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Coronavirus: UK Parliament could return virtually on 21 April

Parliament could return virtually on 21 April to debate coronavirus measures, authorise spending and make laws. “Technological solutions” are being prepared for consideration next week, a spokeswoman for Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said. It comes after Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said MPs must be able to hold the government’s decisions to account. Sir Keir said many areas had seen ...

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson ‘owes his life to NHS staff’

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he owes his life to the NHS staff treating him for coronavirus. The prime minister, 55, thanked medics at St Thomas’ hospital in London, where he continues to recover after spending three nights in intensive care.It comes as UK deaths from the virus are expected to pass 10,000 on Sunday, reports BBC. On ...

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UK pledges extra coronavirus funds for WHO, NGOs

Britain announced Sunday hundreds of millions of pounds in additional aid to groups including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Red Cross to help prevent a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The government said o200 million ($249 million, 228 million euros) would go to British charities and international organisations to assist developing countries fight COVID-19. It hopes tackling ...

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Good progress on chartered flights for UK nationals from Dhaka: Dickson

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson.File Photo British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson has said they are making good progress with their plans to charter flights to help British nationals in Bangladesh return home. In a video message, he said they are about to launch an online registration process so that they know which British visitors ...

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Coronavirus: 917 new coronavirus deaths as UK told to stay home

The UK has recorded 917 new coronavirus deaths, taking the total number of people who have died in hospital with the virus to 9,875. For the second day in a row, more than 900 deaths were recorded in hospitals. The latest figures come as the prime minister has told friends he owes his life to the NHS staff who treated ...

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19 health care workers of UK died in coronavirus

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock says 19 NHS workers have died in the coronavirus outbreak so far. He announced the toll a day after he was pressed to reveal how many frontline workers had lost their lives in the fight against Covid-19. At Friday’s afternoon briefing, Mr Hancock deferred to England’s Chief Nursing Officer Ruth May, who declined to give ...

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Coronavirus: Doctors’ lives at risk in UK over PPE shortages, says BMA

A doctors’ union has said many of its members are still not getting the protective equipment they need to treat patients with coronavirus. The British Medical Association (BMA) said doctors were putting their lives at risk. On Friday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there was enough kit for everyone and unveiled a plan for addressing shortages.The UK recorded 980 hospital ...

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Boris Johnson now able to go on “short walks” at hospital

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been able to go on short walks, between periods of rest, “as part of the care he is receiving to aid his recovery,” a Downing Street spokesperson said on Friday. “He has spoken to his doctors and thanks the whole clinical team for the incredible care he has received,” the spokesperson said. “His thoughts ...

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Father says Boris Johnson likely out of action for a while

British Prime minister Boris Johnson needs time to recover from the new coronavirus and is unlikely to be back at work soon, his father said Friday, as millions of Britons began an Easter holiday weekend in lockdown. The 55-year-old U.K. leader spent three nights in the intensive care unit at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London after his COVID-19 symptoms worsened. ...

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Tulip Siddiq reappointed shadow early years minister

British parliamentarian Tulip Siddiq has once again been appointed as shadow minister of early years, as part of a reshuffle following the election of new Labour leader Kier Starmer. Siddiq previously served in the position following Tracy Brabin’s promotion to shadow culture secretary and previously served in the same role between 2016 and 2017. Siddiq has also previously served as ...

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