Can Britain reopen its schools safely? The Tory government is confident it can, but after an exam grading fiasco, trust in the government is running low.
The coronavirus exposed European countries’ misplaced confidence in faulty models, bureaucratic busywork and their own wealth.
The measured response by Scotland’s leader, Nicola Sturgeon, is a marked contrast to the freewheeling approach of Prime Minister Boris Johnson — and appears to be working.
Brazil, Russia, Britain and the U.S. have something in common.
At the Home Farm nursing home on the Isle of Skye, more than a quarter of its residents died and nearly all were infected with coronavirus. Families are furious.
That gap grows to four times when class and health differences aren’t considered. South Asians have also been dying disproportionately.
As some countries weighed easing restrictions, others signaled that it would be premature. President Vladimir V. Putin said Russia’s outbreak was bad and getting worse, a reversal of the Kremlin’s official tone.
New York records its highest daily death toll. Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, remains in intensive care. China ended a lockdown in Wuhan, the city where the virus first appeared.
A government report found medical facilities stretched to capacity and in need of everything from ventilators to thermometers. Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain was in the hospital. Iran moved to end a shutdown of businesses.