Sajid Javid says ‘no going back’ on lockdown lifting
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Sajid Javid says ‘no going back’ on lockdown lifting
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.
The latest review of the UK’s travel restrictions is the most eagerly anticipated yet, with hopes that additions to the green list could mean a last-minute summer holiday abroad. From August 2, fully vaccinated people travelling from the EU and the US can enter the UK without having to quarantine. The rumoured amber watchlist could put thousands of holidaymakers at risk of having to stay in hotel quarantine.
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The weightlifter, 43, will become the first ever transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics
Sending the army into locked-down Sydney will leave the most vulnerable feeling angry and targetedAdding khaki to the emergency response gives an extra dimension to the ‘war’ on Covid, but is fraught with possible long-lasting repercussions Soldiers and NSW police in Fairfield, south-western Sydney, on Monday morning. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP
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More Olympic gold for Team GB features among the stories on the nation’s front pages as the working week begins.
After a difficult opening two days on the track, British Athletics was in need of a bit of a boost and while Laura Muir’s smooth and expected qualification on Monday morning was hardly reason to get the bunting back out, given what had come before and the drama that would follow, it was at least reassuring to see her looking fit and fast. With Dina Asher-Smith’s withdrawal, Zharnel Hughes’ false start and Elliot Giles and Daniel Rowden’s failures to make the men’s 800m final, Team GB have been burning through podium chances at an alarming rate inside the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, but Muir kept her hopes of an elusive first global outdoor medal safely on track by finishing second in the morning’s opening 1500m heat. “It didn’t feel that fast so that’s good,” Muir said of her rapid final 400m.
At least eight people have been killed and many more injured after dozens of forest fires broke out in the southern Turkish province of Antalya, local media reported on August 1.According to authorities, the fires broke out on Wednesday July 28 at several locations in Manavgat, a coastal district in Antalya. Turkey’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry said on Sunday that 107 of the 112 fires burning in the region were under control.Drone footage captured in the Manavgat area on Thursday shows burned out buildings, singed trees and thick clouds of smoke. Credit: n__a__z__i__m via Storyful
Ismail Haniyeh has been re-elected as leader of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, officials said on Sunday, cementing his control of the organization which rules the Gaza Strip and has fought multiple violent conflicts with Israel. Haniyeh, Hamas chief since 2017, has controlled the group's political activities in Gaza, the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the diaspora largely from outside Gaza, splitting his time between Turkey and Qatar for the past two years.He directed Hamas in an 11-day c
Troops hit Sydney's streets on Monday to help enforce its prolonged lockdown, as stay-at-home orders in Australia's third-largest city Brisbane were extended to curb a worsening outbreak.
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New Zealand commission launches inquiry into ‘massive human rights failure’ on housingCrisis has been marked by escalating rents, high rates of homelessness and substandard conditions Workers on a public housing development in Auckland, New Zealand. The country’s human rights commission has launched an inquiry into its housing crisis. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images
Surprise French champions Lille beat Cup winners Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the Champions Trophy season curtain raiser in balmy Tel Aviv on Sunday. Portuguese midfielder Xeka scored the winner just before half-time with an unstoppable strike from outside the penalty area that left PSG stopper Keylor Navas no chance."We showed who we are and we deserve this trophy," said Xeka. "A few months after the league title we can all celebrate this new one. Work pays, and that's how we intend to continue."
Victoria Covid restrictions: latest update to Melbourne and regional Vic coronavirus rules explained. As Covid cases decrease in Melbourne, Victoria’s restrictions have been eased. Is there a travel radius limit? Is mask-wearing compulsory? Are home visits limited again? Here are the new rules
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Fiji’s emergency Covid-19 hotline fell silent during the rugby sevens final: we really needed this winThe men’s gold and women’s bronze medals meant everything to Fiji, which has the highest per-capita Covid infection rate in the world The Fiji men’s Rugby Sevens team beat New Zealand 27-12 last week to win gold at Tokyo, the country’s second-ever medal. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters