Sajid Javid announces positive Covid test
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Sajid Javid announces positive Covid test
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Boris Johnson lifted the vast majority of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England on July 19, as the country moved to step four of its coronavirus lockdown roadmap. Every adult in the UK should have had the chance to have both doses of a coronavirus vaccine by mid-September, the Government said. The government has said it was not expecting work in offices to be completely back on July 19.
Russian athletes are still present at Tokyo 2020, despite a ban for the country over a state-sponsored doping scheme
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Keir Starmer urges No 10 to bring forward Covid isolation end date. Labour leader calls for date on which fully vaccinated in England can avoid self-isolation to match that of Wales
Pain aggravation: the human cost of medicine price hikes. After Advanz’s £100m fine over the price of its thyroid tablets, two people recount the difficulty of obtaining medication
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Israel will begin offering a third shot of the Pfizer vaccine to people aged over 60–a world first in efforts to slow the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, launching the campaign, said President Isaac Herzog would be the first to receive the booster, on Friday. Israel was a world leader in the vaccination rollout, with many seniors getting their shots in December, January and February as they were regarded as the most vulnerable sector of the population.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has restored a crucial pact governing the presence of U.S. troops in the Southeast Asian nation, the two countries' defence ministers said on Friday, reversing a decision that had caused increasing concern in Washington and Manila. The Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) provides rules for the rotation of thousands of U.S. troops in and out of the Philippines for war drills and exercises. It has assumed additional importance as the United States and its allies contend with an increasingly assertive China.
The company is planning to operate around 45% of passenger capacity between July and September compared with the same period in 2019.
Boris Johnson is facing pressure to change his pandemic strategy for England after Wales confirmed fully vaccinated adults will not have to isolate from August 7. The Prime Minister has insisted England is “nailed on” from August 16 to allow double jabbed adults to escape isolation if they come into contact with a positive coronavirus case. Sir Keir Starmer questioned why England should have a later timeline, saying this risks creating more pain for families and businesses.
Team GB are aiming to build on their latest medal rush as an impressive start to the Tokyo Olympics continues. Britain earned six more medals on day seven, with historic success for Bethany Shriever and Kye Whyte on the BMX track and further swimming podium places for Duncan Scott - his third medal of the Games so far - and Luke Greenbank. USA are again expected to enjoy a medal gold rush at the Tokyo Games, but currently trail China and Japan in the medal table.
Saudi Arabia will reopen its borders to tourists on Sunday for the first time in 18 months
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Coronavirus infection cases have reached daily records in Tokyo, now playing host to the Olympic Games
The bidder said the Competition and Markets Authority told it that it ‘has no further questions’ regarding the offer.
Local residents in Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul, gathered on the streets to enjoy the rarely-seen snow on July 28.Otavio Pinto filmed a video that shows the crowd screaming and vehicles honking while snow falls from the sky.Multiple cities in southern Brazil recorded snow on Wednesday, according to a local media. Credit: Otavio Pinto via Storyful
We’re slowly discovering the murky side of elite sport – thanks to women speaking outThe Tokyo Games have shone a light on bullying, abuse and sexualisation, which are too often ignored in the pursuit of glory ‘Many will wonder whether Simone Biles’ loss of nerve has deeper roots.’ Photograph: Ashley Landis/AP
Life coach Laura Brunton read extensively and spoke with her doctors after being hesitant about the vaccine due to reading misinformation online.