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UK records biggest ever rise in new coronavirus cases

Coronavirus

There have been another 7,143 cases of coronavirus reported in the UK in the last 24 hours – believed to be the biggest rise since the pandemic began. Coronavirus Seventy-one coronavirus-related deaths have also been recorded – the highest number since July 1, 2020. The significant rise in COVID-19 cases comes after the number of positive tests falling at the weekend, with Monday’s ...

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UN, UK to host major global climate event on Paris Agreement anniversary

António Guterres

Plans to convene the world’s most ambitious climate leaders on December 12 – the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement – will be launched at the United Nations on Thursday, September 24, 2020, António Guterres. UN Secretary General The announcement – at the Climate Change Roundtable to be hosted by the UN Secretary-General on Thursday – comes during a watershed week for ...

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Group begins nationwide UK protest on climate, ecological bill

Extinction Rebellion

Climate change activist group, Extinction Rebellion, on Friday, August 28, 2020 launched nationwide protests in Britain, with a series of initiatives in London and other cities ahead of larger events on the weekend. Extinction Rebellion protesters at ExxonMobil’s UK headquarters in Surrey The activists, with the placards “lies” in giant green letters over the entrance to an office of energy ...

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UK says low-income people in high-risk COVID-19 areas will be paid to self-isolate

Matt Hancock

The UK government announced on Thursday, August, 27, 2020 that people with low incomes living in areas with a high incidence of COVID-19 will be paid if they need to self-isolate and are unable to work from home. Uk Health Secretary, Matt Hancock “Eligible individuals who test positive with the virus will receive £130 ($172) for their 10-day period of ...

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UK’s COVID-19 crisis response damaged by lack of transparency – Scientist

Sir Paul Nurse

The UK government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis has been hindered by secrecy and a lack of openness and transparency from ministers and decision makers, a top scientist in the country said on Monday, August 3, 2020. Sir Paul Nurse Sir Paul Nurse, a Nobel laureate and the director of the Francis Crick Institute in London, said, as cited by ...

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New green jobs package to kickstart eco-friendly UK economic recovery

Rishi Sunak

Plans to support tens of thousands of green jobs with a package of measures worth over £3 billion were unveiled by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, as part of a drive to power up the nation’s workforce and protect the environment. Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced green schemes that will ...

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UK COVID-19 deaths hit 43,414 as another 186 patients die

Boris Johnson

Another 186 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain as of Thursday, June 25, 2020, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 43,414, the British Department of Health and Social Care said on Friday, June 26. Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom The figures include deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider ...

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Nigeria, UK sign MoU on Energy Calculator 2050

MoU

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, and the Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the United Kingdom Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) and the Federal Ministry of Environment. British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona ...

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How new dates were agreed for COP26

Alok Sharma

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will now take place from November 1 to 12, 2021 in Glasgow, the United Kingdom. Alok Sharma, COP26 President The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, with the UK and its Italian partners, agreed on Thursday, ...

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UK’s confirmed COVID-19 death toll tops 30,000

Boris Johnson

Another 649 COVID-19 patients have died, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in Britain to 30,076, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, said on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali The figures include deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community. Chairing the ...

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