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Tougher lockdown measures for large parts of England

Bans on people mixing with other households in any setting will be introduced in large parts of north-east England due to coronavirus cases continuing...

England’s public health body ‘facing the axe’ over Covid-19 response

England's public health body is to be scrapped and replaced by a new organisation set up specifically to deal with a pandemic, it has...

Rate of coronavirus infections in locked-down Leicester falling, says UK Health Secretary

The coronavirus rate in Leicester is falling since the city was placed into a local lockdown, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock told MPs. The seven-day...

England ‘clearly on track’ for plan to ease lockdown on July 4, Hancock says

The British Health Secretary has said England is “clearly on track” to further ease the coronavirus lockdown, with the hope pubs, restaurants and hairdressers...

Daily 200,000 coronavirus testing capacity target in UK hit a day early, says Hancock

The target to build coronavirus testing capacity to 200,000 tests per day in the UK has been reached a day early, said the British...

Contact tracing system launched amid mounting Tory anger over Cummings

People who come into close contact with a coronavirus sufferer will be told to self-isolate for 14 days as theUK Government launches its tracing...

Hancock promises to query if fines for childcare travel should be reconsidered

The British Health Secretary has pledged to speak to the Treasury about whether fines imposed on families travelling for childcare purposes during lockdown should...

Johnson signals plan to ease UK lockdown measures from Monday

Coronavirus lockdown measures could start being eased in the UK from Monday, Boris Johnson said, despite concerns over the epidemic in care homes and...

No evidence that coronavirus was man-made in China – UK Health Secretary

The UK Government has not seen any evidence to suggest that Covid-19 is a man-made strain of coronavirus, Britain's Health Secretary has confirmed. Matt Hancock...

Hancock dismisses claims of ‘state surveillance’ through UK’s Covid-19 app

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has dismissed warnings by civil liberties campaigners that a new coronavirus contact tracing app could open the door to...

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Just weeks after India fully opened following a harsh lockdown and began to modestly turn a corner by cutting new coronavirus infections by nearly...

PM works on new state of emergency to curb coronavirus outbreak in Spain

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has called a cabinet meeting to prepare a new state of emergency to stem surging coronavirus infections. The move could...

Mike Pence’s top aide tests positive for coronavirus

A spokesman says vice president Mike Pence will continue with his aggressive campaign schedule after his chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for...

I voted for a guy named Trump, says president after casting ballot in Florida

President Donald Trump has cast his ballot in the US election, telling reporters afterwards: “I voted for a guy named Trump.” Mr Trump voted in...

Oxford Street FLOODED with anti-mask protesters

Anti-lockdown protesters demonstrated in Oxford Street on Saturday, raising increased awareness of the disjunct between the government and the public. This week, the government announced...
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