Downing Street has revealed that, beginning June 1, those arriving in the United Kingdom, including Britons returning from abroad, must self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days, as part of the country’s efforts to lessen the likelihood of a second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
As relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China (PRC) begins to strain amid the trade war and the coronavirus pandemic, Washington is looking towards closer ties with Taiwan, which remains in dispute with Beijing over its claim to national sovereignty.
Mr Hancock speaking at Thursday’s UK government daily coronavirus briefing, said that the new swab test – which will quickly tell a person who takes the test if they are positive – could be ready in months.
For other migrants the NHS surcharge will remain in place, and the planned increase, from £400 to £624, will go ahead in October. “It is fair to expect people arriving in the UK to work in non-health roles who might use the NHS to make a contribution,” a government source said.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has outlined a four-phase "route map" aimed at restarting society while suppressing the virus. The first phase is expected to begin on 28 May which will include allowing people to meet outside with people from one other household.
UK supermarkets have warned in an open letter they may boycott Brazilian goods if lawmakers pass a bill backed by President Jair Bolsonaro that could potentially quickly destroy the Amazon rain forest, reports found this week.
Restrictions introduced by the UK recommending against all but "non-essential" travel, as the coronavirus sweeps across the country and the rest of the world, has led to a discouraging of movement both to and from Britain.
In a statement the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said its review had found "no evidence indicating Mr Johnson influenced the payment of any sponsorship monies to Ms Arcuri or that he influenced or played an active part in securing her participation in trade missions".
Annual non-EU migration to the UK, especially of those who move to study, has been steadily increasing year-on-year. This contrasts a trend of decreasing travel for work from European Union countries.
According to Nicola Sturgeon's plan, Scotland will be reopening in four stages over the next few months, with "phase one" expected to begin as early as next Thursday.
US President Donald Trump has been touting the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a prophylactic against COVID-19, referring to it as a "game-changer" in the search for potential treatments for the novel respiratory disease, despite a lack of conclusive scientific evidence or large-scale clinical trials to support this.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing travel restrictions shutting down previously-favoured land routes, according to French and British border authorities, there has been a surge in the number of migrants crossing the Channel from France to the UK in small boats despite the perils of currents and low temperatures.
The lockdown and stay-at-home orders implemented to tackle the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the United Kingdom are expected to leave a deeper and longer impact on the nation’s economy than projected.
Universities across the UK are considering how they will continue teaching as normal amid social distancing guidelines. Many are eager to open up when the next term begins in September, while others have pledged to continue online teaching for the entirety of the next academic year.
Accusations against News International for phone hacking are still ongoing as the international scandal begins to envelop more senior executives at the Murdoch-owned media corporation. Former News of the World employees are accused of using an array of means to improperly access information for stories.
Nursery and primary pupils could return to classes from June 1 following the announcement of plans for a phased reopening of schools. Ministers face increasing pressure to reconsider the plans over fears it may put children at risk from coronavirus.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - More than one in five prospective university students in the UK may postpone the start of their studies for a year if higher education institutions are still suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak which could lead to a funding crisis, according to findings published by advisory firm London Economics on Wednesday.
Donald Trump has touted hydroxychloroquine as a treatment against the SARS-CoV-19 coronavirus, despite scant evidence that it helps prevent or fight the disease it causes and warnings from his own health officials that the drug should not be administered outside a hospital or formal clinical trial.
The United Kingdom has been hit by a heatwave, just as the country seeks to deal with a coronavirus outbreak. The British government has relaxed certain lockdown restrictions as it claims to have succeeded in preventing a health service overload.
The Government has planned to recruit 21,000 contact tracers to manually gather information and get a detailed picture of who might be at risk of infection. Serco made the error when it emailed new trainees to tell them about training.