Tuesday, 29 September 2020

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Britain imposes 6-month curbs against second wave

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people on Tuesday to work from home where possible and ordered bars and restaurants to close early to tackle a fast-spreading second wave of COVID-19 with restrictions lasting probably six months. After government scientists cautioned that deaths may soar without urgent action, Johnson ...

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England tightens virus rules as cases mount

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a tightening of rules on social gatherings amid concern at rising infection rates, particularly among young people. The law in England will change from next week to reduce the number of people who can gather socially from 30 to six, with some exemptions. ...

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‘Anti-vaxxers are nuts’: PM Boris Johnson

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described people opposed to vaccinations as “nuts”, as he promoted the government’s expanded programme of flu jabs. “There’s all these anti-vaxxers now. They are nuts, they are nuts,” he said as he toured a medical centre in east London. Johnson’s government has widened its ...

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UK’s Johnson says reluctant to use national lockdown again

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will only impose another nationwide coronavirus lockdown as a last resort, comparing the tool to “a nuclear deterrent” in a Sunday newspaper interview. Johnson, who is hoping Britain can return to “normality” by Christmas despite fears of a second wave of ...

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Johnson urges people to return to work if they can

LONDON: Boris Johnson has urged people to go back to work if they can, contradicting his government’s advice that they should work from home if possible. Answering pre-selected questions from the public on Facebook, the British prime minister said he wanted people to feel more confident about going back to offices, restaurants ...

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Boris Johnson Says COVID-19 Has Been Disaster

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday described the coronavirus pandemic as a disaster and absolute nightmare for the UK and pledged to unleash a renewal akin to the rebuilding strategy deployed by former US President Franklin D Roosevelt in the wake of the Great Depression of 1929. In ...

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UK PM defends ‘astonishing’ response to virus

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended what he called Britain’s “astonishing” efforts to tackle the coronavirus, rejecting accusations that with Europe s worst death toll, his response to the health crisis was badly lacking. But a top scientist who had advised the government said the death toll could have been ...

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