Clergy to start streaming services from churches this week, Archbishop designate confirms

The guidance that churches must close completely was given on March 23 in response to the outbreak and has been reviewed “on an ongoing basis”, with the Bishops acting “within Government advice and in line with best public health practice”.  The policy attracted protests, including a letter published in The Times and signed by more […]

Government plans to start lifting lockdown

Britain has generally been tracking Italy by two weeks and continues to be largely on the same trajectory. Italy went into lockdown on March 9, when it had recorded 97 deaths and 1,797 cases, while the UK announced its shutdown on March 23, when the death toll had...

What is coronavirus, how did it start and how big could it get?

The new coronavirus (Covid-19) has spread to nearly every country in the world since it first emerged in China at the beginning of the year. More than 450,000 people are known to be infected and more than 20,000 deaths have been recorded – including 433 in the...

Coronavirus vaccine trials could start in UK within a month

Trials of a coronavirus vaccine could begin within the next month, the Government’s health agency has said, as it prepares to start evaluating a drug developed by Oxford University. Scientists at Public Health England (PHE) could give the go-ahead for human...