Airlines ramp up flight schedules forward of ‘air bridges’ announcement
Airlines are ramping up their flight schedules from in the present day forward of an anticipated announcement on so-called ‘air bridges’ to permit individuals flying from sure international locations to keep away from quarantine.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed yesterday that air bridges will quickly be created to permit individuals arriving within the UK from sure international locations to keep away from the 14-day quarantine coverage.
An inventory of exempt locations shall be printed later this week.
Mr Shapps additionally revealed that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is reviewing its place of advising in opposition to all non-essential abroad journey.
Hong Kongers might face life in jail for breaking China safety regulation
Hong Kong residents might face life in jail for breaking a controversial new safety regulation introduced in by the Chinese authorities.
The new regulation got here into power in a single day, amid rising unrest in Hong Kong. Critics have condemned the regulation, saying it curtails freedoms for Hong Kongers.
Hong Kong chief govt Carrie Lam, who’s backed by the Chinese authorities, defended the laws as filling “a gaping hole” in nationwide safety.
PM faces grilling amid confusion over Leicester lockdown extension
Boris Johnson is to face a contemporary grilling over the Government’s dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic amid confusion over the reimposition of lockdown controls in Leicester.
One lots of days after restrictions got here into power throughout the nation, ministers are dealing with questions over whether or not they have been too gradual to behave following a flare up within the east Midlands metropolis.
Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer, who faces Mr Johnson within the Commons at Prime Minister’s Questions later, mentioned individuals in Leicester have been “crying out” for solutions.
Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby criticised the Government and Public Health England (PHE) for delays in sharing case and testing knowledge which confirmed how the illness was spreading.
US secures virtually total world provide of coronavirus drug
The US has successfully secured all the world provide of one in all solely two medicine confirmed to deal with coronavirus.
Remdesivir, which was used to deal with Ebola, is produced virtually solely by US pharmaceutical big Gilead. It prices round £430 for a therapy course of six doses.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) has introduced it has purchased up greater than 500,000 doses of the drug.
The HSS instructed that the transfer means the nation has secured all the world provide of the drug for July, and 90 per cent of shares accessible for August and September.
Double amputee, 5, raises £1m for hospital by strolling 10km
A five-year-old double amputee has raised greater than £1m for an NHS hospital by strolling 10km with two prosthetic legs.
Tony Hudgell needed to have each his legs amputated in 2017 because of abuse suffered by the hands of his start mother and father.
He got down to elevate £500 for the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, who saved his life, by strolling 10km in 30 days.
But his unimaginable efforts captured the hearts of tens of 1000’s of individuals, with a staggering £1,073,121 raised for the hospital in only a month.
On at the present time…
1837: Compulsory registration of births, marriages and deaths got here into impact in England and Wales.
1858: Charles Darwin introduced his principle on evolution and pure choice to the Linnean Society in London.
1868: The Dominion of Canada was established by the British North American Act. It comprised 4 million individuals and 4 provinces – Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
1912: The British Copyright Act got here into power, defending an writer’s works for 50 years after their loss of life.
1916: First day of the battle of the Somme within the First World War. In lower than 24 hours there have been 60,000 British casualties.
1929: The cartoon character Popeye the Sailor was created by Elzie Segar within the USA.
1937: The 999 emergency service got here into operation in Britain.
1969: Prince Charles was invested as Prince of Wales by the Queen at Caernarvon Castle.
1997: Hong Kong was handed again to the Chinese authorities – ending greater than 150 years of British management.
2007: A ban on smoking in public locations got here into impact throughout England, spelling an finish to drinkers having a cigarette in pubs, bars and golf equipment.