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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.
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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Hong Kong's anti-corruption watchdog on Monday charged a singer and prominent pro-democracy activist, Anthony Wong, with "corrupt conduct" at a 2018 election rally, the latest legal action against dissent by authorities in the Chinese-ruled city. The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) said in a statement that Wong had provided "entertainment to induce others to vote" for pro-democracy activist Au Nok-hin in a 2018 legislative council by-election.
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A Belarusian Olympic athlete who claimed her team was forcing her to return home spent the night under protection and may be seeking asylum, officials said Monday.
Max Whitlock speaks after the successful defence of his Olympic pommel horse title in Japan. Qualifying fifth out of the eight finalists, he defied the nerves by delivering once again, cramming five years of gruelling training sessions into a mere 90 seconds, which confirmed his status as one of the country’s greatest gymnasts.
Marie-Solène Letoqueux, a kindergarten teacher in a small town in Brittany, burst into the social media limelight during the first lockdown in France when she created a YouTube show that won her accolades and thousands of followers and, eventually, numerous awards. This is the first installment of a FRANCE 24 series about people who made an impact during the pandemic. French media have celebrated her as a “YouTube star” and a “queen among teachers”, but Letoqueux brushes aside these compliments,
NSW Covid update: premier won’t speculate on lockdown’s end but says vaccination is key to ‘freedoms’Gladys Berejiklian rejects suggestions schools will not return to face-to-face learning by end of the year as state records 207 new coronavirus casesFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian, says the state needs to increase v
Covid deaths in care homes could be higher than Government figures show, care providers have claimed. In data published last month by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), a total of 39,017 deaths occurred in care homes in England from April 10 2020 to March 31. A care home manager, who has not been named, said that “thousands of elderly residents” are likely to have died during the nine days in the time between CQC approving a policy to allow elderly patients with coronavirus to be discharged from hospitals into care homes.
HONG KONG/LONDON (Reuters) -HSBC Holdings beat forecasts on Monday with first-half pretax profit that more than doubled from last year when it set aside $7 billion to cover pandemic-related bad loans. Encouraged by an economic rebound in its two biggest markets of Hong Kong and Britain, HSBC reinstated dividend payments, flagged higher payouts in the future, and released $700 million that had been set aside as provisions. It also said share buybacks were under review as an option after ruling them out earlier this year.
The 26-year-old, who won two gold medals and a silver at Tokyo 2020, is taking time away from swimming to focus on his mental health.
Pakistan reckons with its ‘gender terrorism epidemic’ after murder of Noor MukadamVictims’s family speak of their heartbreak as brutal killing sparks national debate on lack of progress to end violence against women The killing of Noor Mukadam has shone a spotlight on the relentless violence against women in the country. Photograph: Anjum Naveed/AP
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) -India is likely to receive an average amount of rainfall in August and September, the state-run weather office said on Monday, raising expectations of higher crop yields in Asia's third-biggest economy, which relies heavily on the vast farm sector. "As per most parameters, we expect monsoon rains to be normal in August and September this year," Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), told a news conference. The IMD defines average, or normal, rainfall as between 96% and 104% of a 50-year average of 88 cms (34 inches) for the four-month season beginning in June.
Elinor Barker heads to the Tokyo Olympics with her sights set on another gold medal in the team pursuit after an extremely challenging few years since glory in Rio