Tag Archives: Britain

Johnson Faces Fury After Chief Aide Defies Lockdown

The BBC reports: The PM’s decision to back his chief aide’s lockdown trip to Durham has sparked fears that the government’s coronavirus message will be undermined. Criticism of Boris Johnson’s decision to take no action over Mr Cummings’ 260-mile trip to his parents’ home has come from all quarters. At least 19 Tory MPs are calling for Mr Cummings to …

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UK Vaccine Moves To Advanced Human Trials Stage

NBC News reports: An experimental vaccine for COVID-19 under development at Oxford University hit a milestone Friday with researchers announcing it will be progressing to advanced stages of human trials. It will be tested in 10,260 volunteers across the United Kingdom to determine how effective it is at preventing infection, the university said in a statement. If successful, it could …

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Interpol: Wife Of US Diplomat Now A Global Fugitive

The Guardian reports: An Interpol notice has been circulated worldwide making Anne Sacoolas effectively a fugitive from justice if she sets foot outside her native United States. Sacoolas was charged in the UK withcausing the death by dangerous driving of 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn last August. The US refused to accept an extradition warrant, saying she enjoyed diplomatic immunity at …

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Johnson Blasted For Confusing Lockdown Directives

CBS News reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday announced a phased reopening plan for England, although strict lockdown measures will continue in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland during the coronavirus pandemic. In a nationally televised address, Johnson said people should continue to work from home if they can and only return to work “if you must” and urged …

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Britain To Impose 14-Day Quarantine On Visitors

The BBC reports: UK airlines say they have been told the government will bring in a 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving in the UK from any country apart from the Republic of Ireland in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The new restriction is expected to take effect at the end of this month. Industry body Airlines UK said the policy …

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Hackers Target UK And US Pharmas For COVID Info

Reuters reports: Government-backed hackers are attacking healthcare and research institutions in an effort to steal valuable information about efforts to contain the new coronavirus outbreak, Britain and the United States said on Tuesday in a joint warning. In a statement, Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said the hackers had targeted …

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Boris Johnson: Doctors Prepped To Announce My Death

Axios reports: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in an interview with The Sun on Sunday that the rapid deterioration of his condition while suffering from the coronavirus had doctors preparing how to announce his death. “It was a tough old moment, I won’t deny it. They had a strategy to deal with a ‘death of Stalin’-type scenario. “I was …

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Only 15% Of Brits Would Vote For Trump If They Could

Newsweek reports: More than half of British voters say they would vote for former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump, if given the chance to participate in the upcoming 2020 election, exclusive Newsweek polling reveals. Conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies, the poll, which saw 1,500 adults surveyed online on Sunday, found that 51 percent of British voters …

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British Scientist First To Get “Jab” In UK Vaccine Trial

The BBC reports: The first human trial in Europe of a coronavirus vaccine has begun in Oxford. Two volunteers were injected, the first of more than 800 people recruited for the study. Half will receive the Covid-19 vaccine, and half a control vaccine which protects against meningitis but not coronavirus. The design of the trial means volunteers will not know …

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Boris Johnson Credits NZ Nurse With Saving His Life

The BBC reports: Boris Johnson was just “another patient we were trying to do our best for,” the New Zealand nurse credited with helping to save his life has said. Jenny McGee was praised by the PM for standing by his bedside “when things could have gone either way” while he was in intensive care with coronavirus. She said she …

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UK Paper: Johnson Ignored Warnings, Skipped Meetings

Axios reports: A 5,000-word exposé by the Sunday Times of London — “38 days when Britain sleepwalked into disaster” — finds that Prime Minister Boris Johnson, distracted by personal turmoil and his Brexit victory lap, skipped five early crisis briefings (Cobra meetings) on the coronavirus. Why it matters: Warnings issued in January and repeated in February fell on “deaf ears,” …

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British PM Boris Johnson Discharged From Hospital

The Guardian reports: Boris Johnson has left hospital after spending a week in hospital with Covid-19 and will go to Chequers to continue his recovery. The prime minister was being treated at St Thomas’ hospital in south London and had spent time in the hospital’s intensive care unit after his situation deteriorated. A No10 spokesman said: “The PM has been …

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Julian Assange Fathered Two Children While Holed Up

The Daily Beast reports: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange fathered two children with a lawyer who was helping him fight extradition to the U.S. while he was holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, according to The Daily Mail. The lawyer, Stella Morris, told the Mail that she had decided to come forward about the relationship now because she fears …

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BRITAIN: Dozens Of 5G Attacks By Conspiracy Nuts

The New York Times reports: Across Britain, more than 30 acts of arson and vandalism have taken place against wireless towers and other telecom gear this month, according to police reports and a telecom trade group. In roughly 80 other incidents in the country, telecom technicians have been harassed on the job. The attacks were fueled by the same cause, …

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Boris Johnson Taking “Short Walks” In Hospital Ward

Sky News reports: Boris Johnson is able to walk again after he was moved back from intensive care to a hospital ward, Downing Street says. A statement from Number 10 said: “The prime minister has been able to do short walks, between periods of rest, as part of the care he is receiving to aid his recovery. “He has spoken …

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British PM Boris Johnson Transferred Out Of ICU

The Associated Press reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been removed from an intensive care unit in a London hospital after three nights receiving oxygen treatment for persistent coronavirus symptoms. “The Prime Minister has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery,” a …

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British PM Boris Johnson “Improving, Sitting Up” In ICU

CNBC reports: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a third night in intensive care in a London hospital having been admitted for persistent coronavirus symptoms, although his condition is said to be improving. Culture Minister Oliver Dowden is the latest U.K. lawmaker to comment on Johnson’s condition, telling the BBC Thursday morning that the prime minister is “stable, improving, sat …

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British PM Boris Johnson “Clinically Stable” In ICU

The BBC reports: Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” for coronavirus as he spends his third day in hospital. The prime minister was being kept in St Thomas’ Hospital in London “for close monitoring” and remained “clinically stable,” Downing Street said. Downing Street said he was not working but could contact those he needed to. Downing Street said Mr Johnson …

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British Foreign Minister Is “Deputizing” For Ailing PM, Says Johnson Is Breathing On His Own, In Good Spirits

The BBC reports: Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said he is “confident” Boris Johnson will recover from coronavirus, describing the prime minister as a “fighter”. Speaking at the daily coronavirus briefing, Mr Raab said Mr Johnson remained in “good spirits” and was breathing without assistance. Mr Raab said Mr Johnson was receiving standard oxygen treatment and breathing without any assistance, …

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UK Rejects Trump’s Offer Of Medical Help For Johnson

The Insider reports: Johnson was admitted to an intensive care unit on Monday evening after his “persistent coronavirus symptoms,” worsened. Following the news, Trump told a press briefing that his administration had contacted “all of Johnson’s doctors” and told them that he had asked two unnamed pharmaceutical companies to offer the prime minister support. The president did not name the …

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