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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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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the coronavirus task force daily briefing as Vice President Mike Pence stands by at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst LONDON (Reuters) – U.S President Donald Trump wished British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a speedy recovery from coronavirus during a phone call on
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating at his Downing Street residence but said he would still lead the government’s response to the accelerating outbreak. Johnson, 55, experienced mild symptoms on Thursday, a day after he answered questions at a weekly question-and-answer session in parliament’s
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FILE PHOTO: A Royal Mail postal worker stands in the yard of a sorting office in Altrincham, Britain October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble/ (Reuters) – Royal Mail (RMG.L) said on Friday its heavily disputed turnaround program would take longer than previously planned as it cancelled its dividend and suspended financial forecasts for the next year
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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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FILE PHOTO: Police officers walk through Newcastle Central Station in Newcastle upon Tyne, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. Newcastle upon Tyne, Britain, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith LONDON (Reuters) – Anyone claiming to have coronavirus who deliberately coughs at emergency workers faces being jailed for two years, Britain’s Director of Public Prosecutions
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial regulators announced a welter of measures on Thursday to give companies more time to publish results and banks more leeway for handling troubled loans. FILE PHOTO: Sam Woods head of Britain’s Prudential Regulation Authority poses for a portrait in his office in London, September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo Britain’s
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LONDON (Reuters) – Testing as many people as possible for the coronavirus is vitally important but a global shortage of the materials needed is causing a supply bottleneck, British medical authorities said on Wednesday. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during his first remote news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain
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FILE PHOTO: A Dyson logo is seen on one of company’s products presented during an event in Beijing, China September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj LONDON (Reuters) – The British government has ordered 10,000 medical ventilators designed by vacuum cleaner company Dyson, the BBC reported on Wednesday. To combat the global coronavirus outbreak, Britain is trying
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Commuters wearing protective face masks walk across London Bridge during rush hour, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. London, Britain, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay LONDON (Reuters) – Nearly half a million people in Britain have filed welfare benefit claims in the past nine days, a sign of how the government’s shutdown of
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A message is displayed in a shop window in London, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley 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 volunteers. “At times of crisis people come together,” Stephen
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(Reuters) – The United States could become the global epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as India announced a full 24-hour, nationwide lockdown in the world’s second-most populous country. DEATHS, INFECTIONS – More than 395,500 people have been infected across the world and over 17,200 have died, according to
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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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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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FILE PHOTO: Amazon logo is seen in front of diplayed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in this illustration taken March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has approached Amazon and other companies about using their services to step up the delivery of coronavirus tests to frontline health workers, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
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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) – Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) could be “overwhelmed” by the coronavirus like the Italian health system in just two weeks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned. FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London, Britain March 20, 2020.
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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 total of 177 patients have died in the United Kingdom after testing positive for coronavirus, the health ministry said on Friday, up from 144
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