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Britain set for long lockdown as death toll rises to 4,313

Britain set for long lockdown as death toll rises to 4,313

Britain is unlikely to lift its stringent lockdown rules until the end of May, once the spread of the coronavirus has started to slow, a leading government adviser said on Saturday as the death toll rose to 4,313.

Britain orders 10,000 ventilators from F1, aerospace consortium

Britain orders 10,000 ventilators from F1, aerospace consortium

Britain has ordered more than 10,000 ventilators from a consortium of leading aerospace, engineering and technology companies, with production to begin this week.

Britain's PM Johnson has coronavirus, self-isolates in Downing Street

Britain's PM Johnson has coronavirus, self-isolates in Downing Street

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at his Downing Street residence but said he would still lead the government's response to the accelerating outbreak.

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

Prince Charles, the eldest son and heir to Queen Elizabeth II, is showing mild symptoms of the new coronavirus but ‘otherwise remains in good health’, his office said on Wednesday.

Britain in lockdown as WHO warns pandemic 'accelerating'

Britain in lockdown as WHO warns pandemic 'accelerating'

Britain was under lockdown Tuesday, its population joining around 1.7 billion people around the globe ordered to stay indoors to curb the ‘accelerating’ spread of the coronavirus.

Britain's Johnson warns that health service could be overwhelmed by coronavirus

Britain's Johnson warns that health service could be overwhelmed by coronavirus

Britain's National Health Service (NHS) could be "overwhelmed" by the coronavirus like the Italian health system in just two weeks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Sunday in the face of rising numbers of deaths.

UK set to follow Europe in banning large events as virus toll jumps

UK set to follow Europe in banning large events as virus toll jumps

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to follow other European countries in banning mass gatherings, media reported Saturday as the country registered a jump in its number of coronavirus cases and deaths.

UK to ban mass gatherings from next week to curb coronavirus

UK to ban mass gatherings from next week to curb coronavirus

The British government will ban mass gatherings from next week in an attempt to curb the coronavirus outbreak, an escalation of its crisis plan that critics had said was too relaxed.

Number of UK coronavirus cases rises to 273

Number of UK coronavirus cases rises to 273

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom has risen to 273, the Department of Health and Social Care said on Twitter on Sunday

Harry back in UK as exit from royal life looms

Harry back in UK as exit from royal life looms

Prince Harry was back in Britain on Wednesday for the first of a final round of public appearances before he and his wife Meghan step back from their royal duties.

Britain should not extradite Assange, European rights chief says

Britain should not extradite Assange, European rights chief says

The Council of Europe's human rights chief has called on Britain not to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States due to the potential impact on press freedom.

Georgia, backed by US and Britain, blames Russia for 'paralysing' cyber attack

Georgia, backed by US and Britain, blames Russia for 'paralysing' cyber attack

Britain and the United States joined Georgia on Thursday in blaming Russia for a large-scale cyber attack last year that knocked thousands of Georgian websites offline and disrupted national television broadcasts.