Bleak start to new year for Britain as it enters third lockdown
January 6, 2021
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain began its third COVID-19 lockdown with the government calling for one last major national effort to defeat the spread of a virus that has infected an estimated one in 50 citizens before mass vaccinations turn the tide.
December 29, 2020
Britain reports record daily number of new coronavirus cases, topping 40,000
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain reported 41,385 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, a daily record, as a rapidly spreading variant of the coronavirus increases infection rates and the holiday weekend impacted the reporting of some new cases.
December 28, 2020
With just days to go, Britain urges business to prepare for end of Brexit transition
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Monday urged businesses to prepare for Brexit, just days before a transition period designed to smooth the UK’s departure from the European Union comes to an end.
December 22, 2020
WHO members to meet to counter new virus variant
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has called a meeting of members for Wednesday to discuss strategies to counter a new, more infectious variant of the coronavirus that has emerged in Britain.
December 8, 2020
In COVID-19 milestone, Britain starts mass vaccination
LONDON (Reuters) – A 90-year-old grandmother became the world’s first person to receive a fully-tested COVID-19 shot on Tuesday, as Britain began mass-vaccinating its people in a global drive that poses one of the biggest logistical challenges in peacetime history.
November 5, 2020
In COVID-19 clampdown, China bars travellers from Britain, France and India
BEIJING (Reuters) – China has barred non-Chinese travellers from Britain, France, Belgium, the Philippines and India, imposing some of the most stringent entry curbs of any country as coronavirus cases
October 30, 2020
Britain resists COVID lockdown as Europe counts cost
LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) – Europe began counting the cost of sweeping restrictions on social life imposed to contain a surge in coronavirus infections while Britain continued to hold out against following