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PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:01 PM IST
"I'm hopeful but obviously, nothing can be guaranteed ... I'm very optimistic that we'll be able to get there," Johnson said when asked about the June 21 date earmarked to end restrictions.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 10:06 PM IST
The relaxation of England’s third national lockdown will begin with schools returning for all pupils on March 8, followed by outdoor gatherings of either six people or two households outdoors from March 29.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 04:38 PM IST
Based on the latest Covid-19 statistics, Johnson is expected to confirm that all schools will reopen across England from March 8 and that families and friends can begin to be reunited outdoors under a return of the “rule of six” for gatherings later in March.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 02:49 PM IST
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce that all schools in England will reopen from March 8, as he sets out how the national coronavirus lockdown will be lifted gradually over the coming months.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 06:44 PM IST
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who will outline the lockdown review in parliament on Monday, said the faster inoculation campaign would seek to offer a first dose to everyone aged over 50 by mid-April.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 06:32 PM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is meeting virtually with the leaders of France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan and the United States to discuss international challenges.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 06:16 AM IST
National prevalence of the virus was down by two-thirds in the first half of February compared to January.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 06:53 PM IST
- Boris Johnson is preparing to publish on Monday a “road map” to ending the national lockdown that has been in place since early January, shuttering non-essential shops and closing restaurants except for take-away service.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 06:14 AM IST
Britain has suffered both one of the world’s worst health crises per capita, with more than 4 million Covid-19 infections and almost 122,000 people dead, and also one of the poorest economic outcomes.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 08:26 PM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to unveil his roadmap for easing restrictions on Feb. 22 amid signs that infection rates, hospitalizations and deaths have fallen sharply since England’s third national lockdown began on Jan. 4.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 06:19 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the G7 Summit in Cornwall in June after India was invited as a guest country by the UK, alongside South Korea and Australia.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 06:23 PM IST
"We think that both the vaccines that we're currently using are effective in, as I say, in stopping serious disease and death," Johnson told reporters.
By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 08:06 PM IST
From appalling to hilarious, here’s a rogue sheet of top politicians and prominent officials around the world who were caught breaching pandemic-related travel restrictions
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 12:28 PM IST
- In a statement to lawmakers, Johnson also confirmed new restrictions for travelers arriving in England from countries where the government thinks there is a risk of known variants of the coronavirus.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:35 AM IST
Now in the midst of its third national lockdown, the UK has hit the devastating milestone of 100,000 deaths from Covid-19.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 06:01 PM IST
Scotland voted against independence by 55% to 45% in a 2014 referendum. But a majority of Scots also backed staying in the European Union in the subsequent 2016 Brexit vote, stoking demands by Scottish nationalists for a new independence vote after the UK as a whole voted to leave.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:46 AM IST
Britain has recorded more than 3.5 million Covid-19 infections - the fifth-highest in the world - and nearly 96,000 deaths.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 05:41 AM IST
Johnson used his first phone call with the US president to welcome Biden's announcements that the United States would rejoin the 2015 Paris climate accord and the World Health Organization.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 06:01 AM IST
“We’ve been informed today that in addition to spreading more quickly, it also now appears that there is some evidence that the new variant - the variant that was first discovered in London and the southeast (of England) - may be associated with a higher degree of mortality,” he told a news briefing.
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:18 PM IST
The policy, which would cost about 2 billion pounds a month, would be designed to overcome people’s fear of losing income if forced to self-isolate by a positive test, according to a document dated January 19 obtained by the Guardian and confirmed by a person familiar with the matter.
By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 01:05 AM IST
The summit will be held in Cornwall during June 11-13. The UK invited the leaders of India, Australia and South Korea to attend as guest countries to “deepen the expertise and experience around the table”, the statement said.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 05:22 AM IST
The summit will take place in the tiny resort of Carbis Bay in Cornwall, southwest England - an area now most famous for its beaches and surfing but also home to fishing fleets and once an important mining area.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 11:09 AM IST
England is currently in the second week of its third national lockdown amid a sharp rise in infections and hospitalizations in recent weeks. Schools are closed to most pupils, restaurants and non-essential shops shuttered, and people ordered to stay at home.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 02:47 PM IST
Critics say Boris Johnson government’s slow response as the new respiratory virus emerged from China was the first in a string of lethal mistakes.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 06:28 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to social media to urge people to strictly follow the stay-at-home lockdown as the disease continues to spread at an “alarming rate”.
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 07:05 PM IST
Johnson hailed the achievement of scientists as the UK regulator approved the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday
By Prasun Sonwalkar| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 05:07 PM IST
Spain has seen a spike in the number of cases in recent days, prompting UK officials to impose the 14-day quarantine on Britons and travellers arriving from that country. The decision has thrown holidays of millions of Britons into disarray.
By Reuters | London
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2020 05:13 PM IST
At prime minister’s questions, the opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer suggested both systems were not yet ready before England eases its coronavirus lockdown from July 4.
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2020 11:07 PM IST
Boris Johnson announced the “cross-departmental commission” in an article in The Daily Telegraph, in which he wrote that though much has changed in the UK on issues of race, there is much more that needs to be done.
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 08:14 PM IST
Wooed by David Cameron since 2005 when he became party leader and later as prime minister after 2010, the 1.5 million-strong community has increasingly gravitated towards the Conservative party.