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Ministers were told TWO MONTHS ago testing travellers could avoid ‘quarantine roulette’ (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 15/08/2020 03:09:37

THE Government was told months ago testing people coming to the UK from “red list” countries could help end “quarantine roulette”. Experts said in June upping tests for holiday...

Ministers were told TWO MONTHS ago testing travellers twice could avoid ‘quarantine roulette’ (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 15/08/2020 03:09:37

THE Government has been urged to test people coming to the UK from “red list” countries to end uncertainty around travel quarantine. Experts said in June upping tests for holidaymakers ret...

Coronavirus live news: Victoria in Australia adds 303 cases as restrictions tighten in Europe (source — www.theguardian.com) 15/08/2020 02:52:35

Australian death toll stands at 379; France removed from UK travel corridor; Greece and Croatia impose midnight curfew on bars and restaurants France could add British visitors to quarantine list afte...

UK hedges bets with 90 million doses of four COVID-19 vaccines (source — www.9news.com.au) 15/08/2020 00:39:49

The UK has secured 90 million doses of coronavirus vaccine, while Germany has discovered a hotspot town actually had four times the number of infections originally reported.

Coronavirus UK: SAGE fear public toilets will harbour virus (source — ) 14/08/2020 23:44:18

Scientists advising the British Government warned public toilets can become crowded and are likely to harbour the virus on numerous cold surfaces.

Five north west towns have a fifth of all new Covid-19 cases in the UK (source — www.mirror.co.uk) 14/08/2020 21:24:04

Kirklees, Blackburn with Darwent, Bradford, Oldham and Rochdale account for a significant chunk of all of the new coronavirus cases recorded in the UK over the past 24 hours

Coronavirus LIVE: UK cities could face more local lockdowns as France quarantine rules start tomorrow (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 14/08/2020 20:35:31

EIGHT towns and cities have been added to the government’s “watchlist” today meaning they could enter into a local lockdown. In Newark and Sherwood there are 26.3 Covid cases per 100...

Care Homes Can Now Test All New Residents For Coronavirus (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 14/08/2020 20:23:00

Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now.Care homes have been given access to coronavirus testing for all new residents ...

Coronavirus live news: France infections accelerate; Spain to close nightclubs and ban public smoking (source — www.theguardian.com) 14/08/2020 20:22:52

France reports more than 2,800 new infections in another new post-lockdown record; Spain announces 11 new measures; Italy to test travellers from Spain, Croatia, Malta and GreeceFrance could add Briti...

More than 1,400 new cases of coronavirus in UK - highest number in two months (source — www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk) 14/08/2020 19:54:20

It's the highest daily increase in cases since June 14 as a further 11 people die with the virus

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