coronavirus

Portrait of the week: Cabinet reshuffle, another royal divorce and coronavirus hits iPhones

22 February 2020 9:00 am

Home The Budget, still scheduled for 11 March, had to be rewritten after Rishi Sunak was made Chancellor of the…

Why have so many of our recent viruses come from bats?

22 February 2020 9:00 am

Why are they responsible for so many of our recent viruses?

Portrait of the week: Britain rules on coronavirus, HS2 is approved and Bernie Sanders powers ahead

15 February 2020 9:00 am

Home The Department of Health classified the novel coronavirus (named by the World Health Organization Covid-19) as a ‘serious and imminent…

The brands regretting calling themselves ‘Corona’

15 February 2020 9:00 am

Going viral A few of the businesses which chose ‘Corona’ as a brand name and now have a bit of…

The government’s plans for a pandemic are both reassuring and alarming

15 February 2020 9:00 am

How prepared is the UK for a pandemic?

Pangolins are being blamed for coronavirus – and I’m sorry for eating one

15 February 2020 9:00 am

Is the pangolin having its revenge?

Dear Mary: What is the etiquette about kissing during the coronavirus scare?

15 February 2020 9:00 am

Q. I am having a drinks party to celebrate the publication of my latest book. I sent out invitations (to…

Portrait of the week: Britain leaves the EU, coronavirus evacuations and a great day for Trump

8 February 2020 9:00 am

Home The United Kingdom quietly left the European Union at 11 p.m. GMT on 31 January. Boris Johnson, the Prime…

Is the Wuhan coronavirus really that deadly?

8 February 2020 9:00 am

Mumbo jumbo The Prime Minister called opposition to imports of US-produced food ‘mumbo jumbo’. The expression was introduced to the…

The most sinister thing about Huawei may be how clean it is

1 February 2020 9:00 am

I first wrote about the risks and rumours around Huawei — and made bad jokes about its name — in…

China’s response to coronavirus shows a one-party state in action

1 February 2020 9:00 am

The handling of the coronavirus shows a one-party state in action

The whole of China is in an eerie state of shutdown

1 February 2020 9:00 am

 Shanghai ‘Do you want me to scan your temperature?’ asks the receptionist, brandishing an infrared thermometer. Arriving at my hotel…

The horror of Heathrow

1 February 2020 9:00 am

There are no stairs or escalators to take you up to Terminal 4 from the underground Heathrow Express platform. Beyond…

Cameron in hell

Portrait of the week

25 May 2013 9:00 am

Home A senior figure in the Conservative party with strong social connections to David Cameron, the Prime Minister, was reported…