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Coronavirus: England lockdown easing ‘biggest step yet’, says PM

The easing of lockdown rules in England is the “biggest step yet on the road to recovery”, the prime minister has said. Many businesses – including pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas – can reopen from Saturday, BBC reported. Boris Johnson said the public “must not let them down” by being complacent about social distancing, and he would “not hesitate” to ...

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England’s quarantine-free list of countries published

A full list of countries for which quarantine will not apply to people arriving back in England has been published. Countries including Greece, Spain, France and Belgium are on the list, which comes into effect from 10 July. But countries such as China, US, Sweden and Portugal are not, meaning arrivals from those have to isolate for 14 days. Scotland ...

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Accountability essential for Myanmar for atrocities: UK

UK’s International Ambassador for Human Rights Rita French has said accountability for atrocities is essential for Myanmar to move towards peace and stability. “The UK is deeply concerned by the restrictions Rohingya face on their freedom of movement,” Rita said while delivering  statement during the Interactive Dialogue on the situation of human rights of Rohingya people recently. In recent months, ...

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US under siege as pandemic accelerates, Britain eases quarantine

The United States posted a record 53,000 new coronavirus cases as the deadly pandemic accelerated across the Americas, but its slowdown in Europe led Britain to announce Friday the first exemptions to its quarantine rules. With Europe looking to turn the page on the biggest public health crisis in modern history, travelers arriving into Britain from Germany, France, Spain and ...

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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 45 to 43,951

British officials have confirmed another 45 coronavirus deaths today in the preliminary toll, taking the nation’s official number of victims to 43,951. The count, which only includes a fraction of the fatalities in England, was announced by adding up the updates by NHS England, Public Health Wales and the Scottish and Northern Irish governments. A full UK-wide roundup will be ...

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UK offers Hong Kongers citizenship in response to China

Britain on Wednesday extended Hong Kong residents a broader path to citizenship in response to China’s sweeping new security law for the former UK territory. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement represents the most direct international response to legislation that has been roundly condemned by Western allies. It comes during a London review of its entire range of relations with Beijing ...

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UK makes citizenship offer to Hong Kong residents

Up to three million Hong Kong residents are to be offered the chance to settle in the UK and ultimately apply for citizenship, Boris Johnson has said. The PM said Hong Kong’s freedoms were being violated by a new security law and those affected would be offered a “route” out of the former UK colony. About 350,000 UK passport holders, ...

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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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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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