March 31, 2020

BELGRADE, Serbia — Soldiers patrol the streets with their fingers on machine gun triggers. The army guards an exhibition center-turned-makeshift-hospital crowded with rows of metal beds for those infected with the coronavirus. And Serbia’s president warns residents tha...

The coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced for decades – and this country is not alone.

All over the world we are seeing the devastating impact of this invisible killer.

And so tonight I want to update you on the latest steps we are taking to fight the...

Lockdowns, curfews. Troops on the streets. Governments handing out free cash. This utter madness was entirely avoidable

by Norman Lewis

What happens when governments confuse worst-case scenarios with reality? They transform a health crisis into a social crisis and an eco...

March 18, 2020

Good afternoon. And thanks for coming or for indeed tuning in to these daily updates. I want to introduce, I’m sure you know Jenny Harries, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, and you know Sir Patrick Vallance, Chief Scientific Advisor.

I want to tell you where we...

March 18, 2020

Emergency laws will give powers to close airports and detain and quarantine people.

The legislation will cover areas such as the NHS, social care, schools, police, Border Force, local councils, funerals and courts. The UK's ports and airports could be closed and police...

March 18, 2020

Among the plethora of events falling victim to the onset of Covid-19 is, inevitably, the Euro 2020 football tournament. The European football governing body, UEFA, are to be commended for acting quickly and setting a lead for others to follow, most especially each coun...

March 17, 2020

Coronavirus: Israel enables emergency spy powers

The BBC's Joe Tidy reports that The Israeli government has approved emergency measures for its security agencies to track the mobile phone data of people with suspected coronavirus. The new powers will be used to enforce...

March 17, 2020

The BBC reports that travel restrictions and a slump in demand due to the coronavirus have forced airlines to cancel most flights and temporarily reduce staff.

Left: Heathrow Airport is set to become much less busy over the coming weeks

(Image - Heathrow Airport)

The Corp...

March 15, 2020

Supermarkets are urging shoppers not to buy more than they need amid concern over coronavirus-linked stockpiling.

In a joint letter, UK retailers have reminded customers to be considerate in their shopping, so that others are not left without much-needed items.

"There is...

March 12, 2020

Writing for The Independent, Omar Hassan looks at an aspect to the current Coronavirus situation few others seem to have taken any notice of.

Coronavirus’s economic danger is exponentially greater than its health risks to the public. If the virus does directly affect yo...

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