Coronavirus live news: England begins lockdown as Russia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland see record case rises

Latvia and Estonia also confirm record one-day infections; Cyprus introduces night-time curfew; England’s lockdown begins. Russia,…

China bans non-Chinese arrivals from UK as England enters lockdown

People from Belgium and Philippines are also barred in ‘temporary measure taken in response to the…

UK coronavirus live: nearly 500 further deaths in 24 hours; MPs pass English lockdown rules by 516 votes to 38

Latest updates: UK records 492 further deaths – up from 397 yesterday; lockdown rules pass Commons…

Coronavirus live news: Italy registers 30,550 daily cases on eve of new curbs; record infections in Poland

New measures to come into force in Italy as cases rise; Poland reports record 24,692 new…

NHS leaders warn of surge in serious Covid-19 cases in England

Hospitals could have more patients with disease in two weeks’ time than at peak of pandemic…

Leaked report shows Scotland missed target for marine wildlife protection

Government document reveals decline in seabed habitats with protected status due to the climate crisis and…

First polar bear born in UK in 25 years moved from Scotland to Yorkshire

Hamish leaves his mother in the Highlands to start new life with other males in reserveAs…

Cash withdrawals surge ahead of England lockdown

About £412m was taken out of cash machines two days after the PM announced new Covid…

Rich states' Covid deals 'may deprive poor of vaccine for years'

Wealthy countries already have agreements for 3.73bn doses, with another 5m under negotiation, study finds Coronavirus…

Coronavirus live news: France sees record new cases; WHO warns it's 'not too late' to take critical action

Portugal considering state of emergency; Italy’s coronavirus strategy is ‘wasting time’, says scientific advisor; Germany begins…