In Pictures: A year of coronavirus

PA

The end of January marks a year since the first cases of coronavirus were reported in the UK.

Here, we recall some of the striking images from the past 12 months, as captured by the PA news agency’s photographers.

JANUARY 2020

Passengers from a plane carrying British nationals from the coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan in China, walk from the aircraft after it landed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire in late January 2020
Passengers from a plane carrying British nationals from the coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan in China, walk from the aircraft after it landed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire in late January 2020

FEBRUARY

Coaches carrying coronavirus evacuees arrive at Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, in Milton Keynes, after being repatriated to the UK from the coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan in China
Coaches carrying coronavirus evacuees arrive at Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, in Milton Keynes, after being repatriated to the UK from the coronavirus-hit city of Wuhan in China

MARCH

Coronavirus drive-in test
Coronavirus drive-in test
A herd of goats taking advantage of quiet streets near Trinity Square, in Llandudno, north Wales during the first lockdown in March
A herd of goats taking advantage of quiet streets near Trinity Square, in Llandudno, north Wales during the first lockdown in March

APRIL

An image of the Queen and quotes from her broadcast to the UK and the Commonwealth in relation to the coronavirus epidemic displayed at London’s Piccadilly Circus in April
An image of the Queen and quotes from her broadcast to the UK and the Commonwealth in relation to the coronavirus epidemic displayed at London’s Piccadilly Circus in April
Charity heroes
Charity heroes

MAY

Journalists sit at a distance while listening to Dominic Cummings, senior aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, make a statement in the Downing Street rose garden in May about his trip to Durham during lockdown restrictions
Journalists sit at a distance while listening to Dominic Cummings, senior aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, make a statement in the Downing Street rose garden in May about his trip to Durham during lockdown restrictions
Fr Paddy McCafferty resuming hearing confessions in May
Fr Paddy McCafferty resuming hearing confessions in May

JUNE

People crowd on the beach in Bournemouth, Dorset, in June
People crowd on the beach in Bournemouth, Dorset, in June
A masked passenger arrives at Heathrow in June
A masked passenger arrives at Heathrow in June

JULY

Carole Rickaby cuts the hair of customer Sandra Jacobs at Tusk Hair
Carole Rickaby cuts the hair of customer Sandra Jacobs at Tusk Hair
Judith du Vivier visits her 100-year-old mother Urania Brett for a surprise birthday party at the Compton Lodge care home in Camden in July
Judith du Vivier visits her 100-year-old mother Urania Brett for a surprise birthday party at the Compton Lodge care home in Camden in July

AUGUST

Tobias Weller
Tobias Weller
Chancellor Rishi Sunak places an Eat Out to Help Out sticker in the window of a business during a visit to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, Scotland
Chancellor Rishi Sunak places an Eat Out to Help Out sticker in the window of a business during a visit to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, Scotland

SEPTEMBER

Protesters and police at a We Do Not Consent rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions in September
Protesters and police at a We Do Not Consent rally at Trafalgar Square in London, organised by Stop New Normal, to protest against coronavirus restrictions in September

OCTOBER

Andrew Ilesley demonstrates how to use a self-test kit at the new walk-through Covid-19 testing centre in Dundee in October
Andrew Ilesley demonstrates how to use a self-test kit at the new walk-through Covid-19 testing centre in Dundee in October
Backstage technical crews who support the performing arts industry protested to call for more funding in Parliament Square on Halloween
Backstage technical crews who support the performing arts industry protested to call for more funding in Parliament Square on Halloween

NOVEMBER

Police officers and Bristol Council Covid marshals meet in the city centre for a briefing during a day of action to reinforce coronavirus lockdown regulations at targeted locations around Bristol
Police officers and Bristol Council Covid marshals meet in the city centre for a briefing during a day of action to reinforce coronavirus lockdown regulations at targeted locations around Bristol

DECEMBER

Margaret Keenan, 90, applauded by staff as she returned to her ward after she became the first person in the United Kingdom to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine at University Hospital, Coventry , at the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in the UK’s history
Margaret Keenan, 90, applauded by staff as she returned to her ward after she became the first person in the United Kingdom to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine at University Hospital, Coventry , at the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in the UK’s history

JANUARY 2021

Cubicles erected inside Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, for people to receive an injection of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine
Cubicles erected inside Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, for people to receive an injection of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

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