser warns speed of second wave has been underestimatedTwo families of four chatting in street ‘would break English Covid laws’PM was warned over Covid ‘moonshot’ testing planUK redundancies rise at fastest rate since 2009 UK map: confirmed Covid cases and deaths todayCoronavirus – latest updates 10.27am BST Two families of four stopping for a chat in the street would contravene England’s “rule of six” coro...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Wales, UK News, Birmingham, Ons, Keir Starmer, University of Birmingham, Patel, BBC Breakfast, Priti Patel, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, Alexandra Topping, Alan McNally


Brexit: 'Much to play for' says Sir Roger Gale after voting against bill — as it happened

Bill passes at second reading by 340 votes to 263Government wins second reading vote on internal market billPeople in England’s 10 worst-hit Covid hotspots unable to get testsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.37am BST Related: Brexit: internal market bill passes by 77 votes amid Tory party tension 12.23am BST And here is the voting list on the second reading of the bill itself. It appears only two Tory MPs voted against the bill - Andrew Percy and Sir Roger Gale. There were 30 who...
Tags: Europe, Politics, England, Wales, Scotland, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Ed Miliband, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Bill, Tory, Sajid Javid


Brexit: 'Much to play for' says Sir Roger Gale after voting against bill — live

Bill passes at second reading by 340 votes to 263Government wins second reading vote on internal market billPeople in England’s 10 worst-hit Covid hotspots unable to get testsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.23am BST And here is the voting list on the second reading of the bill itself. It appears only two Tory MPs voted against the bill - Andrew Percy and Sir Roger Gale. There were 30 who abstained (though this could be due to a number of reasons), including the former chancellor Sajid J...
Tags: Europe, Politics, England, Wales, Scotland, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Ed Miliband, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Bill, Tory, Sajid Javid


Brexit: MPs back internal market bill with majority of 77 — live

Bill passes at second reading by 340 votes to 263Government wins second reading vote on internal market billPeople in England’s 10 worst-hit Covid hotspots unable to get testsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 11.20pm BST Conservative MPs fired a warning shot at Boris Johnson’s conduct of the Brexit process on Monday night, as former cabinet ministers and attorney generals said they would withhold support for a controversial bill which will break international law, the Guardian’s Jessica Elgo...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Ed Miliband, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Bill, Tory


Brexit: MPs voting on internal market bill – live

Former chancellor Sajid Javid becomes most senior Tory MP to say he cannot back bill in its current formGrowing number of Tory MPs expected to abstain or vote against billKeir Starmer to miss crucial Brexit debate due to self-isolationRebel alliance: the Tory politicians opposing new Brexit billPeople in England’s 10 worst-hit Covid hotspots unable to get testsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 10.19pm BST Labour’s amendment to block a second reading of the internal market bill has been defea...
Tags: Europe, Politics, England, Wales, Scotland, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Labour, Ed Miliband, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Tory, Sajid Javid


England's 'rule of six': the limits on socialising – and the exceptions

What are the new laws restricting social groups to stop a coronavirus second wave?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of people from multiple households that can attend social gatherings in England, whether indoors or outdoors, has been cut to six under new Covid-19 restrictions implemented on Monday by the government.Boris Johnson has said the restrictions in England are necessary to stop a second wave of coronavirus after evidence showed a sharp rise in the n...
Tags: Politics, England, Wales, Scotland, Police, Sport, UK News, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Brexit: Ed Miliband accuses Boris Johnson of 'failure of governance' in internal market debate – live

Former chancellor Sajid Javid becomes most senior Tory MP to say he cannot back bill in its current formGrowing number of Tory MPs expected to abstain or vote against billKeir Starmer to miss crucial Brexit debate due to self-isolationRebel alliance: the Tory politicians opposing new Brexit billPeople in England’s 10 worst-hit Covid hotspots unable to get testsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 7.20pm BST The politics live blog will be paused for now, thank you all for reading along so far. W...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Ed Miliband, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Tory, Sajid Javid


UK coronavirus live: Sturgeon demands urgent explanation from UK government over test result delays

Scottish leader has ‘serious concerns’ over testing backlog; Welsh health minister says national lockdown could be just weeks awayKeir Starmer to miss crucial Brexit debate due to self-isolationPolice urge people in England to respect ‘rule of six’86% of doctors in England expect second wave within six monthsCovid tests sent to Italy and Germany as UK labs are overwhelmedGlobal coronavirus updates – live 1.24pm BST Ed Miliband, the shadow business secretary, will be opening for Labour in the...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, Germany, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Ed Miliband, Italy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson


UK is facing a 'cascade' of new coronavirus cases and could be heading toward a 2nd 'hard' lockdown, an expert warns

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at a virtual news conference in London last week. Stefan Rousseau/Pool via REUTERS The UK could be heading for another "hard lockdown" if the new law banning most gatherings of more than six people is not obeyed, an expert who advises the government on COVID-19 has warned. "We really need to act very quickly now to prevent this from growing exponentially," the Imperial College London professor Peter Openshaw said. He said the "trickle" of coronavirus ca...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, News, Trends, Boris Johnson, Sky News, Birmingham, Bolton, Imperial College London, Openshaw, Ridge, Robert Buckland, Sophy Ridge, Thomas Colson


The UK faces a 'cascade' of new coronavirus cases and could be heading towards a second 'hard' lockdown, an expert has warned

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Downing Street, London, Britain September 9, 2020. Stefan Rousseau/Pool via REUTERS Stefan Rousseau/Pool via REUTERS The UK could be heading for another "hard lockdown" if the new law banning gatherings of more than six people is not obeyed, an expert who advises the government on COVID-19 has warned. "We really need to act very quickly now...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, News, Trends, Britain, Boris Johnson, Sky News, Birmingham, Bolton, Imperial College London, Imperial College, Openshaw, Robert Buckland, Thomas Colson, Stefan Rousseau


UK coronavirus live: Keir Starmer self-isolating after household member develops symptoms

Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething says national lockdown could be just weeks awayPolice urge people in England to respect ‘rule of six’86% of doctors in England expect second wave within six monthsCovid tests sent to Italy and Germany as UK labs are overwhelmedGlobal coronavirus live blog 12.04pm BST The Conservative MP Rehman Chishti has resigned as the prime minister’s special envoy for freedom of religion or belief because he cannot support the internal market bill in its current form...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Wales, Germany, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, NHS, Italy, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Keir


UK coronavirus live: Welsh health minister warns national lockdown could be just weeks away

Vaughan Gething says county in ‘parallel position to early February … We were in national lockdown in the third week of March’Police urge people in England to respect ‘rule of six’86% of doctors in England expect second wave within six monthsCovid tests sent to Italy and Germany as UK labs are overwhelmedGlobal coronavirus live blog 11.25am BST On the new rule of six, the barrister Adam Wagner has a very good thread on Twitter on the detail of the regulations enforcing this new rule, which h...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Wales, Germany, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Italy, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Vaughan Gething, National Police Chiefs ' Council NPCC


Coronavirus: 86% of doctors in England expect second wave within six months

BMA survey also found 90% thought test-and-trace failures were a risk factorCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAlmost 86% of doctors in England say they expect a second peak of coronavirus in the next six months, according to a new survey, as concern continues to grow over a recent rise in cases.On Friday, new results from a population-based study suggested the R number for England is now at 1.7, with infections doubling every 7.7 days. While the prevalence of the diseas...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, UK News, NHS, Doctors, Health policy, Bma, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: 86% of doctors in England expect second wave in next six months

BMA survey also found 90% thought test-and-trace failures were a risk factorCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAlmost 86% of doctors in England say they expect a second peak of coronavirus in the next six months, according to a new survey, as concern continues to grow over a recent rise in cases.On Friday, new results from a population-based study suggested the R number for England is now at 1.7, with infections doubling every 7.7 days. While the prevalence of the diseas...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, UK News, NHS, Doctors, Health policy, Bma, Coronavirus outbreak



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