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Coronavirus: UK government's quarantine-free list 'absurd' 07/04/2020 - 02:31
Portuguese leaders say the country's exclusion from a list drawn up by the UK government is "absurd".
Coronavirus live news: Brazilian cases pass 1.5m – as it happened 07/04/2020 - 01:31

Country has second-worst outbreak in the world as global cases near...

Lockdown: Rishi Sunak urges public to head back to pubs and restaurants to help save economy 07/04/2020 - 00:01
Chancellor says UK needs to 'relearn what it's like to go out again'
Leicester residents could be fined up to £3,200 for breaching new lockdown laws 07/03/2020 - 23:42

As pubs reopen in the rest of England, all non-essential businesses in the east Midlands city must close their doors again

The government has published its local lockdown rules for Leicester, which will see most businesses shutting their doors once again.

The new regulations,...

Coronavirus: England lockdown easing 'biggest step yet', says PM 07/03/2020 - 20:51
Boris Johnson says the public must not let businesses down when they reopen on Saturday.
'Let's not blow it,' says Boris Johnson on eve of English pubs reopening 07/03/2020 - 20:08

PM gives Downing Street press conference as lockdown measures are eased again

Coronavirus: Government accused of shambles as list of countries exempt from quarantine announced 07/03/2020 - 19:47
Downing Street has been accused of a "shambolic" handling of the air bridges scheme after it finally unveiled a list of locations English holidaymakers can visit without having to quarantine for a fortnight when they return.
The Guardian view on reopened pubs: a reckless risk to a cautious nation | Editorial 07/03/2020 - 19:30

Boris Johnson’s measures aim to distract from his failures during the pandemic. Most British people are right to be uncomfortable

There are some glumly predictable tropes and cliches that Britain – and more particularly England – does not need to be bombarded with this weekend. These...

Johnson's father's visit to Greece 'could erode trust in guidelines' 07/03/2020 - 19:14

Trip by Stanley Johnson could weaken message on Covid-19 rules, warns Sage adviser

The decision by the prime minister’s father to travel to his Greek villa in apparent breach of Foreign Office guidance has been criticised by a government scientific adviser.

Boris Johnson has refused...

Pubs reopening: 'We're not out of the woods yet' 07/03/2020 - 19:09
The prime minister urges people to act responsibly as pubs prepare to re-open.
No 'perfect way' to end lockdown, chief medical officer says ahead of pubs reopening 07/03/2020 - 18:52
Boris Johnson urges public to 'enjoy summer safely'