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Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson at the Global Education Summit in London on Thursday. Despite his bonfire of coronavirus regulations, almost everyone continues to wear face masks on the Tube. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/WPA Pool/Getty Images

It’s a little later than usual, but one of the essential elements of summer life in London returns on Friday with the first night of the Proms at the (...)

The reasons why cases are dropping so fast now are far from clear, leading Downing Street to strike a cautious tone. Photograph: EPA

A sharp fall in the number of people in the United Kingdom testing positive for Covid-19 over the past six days has surprised and delighted scientists(...) co-founders: chief executive Naomh McMcElhatton and chief artificial intelligence officer Prof Barry O’Sullivan., a new spin-out company from University College Cork (UCC), has developed technology that has the potential to radically support hospitals r(...)

 UK’s health secretary Sajid Javid said on Twitter: “Please – if you haven’t yet – get your jab, as we learn to live with, rather than cower from, this virus.” Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

British health secretary Sajid Javid apologised for saying it was time to stop “cowering” from Covid, after an outcry from families bereaved by the vi(...)

A city worker walks over a London Bridge on July 19th, England’s ‘Freedom Day’ from almost all Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

It was supposed to be freedom day, when England would plunge back into normal life after almost all legal coronavirus restrictions were lifted. But Mo(...)

A gym in Singapore on July 13th. The city-state plans to gradually ease pandemic restrictions, focusing on severe illness instead of the number of infections. Photograph: Ore Huiying/New York Times

England has removed nearly all coronavirus restrictions. Germany is allowing vaccinated people to travel without quarantines. Outdoor mask mandates ar(...)

Britain’s Labour Party leader Keir Starmer. File photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

British Labour leader Keir Starmer is to self-isolate after one of his children tested positive for Covid-19 hours after he appeared in the House of C(...)

Police and anti-vaccination protesters during a demonstration in Parliament Square, London, after restrictions were lifted. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

More than a million pupils in England were out of school because of coronavirus last week, as rising infections are driving up the numbers asked to se(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson onscreen live from Chequers with his chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance: From September, only the fully vaccinated will be let into nightclubs. Photograph: Alberto Pezzali/PA

It had been clear for some time that, with infections soaring and mounting anxiety about ripping up the coronavirus rulebook, Boris Johnson’s Freedom (...)

Protesters blocking the roads shout anti government slogans at the Houses of Parliament from Parliament Square as part of an anti-lockdown protest on Monday. Photograph by Martin Pope/Getty Images

People working in critical sectors such as transport, food, water and electricity supply in England will be exempted from self-isolation rules as soar(...)

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