Sunday, 5 July 2020

Tag Archives: Britain

Ashley Giles hopeful about Pakistan’s England tour

LONDON: England managing director Ashley Giles is hopeful that Pakistan’s tour of England will go ahead as per plan, despite three Pakistani cricketers testing positive for coronavirus. Pakistan are due to play three Tests and three Twenty20 internationals against England, starting in August. Giles expressed his concern, particularly for the ...

Read More »

London City Airport reopens as UK slowly opens up

LONDON City Airport received its first commercial flight in nearly three months as Britain moved another step closer to fully emerging from its coronavirus lockdown on July 4. The gateway to the once-bustling Canary Warf and City financial districts welcomed a short flight from the Isle of Man in the ...

Read More »

Britain records lowest daily virus toll since March

LONDON: Britain recorded 36 new deaths of people testing positive for the new coronavirus, the lowest daily toll since March 21, two days before the country went into lockdown, the government announced. “Yesterday, across the UK, only 36 deaths were recorded with coronavirus – the lowest since March 21,” Health ...

Read More »

British Pakistani launches free online school

BIRMINGHAM: A British Pakistani entrepreneur and IT expert has launched an online school, free of cost, in a bid to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal regarding education. Ali Latif has launched ‘The Online School’ (3-lance.co.uk) from London to deliver online teaching for the past six weeks. Thus far, ...

Read More »

British Boxers would be required to wear masks during ring

LONDON: Boxers fighting in Britain would be required to wear masks during ring walks and would be banned from using a spit bucket under proposals to allow for a resumption of the sport. Boxing authorities are reportedly gearing up for a July re-start following the coronavirus shutdown. The BBC said ...

Read More »

UK now has world’s 3rd-highest coronavirus death toll

MANCHESTER: Britain’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 26,097 – the second-highest in Europe behind Italy and third-highest in the world – as the government took into account fatalities outside hospital, including care homes, for the first time. The increase came after surprise news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had ...

Read More »

Residents, police officers in Britain dance together amid lockdown

. PRESTATYN: Local residents and police officers take part in a workout and dance session aimed at helping people cope with the coronavirus outbreak in Prestatyn in north Wales, Britain. Local police officer Rich Fishlock (L) takes part in a workout and dance session with local residents organized by resident ...

Read More »

Europe mulls reopening as US death toll surpasses 40,000

PARIS: European nations began preparing for a slow reopening as United States epicenter New York reported headway Sunday in their battle against the deadly pandemic. Governments across the world are now debating how and when to ease lockdowns that have kept more than half of humanity – 4.5 billion people ...

Read More »

UK extends lockdown for at least three more weeks

LONDON: Britain’s novel coronavirus outbreak is starting to peak but it is too early to lift the lockdown because the virus would “run rampant” if the government eased social distancing measures, health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday. The United Kingdom has the fifth highest official death toll from COVID-19 ...

Read More »

Britain could see 66,000 COVID-19 deaths in first wave

PARIS: Britain could see as many as 66,000 COVID-19 deaths during the first wave of the current pandemic, new research showed, making the outbreak there by far the deadliest in Europe. Modelling conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine ...

Read More »