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Coronavirus latest news: Evidence for mask wearing ‘very weak’, Swedish expert claims

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Sweden’s top pandemic expert has claimed there is “very weak” evidence that mask wearing in society is effective. Anders Tegnell, Sweden’s state epidemiologist, said it...
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Tier 2 lockdown rules: what are the new restrictions for ‘high’ alert areas?

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The Government has introduced a “rule of three” tiered system in order to simplify local lockdowns in coronavirus hotspots. To “simplify” the rules, Boris Johnson has ushered in...
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Tier 1 lockdown rules: what you can and can’t do in ‘medium risk’ alert areas

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The Government has introduced a “rule of three” tiered system in order to simplify local lockdowns in coronavirus hotspots. To “simplify” the rules, Boris Johnson has ushered in...
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Tier 3 lockdown rules: what are the new restrictions for ‘very high’ alert areas?

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A “rule of three” tiered system has been brought in to simplify local lockdowns in coronavirus hotspots. The Government’s new model of “Local Covid Alert Levels”...
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Coronavirus latest news: Test-and-trace system having a ‘marginal impact’

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The test-and-trace system is only having a “marginal impact” on reducing the spread of coronavirus, key scientists advising the Government have said. The programme will...
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Coronavirus latest news: Let university students go home for Christmas, says Labour

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​University students must be allowed to return home to their families at Christmas, Labour has said, amid fears that coronavirus outbreaks could keep young people...
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Coronavirus latest news: New lockdown restrictions for London increasingly likely, says mayor

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It is “increasingly likely” that lockdown restrictions will soon be needed to slow the spread of coronavirus in London, the capital’s mayor has warned. Mayor...
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Coronavirus latest news: More than 3m people hit with tighter lockdown in North West, Merseyside and Lancashire

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Swathes of the North-West, Midlands and West Yorkshire have been hit with tougher Covid restrictions to curb rising rates of infection. The new rules, which...
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In charts: How the UK’s second wave is picking up pace

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New infections of coronavirus in the UK are now growing as fast as they were at the beginning of April, according to Telegraph analysis. Data...
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20 million cases: how coronavirus swept the world

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The world hit yet another grim coronavirus milestone on Monday evening, when known coronavirus infections topped 20 million worldwide, including more than 736,000 fatalities.  It’s...