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Ontario announces new curbs after ‘tsunami’ of infections; Scottish parliament to be recalled – as it happened
Ontario closes down schools and shops to operate at 50% capacity; Scottish parliament to again be recalled as Covid hits record levels

Samantha Lock (now); Nicola Slawson , Miranda Bryant and Jedidajah Otte (earlier)

04, Jan, 2022 @12:49 AM

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Scilly islanders head to pub as England settles in for TV Hootenanny
Landlords expect busy evening with residents making most of tier 1 regulations

Amy Walker

31, Dec, 2020 @1:49 PM

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Global cases reach 9.68m as Australia braces for surge – as it happened
Brazil records nearly 47,000 new cases: while the UK announces easing of quarantining for holidaymakers. This blog has now closed

Luke Henriques-Gomes (now); Fran Lawther Nadeem Badshah, Sarah Marsh. Frances Perraudin and Helen Sullivan (earlier)

27, Jun, 2020 @12:39 AM

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Six seriously injured in Glasgow attack and suspect killed by police
Two teenagers and a police officer in hospital after man went on attack at hotel

Severin Carrell, Libby Brooks, Vikram Dodd and Frances Perraudin

26, Jun, 2020 @5:35 PM

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'One in a 50m chance': woman with two wombs carrying a twin in each
Kelly Fairhurst found out about uterus condition when she went for 12-week scan

Frances Perraudin

26, Jun, 2020 @3:00 PM

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More than 9.5m Covid-19 cases worldwide – as it happened
World Cup worker dies from Covid-19; Europe sees increase in weekly cases for first time in months; cases worldwide growing by 1m per week

Helen Sullivan (now and earlier) Nadeem Badshah , Frances Perraudin, Jessica Murray, and Nazia Parveen

25, Jun, 2020 @11:33 PM

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UK coronavirus: Chris Whitty warns of second spike if people ignore new rules in final daily briefing – as it happened
No 10 scraps daily press conference after today; 2m rule stays in Scotland and Wales; UK death toll rises by 171

Andrew Sparrow, Frances Perraudin and Nazia Parveen

23, Jun, 2020 @6:47 PM

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Bolsonaro silent as Brazil passes 50,000 deaths; global cases reach 9 million – as it happened
China halts imports from food plant where 481 tested positive; New York shops and bars reopen; Lisbon brings back lockdown restrictions

Jedidajah Otte (now); Damien Gayle, Ben Quinn, Frances Perraudin andHelen Sullivan (earlier)

22, Jun, 2020 @11:12 PM

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WHO halts trial of hydroxychloroquine; Germany bans all major events until October – as it happened
WHO says hydroxychloroquine showed no benefit; Germany extends ban on large events for four months; Beijing raises alert level and grounds hundreds of flights. This blog is now closed.

Helen Sullivan (now and earlier); Kevin Rawlinson , Josh Halliday, and Frances Perraudin

17, Jun, 2020 @11:19 PM

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UK coronavirus: Johnson hails 'breakthrough' of cheap steroid that helps prevent Covid-19 deaths — as it happened
PM leads daily briefing; former PMs condemn merger of FCO and DfID; Johnson makes U-turn on free school meals after Rashford campaign

Andrew Sparrow (now); Frances Perraudin (earlier)

16, Jun, 2020 @6:40 PM

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UK coronavirus: Dominic Raab drops fresh hint 2-metre rule could be relaxed – as it happened
MPs question government’s two-metre rule; UK official death toll rises by 38; Priti Patel condemns ‘far-right thugs’ at London march at weekend

Andrew Sparrow, Frances Perraudin and Alexandra Topping

15, Jun, 2020 @5:54 PM

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France further eases Covid-19 lockdown with Paris cafes to reopen – as it happened
All of mainland France now in ‘green zone’; Spain’s border to open to EU countries except Portugal on 21 June; deaths worldwide pass 430,000. This blog is now closed

Clea Skopeliti (now), Frances Perraudin, Nicola Slawson and Helen Sullivan (earlier)

14, Jun, 2020 @11:38 PM

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