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(...)

Boris Johnson applauding the NHS on April 2nd, before his admission to hospital with Covid-19. Photograph: Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty Images

With almost 14,000 hospital deaths from coronavirus and Thursday’s toll of 861 the highest in Europe, Britain is suffering more from the pandemic than(...)

Dominic Raab: “Relaxing any of the measures in place would damage both public health and the economy.” Photograph:  Andrew Parsons/ 10 Downing Street/ AFP

Britain’s coronavirus lockdown will remain in place for at least three weeks and will not be lifted until there is a sustainable fall in the daily dea(...)

A policewoman speaks to sunbathers in Greenwich Park in London. No model foresaw that England’s 39 police forces would corrode authority with inconsistent enforcement. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

The UK government did not wait until March 23rd to introduce a lockdown because of some unique aspect of the British character. It waited because of a(...)

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(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Dominic Raab: “We in the government have got this covered.”  Photograph: Pippa Fowles

At the daily press briefing in Downing Street on Thursday, Dominic Raab and the British government’s two top advisers on coronavirus, chief medical of(...)

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(...)

‘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 (...)

Britain’s chief Medical officer Prof Chris Whitty (L) and chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance look on as British prime minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks during a Covid-19 news conference inside 10 Downing Street on Thursday. Photograph:  Leon Neal/Pool via Reuters

Boris Johnson breezed in to his daily press conference in the state dining room at 10 Downing Street on Thursday bursting with good news about the cor(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson speaking at a media briefing on coronavirus in Downing Street: Photograph: Eddie Mulholland/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been widely praised for his handling of the coronvirus crisis, in particular for the tone and content of his address to the(...)

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