Coronavirus

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Deaths from Covid in Australian aged care pass 5,000 after monthly fatalities double in January
Department of Health says significant jump to 597 deaths from 22 December to 25 January was partially influenced by a change in reporting methodology

Henry Belot

02, Feb, 2023 @11:00 PM

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I’m a doctor and I don’t like wearing masks at work. Does that make me selfish? | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to a piece by George Monbiot in which he discusses mask-wearing, clean air and empathy

02, Feb, 2023 @6:29 PM

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British Airways and Virgin to fly daily from UK to China again
Services to Shanghai to restart after Covid quarantine restrictions lifted, with BA also resuming Beijing route

Julia Kollewe

02, Feb, 2023 @5:24 PM

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Watchdog looks into £220,000 public funding for Johnson Partygate defence
Exclusive: Director at NAO, which hasn’t launched a formal inquiry, plans to speak to Cabinet Office about legal costs over former PM’s denials in Commons

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

01, Feb, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Trump says in video ‘anyone in my position not taking the fifth would be an absolute fool’ – as it happened
Footage shows former president asserting his right to avoid self-incrimination in Trump Organization fraud investigation – follow the latest

Chris Stein in Washington

31, Jan, 2023 @9:00 PM

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Matt Hancock says he did not ‘primarily’ go on I’m a Celebrity for the money
Ex-health secretary defends appearance on TV show and denies he broke law by embracing aide during lockdown

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

31, Jan, 2023 @9:29 AM

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China claims Covid wave is ‘coming to an end’ as tourism and factory activity rebound
Government figures, which cannot be verified, showed big rises in travel and hospitality activity during lunar new year compared to the same time last year

Helen Davidson in Taipei and Reuters

31, Jan, 2023 @8:50 AM

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‘We’re on permanent catch-up’: how Covid has changed young Britons’ lives
Young people across the UK reflect on how the pandemic affected them – and continues to shape their futures

Amelia Hill

29, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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‘Debilitating’ effects of pandemic linger on for Britain’s young
Exclusive: from physical and mental health to education and careers, two studies detail ways in which young still suffer

Amelia Hill

29, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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‘It was all for nothing’: Chinese count cost of Xi’s snap decision to let Covid rip
After three years of lockdowns, the country was ill prepared for its abrupt ‘freedom’. Now, with some estimating 1m deaths, public anger is growing

Helen Davidson in Taipei, Verna Yu, and Chi Hui Lin

29, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Absence from work at record high as Americans feel strain from Covid
More than a million people have called out sick for the past three years, and CDC says long Covid probably a contributor too

Melody Schreiber

29, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Still Life: Flesh review – morsels of mime gesture towards a finer show
These four vignettes offer flashes of brilliance and smart stagecraft but feel too disconnected to truly hit home

Arifa Akbar

27, Jan, 2023 @12:13 PM

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