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Prince Charles now much better, thanks Hasina for letter

Prince Charles has extended his sincere thanks to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her letter in which she had wished his early recovery from the novel coronavirus. “I was enormously touched by your very kind letter of concern and for your generous wishes for my recovery from this beastly virus,” the Prince of Wales said in a letter sent to ...

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UK declares £21 million for Bangladesh to fight COVID-19

The United Kingdom (UK) has announced 21 million pounds support to Bangladesh in containing outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic to facilitate Dhaka’s National Preparedness and Response Plan. The support will also help take preparedness against deadly coronavirus spread in the Rohingya camps and host community there, a press release said on Monday. Of the support, seven million pound will be disbursed ...

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Coronavirus: PM admitted to hospital over virus symptoms

  Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said. He was taken to a London hospital on Sunday evening with “persistent symptoms” – including a temperature. It is said to be a “precautionary step” taken on the advice of his doctor. The prime minister remains in ...

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UK warns of tougher social distancing measures

The British government on Sunday warned that outside exercise could be banned if people flout stringent guidelines to cut the spread of coronavirus infections. The UK government on March 23 ordered a three-week shutdown of non-essential shops and services to cut close-contact transmission of the virus. But warmer weekend weather has stoked fears that people could congregate in parks and ...

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Sunny weather tempts Europe; UK queen urges self-discipline

A woman held up her phone to record how Brockwell Park in London has been closed to help stop the spread of coronavirus. As warm, sunny weather beckoned across Europe, Queen Elizabeth II appealed to Britons on Sunday to exercise self-discipline in “an increasingly challenging time” as the country saw a record 24-hour jump in coronavirus deaths that even outpaced ...

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BBC animal park star Lord Bath dies of coronavirus

Longleat Safari Park has announced Lord Bath of Longleat has died after testing positive for the coronavirus. Alexander Thynn, the 7th Marquess of Bath, was the owner of Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire and the wider Longleat estate. Longleat is well known as the location for popular BBC Show Animal Park, which is presented by Kate Humble and Ben Fogle. ...

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Doing everything to ensure your return to UK: Dickson to British citizens

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson. File photo British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Sunday said they are doing everything so that British citizens in Bangladesh can return to the UK reminding them a longer stay here. Biman Bangladesh Airlines has extended the temporary suspension of all international and domestic flights until April 14. “So I think ...

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Child aged five among new UK virus victims

Britain on Saturday reported a record 708vdaily death from COVID-19, including a five-year-old child, who is thought to be the country’s youngest victim. The health ministry said 4,313 people who tested positive for the virus in hospital had died as of 1600 GMT Friday while there were 41,903 confirmed cases as of 0800 GMT Saturday, up 3,735. The toll has ...

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Coronavirus death toll in United Kingdom rises by 708

The United Kingdom has recorded 708 new deaths from coronavirus, the largest one-day rise since the outbreak began. According to figures released by the Department of Health and Social Care, a total of 4,313 have now died in the UK. The figures are current to 5 p.m. (12 p.m. ET) on April 3, but were released a day later. The ...

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