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Travel ban lifted: Government announces list of 59 countries exempt from quarantine, including France, Spain and Italy

The government has finally revealed its list of 59 countries where restrictions no longer apply for those travelling from England, including France, Spain and Italy. Previously, a “double lock” prevented nearly all international travel: the Foreign Office (FCO) advised against all non-essential travel abroad, invalidating Britons’ travel insurance, and a mandatory 14-day quarantine period was […]

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Airbus job losses ‘utterly devastating’, says Welsh Government

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Airbus employs more than 6,000 people at its site in Broughton, Flintshire Plans to cut 1,700 UK Airbus jobs have been described as “utterly devastating” by a Welsh minister. Economy, Transport and North Wales minister, Ken Skates said a “huge number” of workers would be extremely worried by the […]

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Outgoing President of Burundi dies after cardiac arrest, according to government

“The government of the Republic of Burundi present their most sincere condolences to the Burundian people in general and to his afflicted family. Burundi has just lost a dignified son of the country, the President of the Republic, a Supreme Guide of National Patriotism,” the statement said. “He was an example for all Burundians, of […]

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U2’s Bono lobbied government on housing, database shows

U2 frontman Bono lobbied the government in recent weeks to establish a “broad-based, special housing policy task force,” according to public records filed on Friday. Under his given name, Paul Hewson, an entry was created in the State’s lobbying database for the period covering January 1st to April 30th this year. It shows he had […]

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HS2 ‘badly off course’ as damning report accuses government of hiding soaring costs

A damning report on the troubled HS2 high-speed rail programme has accused the government and the company running the project of hiding massive cost and time overruns from parliament and taxpayers. The report by an influential Commons spending watchdog found the programme has gone “badly off course” and said the Department for Transport and HS2 […]

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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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Government accused of ‘sleepwalking into disaster’ over coronavirus outbreak – Channel 4 News

‘I can’t give you a date’, the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said today about when schools would reopen. In normal times many schools would be opening tomorrow after the Easter break. Meanwhile frontline medical workers and social care staff in institutions continue to voice fears about a lack of adequate personal protective equipment or PPE. […]

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Ontario government makes changes to pay doctors, keep clinics operating

The Ford government has heard the plea of doctors in the province and late Friday approved changes to allow doctors to get paid sooner rather than later. At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, doctors agreed to adopt new physical distancing measures and conduct phone and virtual consultations with patients, and in exchange the province […]

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Government to ramp up support for laid-off workers

The Government is considering a proposal under which it could pay up to three-quarters of the wages of thousands of staff who have been laid off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In the interim, the Government on Friday night announced changes to its existing financial support arrangements, which would allow employers to top […]

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‘Federal government needs to get its [email protected]#t together’

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker had stern words for the White House on Saturday night as reports flooded in about lengthy lines and overcrowding at airports as travelers attempted to get into the U.S. amid new coronavirus-imposed screenings. Pritzker criticized President Donald Trump and his administration on Twitter as the new screenings were implemented for those […]

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