Sunday, 5 July 2020

Tag Archives: UK

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 may impose lockdown on Leicester due to rising cases

LONDON: The English Midlands city of Leicester could face a local lockdown due to a rise in coronavirus cases, the UK’s Home Secretary Priti Patel said. “There will be support going into Leicester and in fact the health secretary (Matt Hancock) was in touch with many of us over the ...

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Theodora Dickinson suspended over Racist Tweet towards Naz Shah

MANCHESTER: The Conservative Party have suspended an activist after she tweeted that Labour MP Naz Shah should “go back to Pakistan”. The party said Theodora Dickinson was being investigated after targeting the shadow minister. Ms Dickinson responded to a post showing Ms Shah discussing her experience of poverty and recalling ...

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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 ...

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Spain’s national state of emergency ends

MADRID: Spain’s national state of emergency has ended after three months of restrictions on movement to rein in its Covid-19 outbreak. As of Sunday, 47 million Spaniards will be able to freely move around the entire country for the first time since the government declared a state of emergency on March ...

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UK police opens ‘terror’ probe into stabbing spree in Reading

READING: British police said Sunday they were treating a stabbing spree in which a lone assailant killed three people in a park filled with families and friends in the southern English city of Reading as a “terrorism incident”. The Thames Valley police said three people were also seriously injured and they ...

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Dominic Raab says taking knee is ‘subjugation’

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab sparked mockery and dismay by suggesting the anti-racism protest of taking the knee was a symbol of “subjugation” that originated with “Game of Thrones”. Premier League footballers took a knee on Wednesday evening in solidarity with demonstrations across the world sparked by the killing of ...

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Kate Middleton becomes a teacher for UK kids

LONDON: The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is all set to instill lessons of kindness amongst children as she leads a school assembly. Kate has touched on the very significant topic of mental health during an online assembly at the Oak National Academy website. The pre-recorded message for the children ...

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Major coronavirus breakthrough as UK find first drug

LONDON: A cheap and widely-used steroid called dexamethasone has become the first drug shown to be able to save lives among COVID-19 patients in what scientists said is a “major breakthrough” in the coronavirus pandemic. Trial results announced on Tuesday showed dexamethasone, which is used to reduce inflammation in other ...

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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 ...

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