Covid-19: Cheaper travel tests to start on 24 October
People in England going away for half term will be able to book lateral flow tests, the government says.
COVID-19: Testing suspended at Wolverhampton laboratory after estimated 43,000 people given wrong results
NHS Test and Trace estimates 400,000 tests were processed at the Immensa Health Clinic in Wolverhampton and an estimated 43,000 people may have been given an incorrect result.
UK Covid daily cases highest since July
A further 157 people have died from the virus
COVID news live: Daily cases and deaths rise again as expert warns leaving home with symptoms is like 'drink driving'
Latest coronavirus updates as the UK reports 45,066 new coronavirus cases in daily figures; World Health Organisation says it’s the “last chance” to discover the origins of COVID-19; Northern Ireland relaxes restrictions; cases surge among children after schools reopen.
Covid plans including masks, WFH and vaccine passports won't be triggered yet
BRITAIN is in ?good shape? to repel a winter Covid wave and new restrictions aren?t needed yet despite rising cases, Sajid Javid said today. The Health Secretary insisted there is?
UK daily Covid cases hit 69,000 as 1 in 69 Brits have coronavirus symptoms
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Covid booster shots important to stop infection, finds English study
Study shows protection against Covid starts to wane several months after full vaccination
COVID-19: Minister apologises for 'hurt and distress' suffered by bereaved families in wake of damning report on pandemic handling
“The prime minister apologised earlier this year for all the hurt and distress to all those families have suffered and I share that and of course I offer that as well,” Oliver Dowden says, the day after a colleague refused to say sorry for the government’s pandemic handling.
COVID news live: UK latest as 'potent' COVID-beating antibody discovered - and 'alarming' life expectancy drop began before pandemic
Latest coronavirus updates as scientists discover an antibody that is “potent” against notable variants of concern including Delta; UK reports 38,520 COVID cases and 181 deaths; report says “alarming” life expectancy drop began before pandemic.
Have you got a cold or Covid? Here's how to tell the difference
How can you tell if you have an ordinary cold or Covid? The symptoms can be identical -meaning you’ll need to get tested
Inside Politics: Covid response 'worst public health failure' & energy bail out
Lockdown delays costs thousands of lives, damning cross-party report by MPs warns, and No 10 ‘backs business secretary’ in row over energy bail outs, writes Matt Mathers
Covid: UK's early response worst public health failure ever, MPs say
Government too slow to lock down and test-and-trace was chaotic, but jabs rollout a success, MPs say.
UK Covid daily deaths lowest in two months as 28 fatalities recorded
CORONAVIRUS daily deaths in the UK have hit the lowest numbers in two months ? with just 28 fatalities recorded. There have also been 40,224 new cases in the past 24 hours ? up from 34?
UK's high Covid case rates buck trend as western Europe outperforms east
Slower vaccination rates in east lead to dramatic surge in cases, while UK remains outlier in west
COVID-19: 'Delta is making other coronavirus variants extinct' - but what does it mean for the UK?
Sky News looks at how the Delta variant’s dominance could affect the UK in the coming months.
'My twins were born while I was in a Covid coma'
NHS England says the number of pregnant women seriously ill in critical care with the virus has grown.
COVID-19: AstraZeneca antibody injection able to prevent and treat coronavirus, latest study shows
AstraZeneca became a household name during the COVID-19 pandemic after it developed one of the key vaccines being used to help fight the virus.
Russian spy 'stole AstraZeneca vaccine blueprint and used it to develop Sputnik jab'
UK security services have allegedly told ministers they now have solid proof an agent stole vital information
NHS chief explains why pregnant women are likely to get seriously ill with Covid
Between July 1 and September 30, 17% of Covid patients receiving treatment through a special lung-bypass machine were mothers-to-be who had not had their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
COVID-19: Sydney reopens to vaccinated people after being in lockdown for more than 100 days
New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory – which includes Canberra – are the only parts of the country to have fully vaccinated 70% of their population against coronavirus.
Unvaccinated pregnant woman urges others to get Covid jab after being in coma
Latest figures showed one in five critically ill Covid patients were unvaccinated pregnant women.
Health secretary concerned over rising long Covid numbers
There are around 6,000 people being referred to Long Covid clinics every month
Fully vaccinated "healthy" father, 58, dies from breakthrough COVID
Vincent Konidare worked for The Palm Beach Post for 35 years and was looking forward to traveling with his wife.
Double-jabbed suffering 'worst colds ever' may have Covid without realising
Many Brits are currently suffering with intense cold like symptoms – including a runny nose, a sore throat, headaches, coughs and a loss of smell – which have been hard to shift even several weeks later
India's scientists battle red tape in bid to track viruses which pose pandemic threat
Scientists say it is just a matter of time before one of these zoonotic diseases sparks another full-blown pandemic, and proactive surveillance is vital, writes Vishwam Sankaran
COVID-19 is linked to new diabetes cases-but long-term problems could be more severe
In addition to driving new cases of diabetes, the virus may be directly damaging the pancreas in ways that could lead to chronic inflammation and even cancer.
No, your antibodies are not better than vaccination: An explainer
Infection does offer some immune protection?but it’s unreliable compared with vaccines.
Covid in Scotland: More than 500 cases linked to TRNSMT
Public Health Scotland says 551 people who tested positive for the virus were at the festival around the time of their illness.
Free Covid tests could end as Treasury looks to save billions
The government is considering ending free Covid-19 tests for every Briton due to spiralling costs, according to reports.
Covid: The UK is Europe's virus hotspot - does it matter?
Winter is approaching with infection levels higher than elsewhere, so is the UK in trouble?
UK travel red list cut to just seven countries
From Monday, arrivals to the UK from South Africa, Brazil and Mexico will no longer need to quarantine in hotels.
Covid Is Rising In Schools, Here's What It Means For You
School absences have jumped by two-thirds. Should we be worried?
Covid jabs flown whopping 9,000 miles to Brit scientists working in Antarctica
COVID jabs have been flown 9,000 miles to British scientists working in Antarctica. Pilots landed on an ice strip runway only 1,500 miles from the South Pole to deliver the cache of AstraZeneca sh?
COVID-19: UK records 39,851 new cases and 143 coronavirus-related deaths, daily figures show
It is the highest number of daily coronavirus infections reported since 6 September – when 41,192 cases were recorded in the UK.
Covid cases rising as vaccine rollout appears to be faltering
The prime minister may have lauded the UK’s vaccine rollout as “faster than any other major economy in the world” in his speech today.
COVID news - UK latest live: Experts discover why people get COVID toes - as European country facing fourth wave
UK records 166 deaths and 33,869 cases; Poland warns fourth wave is gathering pace; online abuse of people with disabilities increased more than 50% during lockdown.
Study reveals why some people get Covid toe condition
Scientists have investigated how the chilblain-like lesions arise in some people who catch Covid.
Revealed: Wuhan and US scientists planned to create new coronaviruses
Before Covid pandemic erupted, group submitted proposals to mix genetic data of related strains and grow completely new sequences
School Covid absences rise two-thirds in fortnight
A snapshot survey shows 2.5% of pupils were out of school for Covid-related reasons on Thursday.
Covid cases in Japan have mysteriously plummeted - and it could offer lessons for the world
The average number of daily new infections has fallen by more than 8,000 in the past three weeks
Mother blames 'selfish' parents sending sick kids to school as daughter dies of Covid
Teresa had to walk sick students to the nurses’ office as she was ‘class nurse’, family says
Britain's daily Covid case drop week-on-week for fifth day in a row
Another 35,077 positive cases were recorded across Britain, down 7.6 per cent on last Monday, while there were 33 deaths among individuals who tested positive, official figures revealed today.
COVID-19: UK records 30,439 new cases and 43 more coronavirus-related deaths, daily figures show
It takes the total number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test to 136,953 – greater than the population of Ipswich – 136,913.
Covid: Amber list scrapped as travel rules simplified
The changes will make it easier and cheaper for people to travel abroad, industry groups say.
Vaccinating Kids, Advances in Treatments, and More Coronavirus News
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.
Safe for people to receive flu and Covid vaccines at the same time - study
There were no negative impacts on the immune response produced by either vaccine when both were given on the same day, researchers found.
Nobel Medicine Prize for COVID-19 vaccine? It may be too soon
Scientists behind COVID-19 vaccines could be in the running to win the Nobel Prize for Medicine even though the pandemic is far from over.
Covid-19: Girl's Covid death, and Scotland's passport 'teething problems'
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Sunday.
New Zealand widens Covid lockdown as Delta spreads outside Auckland
Jacinda Ardern puts parts of Waikato into five-day lockdown while country?s largest city records 32 new cases
COVID-19 patients 'begging' for vaccines before being put on life support, Melbourne nurses say
Two senior nurses say patients with COVID-19 are arriving at hospital unvaccinated and requesting a shot once it’s too late.