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People walk past the Covid memorial wall in central London (Jonathan Brady/PA)
UK

Covid-19 weekly deaths in England and Wales lowest since summer 2021

It follows sharp falls in the number of infections and hospital patients

<p>Actor Jeff Bridges celebrates backstage after he winning the best actor Oscar for his role in Crazy Heart</p>
World

Jeff Bridges ‘almost died’ after contracting Covid amid cancer battle

Jeff Bridges has opened up about being close to death after catching coronavirus while undergoing chemotherapy

Business News

On the Beach flying high with surge in summer holiday bookings

Business encountered a lift in bookings across Turkey, Croatia, Greece and Cyprus

Business News

British Airways owner reports heavy loss in first quarter

International Airlines Group takes £624 million drop as it flies through pandemic jetwash

UK

Covid cases plunge to lowest level since June last year

There were 1,278 cases reported on April 29 in London

World

China to lockdown Shanghai after surge in Covid infections

The city will be locked down in two stages so testing can be carried out

UK

What is Deltacron and what do we know about the new variant?

Everything you need to know about the confirmed new coronavirus - Deltacron

UK

EasyJet to end mandatory masks for travellers

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic also announced an end to the mask requirement earlier this month

UK

Number in Scotland in hospital with Covid-19 is now higher than ever

It comes as coronavirus restrictions north of the border are being eased, despite infection levels said to be at record highs

World

Global Covid death toll ‘may be three times higher than recorded’

Researchers estimate more than 18.2 million people may have died because of the pandemic by the end of December last year

Vaccine for the World

One-stop shot – scientists work on a ‘universal’ coronavirus vaccine

Researchers are hopeful that a variant-proof vaccine is within their grasp - to protect us from this pandemic and to prevent the next one

UK

Kate Garraway says her family is paid with love caring for Derek

Kate Garraway said it was ‘wonderful’ to be able to care for her husband Derek Draper but it was also ‘tough’

UK

Kate Garraway responds to claim she ‘paraded’ husband Derek Draper

Kate Garraway simply responded to the person, ‘If you watch the doc tonight you will see’

Education

Scrapping virus curbs ‘may hit nurseries’

Covid rules are being scrapped as rates of the virus in nurseries soar

UK

Keep isolation and free Covid tests, plead NHS bosses

The survey called on the restrictions to continue amid Boris Johnson’s plan to scrap them next week

UK

Registered Covid deaths in England fall for second week in row

A total of 1,242 deaths registered in the week ending February 4 mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate, the Office for National Statistics said.
London

Gatwick to reopen south terminal next month as travel demand ramps up

The terminal has been dormant since June 15 2020 to reduce costs during the coronavirus pandemic

UK

Mark Drakeford tests positive for Covid and is self-isolating

The First Minister took a PCR test earlier in the week and received a positive test result on Friday

World

New Zealand police arrest anti-lockdown protesters outside parliament

The protest began on Tuesday after more than 1,000 people driving cars and trucks converged on parliament in a convoy inspired by protests in Canada and elsewhere

UK

How could Covid become endemic in the UK? We speak to the experts

The Standard asked some of Britain’s top epidemiological experts what ‘living with the virus’ could really look like.

UK

What is the levelling up strategy?

Here is a look at the details of the Government’s flagship ambition.
UK

Culture Secretary was embarrassing in defence of PM, says festival boss

Sacha Lord, co-founder of Parklife, criticised the Culture Secretary for lack of communication with others in the sector.