09232020

Covid: Boris Johnson calls for 'resolve' to fight coronavirus over winter

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson said that collective health depends on “individual behaviour” Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on the public to “summon the discipline and [...]

Covid: PM considering new restrictions amid second coronavirus wave

Image copyright Simon Jones/BBC News Image caption People sit outside restaurants and bars in London’s Soho district on Saturday evening [...]

Coronavirus: Test turnaround times getting longer in England

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government says there is high demand for coronavirus tests People are waiting [...]

Coronavirus: Report 'rule of six' breaches, minister urges

Image copyright Getty Images People should report their neighbours for any suspected breaches of new “rule of six” limits on social gatherings, the crime minister has said. Kit [...]

Coronavirus testing system 'falling over'

Image copyright Getty Images People across England have told BBC News they are struggling to access coronavirus tests. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said last week that no-one should have [...]

Coronavirus: Total deaths in Scotland rise by a third between April and June

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The National Records of Scotland figures cover the period when the pandemic was at its peak in Scotland [...]

Coronavirus: Further 2,988 cases confirmed in UK

Image copyright Getty Images A further 2,988 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the UK in the past 24 hours, government data showed. It is the highest number reported on a single day [...]

Gene-edited babies: Current techniques not safe, say experts

Image copyright Getty Images Current scientific techniques are not yet safe or effective enough to be used to create gene-edited babies, an international committee says. The technology could [...]

Hong Kong embarks on mass Covid testing amid criticism

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hong Kong is battling repeated surges in infections Hong Kong has begun a free universal [...]

Coronavirus: Schools could go part-time and year-group bubbles be sent home

Secondary school pupils in England could be kept home every other fortnight if local coronavirus cases soar, new guidance for teachers says. The plans also say large groups of students – known as “bubbles” [...]