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British scientists warn COVID-19 cases will rise despite vaccine

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A group of scientists, which serves as adviser to the British government over the handling of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, has warned that regardless of vaccination, lifting restrictions over the coming weeks “may lead to a small surge of cases and deaths.” Coronavirus Minutes from a meeting with members of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) published on Tuesday, ...

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British govt unveils details of fund to support fisheries

Boris Johnson

The British government has unveiled details of a multi-million-pound fund to support fishing businesses facing difficulties post-Brexit. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said this in a statement on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. A total of £23 million pounds ($31 million) would be given to seafood exporters who ...

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Britain records highest coronavirus death rate worldwide

Coronavirus

Britain is currently recording the highest number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in the world relative to its population. Coronavirus On a seven-day moving average, there were recently more than 16.5 deaths per million people, according to a recent evaluation by Oxford University that refers to data from the U.S.’ Johns Hopkins University. This puts Britain just ahead of the Czech ...

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Hundreds of thousands of people leave Britain due to pandemic

Boris Johnson

Hundreds of thousands of people have left Britain due to the effects of the pandemic on the economy, according to a study reported on Friday, January 15, 2021. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali There is an “unprecedented exodus” of workers born outside Britain, researchers at London’s Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence said. “It seems that ...

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Storm wreaks havoc across France, Britain

Storm Bella

A major storm swept across Britain and into northern France on Sunday, December 27, 2020, leaving thousands of households without power. Bella hits the coasts of England and France at a speed of 160 kilometers per hour Around 18,000 households in northern France are without electricity, with coastal regions of Brittany and Normandy worst affected, the AFP news agency reported, ...

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Britain to ban new petrol cars by 2030 to net zero emissions

Boris Johnson

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030, five years earlier than previously planned, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali This is part of what Johnson is casting as a “green revolution” to cut emissions to net zero by ...

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Covid-19: UK becomes Europe’s worst-hit country

Boris Johnson

Britain has overtaken Italy as the worst-hit country in Europe by the novel coronavirus, according to the latest official figures released on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Chairing Tuesday’s Downing Street press briefing, Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, said another 693 COVID-19 patients have died, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in Britain to ...

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China has questions to answer over coronavirus outbreak, says UK

Boris Johnson

Britain said on Monday, May 4, 2020 that China had questions to answer over the information it shared about the novel coronavirus outbreak, but refused to comment on reports that a U.S.-led intelligence consortium had accused Beijing of a cover-up. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali The U.S. has scaled up its rhetoric over Chinese culpability ...

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Misery as torrential rain causes devastating floods in Britain

Guildford Surrey

Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in York after flood gates protecting the historic city were deliberately opened by the Environment Agency – sending raging torrents through the streets. The authority took to the decision to open the Foss Barrier – a flood defence which protects the city – amid fears water had got inside the main ...

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