Saturday, 26 September 2020

Tag Archives: UK

Robots target covid with ultraviolet light at London

LONDON: Robots that can kill the coronavirus with ultraviolet light have been brought in at one of London’s biggest train stations, St Pancras International, as it tries to restore customer confidence in the safety of travel hubs. Stations suffered a blow on Tuesday when Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people to ...

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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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UK planning to ban sale of fossil fuel vehicles from 2030

LONDON: The UK Government is expected to bring forward its ban on new fossil fuel vehicles by ten years in order to accelerate the rollout of electric cars in the UK. MPs last week urged the Prime Minister to move the sales ban to 2030 in order to help the ...

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UK imposes up to $13,000 fine for breaking COVID-19 rules

LONDON: People in England who refuse to self-isolate to stop the spread of coronavirus could face fines of up to 10,000 British pounds ($13,000) under tough new regulations announced to tackle a surge in cases. The rules will apply from September 28 to anyone in England who tests positive for ...

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UK secures first post-Brexit free trade agreement with Japan

LONDON: Earlier this week, Reuters reported citing anonymous officials in Tokyo that Japan intends to speed up trade talks with the United Kingdom and reach a broad consensus on an agreement this week. The UK’s Department for International Trade said in a statement on Friday that it had secured a ...

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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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Taylor Swift donates $30,000 to student’s UK college fund

LONDON: Taylor Swift has donated more than 23,000 pounds ($30,000) to a Portuguese student living in Britain after she spotted an online page seeking donations to help her fund a maths degree at university. The Grammy-winning artist said she had been inspired by Vitoria Mario’s drive and dedication as she ...

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Coronavirus death toll in UK rises to 46,574

LONDON: Coronavirus cases have risen above the crucial 1,000-a-day target for the first time since June as fears grow over a potential second wave. A further 1,062 people have tested positive for the disease – bringing the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases to 310,825.The figure represents a 43 per ...

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