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Boris Johnson

Britain wants to resolve post-Brexit N.Ireland trade issues quickly
World

Britain wants to resolve post-Brexit N.Ireland trade issues quickly

  • We set out the issues we have currently ... We want to extend the existing measures but we are committed to working constructively and pragmatically with the EU to resolve the issues ... as quickly as possible.
  • Earlier this week, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said Dublin was open to "modest" extensions of waivers on the movement of certain goods.
Published 09 Feb, 2021 08:43pm
UK PM Johnson says must keep up restrictions to lower COVID rates further
World

UK PM Johnson says must keep up restrictions to lower COVID rates further

  • We're starting to see some signs of flattening, and maybe even a falling off infection rates and hospitalisations.
  • The risk is that if you take your foot off the throat of the beast, if you allow things to get out of control and then you could, alas, see the disease spreading again, fast, before we got enough vaccines into people's arms. That's the risk.
Published 01 Feb, 2021 06:21pm
English lockdown set to last until at least March, Johnson indicates
World

English lockdown set to last until at least March, Johnson indicates

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated on Wednesday the COVID-19 lockdown in England would last until March 8 when schools could start to reopen as the government announced new measures to clamp down on travel to and from Britain.
  • On Tuesday, Britain’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 100,000, the first European state to reach that figure, leading to questions about Johnson’s handling of a crisis that has also battered the economy.
Updated 27 Jan, 2021 10:17pm
UK passes 100,000 COVID deaths
World

UK passes 100,000 COVID deaths

  • The death toll in Britain from the coronavirus pandemic passed 100,000 people on Tuesday as the government battled to speed up vaccination delivery and keep variants of the virus at bay.
  • Britain has the world’s fifth highest toll from COVID-19 and reported a further 1,631 deaths and 20,089 cases on Tuesday.
Published 26 Jan, 2021 10:57pm
Britain is confident of COVID-19 vaccine supplies
World

Britain is confident of COVID-19 vaccine supplies

  • We continue to work closely with our suppliers and ... we are confident of our supplies.
  • We continue to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of people per day and we will continue to roll out the vaccination programme throughout this month and next month.
Published 26 Jan, 2021 07:00pm
‘Lockdown fatigue’ cited as UK shopper numbers rose 9pc last week
World

‘Lockdown fatigue’ cited as UK shopper numbers rose 9pc last week

  • Footfall across all retail destinations was 65% lower than in the same week last year, Springboard said.
  • Springboard said that in the week to Jan. 23 footfall was up 10.9% in UK high streets, 9.2% in shopping centres and 4.5% in retail parks compared to the previous week.
Published 25 Jan, 2021 06:57pm