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Coronavirus infections continue to rise across UK

Coronavirus infections continue to rise across the UK, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics. It estimates cases have risen by a quarter to more than 35,200 a day in England. Infection rates have been highest among teenagers and young adults in recent weeks. It comes as stricter rules come into force for millions more people ...

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Coronavirus cases in the UK stay above 20,000 for fourth day in a row

There has been a further 20,530 new cases of coronavirus in the UK, the fourth day in a row the numbers were above 20,000. The government also said a further 224 people had died from coronavirus, bringing the UK total to 44,571. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 59,000 deaths registered in the ...

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UK coronavirus death toll increases by 189 and Covid-19 cases rise by 21,242

The UK coronavirus death toll has risen by 189 and 21,242 Covid-19 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures from the government. The latest reported deaths from hospitals, care homes and the wider community, brings the UK death toll to 44,347. Overall, 810,467 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in the UK. Separate figures published ...

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UK announces Tk 403cr aid for Bangladesh

The United Kingdom (UK) has announced a new funding for a huge number of Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh after avoiding persecution in Myanmar. In addition to this, the country will provide a total of Tk 403 crore to help Bangladesh deal with coronavirus and natural disasters. UK’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab came up with the support in an ...

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UK plan to be first to run human challenge Covid trials

The UK is pushing ahead to be the first nation to carry out “human challenge” studies where up to 90 healthy people will be deliberately exposed to Covid. The trials, which could begin in January, aim to speed up the race to get a Covid-19 vaccine. The government is putting £33.6m towards the groundbreaking work. Safety will be a number ...

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UK committed to play role in UNSC on Rohingya plight: Lord Ahmad

The UK government is committed to continuing its role in the UN Security Council (UNSC) to highlight the plight of the Rohingyas, says British Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. He praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for hosting over a million Rohingyas in Cox’s ...

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Covid cases rise by almost 19,000 in the UK as 80 more deaths are announced

A further 18,804 cases of coronavirus cases and 80 deaths have been announced in the UK. It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 741,212 and confirmed deaths to 43,726. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 58,500 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. ...

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Covid-19: 17,000 new cases recorded in UK as death toll rises by 67

Just under 17,000 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the UK. The Government said that, as of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 16,982 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK. It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 722,409. The Government also said a further 67 people had died within 28 days ...

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