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A “circuit-breaker” lockdown could save thousands of lives by the end of the year, scientists advising the Government have calculated, as pressure mounts on Boris Johnson to impose stricter restrictions. As the three-tier Covid alert level system comes into force across England, the Prime Minister is facing calls to go further by introducing a fortnight […]

An unnamed player has withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad after testing positive for coronavirus, the Football Association of Ireland has announced. The player is now in self-isolation after being tested for a third time on Monday and will miss Wednesday’s Nations League game in Finland.   “The FAI can confirm that the player […]

UK unemployment has jumped to its highest level for more than three years as the coronavirus crisis claimed jobs across the economy, according to official figures.   The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said unemployment rose by 138,000 quarter on quarter to 1.52 million in the three months to August – the highest since the […]

The Government has been accused of ignoring its own scientists after documents showed that a “circuit-breaker” lockdown was recommended for England by expert advisers three weeks ago.   The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) suggested immediately introducing a national lockdown lasting between two and three weeks to halt the rapid spread of the virus, […]

US President Donald Trump turned his first campaign rally since contracting Covid-19 into an emphatic defence of his handling of the pandemic that has killed 215,000 Americans, joking he felt healthy enough to plunge into the crowd and give voters “a big fat kiss”.   There was no social distancing and mask-wearing was inconsistent among […]

England is expected to be carved up into three tiers from Wednesday with restrictions placed on each area depending on levels of coronavirus transmission.   The Liverpool city region will be placed in the most serious “very high” risk category, while the high alert level reflects interventions in many areas subject to local restrictions, preventing […]

Boris Johnson has announced a three-tier approach to coronavirus restrictions with all of England put into medium, high and very high risk categories. The Prime Minister set out the simplified and standardised system in a bid to stem the surge in Covid-19 cases. READ MORE: What do the three alert levels mean? Here is a […]

Boris Johnson announced the closure of pubs and bars across Merseyside as he battled to gain control over the coronavirus outbreak. The Prime Minister launched a three-tier system of local alert levels for England, with the Liverpool city region placed in the most serious “very high” risk category from Wednesday. Mr Johnson told MPs that […]

The US administration’s leading infectious disease expert has condemned Donald’s Trump campaign for including him in the president’s re-election bid.   With coronavirus dominating the national debate, the Trump campaign released an ad featuring Dr Anthony Fauci apparently praising the president’s leadership, but the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases responded: […]

British Airways chief executive Alex Cruz has been shown the door as the airline struggles to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. The carrier’s parent company, IAG, announced that he has stepped down after four-and-a-half years in the role.   He has been replaced by Sean Doyle, who is the boss of another IAG airline, Aer […]

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