World Oct 12

People stand in a queue to get tested for COVID-19 at a walk-through centre amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Liverpool Britain, October 6, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Phil Noble
U.K. unveils 3-level lockdown plan, Liverpool at highest risk

The British government carved England into three tiers of coronavirus risk on Monday in a bid to slow a resurgent outbreak, putting the northern city of Liverpool into the highest-risk category and shutting its pubs, gyms and betting shops.

World Oct 11

UK at ‘tipping point:’ England braces for more restrictions

Millions of people in northern England are anxiously waiting to hear how much further virus restrictions will be tightened as one of the British government’s leading medical advisers warned Sunday that the country is at a crucial juncture in the…

World Aug 27

How nations are going back to school — or not

Governments around the world are taking different strategies toward the new school year, depending on how many infections they're seeing, the state of their health care systems and political considerations.

May 10

New virus clusters show risks of 2nd wave as protests flare

In Germany, where thousands have protested remaining restrictions in recent days, health officials say the number of people each confirmed coronavirus patient infects rose above 1 again, reflecting a renewed increase in cases. The number must be below 1 for…

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