Johnson announces new taskforce to find promising new medicines
Under the government plans, Britons who test positive for Covid-19 or are exposed to the virus could be sent antiviral tablets or capsules, to take at home as early as autumn this year, Xinhua news agency reported.
Boris Johnson cancels India visit
The spokesperson said Johnson and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi would speak later this month to "agree and launch their ambitious plans for the future partnership", the BBC reported. The visit was to take place on April 26.
UK PM to unveil plan for 'Covid status certification'
Football cup finals, the World Snooker Championship, a comedy club and a cinema will be used to test vaccine passports over the next few weeks, Xinhua news agency quoted a report by the Guardian newspaper. The evidence from the trials will be used to consider the wider use of vaccine passports, it said.
Boris Johnson lays out four-step 'unlock' roadmap for England
Addressing the House of Commons, Johnson said that they cannot have a "zero-Covid" world as no vaccine can ever be 100 per cent effective. The PM said he hoped the lockdown will be done with around June 21 but stressed the decision to lift restrictions will be "driven by data and not dates".
Boris Johnson under pressure to lift all Covid-19 lockdown restrictions
In a letter to the prime minister, leaders of the Covid Recovery Group (CRG) said the "tremendous pace" of the vaccination rollout means restrictions in England should begin easing from early March, a local newspaper reported on Sunday.
UK PM refutes Scotland independence debate
Johnson made the remarks during his day-long trip to Scotland on Thursday, which widely seen as part of a "charm offensive" following polls that indicated a rise in support for Scotland's independence after Brexit, reports Xinhua news agency.
Johnson launches coalition to tackle climate change impacts
Developed by the UK in partnership with Egypt, Bangladesh, Malawi, the Netherlands, Saint Lucia and the United Nations, this new coalition will work to turn international political commitments made through the United Nations Call for Action on Adaptation and Resilience into on-the-ground support for vulnerable communities.
Boris Johnson looks forward to 'deepen longstanding alliance' with Joe Biden
This was the first phone call between the two leaders since Biden's inauguration as the 46th US President on January 20. Taking to Twitter on Friday night, Johnson said: "Great to speak to President Joe Biden this evening. I look forward to deepening the longstanding alliance between our two countries as we drive a green and sustainable recovery from Covid-19."
Covid-19 variant detected in UK may be more deadly: Johnson
"There is some evidence that the new variant may be associated with a higher degree of mortality," Johnson said at a Downing Street news conference.
Too early to say when curbs will be lifted: UK PM
Johnson said figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and other studies showed clearly that the new coronavirus variant, which was first discovered in the country late last year, is very contagious.