It is the first time a vaccine has been shown to reduce transmission of the virus. Photograph: iStock

One dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine provides sustained protection against Covid-19 for at least three months and cuts transmission of the virus(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson meets troops as they set up a vaccination centre in the Castlemilk district in Glasgow on Thursday. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell / Pool/AFP via Getty Images

On Tuesday the UK topped a grim milestone of 100,000 Covid-19 deaths, following behind the US, Brazil, India and Mexico. “I am deeply sorry for every (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson attends a coronavirus press conference at 10 Downing Street on January 22nd, 2021 in London, England. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

The new UK coronavirus variant may be 30 per cent more deadly, Boris Johnson said on Friday as he warned of stricter travel curbs and continued lockdo(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson  called the UK’s latest death toll “appalling”. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Boris Johnson on Wednesday declared that Britain was ready to quickly deploy tweaked vaccines to combat new variants of coronavirus, as the number of (...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson:  The success of the vaccination process, depends on us not finding out the South African or Brazilian variants are vaccine resistant,” he said. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

The National Health Service faces a “very substantial” risk of running out of intensive care unit beds, Boris Johnson has warned MPs. The British pr(...)

Lorries on the M20 in Kent following the closure of the  port of Dover  after the French government announced  it would  not accept any passengers from the UK.   Photograph:  Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has said he hopes freight movements across the English Channel will soon return to normal after he discussed with President Emmanuel Mac(...)

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(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: “The number of deaths alas is on an upward curve that is just unmistakable . . . and the government has to act.” Photograph:  Molly Darlington

Boris Johnson has defended his government’s use of coronavirus statistics after it emerged that a graph shown during a Downing Street press conference(...)

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,(...)

The US arm of the Oxford-AstraZeneca study was given the go-ahead to resume on Friday, having been halted since September 6th after a participant developed neurological symptoms. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP

A vaccine considered a frontrunner in the race to protect the global population from Covid-19 has produced a robust immune response in elderly people,(...)

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