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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care on Tuesday after receiving oxygen support for serious COVID-19 complications, leaving his foreign minister to lead the government’s response to the accelerating outbreak. Johnson’s personal battle with the virus has shaken the British government just as the United Kingdom enters what scientists say
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to an intensive care unit on Monday after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, but his Downing Street office said he was still conscious. Britain has no formal succession plan should the prime minister become incapacitated, but Johnson, 55, asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise for
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab arrives for a weekly cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London, Britain March 11, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Monday he had not spoken to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is in hospital with the coronavirus, since the weekend. Johnson
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was still in hospital on Monday suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus, although Downing Street said he remained in charge of the government. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues.
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock and Britain’s Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak leave Downing Street in London, Britain, September 4, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – British Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday denied there was any disagreement with Finance Minister Rishi Sunak about when lockdown restrictions to fight the coronavirus
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson applauds in support of the NHS during Clap for our Carers, outside 11 Downing Street in London, Britain April 2, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s health minister said on Friday he had “no idea” if Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s week-long isolation after testing positive
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government said on Wednesday it would ramp up the number of coronavirus tests amid widespread criticism that it was doing far too few, as ministers suggested that shortages of chemicals were partly to blame. FILE PHOTO: Medical staff at an NHS drive through coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing facility in the car
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LONDON (Reuters) – Lockdown and social distancing measures introduced by the British government to slow the spread of COVID-19 may already be working, according to preliminary research findings, and could soon see Britain’s epidemic of infections declining. A woman walks past graffiti on a wall in Brentford, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
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A woman wearing a protective mask stands outside a bakery in York as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, York, Britain, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith LONDON (Reuters) – The number of deaths from coronavirus in the United Kingdom rose by 27% in the space of a day to 1,789 as of Monday
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Paramedics and ambulances are seen outside the Excel Centre, London while it is being prepared to become the NHS Nightingale Hospital, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley LONDON (Reuters) – A further 159 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in England, the National
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Cyclists view the London skyline from Greenwich Park, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, March 29, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Britons should be prepared for a significant period in lockdown as the government tries to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, senior minister Michael Gove said on Sunday. “Everyone I
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A man wearing a protective facemask queues outside Sainsbury’s supermarket in Streatham, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, March 29, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – The number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the United Kingdom rose to 1,228, according to figures released on
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FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of diplayed Airbnb logo in this illustration taken March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration LONDON (Reuters) – Airbnb hosts will provide free rooms for workers in Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) to support their work during the coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Sunday. Nearly 1,500 places
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack is seen at Downing Street in London, Britain, December 17, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack has developed mild symptoms consistent with coronavirus and is self-isolating, a spokeswoman for his ministry said on Saturday. Prime Minister Boris
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