The English Premier League was shut down earlier this month, with the last game being Leicester City’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa. Football will not resume before 30 April and pessimists are predicting the 2019/2020 season will never be completed.
There has been growing opposition to the increasing powers the UK government has been seeking, within the context of tackling the COVID-19 outbreak. Rights groups have noted that prior emergency powers have ultimately became permanent.
In early March, Boris Johnson announced Britain’s coronavirus battle plan which includes a strategy of “social distancing”, involving people working from home, not travelling unnecessarily, or socialising in large numbers.
Cafes and restaurants have faced difficulty as governments across the world are advising citizens to minimise social contacts and avoid eating out, and opt for delivery and drive-through services instead.
LONDON (Sputnik) - The UK government will urge the country's most vulnerable citizens to isolate themselves for at least the next 12 weeks in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick said at a press conference on Sunday.
Earlier on 17 March, France closed off its external, non-EU borders for travellers with the exception of the UK, which is undergoing a transition period after Brexit.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 20 March instructed all public institutions and places of gathering to shut their doors due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Like his son Boris, Stanley Johnson is famous for making controversial remarks. Last week, he challenged the UK government’s orders to stay indoors to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “[Boris] said that we should avoid going to the pub, but if I have to go to the pub, I will go to the pub”, Stanley Johnson told ITV.
Despite this week being meant to be marked by celebrations - of Boris Johnson’s 100 days in office, his fiancee Carrie Symonds’ b-day, and Mother’s Day on Sunday, Downing Street is predictably opting for a bit of self-isolation with the nation's its most prominent flat relying on food deliveries - more specifically, of eco-veggies, as it turns out.
The royal aide is understood to have contracted COVID-19 early last week, while the monarch was only sent away from Buckingham Palace on Thursday.
At the moment, over 5,000 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Great Britain, and the death toll from the disease has climbed to at least 233.
According to the FCA, the recent developments in the capital markets make the basis on which companies are working highly volatile, so they are in need of more time to plan and prepare their financial statements.
As Britain’s death toll creeps closer and closer to the 200 mark, with not far off 4,000 under the spell of the disease, shoppers across the country are storming supermarket aisles and stripping the shelves clean - but at what cost?
The news - which will likely be seen by many as a ray of hope - comes amidst a nationwide panic as Boris Johnson announces the indefinite closure of all pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes across the UK.
Negotiations on the future relationship between London and Brussels in the post-Brexit era will continue despite the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier testing positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on 20 March.
The UK government has told people to work from home and not to venture out unless it is essential, in a bid to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Professor Jeremy Rossman and political analyst Marcus Godwyn comment on how Boris Johnson’s government has tackled the crisis.
A new report by the UK National Audit Office (NAO) severely criticizes the Ministry of Defence for pushing the F-35 through its 2018 initial operating capability (IOC) certification despite dozens of problems, some of which remain unresolved more than a year later.
As of Thursday, 19 March, a total of 64,621 people have been tested for coronavirus in the UK, and 3,269 have tested positive, with 144 deaths. The UK government has ordered all but “key workers” to work from home.
There is growing concern from UK-based rights groups that the global pandemic will be used to disproportionately curb civil liberties and human rights as the government is demanding sweeping powers for an extended period of time.
According to NHS data, some 3,269 cases of COVID-19 have been registered in the UK with the death toll rising to 144 people on 19 March. The epidemic in the country has already led the government to recommend citizens stay in their homes and take financial measures to support local businesses.