Coronavirus: Scotland’s chief medical officer forced to step back from public briefings after breaking lockdown to visit second home

Scotland’s chief medical officer Catherine Calderwood has been forced to step back from public briefings on the country’s response to coronavirus after she broke her own advice on social distancing. Police issued a warning to Ms Calderwood on Sunday after she ignored lockdown guidance designed to slow the spread of Covid-19 when she visited her […]

Major south London park closed after 3,000 sun worshippers flout Covid-19 lockdown rules

The latest headlines in your inbox One of London’s most popular parks will be shut from tomorrow after thousands of sun worshippers breached Government lockdown rules. Brockwell Park in south London saw more than 3,000 visitors over the course of Saturday, “many of them sunbathing or in large groups,” Lambeth council said. The council announced […]

Moscow goes on full lockdown

Moscow, Russia’s capital and Europe’s largest city with a population of 12 million, on Monday imposed a coronavirus lockdown. Under the new measures, all nonessential shops, including restaurants and cafes are closed. Citizens will only be allowed to leave their homes in case of a medical emergency, to travel to essential jobs and to shop […]

Modi orders complete lockdown for 1.3 billion people in India

Modi said the lockdown would start at midnight local time, would last for a minimum of 21 days, and would apply to all of India’s 36 states and territories. “You have seen the worldwide situations arising from the coronavirus pandemic in the news. You have also seen how the most powerful nations have become helpless […]

Coronavirus live news: UK wakes up to lockdown as Trump insists US will ‘reopen’ in weeks | World news

8.16am GMT08:16 UK mobile firms asked to alert Britons to heed coronavirus lockdown The UK government has taken the unprecedented step of asking mobile companies to send an alert to everyone in the UK telling them to heed the new nationwide lockdown rules. It is the first time ministers have called upon all the UK’s […]

Coronavirus latest news: Italy orders complete lockdown

Dr David Nabarro, the World Health Organisation special envoy for coronavirus has been on Radio 4 this morning. He says: “It’s in our hands, whether we’re going to be pushed under by this outbreak or actually be able to say that we managed to ride through it and we came through it well.” “As we […]

Coronavirus latest: Markets tumble as cases grow in the US and northern Italy goes into lockdown

At least 3,821 people have died as a result of the virus so far, with the majority in mainland China. But figures outside of the country where the virus was first reported are growing, even as China slowly starts to get back to normal. Almost 100 countries and territories have now confirmed cases, and dozens […]