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PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he had tested positive for coronavirus and was self isolating but would still lead the government's response to the outbreak.

UK to use firefighters to deliver food, collect bodies in coronavirus crisis

The United Kingdom will use firefighters to help deliver food, retrieve dead bodies and drive ambulances as it braces for the looming peak of the coronavirus outbreak that has already claimed the lives of more than 22,000 people across the world.

UK throws lifeline to self-employed hit by coronavirus

The British government will pay grants to self-employed people who have lost their livelihoods because of the coronavirus lockdown, further extending an unprecedented package of measures to prevent the economy from collapsing.

'Communication issue': UK missed EU ventilator programme

Britain's failure to join a European Union procurement programme for ventilators to treat those ill with coronavirus was due to a communications issue, Business Secretary Alok Sharma said.

Gatwick airport to shut one of its two terminals as coronavirus hits demand to fly

福利网站London's second-busiest airport, Gatwick, will shut one of its two terminals next week following a collapse in flight numbers, a spokeswoman for the airport said on Friday.

UK tells people not to move as housing market freezes

The UK government has urged people to avoid moving house during the coronavirus outbreak, as the pandemic brings the country's property market to a near standstill.

British outsourcer Capita working to provide coronavirus testing sites

福利网站British outsourcer Capita is working with the government to set up coronavirus testing sites and looking at contributing resources to healthcare call centres, it said on Friday.

Royal Mail restructuring takes virus hit, dividend cancelled

Royal Mail said on Friday its heavily disputed turnaround program would take longer than previously planned as it cancelled its dividend and suspended financial forecasts for the next year due to the coronavirus crisis.

Now listen carefully 007: James Bond guns stolen in London burglary

福利网站Five guns which were used in "James Bond" movies, including the last weapon brandished by actor Roger Moore while playing 007, have been stolen from a house in north London by suspects with Eastern European accents, British police said on Friday.

Britain should delay defence review due to coronavirus - study

福利网站Britain should postpone an ongoing review of its security, defence and foreign policy for at least a year because of the widening impact of coronavirus, a leading defence think-tank said on Friday.

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Locked-down no longer, China's Hubei begins return to normal

Life started returning to normal after two months of lockdown in Hubei province, epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak, with traffic controls lifted, construction resuming and people catching buses and trains across once-shut borders.

Quarantine culture from rooftops, balconies and windows

福利网站People self-isolate together, finding communities with neighbors from their balconies, windows and rooftops.

On the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic

On the frontlines as authorities around the world battle to prevent the spread of coronavirus.