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UK government chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance: admits the data has not taken into account the impact of the current tiered system of local restrictions. Photograph:  PRU/AFP

Hospitals in England have started cancelling non-urgent elective operations as the number of hospitalised coronavirus patients has risen above 10,000,(...)

Britain’s chief medical officer for England Chris Whitty (left) and Britain’s chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance leave 10 Downing street in London on September 30th. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty

Boris Johnson’s chief scientific adviser has admitted that Britain does not have coronavirus under control, as 71 more deaths brought the country’s of(...)

 Britain’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty (L) and Britain’s Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Britain’s senior scientific experts have warned that Covid-19 cases are doubling every week and could reach 50,000 a day by the middle of October if n(...)

Sir Patrick Vallance, the British government’s chief scientific adviser: ‘It’s clear that the outcome has not been good in the UK, I think you can be absolutely clear about that.’ Photograph: House of Commons/PA Wire

British prime minister Boris Johnson will promise on Friday to increase coronavirus testing capacity to half a million a day and provide an extra £3 b(...)

 Britain’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty and prime minister Boris Johnson   at a  press conference to update the nation on the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: AFP

Boris Johnson has brushed off a statement by Durham police that Dominic Cummings may have broken the law governing the coronavirus lockdown, declaring(...)

People queueing  to enter a  store in Brixton, south London. Photograph:  Niklas Halle’n/AFP via Getty Images

Millions of key workers and their families will be able to book a free coronavirus test online from Friday in a major expansion of testing in England.(...)

Prof Anthony Costello: he said Britain’s death toll could reach 40,000. Photograph: PA Wire

Britain’s National Health Service (NHS)) has told doctors and nurses they can treat coronavirus patients without wearing full-length surgical gowns, s(...)

Chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance says Britain is following Italy’s path and deaths will not decrease until two or three weeks after next week’s peak. Photograph: Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty Images

Britain’s daily death toll from coronavirus will continue to rise for a week and remain close to its current level into next month, the country’s chie(...)

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(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson gives a press conference on the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic in London on Monday. Photograph: Richard Pohle/EPA

Boris Johnson has expressed confidence that his government’s measures against coronavirus will be as effective in protecting people against it as the (...)

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