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COVID-19:British PM returning to work to face pressure over lifting lockdown measures

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will return to work on Monday under pressure from the Labour leader and Conservative donors over lifting coronavirus lockdown measures. The prime minister, who was treated in intensive care after contracting COVID-19, will be back in Downing Street just over a fortnight after leaving hospital. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has stepped up pressure on ...

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Boris Johnson to return to work Monday

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will return to work in Downing Street on Monday, about two weeks after leaving hospital, British media reported Saturday night. Johnson told his cabinet colleagues that he will be back to his normal schedule following his treatment in St. Thomas’ Hospital in London for COVID-19. Depending on doctors’ advice, Johnson may host Monday’s daily Downing ...

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Coronavirus: UK to operate 5 more charter flights from Dhaka for British citizens from April 29

File photo. The United Kingdom (UK) will operate five more special flights from Dhaka to London for British tourists, short term visitors and their direct dependants to return to the UK from Wednesday. British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson announced the decision in a video message on Sunday morning. The flights will be operated from Dhaka to London ...

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UK Says Virus Death Toll Up By 813 To 20,319

London : The UK’s official coronavirus death toll passed the milestone of 20,000 on Saturday, which the Home Secretary Priti Patel described as “a deeply tragic and moving moment”. Health department figures showed a further 813 people had died in hospital after contracting COVID-19, pushing the official number of fatalities to 20,319. The medical director of NHS England Stephen Powis ...

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Coronavirus: UK hospital deaths pass 20,000

More than 20,000 people have now died with coronavirus in UK hospitals, the Department of Health has announced. The latest figures showed a total of 20,319 deaths in the UK, up by 813 on the previous day. At the government’s daily briefing, the home secretary described the figure as a “tragic and terrible milestone”. Last month, the government’s chief scientific ...

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UK Records 768 New COVID-19 Deaths

NEARLY 20,000 people in the UK have died of coronavirus, according to new figures. A total of 19,506 patients had died in hospital as of 5pm on Thursday, the Department of  Health said. The figure is up by 768 from 18,738 the day before. It comes as Health Secretary Matt Hancock faces increasing pressure to follow Nicola Sturgeon’s lead and ...

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Recovering UK PM Johnson ‘in good shape’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is recovering after contracting the new coronavirus, is “in very good shape”, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Friday. Johnson, 55, spent a week in hospital, including three days in intensive care, before being discharged on April 12. “I spoke to him yesterday, he is in very good shape and is clearly recovering,” Hancock ...

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Coronavirus: Test website closes after ‘significant demand’

  The online website for key workers to book coronavirus tests has temporarily closed following “significant demand”, the Department of Health has said. It said it was continuing to “rapidly increase” availability and more tests would be available on Saturday. The website opened on Friday but appeared to close by mid-morning with some users met by an “applications closed” message. ...

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Record fall for UK retail sales as lockdown hits

UK retail sales fell a record 5.1% in March as many stores shut up shop in the face of the coronavirus lockdown. The figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the steepest sales fall since it started collecting the data in 1996, BBC reported.Food and online shopping rose, and alcohol sales jumped by 31%. But clothes sales tumbled ...

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UK Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs to 18,738 With 616 New Fatalities

Britain’s health ministry on Thursday said 616 more people had died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus in hospital, taking the country’s official death toll to 18,738. The figure, for the 24-hour period to 1600 GMT on Wednesday, was lower than the 759 reported the previous day, after government claims the virus had hit its peak and as debate ...

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