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UK govt urged to set out lockdown exit plan as toll climbs

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The British government was under pressure Wednesday to set out its plans to end the coronavirus lockdown, as the country’s death toll approached 13,000. Keir Starmer, the new leader of the opposition Labour Party, said it would support the government’s expected decision on Thursday to …

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UK’s Johnson recuperates as virus lockdown decision looms

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was recuperating Monday at his countryside retreat and remained off work after saying his battle with coronavirus “could have gone either way”. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is currently deputising for him, but the government is set to make a decision …

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With Johnson out of action, who is running Britain?

London, United Kingdom | AFP | With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in intensive care in hospital with coronavirus, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has stepped in — but he will not have the same power. Here are some of the key questions about who is now running Britain during this crisis. …

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Timeline of British PM Boris Johnson’s battle with coronavirus

London, United Kingdom | AFP | UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care in St Thomas’ Hospital in London with persistent coronavirus symptoms. Here’s how the COVID-19 crisis has unfolded for the embattled British leader. – Early response – The British leader has been criticised for initially not taking …

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UK PM ‘still in charge’ while in hospital with coronavirus

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in hospital after being admitted for tests following 10 days of persistent symptoms of coronavirus, but the government insisted Monday he remained in charge. The Conservative leader announced on March 27 that he had tested positive for COVID-19, and has been …

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UK PM in hospital as queen says united effort will defeat virus

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to hospital after failing to shake off coronavirus symptoms, as Queen Elizabeth II said a united effort would defeat the outbreak. The government announced within an hour of the monarch’s rare special address Sunday to the country and …

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Video app Zoom rockets to fame, with some hiccups, amid pandemic

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  What does British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have in common with virtual happy hour celebrants and thousands of students around the world? All use the Zoom videoconferencing application to get together while staying apart during the deadly coronavirus pandemic. But amid its newfound fame, …

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Global virus cases top a million, deaths surpass 50,000

Washington, United States | AFP | The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has soared past one million and fatalities have topped 50,000 as the United States reported the highest daily death toll of any country so far. Despite more than half the planet living in some form of …

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UK set to back high-speed railway despite soaring cost

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set Tuesday to announce his plans for the HS2 high-speed railway, with reports suggesting he will stick with the long-running project despite soaring costs. HS2, which would quicken rail journeys between London in southeast England and cities to the …

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