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UK ministers rushed forward France quarantine by 24 hours (source — www.theguardian.com) 14/08/2020 21:12:40

Holidaymakers scramble home as it emerges No 10 changed timing after call with devolved administrationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThousands of holidaymakers scrambled ...

Thousands of Seattle 'flu' cases may have been coronavirus (source — ) 14/08/2020 21:00:01

University of Texas, Austin research suggests that for every two cases of flu there was one of coronavirus. Of the 9,000 people they think had COVID-19 in Seattle, a third were likely children.

GCSEs: 2 million results set to be downgraded, researchers warn (source — www.theguardian.com) 14/08/2020 20:37:03

Exclusive: analysis suggests disadvantaged pupils will be even worse hit than in A-levels debacleTwo million GCSE grades recommended by teachers are set to be downgraded next week, with disadvantaged ...

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 ...

THOUSANDS of Seattle's 'flu' cases last winter were likely COVID-19 (source — www.dailymail.co.uk) 14/08/2020 19:30:31

University of Texas, Austin research suggests that for every two cases of flu there was one of coronavirus. Of the 9,000 people they think had COVID-19 in Seattle, a third were likely children.

Tory MPs Urge Government To 'Look Again' At A-Levels Algorithm That Downgraded Poorest Students (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 14/08/2020 19:20:55

Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. A former minister today led calls for the government to rethink comp...

Thousands of new Covid-19 cases reported in Georgia (source — edition.cnn.com) 14/08/2020 19:14:02

Coronavirus: Thousands return to UK to beat France quarantine (source — www.bbc.co.uk) 14/08/2020 16:11:26

Extra ferry services are laid on as 160,000 holidaymakers see their plans thrown into chaos.

The Tories Are Protecting An Alleged Rapist – We Mustn't Let Them (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 14/08/2020 15:59:20

It’s now been over a week since news broke of a Conservative MP accused of rape by a former parliamentary aide.To date, the party have refused to suspend him, despite repeated calls from women&r...

The Tories Are Protecting An Alleged Rapist – We Musn't Let Them (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 14/08/2020 15:59:20

It’s now been over a week since news broke of a Conservative MP accused of rape by a former parliamentary aide.To date, the party have refused to suspend him, despite repeated calls from women&r...

Coronavirus Updates: Harris Blames Trump for Pandemic; U.S. Sending 125 Million Masks to Schools
Why COVID-19 Cases in Kids are Spiking Across the U.S. | NowThis
U.S. surpasses 5 million coronavirus cases
More than 338,000 U.S. children tested positive for coronavirus as of July, AAP finds
US COVID-19 death toll could reach 300,000 by December l GMA
Coronavirus: 'trouble ahead' for U.S. cities, say health experts
Coronavirus model projects U.S. death toll could hit 300,000 by December
Trump Continues To Downplay U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll | Morning Joe | MSNBC
U.S. Hospitals See Growing Wave Of Coronavirus Patients | NBC Nightly News
Trump claims US coronavirus deaths lower than other nations
Coronavirus cases surge to one-day record, USA accounts for a quarter of new infections | ABC News
CDC: U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Could Reach 180,000 By End Of August | NBC News NOW

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