Coronavirus: Strict measures could last ‘significant period’

Image caption Michael Gove appeared on the Andrew Marr show by video link, as did all the guests because of the virus The UK is facing a “significant period” of strict measures to cope with the coronavirus outbreak, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove has said. He declined to predict exactly how long the instructions to

Alok Sharma: ‘We will boost supply of protective equipment to NHS frontline staff’

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has said that the government is introducing measures to try to boost the supply of personal protective equipment, such as face masks, to protect frontline NHS staff. He also said that “red tape” would be reduced to allow new producers of hand sanitiser to bring products to market quickly. Source link

Brexit: EU-UK trade talks to go ahead via video link

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Michael Gove won’t be meeting EU officials face-to-face for a while UK-EU talks on a post-Brexit trade deal will go ahead as planned next week, despite the chief negotiator on each side being diagnosed with coronavirus. Much of Europe is on lockdown, so Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove will

Coronavirus: MPs urge support for migrants and charities

Image copyright PA Media A group of MPs has written to ministers asking them to support “people with no recourse to public funds” during the coronavirus crisis. The MPs want NRPF status, a condition to some migrants’ right to remain in the UK that stops them receiving public money, to be temporarily removed. It comes

Lib Dems suspend leadership contest until 2021

The Liberal Democrats have suspended their leadership contest for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The party had been due to elect a successor to Jo Swinson in July. The contest will now begin in May 2021. MP Sir Ed Davey and party president Mark Pack will remain as acting leaders in the meantime.

In full: PM’s statement on his coronavirus

Image copyright Reuters Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. Here is his statement in full: Hi folks I want to bring you up to speed with something’s that happening today, which is that I’ve developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus – that’s to say, a temperature and a persistent cough. And on

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson says he’s tested positive

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus. Speaking in a video posted on social media, he said he would work from home but continue to lead the “fightback” against the disease. Read more: Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus Source link

Coronavirus: Jeremy Corbyn says he was proved “right” on public spending

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn says he “did everything” he could to win elections Jeremy Corbyn says the government’s response to coronavirus proves he was “absolutely right” about public spending at the 2019 general election. The Labour leader told the BBC he had been “denounced as somebody that wanted to

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