LONDON (Reuters) – Panic buying by British shoppers escalated on Wednesday with shelves stripped bare by alarmed customers hoarding for the coronavirus isolation, prompting Tesco and Sainsbury’s to restrict purchases. Shoppers queue at a supermarket, as the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases grow around the world, in London, Britain March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled much more stringent measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak after new research indicated a quarter of a million people would have died under previous plans to control the spread of pandemic. FILE PHOTO: A man in a protective suit cleans a hand rail as the number
(Reuters) – UK Athletics has advised its athletes preparing for the Tokyo Olympics not to go abroad for training camps due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, The Times has reported. FILE PHOTO: Summer sunshine is seen through Olympic rings displayed at Nihonbashi district in Tokyo, Japan August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo Interim UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday shut down social life in Britain and ordered the most vulnerable to isolate for 12 weeks, ramping up the battle against a coronavirus outbreak just as it accelerates towards it peak. Johnson had faced a backlash after his government took a less stringent approach to tackling
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government has called for a national effort similar to the one which helped the country survive during the Second World War as it prepares to fight the spread of coronavirus. People wearing protective masks walk past a souvenir store on Oxford Street in London, Britain March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson “Our
LONDON (Reuters) – The number of deaths of Britons with coronavirus jumped by 14 in the last 24 hours to 35, while the number of people diagnosed rose by 20% to 1,372, health authorities said on Sunday. The British government said earlier on Sunday it would step up its response to the crisis, including isolating
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s food retailers appealed to shoppers on Sunday to stop panic buying during the coronavirus outbreak, saying purchasing more than they need would mean others will be left without. FILE PHOTO: A man talks on his phone as he stands at an empty toilet roll aisle in a Tesco supermarket in Manchester,
A man wears a protective mask as he walks into Oxford Circus underground station in London, Britain March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government will ban mass gatherings from next week in an attempt to curb the coronavirus outbreak, an escalation of its crisis plan which critics had said was too relaxed.
A woman wears a protective mask as she walks on Oxford Street in London, Britain March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson (Reuters) – British government is planning to introduce emergency laws next week to ban mass gatherings in an attempt to curb the coronavirus outbreak, Sky News reported here late Friday, citing a Whitehall source. “We
FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a news conference addressing the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, at Downing Street in London, Britain March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/Pool LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson has postponed May’s local and mayoral elections in England for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak, Johnson’s
A man wearing a protective mask travels on a tube in London, Britain, March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Marika Kochiashvili LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will chair an emergency meeting on Thursday at which he is expected to approve moving to the “delay phase” of the coronavirus response that includes more stringent measures to
FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet heads of technology companies on Wednesday to discuss ways of improving communication with the public over a coronavirus outbreak and to help model and track its spread,
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s new finance minister Rishi Sunak will pledge billions of pounds to fight the impact of coronavirus on Wednesday, and the Bank of England might add its firepower to the attempt to stave off the risk of a new recession. FILE PHOTO: Newly appointed Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has asked a grandson of the former president of Kazakhstan to explain where he got the money from to buy a multi-million pound mansion in one of north London’s most expensive roads. General view shows houses in The Bishops Avenue, Hampstead, in London, Britain March 10, 2020.
(Reuters) – Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus: FILE PHOTO: The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
FILE PHOTO – A man is seen wearing a protective face mask at Waterloo station in London, Britain, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom rose by 30% to 273, the government said on Sunday, and a third person who tested positive for