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Coronavirus: Quarantine plans for UK arrivals unveiled

People arriving in the UK must self-isolate for 14 days from 8 June to help slow the spread of coronavirus, the government has said. Travellers will need to tell the government where ...

UK borrowing soars to cope with impact of virus

The government borrowed £62.1bn in April, the highest monthly figure on record, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). It underlines the cost of coping with the ...

Coronavirus: UK arrivals could face £1,000 fines if they break quarantine

International travellers could be fined £1,000 if they fail to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in the UK, the government is expected to announce. Under the plans, health ...

Councils throw 1 June schools reopening plan into doubt

Scores of local councils say they cannot guarantee primaries will reopen on 1 June, throwing government plans to get pupils back to school into chaos. Only 20 of 99 English councils ...

Coronavirus: Immune clue sparks treatment hope

UK scientists are to begin testing a treatment that it is hoped could counter the effects of Covid-19 in the most seriously ill patients. It has been found those with the most severe ...

NHS fees to be scrapped for overseas health staff and care workers

NHS staff and care workers from overseas are to be exempt from paying a surcharge to use the health service after mounting pressure from MPs. Boris Johnson’s spokesman said ...

Coronavirus: Virus test with 20-minute results being trialled in Hampshire

A coronavirus test that gives results in 20 minutes is being trialled, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced. The new swab test – which would show whether someone currently ...

Coronavirus: Time short on test, track and trace – NHS leaders

Time is running out to finalise a test, track and trace strategy to avoid a possible second surge in coronavirus cases, NHS bosses have said. The NHS Confederation warned of “severe” ...

Coronavirus: Scottish lockdown easing to begin next week

Media playback is unsupported on your device Lockdown restrictions in Scotland are likely to be relaxed slightly from 28 May, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. Ms ...

Coronavirus: Deal agreed for antibody virus tests on NHS

Health and care staff will be the first to receive antibody tests to check if a person has had coronavirus, after the government agreed a deal with a large pharmaceutical company. The ...