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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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The weightlifter, 43, will become the first ever transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics
Tests at four major railway stations in England and on intercity train services revealed no traces of COVID-19, National Rail has said. Swabs were taken on areas most commonly touched by passengers, including escalator handles, ticket machines and benches, along with hour-long air samples to detect the virus. London Euston, Birmingham New Street, Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly station underwent two rounds of testing in January and June, with tests repeated on trains running between stations.
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
Indian domestic workers lose their jobs to Covid fearsCleaners no longer welcome in middle class homes, as wealthier Indians turn to machines for helpCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Domestic workers in India, many of whom have lost their jobs after the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Aijaz Rahi/AP
The move could mean that popular holiday destinations are moved on to the red hotel quarantine list at short notice.
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.
Emily Wall, a budding artist who started seriously foraging for mushrooms after receiving a book on fungi for Christmas when she was 11 years old, is now a leading champignon champion.
It’s been a year since one of the largest non-nuclear explosions erupted at a port warehouse in Beirut
A lockdown of Australia’s third-largest city Brisbane was extended until Sunday because of a growing COVID-19 outbreak
After hatching on beaches, the animals travel on currents feeding near the surface where plastic has accumulated.
A prominent Hong Kong singer and pro-democracy activist has been arrested by the city’s anti-corruption watchdog over accusations that he broke the law by singing at a political rally three years ago
The <a href="/topic/tokyo-olympics">Tokyo Olympics</a> got under way with the opening ceremony at the New National Stadium on Friday 23 July and concludes on Sunday 8 August
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.
In the year since a monster explosion disfigured Beirut, a local probe has yet to yield significant arrests or even identify a culprit, with politicians widely accused of stalling progress.
Sharks fleeing toxic red tide take refuge in Florida canal. Lemon, blacktip, bonnethead and nurse sharks retreat from sea as state struggles to contain pollution problem
Hope and disappointment under lockdown in Kashmir – photo essayIn the fourth and final photo essay in our series of work in collaboration with the Magnum Foundation, photojournalist Showkat Nanda has been documenting both the hope and the dashed expectations of young people under lockdown during the pandemic in KashmirThis work is supported and produced by the Magnum Foundation, with a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation Girls playing in the school compound during an afternoon break. Photograph
Political protests are barred at the Olympic Games