Business Secretary Alok Sharma is tested for Covid-19

Business Secretary Alok Sharma is isolating and being tested for coronavirus after falling ill in the Commons this afternoon By Darren Boyle for MailOnline Published: 20:21 BST, 3 June 2020 | Updated: 20:21 BST, 3 June 2020 Business Secretary Alok Sharma has been placed in isolation having felt ill earlier today in the House of … Read more Business Secretary Alok Sharma is tested for Covid-19

HENRY DEEDES: Humble pie? No, we got undiluted praise for his top adviser

Dismal. Deluded. Deranged? Well, let’s not quite go that far but it was not good. Boris Johnson’s Downing Street press briefing last night made for uncomfortable viewing. The Prime Minister had yanked on his Sunday suiting to address the hoo-ha over his senior aide Dominic Cummings. He was a late call-up.  We were originally due … Read more HENRY DEEDES: Humble pie? No, we got undiluted praise for his top adviser

Experts warn coronavirus vaccine unlikely to be ready this year

Experts have warned a working coronavirus vaccine is unlikely to be ready this year as they told people not to have ‘false expectations’ after ministers said they are hoping to have 30 million doses for the UK by September.  Both Oxford University and Imperial College London are working on vaccines with the former now having … Read more Experts warn coronavirus vaccine unlikely to be ready this year

Government WON’T vary lockdown rules across the country

The government will not vary the lifting of coronavirus lockdown by region, despite the R infection rate varying widely in different parts of the UK, the business minister confirmed today.  Speaking at the latest Downing Street press conference, Alok Sharma said the government would be sticking with its national approach to the lockdown. The Secretary … Read more Government WON’T vary lockdown rules across the country

Britain’s £130 million plan to manufacture a coronavirus vaccine

Britain will get first access to a coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca poised to make 30 million for the UK by September – if it works.  Alok Sharma, the Business Secretary, today announced a deal has been done between the university and the company to manufacture the vaccine which … Read more Britain’s £130 million plan to manufacture a coronavirus vaccine

Coronavirus UK: Businesses reveal plans to get back to work

Businesses have begun revealing their plans to get workers back in office after the coronavirus lockdown is eventually lifted, with staff likely to face a string of restrictions such as working in isolation for social distancing. Companies are preparing for ministers to release a series of workplace guides going into ‘granular detail’ about the measures … Read more Coronavirus UK: Businesses reveal plans to get back to work