The United Kingdom’s quarantine for travellers arriving from abroad is crucial to avoiding a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Home Minister Priti Patel and Transport Minister Grant Shapps have argued in a newspaper column. Under the plans, all international arrivals, including returning Britons, will have to[…]
Around one in six people in London and one in 20 elsewhere in England have already had the coronavirus, the United Kingdom’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock said, as he announced plans for “antibody certificates”. Data gathered from an antibody surveillance study suggests 17 percent of people in London and around[…]
The United Kingdom has overtaken Italy to report the highest official death toll from the new coronavirus in Europe, figures released on Tuesday showed, increasing pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his response to the crisis.Weekly figures from Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) added more than 7,000 deaths[…]
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was fighting worsening coronavirus symptoms in an intensive care unit on Tuesday, leaving his foreign minister to lead the government’s response to the accelerating outbreak. Johnson’s personal battle with the virus has shaken the British government just as the United Kingdom enters what scientists say[…]
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in hospital in London for tests on Monday suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus, but Downing Street said he remained in charge of the government.Johnson, who had been isolating in Downing Street after testing positive for the virus[…]
Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will now self-isolate for seven days. The UK Prime Minister announced the news on Twitter on Friday morning having experienced a cough and temperature on Thursday afternoon. A spokesperson for Johnson insisted on Friday that the prime minister would remain in[…]
The United Kingdom’s Conservative Party has an endemic problem with Islamophobia, and its failure to deal with it has enabled a culture of intolerance and hate against the country’s Muslims, critics say. Over the past year, Conservative politicians and members have posted anti-Muslim rhetoric on social media, prompting accusations that Islamophobia[…]
Minutes after approving Boris Johnson’s Brexit withdrawal agreement, UK lawmakers have rejected the PM’s “programme motion” in a blow to his plans to fast-track the bill through all stages of the House of Commons by Thursday. UK MPs passed Johnson’s WAB at the second reading stage in the House of[…]
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has blamed Washington for the ongoing row between Tehran and London, saying the US is pulling the strings in an effort to step up pressure on Iran. When US President Donald Trump called off an airstrike against Iran after the downing of a US[…]
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have denied reports that their patrol boats tried to stop a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. There were “no encounters” between the Iranian warships and foreign vessels at the time when the alleged incident took place, the IRGC’s naval unit said in a[…]
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