Frontline health workers in the UK will participate in a clinical trial to test if the malaria drug touted by US President Donald Trump prevents coronavirus, British media reported. Testing to see if chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine can prevent Covid-19 is open to staff in Brighton and Oxford as part of the investigation. It comes just days after Trump's decision to take the drug was described as "a staggering, irresponsible act”.
The United Kingdom announced a new post-Brexit tariff regime on Tuesday to replace the European Union’s external tariff, maintaining a 10% tariff on cars but cutting levies on tens of billions of dollars of supply chain imports.
Saint Peter's Basilica opens its doors to visitors on Monday, marking a relative return to normality at the Vatican and beyond in Italy, where most business activity is set to resume, news wires reported
Norway will likely maintain travel restrictions it has imposed until 20 August, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Friday, as the Nordic country negotiates a path between restarting economic activity and preventing a new wave of coronavirus infections.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined an easing of Britain's stay-at-home orders in a televised address Sunday night, in what he called "the first sketch of a road map for reopening society", news wires reported. Johnson said the aim of loosening of the nearly two-month lockdown was to cautiously awaken the economy while bearing in mind "the science, the data and public health."
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out a five-tier warning system for the coronavirus in England on Sunday when he outlines the government’s plans to begin slowly easing lockdown measures, British media reported.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Friday evening addressed the nation on Victory in Europe (VE) Day, marking 75 years since the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, with the message: "Never give up, never despair", news wires reported.
The coronavirus pandemic has made an already difficult timeline for a British-European Union trade deal “virtually impossible”, Ireland’s foreign minister said, cautioning that he did wish to raise expectations of London seeking more time.
Britain has overtaken Italy to report the highest official death toll from coronavirus in Europe with more than 32,000 deaths, figures released on Tuesday showed. The high death toll could increase political pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who waited longer than other European leaders to order a lockdown to curb the spread of the virus in March.