United Kingdom

Andrew MacAskill

RPT-SPECIAL REPORT-Into the fog: How Britain lost track of the coronavirus

01 Jul 2020

By Stephen Grey, Andrew MacAskill, Ryan McNeill, Steve Stecklow and Tommy Wilkes

Special Report: Into the fog - How Britain lost track of the coronavirus

29 Jun 2020

By Stephen Grey, Andrew MacAskill, Ryan McNeill, Steve Stecklow and Tommy Wilkes

UK, EU demand each other give ground in trade talks or risk no deal

15 May 2020

By Gabriela Baczynska, Guy Faulconbridge and Andrew MacAskill

Exclusive: Review contradicts Boris Johnson on claims he ordered early lockdown at UK care homes

15 May 2020

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Britain's parliament on Wednesday that his government moved swiftly to protect the country's vulnerable care homes. Under increasing pressure to defend his record on fighting Covid-19, he said: "We brought in the lockdown in care homes ahead of the general lockdown."

UK rejects calls to publish detailed data of care-home deaths from COVID-19

13 May 2020

LONDON Campaigners for the welfare of elderly people and their relatives are calling on the UK government to be more transparent after authorities declined to disclose the number of COVID-19 deaths in individual care homes.

Special Report: In shielding its hospitals from COVID-19, Britain left many of the weakest exposed

13 May 2020

LONDON On a doorstep in the suburbs of north London, three-year-old Ayse picked up a tissue to wipe away her grandmother's tears - tears for one more victim of the virus.

A London community shattered by the coronavirus

13 May 2020

LONDON In Britain's Turkish-Cypriot community, early April was a period of anxious waiting. With a strong presence in Enfield, people of Turkish origin number around 500,000 in the UK, and, like many minorities, feel they have suffered disproportionately from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Queen tells Britain 'never give up' in tribute to WW2 generation

08 May 2020

LONDON Queen Elizabeth led tributes to veterans of World War Two recalling the "never give up, never despair" message of Victory in Europe Day 75 years ago as the coronavirus damped commemorations for the end of the war on the continent. | Video

Britain facing no 'dramatic overnight change' in lockdown rules

08 May 2020

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not announce any dramatic changes to Britain's coronavirus lockdown on Sunday, adopting a cautious approach to try to ensure there is no second deadly peak of infections, his environment minister said.

World News

Global coronavirus cases exceed 11 million

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months.