Dominic Cummings fuels British anger after flouting lockdown

In the United Kingdom, a political storm is intensifying over a top government adviser’s cross-country trip, taken while he thought he might be infected with COVID-19 and while the entire country was in lockdown. Dominic Cummings has enraged the public further with his unapologetic response to the outcry over his actions, instead justifying what he … Read more Dominic Cummings fuels British anger after flouting lockdown

UK PM Boris Johnson backs top aide after lockdown revelations

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed his chief adviser after it emerged that he allegedly breached lockdown restrictions. Dominic Cummings travelled from London to northeast England at the end of March, while suffering from coronavirus symptoms. The revelation has set off a storm of criticism, with many calling on Cummings to resign. Al Jazeera’s … Read more UK PM Boris Johnson backs top aide after lockdown revelations

No UK lockdown lifting yet, Johnson to detail strategy on Sunday

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to give a briefing later on Sunday, outlining plans to ease the United Kingdom’s lockdown. It is expected to involve getting some people back to work. But with changes to the way offices operate and the way people commute, it will not be the same as before. Al … Read more No UK lockdown lifting yet, Johnson to detail strategy on Sunday

UK coronavirus toll nears Italy’s, PM says nation ‘past the peak’

The United Kingdom is past its coronavirus pandemic peak, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In his first government briefing since recovering from COVID-19, he promised to lay out plans to ease lockdown rules next week. The UK death toll, Europe’s second-highest, is heading towards 27,000. Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London, UK. – … Read more UK coronavirus toll nears Italy’s, PM says nation ‘past the peak’

Growing concerns about mental health in UK

In the United Kingdom, more than 17,000 people have now died in hospitals, and there are fears the true extent of the coronavirus outbreak is much higher. But while many health officials try to fight the virus, others are responding to a surge in demand for mental health services by both adults and children. Al … Read more Growing concerns about mental health in UK

UK coronavirus death toll 40 percent higher than reported

As some European countries gradually ease lockdown restrictions, the picture is quite different in the United Kingdom. Research by the Office of National Statistics suggested the actual death toll in England and Wales – in early April – was 40 percent higher than the number reported by Downing Street. The death toll in the UK … Read more UK coronavirus death toll 40 percent higher than reported

Europe pandemic: Coronavirus restrictions eased in some countries

Some European countries which have reported a dip or let-up in the numbers of new infections have started taking the first few steps to ease coronavirus restrictions. In Norway, children have been allowed back to nurseries and small businesses have reopened in Denmark. But other countries such as Russia and the United Kingdom are still … Read more Europe pandemic: Coronavirus restrictions eased in some countries

UK extends coronavirus lockdown by three more weeks

The UK government has announced an extension of social and economic restrictions for at least three more weeks, which would make them last at least until the second week of May. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says lifting the curbs now would mean risking a second wave of infections. More than 13,000 people have died in … Read more UK extends coronavirus lockdown by three more weeks

UK coronavirus toll jumps as Johnson leaves ICU

The United Kingdom’s death toll from coronavirus has risen to nearly 8,000 with more than 65,000 confirmed cases. The number of new deaths on Thursday fell slightly compared with the day before, but Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has urged people to stick to the quarantine measures. Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports. – Subscribe to our … Read more UK coronavirus toll jumps as Johnson leaves ICU

COVID-19: UK death toll continues to surge

The death toll in the United Kingdom continues to surge, with almost a thousand deaths in the past 24 hours. More than 60,000 people have been infected across the country, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He remains in intensive care, but his condition is said to be improving. Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London. … Read more COVID-19: UK death toll continues to surge

UK foreign secretary steps in as PM Johnson remains in ICU

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson – one of the most high-profile coronavirus patients yet – remains in intensive care in London. He was transferred to the ICU in a London hospital after his symptoms got worse on Monday night. With the prime minister out of action, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is stepping in to lead … Read more UK foreign secretary steps in as PM Johnson remains in ICU

Europe’s homeless go hungry as hundreds of shelters close

Aid workers across Europe are warning that the homeless are at risk of starvation, due to nationwide lockdowns. The virus has also led to the closure of hundreds of day centres and shelters. Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us … Read more Europe’s homeless go hungry as hundreds of shelters close

Coronavirus deaths reach more than 30,000 in Europe

As the number of deaths rises to more than 30,000 in Italy, Spain, France and Germany in spite of efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, much of Western Europe’s hospitals are struggling to cope. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says the European Union should come up with an economic “Marshall Plan”. But states … Read more Coronavirus deaths reach more than 30,000 in Europe

Global race to find coronavirus vaccine

Countries around the world are racing to find a vaccine for coronavirus. In the United Kingdom, there is a call out for volunteers to participate in human trials. Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check … Read more Global race to find coronavirus vaccine

Europe strengthens response: Calls for unity in fight against COVID-19

Countries across Europe are ramping up their response to the coronavirus pandemic as the death toll continues to climb. Among the new measures are increased testing and further social restrictions. European Union leaders are calling for nations to work together. Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports on the situation across Europe. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Europe strengthens response: Calls for unity in fight against COVID-19