‘UK must live with virus but restrictions can ease’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says people in England will no longer be required by law to wear face masks in indoor public spaces and to keep at least 1 meter (3 feet) apart as soon as later this month, confirming plans to reopen society despite rising coronavirus cases. Continue Reading

Editorial: Still feeling shockwaves

Five years ago Wednesday, Britons voted in a referendum that was meant to bring certainty to the UK’s unsettled relationship with its European neighbours. Voters’ decision on 23 June , 2016 was narrow but clear: By 52 per cent to 48 per cent, they chose to leave the European Union. Continue Reading

England invites all adults to get their Covid-19 vaccines

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday pushed back the full re-opening of England from lockdown until July 19 because of a rise in cases, but also accelerated his vaccination plans, pledging to give every adult a first dose by the same date. Continue Reading

Boris Johnson to visit India in April-end

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will visit India at the end of April on his first major international tour following the UK’s exit from the European Union, Downing Street has announced, as Britain seeks to unlock the opportunities in the strategic Indo-Pacific region. Continue Reading

Britain approves use of Covid-19 self-test kit

Britain on Wednesday approved using a Covid-19 self-test kit endorsed by its state-run health service to detect asymptomatic cases, as it mulls further restrictions to stem the spread of a highly infectious variant of the virus. Continue Reading

British MPs scrutinise Brexit deal

British MPs on Tuesday resume scrutiny of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal as he races to get it ratified in time for Britain to leave the European Union on 31 January. Continue Reading