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Queen Elizabeth II: “Never give up, never despair”

Queen Elizabeth II has likened the British public’s response to the coronavirus pandemic with the efforts of its soldiers during World War II, in a televised speech delivered exactly 75 years after her father marked the end of fighting in Europe. Speaking on the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the Queen remembered her own experiences at the end of fighting ...

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UK ‘to bring in 14-day quarantine for air passengers’

UK airlines say they have been told the government will bring in a 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving in the UK from any country apart from the Republic of Ireland in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The new restriction is expected to take effect at the end of this month. Industry body Airlines UK said the policy needed “a credible ...

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UK’s COVID-19 Death Toll Rises 626 to 31,241: Minister

The UK’s coronavirus death toll has risen by a further 626 to 31,241, the government has confirmed. The heartbreaking figure was announced at today’s Downing Street press press briefing by Environment Secretary George Eustice. It is an increase of 87 from yesterday’s 539. These numbers include those who died outside of hospitals, including fatalities in care homes. It comes after ...

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UK coronavirus death toll rises to 30,076 after 649 more people die

The number of people who have died from coronavirus in the UK has risen to 30,076, Downing Street has confirmed. Speaking at today’s briefing, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed another 649 people had lost their lives after contracting the virus. This figure, which yesterday stood at 29,427, includes those who died in hospitals, care homes, and the wider community. But ...

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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 693 to 29,427

The official UK coronavirus death toll has risen to 29,427, after a further 693 people died – making it the worst-hit country in Europe. Speaking during today’s daily press conference, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab also revealed that 194,990 people have tested positive for the virus, an increase of 4,406 since Monday. He said 84,806 coronavirus tests were carried out in ...

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Coronavirus: First workers to trial NHS tracing app

Social distancing rules will still be in place during the trial, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said An NHS app which aims to track the spread of coronavirus will be rolled out for the first time today, as part of a trial on the Isle of Wight. Council and healthcare workers will be the first to try the contact-tracing app, with ...

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Another 288 COVID-19 patients die in UK

LONDON, May 4 : The number of people who have died in the UK after contracting coronavirus has risen to 28,734. The death toll is up by 288 from 28,446 at the same point yesterday, according to the latest update from the Department of Health. It is the lowest number of coronavirus deaths since March 29. However Health Secretary Matt ...

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