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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack is seen at Downing Street in London, Britain, December 17, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack has developed mild symptoms consistent with coronavirus and is self-isolating, a spokeswoman for his ministry said on Saturday. Prime Minister Boris
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he had tested positive for coronavirus and was self-isolating at Downing Street but would still lead the government’s response to the accelerating outbreak. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson applauds outside 10 Downing Street during the Clap For Our Carers campaign in support of the NHS,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have left Canada and moved to Los Angeles, where they plan to make a permanent home after stepping back from their royal duties, Britain’s Sun newspaper reported on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive for the annual Commonwealth Service at
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LONDON (Reuters) – Testing as many people as possible for the coronavirus is vitally important but a global shortage of testing equipment is causing a supply bottleneck, British medical authorities said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Chief Medical Officer for England, Chris Whitty speaks at a briefing on COVID-19 measures, as the number of coronavirus cases
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A woman walks her dog in Burgess Park, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in London, Britain, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – More than 170,000 people have signed up to help Britain’s National Health Service tackle the coronavirus outbreak just hours after a request for a quarter of a million
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LONDON (Reuters) – The number of coronavirus deaths in Britain jumped on Tuesday, the first day of a national lockdown, while the government called for 250,000 volunteers for the health service and announced a temporary hospital would open in London next week. In a TV message on Monday evening watched by more than 27 million
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LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom went into lockdown on Tuesday as the number of coronavirus deaths jumped and the government called for 250,000 volunteers for the health service, as it announced a temporary hospital would open in London with help from the military. In a TV message on Monday evening watched by more than
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered Britons to stay at home to try to halt the spread of coronavirus, closing non-essential shops, telling people not to meet with friends or family and warning those who do not follow the rules face fines. A woman watches British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s press
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A person works out with the City of London behind as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – A further 54 people have died in the United Kingdom after testing positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 335, the
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LONDON (Reuters) – UK scientists are to track the spread of the new coronavirus and watch for emerging mutations by using gene sequencing to analyse the strains causing thousands of COVID-19 infections across the country, Britain said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Countries can’t simply lock down their societies to defeat coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s top emergency expert said on Sunday, adding that public health measures are needed to avoid a resurgence of the virus later on. FILE PHOTO: Executive Director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies program Mike Ryan speaks at
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A general view in a deserted Piccadilly Circus in London as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – A further 39 people have died in England after testing positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in the country to
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William has called on the public to heed government advice on how to stop the spread of coronavirus as he hailed health workers battling the outbreak. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, talk with staff during a visit to the London Ambulance Service 111 control room,
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FILE PHOTO: A British Airways plane taxis past tail fins of parked aircraft to the runway near Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – British Airways pilots will have to take two weeks of unpaid leave in both April and May as well as a
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TOKYO (Reuters) – A plane carrying the Olympic torch from Greece will arrive on Friday on Japan’s northwestern coast ravaged by a 2011 tsunami, but the welcome ceremony will have no spectators, amid worries that the Games could be cancelled over a coronavirus pandemic. Olympics – Olympic Flame Handover Ceremony – Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, Greece
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Empty restaurant tables are seen as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Employers in the United Kingdom expected employees’ pay to be subdued in 2020 even before the coronavirus outbreak put British businesses in jeopardy, a survey of private sector employers conducted
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