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Boris Johnson under pressure to speed up coronavirus testing

March 31, 2020 2:31 pm

Ministers and officials were challenged on Monday to explain why they said 10,000 tests were being carried out every day but only 7,000 people had received them.

At home with coronavirus, UK's Boris Johnson writes to the nation

March 29, 2020 8:54 am

Boris Johnson, who has described his symptoms as mild, is leading the government's response to the crisis, chairing meetings by video conference.

Donald Trump speaks with Boris Johnson, wishes him speedy recovery

March 28, 2020 11:55 am

Johnson in a video message on Friday said that he has tested positive for coronavirus after experiencing "mild symptoms", becoming the first world leader to announce the infection.

UK PM Boris Johnson, health secretary Matt Hancock have coronavirus

March 28, 2020 7:41 am

In a video posted on Twitter, minutes ago, Johnson confirmed that he had developed mild symptoms— “temperature and persistent cough” over the last 24 hours and tested positive for COVID-19.

Indian-origin doctors in UK want Boris Johnson to scrap surcharge on foreign doctors

March 26, 2020 6:00 pm

The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is imposed on people in UK who are on a work, study or family visa for more than six months to raise additional funds for the National Health Service (NHS).

Facing growing criticism, PM Boris Johnson places UK under virtual lockdown

March 24, 2020 10:59 am

The prime minister said people also could leave their houses for exercise, either alone or with family members, and he did not close parks in London, which became a symbol of Britain’s nonchalant response this past weekend when they were thronged with people.

Explained: What is herd immunity?

March 19, 2020 7:59 pm

UK has retracted under criticism after suggesting it would allow COVID-19 to pass through the population, so that ‘herd community’ could be achieved. What is this concept, why was the strategy questionable?

Herd immunity: Why Britain wants 60% of its population to get COVID-19

March 19, 2020 8:58 am

Britain says “a 60 per cent infection rate would help build up a degree of ‘herd immunity’.” Can it work?

Boris Johnson pressed to move Brexit deadline amid coronavirus threat

March 15, 2020 9:51 am

Though video conferences can substitute for many face-to-face meetings, the Brexit talks are complex, ranging over an array of issues, from fisheries to finance, and involving a British negotiating team of 100 officials. Given the grim arithmetic of the pandemic, several of those negotiators are likely to fall ill.

As Europe shuts down, Britain takes a different, and contentious, approach

March 14, 2020 1:31 pm

While countries across Europe have shut schools, sporting events and even restaurants and bars, Boris Johnson has largely kept Britain open, opting for more targeted measures like asking people with respiratory symptoms to stay home.


United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

December 13, 2019 7:05 am

Voting was underway across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31, against opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who promises another referendum on Brexit.

Boris Johnson's journey from journalist to UK PM

July 25, 2019 6:39 am

Johnson is admired by many Conservatives for his ability to connect with voters, but others mistrust him for his long record of misleading and false statements, verbal blunders and erratic performance.