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Drive urging people back to the office on ice after fears of spike in cases

South Korea has reported 299 new cases as officials placed limits on dining at restaurants and closed fitness centers and after-school academies in the greater capital area to slow the spread of the virus. The 17th consecutive day of triple-digit increases brought the national caseload to 19,699, including 323 deaths. The Korea Centers for Disease Control […]

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Top disease expert blames surge in Covid-19 cases on US failure to shutdown

South Africa’s decision to reimpose a ban on the sale of alcohol upset consumers and the hospitality sector on Monday, but health experts said it could free up space in stretched hospitals as coronavirus cases spike. Ramaphosa announced the return of the ban, which was only lifted on 1 June, in an address to the nation on […]

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Public should wear face masks, government says

This is where we see much more detail about  the timetable for the measures already outlined – though  this is caveated.  “We cannot predict with absolute certainty what the impact of lifting restrictions will be,” the document says, as it depends on the infection rate.  Step One: Apply from Wednesday 13 May in England Encouraged […]

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Boris is ‘not out of the woods’ and ‘almost took one for the team’, says father Stanley

The Philippines has banned doctors, nurses and other health workers from leaving the country to work overseas in a bid to throw more resources at its own coronavirus outbreak, reports Patrick Sawer. With the pandemic threatening to overwhelm Phillipine’s fragile healthcare system the Government says it requires all available medics and support staff to remain […]

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Cheap computer games and falling fuel prices causes inflation to slow, ONS finds 

UK inflation slowed last month on the back of falling motor fuel and computer game prices, official statisticians have revealed. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the rate of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased to 1.7% in February. Inflation was reported at 1.8% in January, after the cost of energy and aeroplane tickets […]

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What time can I vote in the 2019 general election, and when will we know the results?

Voting day in the December general election is this Thursday Dec 12, which comes six weeks after the chaotic Brexit negotiations in Westminster led MPs to back Boris Johnson’s call for a vote on Oct 29.  Since Parliament was officially dissolved on Nov 6, the UK political parties have been preparing for the upcoming election, with candidates promoting their […]

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English school children are climbing the international league tables as rest of the UK lags behind

English school children are climbing the international league tables while the rest of the UK is lagging behind, according to a major global study. Teenagers in England scored higher than their peers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) league table. The Pisa tests, which are administered […]

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Football manager failed to warn his club’s owner about investors interested in third party ownership of players, court hears

A football manager failed to warn his club’s owner that a group of potential investors wanted to arrange third party ownership of players in breach of FA rules, a court heard yesterday.  Tommy Wright, who is charged with two counts of accepting a bribe, had agreed to arrange a meeting between Patrick Cryne, the owner of Barnsley […]

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