Health Jun 02U.K. study finds minorities at higher risk of COVID-19 death
A British study says people from ethnic minorities have died in larger relative numbers with COVID-19 than their white compatriots. The Public Health England study was published Tuesday and it found that people of Bangladeshi ethnicity had about twice the…
World May 25UK leader’s aide says he won’t quit over car travel during lockdown
Dominic Cummings says he traveled so that extended family could care for his 4-year-old son if he and his wife both fell ill. The government is facing a tide of anger from politicians and the public over the revelation.
World May 24Calls grow for UK leader’s aide to quit over lockdown trip
Adviser Dominic Cummings has defended his decision to drive 250 miles from London to his parents' home in Durham, in northeast England, with his wife and son as he was coming down with COVID-19 at the end of March.
Health May 05Britain’s death toll from the coronavirus rivals Italy’s
Britain has become the first country in Europe to confirm more than 30,000 coronavirus deaths, and infections are rising sharply again in Russia. That took place Tuesday even as other nations reported strides in taming the virus.
World Apr 26UK PM Boris Johnson returns to face growing virus divisions
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is returning to work after recovering from a coronavirus infection that put him in intensive care.
World Apr 25UK govt under fire over virus advice as deaths pass 20,000
Britain’s government on Saturday defended the independence of the scientists advising it on the coronavirus after it emerged that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s controversial chief aide had attended meetings of the group.
Health Apr 21U.K. Parliament to hold virtual debates amid virus lockdown
British lawmakers returned Tuesday to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, but much of their business was done remotely.
World Apr 20Harry and Meghan say they won’t cooperate with UK tabloids
They say stories based on “salacious gossip” have upended the lives of acquaintances and strangers alike.
World Apr 16U.K. government extends virus lockdown by at least 3 weeks
The lockdown has been in place since March 23. Schools, pubs, restaurants and most shops are closed, and most people are allowed to leave home only for essential errands or exercise.
Health Apr 14Figures show hundreds of COVID-19 deaths in UK nursing homes
Hundreds more people with COVID-19 have died in Britain than have been recorded in the government's daily tally, official figures showed Tuesday — including a tide of deaths in nursing homes that staff say are being overlooked.