The Government has warned that Britain could face much tougher measures if new rules to curb coronavirus fail to get the infection rate under control.   Boris Johnson said the nation faces an “unquestionably difficult” winter and warned the latest restrictions could last the next six months. In a televised address the Prime Minister said […]

It marks six months since Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the UK on lockdown and restrictions are tightening again after a rise in Covid-19 cases.   Here are the key dates and events since the unprecedented restrictions were announced on March 23. – March 23: The UK public is told that they will only be […]

The US death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 on Tuesday, by far the highest in the world.   “It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins University public health researcher, eight months after the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation. The number of dead is equivalent […]

West Ham manager David Moyes had been at the London Stadium for almost an hour before he and two players were sent home for positive coronavirus tests. The Hammers and Hull were so close to kick-off that defender Issa Diop and midfielder Josh Cullen were initially named in the team for the Carabao Cup match. […]

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits his squad is stretched to the limit after their opening win over Wolves. City claimed an impressive 3-1 win at Molineux as Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus struck in their Premier League opener on Monday. They remain without Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Sergio Aguero, […]

Up to 6,000 jobs are being axed at Premier Inn owner Whitbread as the group warned the coronavirus crisis will continue to hammer demand. The group said the cuts would impact 18% of the total workforce across its hotel and restaurant brands, which also includes the Beefeater pubs and Brewers Fayre chains. It is hoping […]

Boris Johnson has announced a raft of new measures in a bid to get Covid-19 transmission under control without resorting to a national lockdown.   With socialising blamed for the surge in infections, the hospitality sector will bear the brunt of the latest restrictions. Here’s what you need to know. -What’s the current situation? Some […]

Pubs, bars and restaurants in England will be ordered to close by 10pm each night under tough restrictions set to be announced by Boris Johnson in a bid to curb the rapid rise in coronavirus cases. The Prime Minister will use an address to the nation to outline new measures to stop the spread of […]

Some hospitals are to remain “Covid-free” under NHS plans to keep up usual care during a second wave of the pandemic. Others are to have Covid-free zones to enable treatments to continue and minimise the risk of patients becoming infected with the virus. Plans have been drawn up for certain hospitals in England to treat […]

The UK could see 200 or more deaths per day by mid-November if the current rate of infection is not halted, the Government’s chief scientific adviser has warned, as ministers consider further restrictions on households socialising. Sir Patrick Vallance said the “vast majority of the population remain susceptible” to catching coronavirus and the current situation […]

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