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Covid: UK daily cases pass 50,000 for first time since January

More than 50,000 daily coronavirus cases have been reported in the UK for the first time since mid-January. There were 51,870 cases recorded – the highest figure since 15 January – and 49 deaths within 28 days of a positive test. From Monday, lockdown rules will end in England – although some guidance will remain. Earlier, England’s chief medical officer ...

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UK PM Boris Johnson pledges more powers for local leaders in levelling up plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday unveiled measures to level up the country, including by taking a more flexible approach to devolution and growing the private sector. He set out the catalytic role for government and the need to empower strong local leaders by taking a more flexible approach to devolution, with new “County Deals” to take devolution beyond ...

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UK records 63 further coronavirus deaths and 48,553 cases in a day

UK has reported another 48,553 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 5,281,098, according to official figures released Thursday. The daily figure is the highest since mid-January, up from 42,302 cases reported Wednesday. The country also recorded another 63 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest daily increase since March 26. The ...

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UK report another 42,302 more daily coronavirus cases, 49 deaths in 24 hrs

UK has reported another 42,302 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, the highest since mid-January, according to official figures released Wednesday. The country also recorded another 49 coronavirus-related deaths. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test. The latest data were revealed as the British government has confirmed that ...

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UK reports 36,660 new coronavirus cases and 50 more deaths in a day

UK has reported another 36,660 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 5,191,459, according to official figures released Tuesday. It is the seventh day in a row where the daily cases have been more than 30,000. The country also recorded another 50 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest daily increase since ...

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UK parliament backs foreign aid cut

Britain will go ahead with a temporary cut to its foreign aid budget after Prime Minister Boris Johnson defeated a rebellion in parliament on Tuesday by lawmakers in his Conservative Party. The government won a vote by 333 to 298 on its proposal to cut the minimum spend on overseas development to 0.5 percent of economic output. The cut was ...

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UK reports 34,471 new cases and 6 more deaths in 24 hrs

UK has reported another 34,471 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 5,155,243, according to official figures released Monday. It is the sixth day in a row where the daily cases have been more than 30,000. The country also recorded another six coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related ...

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UK reports another 31,772 coronavirus cases, 26 more deaths in 24 hrs

UK has reported another 31,772 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 5,121,245, according to official figures released Sunday. The country also recorded another 26 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 128,425. These figures only include the deaths of people who died ...

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UK reports another 32,367 coronavirus cases and 34 deaths in a day

UK has reported another 32,367 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 5,089,893, according to official figures released Saturday. The country also recorded another 34 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 128,399. These figures only include the deaths of people who died ...

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