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Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer,  at a Department of Health briefing. Photograph: Collins

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan has been admitted to St James’s Hospital for tests having complained about feeling unwell on Tuesday night. It is (...)

Near-empty street in Leeds: Three doctors have died after working with coronavirus patients and the Royal College of Nursing said nurses were being put at risk because of a lack of personal protective equipment.  Photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP

The number of patients being treated for the coronavirus in British hospitals has jumped by 50 per cent since last Friday to 9,000, with 1,000 admitte(...)

Number 10 special adviser Dominic Cummings. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

The coronavirus outbreak at the heart of the British government spread on Monday with prime minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser, Dominic Cummings(...)

‘Cocooning’: think of it as the community temporarily wrapping a soft blanket around its most vulnerable members. Photograph:

In his widely praised St Patrick’s Day address to the nation, outlining the challenge we face as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Taoiseach Leo (...)

 It was only 17 days ago that Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn    said that Electric Picnic would go ahead in early September. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

One of the many unexpected side-effects of the Covid-19 crisis is that I now know far more than I ever wanted or needed to about the inner thoughts of(...)

Boris Johnson earlier this week. The PM delayed introducing containment measures in the UK, while trumpeting a controversial ‘herd immunity’ strategy. Photograph: PA Video/PA Wire

The UK government’s 360-degree turn on coronavirus was metaphorically completed yesterday when prime minister Boris Johnson, his health minster, Matt (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announces a tightening of restrictions on the movements of people, to try and curb the spread of  Covid-19. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

People have been told to stay at home in virtually all circumstances and all public and private gatherings have been banned for two weeks as part of t(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson speaks about being infected with coronavirus He is on home quarantine but continues to work. Photograph: EPA/via Twitter

The British government has faced accusations of carelessness in failing to protect prime minister Boris Johnson and health secretary Matt Hancock from(...)

Health secretary Matt Hancock, who has tested positive for coronavirus, and chief medical officer Chris Whitty, who is self-isolating with symptoms. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

The news that Boris Johnson and health secretary Matt Hancock have tested positive for coronavirus will have no immediate impact on Britain’s response(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson gives his first remote news conference on coronavirus at Downing Street on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/Reuters

A 15-minute test to show if someone has been exposed to coronavirus could be made available to millions through high street chemist shops and online d(...)

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