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England's COVID-19 test and trace system begins as adviser row rumbles on

May 28 2020

LONDON Britain's government faced questions over how closely people would abide by its new COVID-19 test and trace service on Thursday, as a row persisted over the prime minister's closest adviser taking a long-distance journey during lockdown. | Video

UK to introduce quarantine for international arrivals from June 8

May 22 2020

LONDON Britain will introduce a COVID-19 quarantine for travellers arriving from abroad from June 8, interior minister Priti Patel said on Friday, a measure that airlines have warned will devastate their industry. | Video

Global COVID-19 trial of hydroxychloroquine, which Trump takes, begins

May 21 2020

LONDON/BANGKOK Healthcare workers in Britain and Thailand have started taking part in a trial to determine whether two anti-malarial drugs can prevent COVID-19, including one that U.S. President Donald Trump says he has been taking. | Video

UK healthcare workers begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

May 21 2020

By Kylie MacLellan LONDON British healthcare workers will on Thursday begin taking part in a University of Oxford-led international trial of two anti-malarial drugs to see if they can prevent COVID-19, including one U.S. President Donald Trump says he has been taking.

UK sets out post-Brexit tariffs to underpin trade talks

May 19 2020

LONDON The United Kingdom announced a new post-Brexit tariff regime on Tuesday to give it leverage in trade talks, maintaining the European Union's 10% duty on cars but cutting levies on tens of billions of dollars of supply chain imports. | Video

FACTBOX-What lockdown changes did UK prime minister Johnson announce?

May 11 2020

LONDON, May 11 Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday announced there would be no immediate end to lockdown in Britain, but he outlined plans to begin gradually easing some of the measures that have shut down much of the economy for nearly seven weeks. [nL8N2CS08I

No end to lockdown yet but 'careful' easing begins, British PM Johnson says

May 10 2020

LONDON The coronavirus lockdown will not end yet, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday, urging people to "stay alert" to the risks as he outlined plans to begin slowly easing measures that have closed much of the economy for seven weeks. | Video

UK denies sacrificing care homes; Johnson says situation improving

May 06 2020

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday the situation in care homes had improved, after his health minister denied Britain had prioritised hospitals over many elderly people in homes in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak. | Video

UK health minister: We did not sacrifice care homes by prioritising hospitals

May 06 2020

LONDON, May 6 British health minister Matt Hancock denied on Wednesday that the government had left many elderly people in care homes more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus by prioritising hospitals.

Back from COVID-19, Johnson urged to reveal UK lockdown exit strategy

Apr 26 2020

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to his Downing Street residence on Sunday after recovering from COVID-19, ready to take the helm again with pressure growing for the government to explain how it will ease a month-old coronavirus lockdown. | Video

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