Few questioned whether the risk of COVID-19 could have been managed without the illiberal restrictions of the last year. The date chosen for the commemoration of COVID-19 was not that of the first death, but the start of the lockdown.
UN officials must meet to head off growing threats to world peace, diplomats from Beijing and Moscow have insisted, in a joint statement published on Tuesday, with Russia saying both states are concerned about American behavior.
So much for UK government ministers promising that restrictions would be lifted once hospital cases had fallen and pressure on the NHS lifted. That’s been achieved, yet now we’re talking of even tougher curbs on our freedoms. Why?
German politicians have called for Chancellor Angela Merkel to face a vote of no confidence after she admitted her “mistake” and pulled the plug on harsh Covid-19 restrictions planned for the Easter holiday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pulled the plug on harsh COVID-19 restrictions planned during the Easter holiday, after the decree caused an uproar among the public as well as within her own party.
The UK’s response to COVID-19 has been marred by mistakes, but arguably a bigger frustration has been the elite’s blatant rule-breaking, with mistresses, eye tests and second homes all used as excuses to break lockdown. Britain has been betrayed.
Vladimir Putin was vaccinated with one of Russia’s domestically created COVID-19 jabs in Moscow on Tuesday. It ends months of speculation around whether the 68-year-old president had already been inoculated against the virus.