Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte during a televised address on the outbreak of coronavirus. Photograph:  Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/ANP/AFP via Getty

The Netherlands will aim to develop immunity to coronavirus among its population by allowing large numbers to contract the illness at a controlled pac(...)

Long queues ahead of the opening of a Costco wholesale store in Chingford, London, as coronavirus crisis intensifies. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

The stringent new measures Boris Johnson announced on Monday represent a major shift in his government’s approach to the coronavirus, bringing it into(...)

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 (...)

Boris Johnson’s demeanour during the coronavirus crisis has not been that of a brash populist but of a cautious, sombre politician who defers to his scientific advisers. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/ EPA/Bloomberg

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that May’s local elections in England will be postponed until next year because of coronavi(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference inside 10 Downing Street in London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA

Sir Patrick Vallance, England’s chief scientific adviser, has defended the government’s approach to tackling the coronavirus, saying the aim is to cre(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: “Many more families are going to lose their loved ones before their time,” he said. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Boris Johnson ramped up the UK’s efforts to combat coronavirus on Thursday, moving the government to the “delay” phase and telling British people with(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson flanked by chief medical officer Chris Whitty and lead science adviser Patrick Vallance, at a news conference in 10 Downing Street on Monday.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Britain is preparing to ask people with minor respiratory infections such as a cough and cold to self-isolate for a week to slow the spread of the cor(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson speaks during a press conference, at 10 Downing Street, in London, on the UK’s government’s coronavirus action plan. Photograph: Frank Augstein/PA Wire

Up to a fifth of British workers could be off sick during the peak of a coronavirus epidemic, Boris Johnson’s government warned on Tuesday. Police wo(...)

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