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By admin On Friday, January 22nd, 2021
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UK govt will NOT give £500 to everyone who tests positive for Covid-19, contrary to reports – Number 10

The UK prime minister’s office has denied reports it is planning to make a payment of £500 to people with Covid-19 in a bid to encourage them to stay at home and not take the virus to their workplace. Number More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
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‘Vaccines are not going to do the heavy lifting’ in tackling Covid-19 infection rates, UK govt scientific adviser warns

UK government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance has warned that the country cannot rely on the vaccine rollout to do the “heavy lifting” to ease the pressure on the NHS and to reduce Covid-19 infections More...

By admin On Monday, January 18th, 2021
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‘Deepest concerns’: South Africa Covid-19 variant binds more easily to human cells, making it more infectious, govt adviser says

The so-called South Africa Covid-19 variant binds more easily to human cells with a stronger mechanism, allowing it to spread more easily between its human hosts, the government’s advising chief epidemiologist More...

By admin On Monday, January 18th, 2021
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Beijing to sanction US officials over Taiwan, claims Trump govt burning bridges and creating obstacles for new administration

Beijing has said it will impose sanctions on US officials for “performing badly” over Taiwan, and that it deplores the “scorched-earth policy” of the Trump administration, which is creating obstacles for More...

By admin On Sunday, January 17th, 2021
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Austrians must wear FFP2 respirators in malls & on public transport, govt says amid lockdown extension

Austria has introduced tighter rules on social distancing and mask-wearing, with a nationwide lockdown extended until February 7. Life will hopefully return to normal in the summer, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has More...

By admin On Sunday, January 17th, 2021
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Survivors of Ireland’s mother-and-baby homes accuse govt of whitewashing ‘illegal’ vaccine trials on children

Survivors of Ireland’s infamous mother-and-baby homes have accused the government of failing to properly investigate vaccine trials that they unwittingly participated in as infants. The Irish government formally More...

By admin On Friday, January 15th, 2021
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UK govt rejects media report it plans to end 48-hour workweek and lower labour standards post-Brexit

The UK government has denied a report saying that it is planning to curtail workers’ rights in order to appease Tory MPs and save administrative costs after Brexit. “We are not going to lower the standards More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
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‘Urgent intervention’: UK supermarkets appeal for govt action to tackle N. Ireland post-Brexit food supply problems

The UK’s biggest supermarket chains have come together to call for government action “to prevent significant disruption” to Northern Ireland’s food supply chains due to new customs regulations More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 13th, 2021
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‘Childish’ & ‘inaccurate’: Farage grilled on Twitter over comparing UK to EAST GERMANY over govt Covid policies

Nigel Farage has riled social media by saying the UK is heading steadily towards a police state with every new restriction taken in the name of fighting Covid-19. ‘East Germany’ started suddenly trending More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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Irish govt to apologize after inquiry finds ‘appalling infant mortality’ at mother & baby homes run by Catholic Church and state

The Irish government will formally apologize after a new report detailed the pain experienced by unmarried mothers and their children at Church- and local authority-run homes, a minister confirmed on Tuesday. A More...