U.K. eases some COVID-19 restrictions, but nervously eyes surge in European cases – National

Britain is taking another small step out of lockdown as it looks nervously at a new COVID-19 surge inundating its European neighbours. With U.K. coronavirus vaccination rates outstripping those of European Union nations, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is easing the stark “stay at home” message that has curtailed everyday life — and kept the […]

Britain cut off from Europe, other countries over new coronavirus strain – National

Trucks waiting to get out of Britain backed up for miles and people were left stranded at airports Monday as dozens of countries around the world slapped tough travel restrictions on the U.K. because of a new and seemingly more contagious strain of the coronavirus in England. From Canada to India, one nation after […]

Boris Johnson claims he’s ‘bursting with antibodies’ while in coronavirus self-isolation – National

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is following through on an order to self-isolate despite being “bursting with antibodies” after recovering from the coronavirus earlier this year. Johnson, who was seriously ill with the virus in April, insisted in a Twitter video that he feels as “fit as a butcher’s dog” after being […]

Countries zero in on coronavirus hot spots as cases rise again globally – National

After entire nations were shut down during the first surge of the coronavirus earlier this year, some countries and U.S. states are trying more targeted measures as cases rise again around the world, especially in Europe and the Americas. New York’s new round of virus shutdowns zeroes in on individual neighbourhoods, closing schools and […]

New coronavirus shut downs, restrictions prompt backlash in U.K. – National

LONDON — The British government is set to announce new restrictions Monday on business and socializing in major northern England cities with high infection rates. But pubs, restaurants and other businesses are pushing back, arguing that they are not to blame for a resurgent outbreak. Local authorities in hard-hit cities including Liverpool and Manchester […]

Pressure mounts on U.K. government to act as coronavirus cases spike – National

The British government faced pressure Tuesday to act fast to keep a lid on coronavirus infections after a sharp spike in new cases across the U.K. over recent days stoked concerns about the pandemic’s prospective path during winter. In the wake of figures Monday showing that the U.K. recorded nearly 3,000 new coronavirus cases […]