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Prime minister Boris Johnson: “We don’t know how strong our fortifications now are against another wave.”  Photograph: Hollie Adams/PA

Boris Johnson has hailed Monday’s easing of the lockdown in England as “a small step to freedom”, but warned that a new wave of the virus could hit th(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson: “The Oxford jab is safe and the Pfizer jab is safe – the thing that isn’t safe is catching Covid.” Photograph: Tolga Akmen/PA

Boris Johnson has sought to reassure the British public about the safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine and the security of supplies following a delay in (...)

A staff member  changes a barrel of beer on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival in 2019. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP via Getty Images

The blossom is blooming and the crocuses are out. There is heat in the sun when it breaks through but the threat of rain barrelling in from the estuar(...)

‘Rather than politics following the science, politics is why we use the words science and scientist today.’ File photograph: Getty

One of the most interesting developments during the coronavirus pandemic has been the increased visibility of public health experts. How many of us, t(...)

A cleaner walks past a mural of Serena Williams on Thursday at the deserted Melbourne Park, the venue for the Australian Open and its lead in events in Melbourne. Photograph: Dave Hung/EPA

More than 104.4 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 2.26 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns (...)

The British prime minister Boris Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds,  join  a nationwide tribute  to Captain Sir Tom Moore, the 100-year-old charity fundraiser who died on Tuesday after testing positive for Covid-19. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

More than 10 million people in Britain have received the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine but Boris Johnson has warned that the level of infection(...)

A projection commemorating the lives lost to Covid-19 in the UK is displayed on BMA House in London, England. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images

Boris Johnson has said he is “deeply sorry” for more than 100,000 lives lost to coronavirus in Britain but insisted that his government had done every(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson during a media briefing on coronavirus  in Downing Street on Tuesday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Over a million people in England, more than 2 per cent of the population, is infected with coronavirus, according to official estimates, as the daily (...)

Shoppers walk through London’s Burlington Arcade after  British prime minister Boris Johnson delivered a televised statement announcing more restrictions for the southeast of England on Saturday. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

UK prime minister Boris Johnson imposed an effective lockdown on over 16 million people in England and reversed plans to ease curbs over Christmas, sa(...)

People with a significant history of allergies should not receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the UK medical regulator has said.

People with a significant history of allergies should not receive the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the UK medical regulator has said, after tw(...)

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