As most of the attention is focused on the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deteriorating health, the coronavirus crisis rages unnoticed in the darkest corners of Britain, namely the country’s prisons.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was undergoing tests in hospital on Monday as he is still suffering coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19, but the government insisted he remained in charge.
Catherine Calderwood, Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer, having faced intense criticism for breaking her own rules to twice visit her second home during the coronavirus outbreak, has been obliged to quit her job.
Poverty in the UK is deteriorating because of the coronavirus pandemic that has so far affected nearly 42,000 and killed more than 4,300 across the country.
As Britain enters deep crisis zone in the battle against the cornavirus pandemic, the country's health workers are expected to be hit hard in the coming days and weeks.
The UK government said Friday it was rushing to build more emergency field hospitals ahead of an expected surge in coronavirus cases.
A consortium of aerospace, Formula One and engineering firms, hopes soon to be making at least 1,500 ventilators a week as Britain races to boost the number of devices which can help save the lives of those with coronavirus.
The UK, Germany and France have circumvented US-led sanctions imposed on Iran to send it medical equipment. The trio used a special purpose vehicle called INSTEX to achieve this.
After weeks of dithering and confusion the British government has belatedly announced a rescue plan to repatriate potentially hundreds of thousands of stranded Britons from around the world.
On March 23 the UK went into a semi-lockdown but people are still allowed to go out for one form of exercise with one other person or family, and shop for essentials.