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Leicester lockdown
The Leicester lockdown mirrors localised lockdowns across the globe. In the US, some states are re-imposing restrictions, and many countries around the world have reacted to a resurgence of COVID19 infections by closing down affected regions. Bejing residents have to abide by strict rules once again as do the citizens in and around the German meat factory in Gütersloh....

More relaxed rules await Britain next week

The United Kingdom officially announced a more loosened restriction for Britain beginning July 4 as the government prepares to revive the ailing economy. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday that safe distancing measures have been reduced to “over...

PM’s lifting of lockdown ‘is far too premature’ warns ex-chief scientist

The government’s former chief scientist has warned that the loosening of lockdown rules – for England - announced today by the prime minister is “far too premature” and risks...

UK to see lockdown measures relaxed by July 4

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce on Tuesday his new plans for the coronavirus lockdown, among which are the reopening of the hospitality sector and the...

Marcus Rashford gets the government to do a U-turn on free school meals

Although the government's initial response to Marcus Rashford's open letter to MPs was a polite yet patronising rebuttal, Boris Johnson made a spectacular U-turn just days later. The Manchester...

Three airlines sue UK for ‘flawed’ quarantine measures

Three Europe-based airlines have sued the UK government for its “flawed” plan to quarantine all inbound travellers, saying the move will threaten tourism and the economy. In a joint statement, British Airways, Easyjet, and Ryanair...

UK hesitant to reopen classes amid fierce debate

The UK government turned sceptical about its plans to reopen schools as it admitted that not all primary pupils would be able to return to the classroom. With only six months left before classes end...

SAGE experts warn government is lifting lockdown too soon

The government is ploughing ahead with its plans to ease the lockdown in England despite growing concerns from its scientific advisers about the timing of the loosening of rules and restrictions. Up to a dozen...

New lockdown rules come with R-rate warning; UK death toll passes 48,000

Boris Johnson has announced the further easing of lockdown rules in England where groups of up to six people will be able to meet outdoors for the first time since March - but warned...

UK’s ‘test and trace system’ starts – ‘Time to move on’ pleads PM

Boris Johnson has refused to launch an inquiry into Dominic Cummings’ breach of lockdown and instead urged the country to “move on” from the story that refuses to go away. The prime minister will have...