The prime minister has gone to hospital as a precautionary measure and it was not an emergency admission, Downing Street said.
Matt Hancock Promised 100,000 Tests A Day As He Revamped The UK Government's Coronavirus Communications
The health secretary announced a new five-pronged approach to fight the pandemic, telling the nation "I'm going to level with you" on testing.
Boris Johnson Is Looking For A UK Lockdown Exit Strategy, But Ministers And Experts Disagree On How To Do It
“This is the biggest question people are asking, but there are no clear answers yet.”
The UK Government's 24-Hour U-Turn On Coronavirus Testing Is Revealed In Its "Lines To Take" For Ministers
On Wednesday, ministers were told to say World Health Organisation advice on testing didn't apply to the UK. On Thursday, they were told to say testing "is the government's top priority".
Public Health England failed to follow up on a request in January to use the testing capabilities of the UK's animal health agency, which its staff say could carry out 40,000 tests a week.
The British government keeps saying it's "ramping up testing", but it now lacks both testing kits and dedicated lab capacity thanks to its original strategy to tackle the pandemic.
Health secretary Matt Hancock has also tested positive and chief medical officer Chris Whitty is self-isolating after experiencing symptoms.
On Wednesday, BuzzFeed News revealed Next’s staff had complained they didn't feel safe going into work during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ministers are under pressure to allow furloughed workers to keep their government support while earning extra by plugging gaps in food production lines.
Next Employees Said The Company Is “Putting Lives At Risk” As Social Distancing Rules Aren’t Being Followed At Warehouses
“There were 50 people stood together brushing shoulders," one employee told BuzzFeed News.
In a draft seen by BuzzFeed News, the US also attacked the Chinese government’s response to the outbreak.
A Tory MP Makes £100,000 A Year From A Company That Is Selling Private Coronavirus Tests For £120 Each
According to the register of MPs’ financial interests, Owen Paterson is a paid consultant to Randox Laboratories, a company that is selling COVID-19 tests online.
Most People Under 70 Were Told They’d “Easily” Beat The Coronavirus. These Stories And Data Suggest It’s Way More Than Just A “Mild” Illness For Some.
BuzzFeed News spoke to two British people in their twenties who had to seek urgent medical attention, and figures from the rest of the world show significant numbers of people under 70 are falling seriously ill.
"If you don’t follow the rules, the police will have the powers to enforce them," the prime minister warned in a televised statement from Downing Street.
Cabinet Ministers And Senior Aides Are Threatening "Full-Scale Mutiny" If Boris Johnson Doesn't Enforce A Lockdown
There was fury across government on Sunday at people flouting the social distancing orders outlined by the prime minister.
10 Days That Changed Britain: "Heated" Debate Between Scientists Forced Boris Johnson To Act On Coronavirus
“This is going to get much, much worse, very quickly, both in terms of deaths and the economy,” a cabinet minister told BuzzFeed News. “It will not be long before we are getting numbers like Italy. I don’t think people realise that yet.”
False claims that the virus is caused by 5G phone signals or can be treated with vitamin C are being widely viewed on the platform.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak faced a backbench revolt from Tory MPs who said he had "not gone far enough" to help businesses and families.
Boris Johnson Said He "Will Not Hesitate" To Go Further "If Necessary" As He Considers Stricter Measures For London
BuzzFeed News understands that further proposals for how to enforce social distancing in London have been under discussion at the top of government on Wednesday.
The newly graduated students will be able to carry out some hospital tasks such as patient assessments and blood tests.