‘No one knows’ how widespread Covid-19 may be in Belmarsh, WikiLeaks editor says as concerns over prison conditions raised

The Covid-19 crisis has created a “dire situation” for inmates in British prisons, WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson has warned, including Belmarsh prison where Julian Assange is being held despite a request for emergency bail. In a video posted by WikiLeaks’ official campaign to stop Assange’s extradition to the US, Hrafnsson said More...

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‘Not being truthful’: UK govt lifts 15% cap in Covid-19 testing of NHS staff amid growing public anger

The UK government has removed a 15-percent cap on health professionals being tested for coronavirus, after previously claiming that a lack of the vital reagent chemical was to blame for the low number of frontline More...

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UK coronavirus deaths rise by 563, the HIGHEST daily increase so far

Daily coronavirus-related deaths have reached an all-time high in the UK – 563 – to take the total number of fatalities to 2,352, according to new figures published by the Department of Health and Social Care More...

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‘Ineptness costing lives’: UK govt accused of breaking Covid-19 testing promises, as 85% of NHS staff in ‘isolation’ fit to work

The UK government is coming under increasing pressure over its apparent failure to deliver on its coronavirus testing numbers, as a top health official says the vast majority of NHS staff isolating at home are doing More...

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‘Character died halfway through movie’: Star of ‘Contagion’ Kate Winslet gives public Covid-19 advice, prompts brutal mockery

British actor Kate Winslet, who starred in the pandemic movie ‘Contagion’ – in which her character ultimately dies – has posted a video advising people on how to stop the spread of coronavirus, leading to More...

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UK mood shifts after first week of lockdown as Brits blast ‘overzealous’ police

After clamoring for stricter measures, some in the UK have started complaining about a “police state.” Transport minister Grant Shapps admitted some officers had been “heavy-handed” but insisted most have More...

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British Airways suspends all flights from London’s second largest Gatwick Airport

Under mounting pressure due to the coronavirus crisis, British Airways says it has been forced to temporarily suspend flights from the UK’s second largest airport Gatwick amid an ongoing battle for survival. That’s More...

By admin On Monday, March 30th, 2020
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‘ONE IN FOUR’ UK doctors forced off work as Covid-19 pandemic causes severe headache for healthcare system

The UK’s national healthcare system (NHS) is struggling to cope with around 25 percent of doctors who are off work sick or in self-isolation, as the Covid-19 pandemic wreaks havoc across frontline services. The More...

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‘Incredibly selfish’: Labour MP who broke Covid-19 travel rules to wish elderly father happy birthday leaves people divided

A UK lawmaker who traveled miles to celebrate the birthday of his father — ex-Labour leader Neil Kinnock — going against government lockdown rules on coronavirus, provoking fierce debate on the rights and wrongs More...

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UK’s coronavirus spread is ‘just-about slowing’ as antibody tests could be ‘ready in days’ – senior epidemiologist

Preliminary data shows that the rate of the spread of Covid-19 across the UK has slowed, while antibody tests could be ready in a matter of days, according to Neil Ferguson, one of that nation’s leading experts More...