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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 176 to 43,906

The UK’s coronavirus death toll has risen by 176 in 24 hours to 43,906, according to government figures. Data from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) showed daily deaths had increased from last Wednesday, when 154 people were reported to have died after testing positive for Covid-19. It came after the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on ...

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Bangladesh seeks fresh British FDI in green financing businesses, other sectors

Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Saida Muna Tasneem has invited fresh British FDI in green financing businesses, clean technologies, renewable energy and IT-enabled services. “UK investors should specially focus on investing in green financing businesses, clean technologies, renewable energy and IT-enabled services in the post-pandemic trade and investment partnership between Bangladesh and the UK,” she said. She was addressing as ...

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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 155 to 43,730

A further 155 people have died of the coroanvirus in the UK, bringing the total to 43,730. That is 16 less than the 171 people who were recorded to have died from Covid-19 in the 24 hours before last Tuesday, according to Department of Health data. It is also the lowest Tuesday death toll since May 26, when 134 people ...

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Boris Johnson sets out ‘ambitious’ economic recovery plan

Boris Johnson says now is the time to be “ambitious” about the UK’s future, as he set out a post-coronavirus recovery plan. The PM vowed to “use this moment” to fix longstanding economic problems and promised a £5bn “new deal” to build homes and infrastructure. Plans set out in the Tory election manifesto would be speeded up and “intensified,” he ...

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Coronavirus: Leicester ‘could be locked down’ says home secretary

The city of Leicester may be facing a localised lockdown after a rise in coronavirus cases, Home Secretary Priti Patel has confirmed. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, she said it was “correct” that the government was considering the move, reported in the Sunday Times. Figures on June 16 showed about 25% of the city’s 2,494 cases so far ...

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Coronavirus: UK ‘on knife edge’ ahead of lockdown easing, scientist warns

The UK remains “on a knife edge” and must act “sensibly” over the summer months to stop a second wave of coronavirus, a scientist has warned. Sir Jeremy Farrar said he is “worried” about a surge in cases ahead of pubs and restaurants reopening next month. Home Secretary Priti Patel said people have to be “conscientious” about the risk of ...

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Oxford vaccine most advanced, says WHO; Sanofi accelerates trials

Even though there are more than 13 experimental vaccines in clinical trials among the 140 being developed to combat Covid-19, the World Health Organisation has identified the candidates developed by Oxford University-AstraZeneca and Moderna Inc as the front-runners. “Certainly in terms of how advanced they are, the stage at which they are, they are I think probably the leading candidate,” ...

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UK lists countries with red, green or amber status for travel

The British government is expected to set up air bridges and to give countries red, green or amber status depending on how safe they are. They are also preparing to announce that people travelling from certain countries will no longer be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival – meaning people will be able to go on holiday there. ...

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UK ‘reluctant’ to close beaches over crowds

Beaches will only be closed by the government “reluctantly”, Environment Secretary George Eustice has said – after a major incident was declared as thousands crowded into Bournemouth. Eustice said people needed to work with the government and observe coronavirus guidelines. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has suggested beaches could be closed by the government if infections rise. It came after England’s ...

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‘Three people stabbed to death’ in Glasgow city centre, Scotland

Three people are believed to have been stabbed to death in a stairwell to a hotel in Glasgow city centre. It understood that a suspect was shot dead by police. The Scottish Police Federation have confirmed a police officer was stabbed. Armed police remain at the scene outside the Park Inn in West George Street. A statement from Police Scotland ...

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