The region’s mayor calls on Boris Johnson to negotiate with him over stricter Covid-19 curbs.
Image copyright PA Media The Treasury has scrapped plans for an Autumn Budget this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. “As we heard this week, now is not the right time to outline long-term plans – people want to see us focused on the here and now,” the Treasury said. “So we are confirming today […]
The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has told BBC Breakfast that people may need to “upgrade” their phones in order to access the government’s new NHS Covid-19 app. It follows criticism after some people with iPhone 6 and older versions of Apple’s handsets said they couldn’t download it. The contact-tracing app instructs users to self-isolate for […]
Image copyright Getty Images A team of 25,000 contact tracers will make their first phone calls within hours – to track down people who will be told to self-isolate under the new test and trace scheme in England. Tracers will text, email or call people who test positive with coronavirus and ask who they have […]