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UK racism commission should report by the end of this year: Johnson’s spo...

06 June, 2020 7:57 pm 7:57 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government expects to receive a report on the findings and recommendations from a new cross-government commission on racism by the end of this year, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. Earlier, Johnson said the cross-government commission would examine racism and the disparities experienced by minority ethnic … Read More

Brazil's, COVID-19 deaths, surge past, UK, WHO, hospital system, coping

Brazil’s COVID-19 deaths surge past UK, WHO says hospital system copi...

06 June, 2020 8:44 am 8:44 am

GENEVA/BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll overtook Britain’s on Friday to become the second highest in the world with 41,828 dead, but the World Health Organization said the nation’s health system was standing up to the pressure. “The system as such from the data we see is not overwhelmed,” the WHO’s top emergencies expert … Read More

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UK in 5G talks with suppliers from Japan, South Korea – source

06 June, 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British officials have discussed supplies of 5G networking equipment with companies in South Korea and Japan as part of a bid to develop alternatives to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The source said the talks with Japan’s NEC Corp and South Korea’s Samsung … Read More

UK, introduce, quarantine, international arrivals, June 8

UK to introduce quarantine for international arrivals from June 8

05 May, 2020 12:00 am 12:00 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will introduce a COVID-19 quarantine for travellers arriving from abroad from June 8, interior minister Priti Patel said on Friday, a measure that airlines have warned will devastate their industry. All international arrivals, including returning Britons, will have to self-isolate for 14 days and provide details of where they will be … Read More

UK, researchers, test, dogs’ ability, sniff out, COVID-19

UK researchers test dogs’ ability to sniff out COVID-19

05 May, 2020 5:57 pm 5:57 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Dogs’ ability to sniff out whether people are infected with COVID-19 will be put to the test by British researchers, in a bid to develop a fast, non-invasive means of detecting the disease. Britain’s government said on Saturday it had given 500,000 pounds ($606,000) towards the research, which will be conducted by … Read More


UK chafes at COVID-19 death toll comparison with Italy

05 May, 2020 9:33 am 9:33 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government sought on Sunday to deflect questions over a coronavirus death toll that is Europe’s second worst after Italy, with officials saying it would take a long time before the full picture became clear. Deaths rose to 28,446 as of May 2 – just short of Italy – increasing pressure … Read More

UK has Europe’s second-highest COVID-19 death toll, new figures show

04 April, 2020 11:41 pm 11:41 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom now has Europe’s second-highest official death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to new figures on Wednesday that cover fatalities in all settings, including in nursing homes. Some 26,097 people died across the United Kingdom after testing positive for COVID-19 as of April 28 at 1600 GMT, Public … Read More

Some countries announce easing of coronavirus lockdowns, but UK doesn’...

04 April, 2020 8:56 pm 8:56 pm

ROME/LONDON (Reuters) – Countries from Italy to New Zealand have announced the easing of coronavirus lockdowns but British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, back at work on Monday after being in intensive care with the disease, said it was too soon to relax the restrictions. Nearly 3 million people have been infected by the coronavirus across … Read More

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PM Johnson back at Downing Street after COVID-19 recovery as UK mulls easin...

04 April, 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am

LONDON (AFP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will return to work today more than three weeks after being hospitalised for the coronavirus and spending three days in intensive care. Johnson, one of the highest-profile people to have contracted the virus, returned to 10 Downing Street on Sunday evening and will chair a meeting on … Read More

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Iran’s ballistic missile launch ‘of significant concern’: UK

04 April, 2020 10:51 pm 10:51 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Friday Iran’s launch of a military satellite using ballistic missile technology this week was “of significant concern” and inconsistent with a United Nations Security Council resolution. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Wednesday for Iran to be held accountable for the launch, and said he believed it … Read More

5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is dangerous fake nonsense, UK says

04 April, 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am

LONDON (Reuters) – A conspiracy theory that links 5G mobile telecommunications masts to the spread of the novel coronavirus is dangerous fake news and completely false, Britain said on Saturday after masts in several parts of the country were torched. When asked by a reporter about the so called “theory” that 5G telecommunications masts could … Read More

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UK coronavirus deaths top 1,000 as country steps up testing

03 March, 2020 10:27 pm 10:27 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Medical workers in England on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic started to be tested on Saturday as the number of COVID-19 deaths in Britain topped 1,000 after a record 260 people died in the previous 24 hours. Government figures showed 1,019 people had died as of 1700 GMT on Friday, … Read More

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Coronavirus: UK Health minister Nadine Dorries tests positive

03 March, 2020 11:37 am 11:37 am

LONDON (Web Desk) – United Kingdom (UK) Health minister and Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has been diagnosed with coronavirus. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation ‘BBC’, Ms Dorries, the first MP to test positive, said she had taken all the advised precautions after finding out and has been self-isolating at home. This comes as a … Read More

UK, police, charge, .man, deaths, 39 Vietnamese, truck

UK police charge another man over deaths of 39 Vietnamese in truck

03 March, 2020 8:35 pm 8:35 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British police said on Wednesday they had charged another man as part of their investigation into the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in the back of a truck near London last year. Alexandru-Ovidiu Hanga, 27, was charged with an immigration offence and was due to appear later at Basildon Magistrates’ … Read More

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UK coronavirus cases double to eight, government declares ‘imminent t...

02 February, 2020 11:07 pm 11:07 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Monday the number of confirmed coronavirus cases had doubled to eight as the government declared the virus a serious and imminent threat, giving it additional powers to isolate those suspected of being infected. Alarm over the coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China, in December is driven by its rapid … Read More