Boris Johnson looks on after a service marking Armistice Day at Westminster Abbey in London. File photo/Reuters
Gulf Today Report
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered England into a month-long lockdown in early November after coronavirus cases and deaths started to rise again, angering businesses and some of his own political party over the economic consequences.
Johnson will hold a news conference on Thursday where he will explain which areas in England will continue to local restrictions after the end of the monthlong national lockdown next month, finance minister Rishi Sunak said.
“The prime minister will do a press conference later today,” Sunak told Sky News.
This is fun now. They have no strategy for containing this virus, so one moment they scream that we’ll beat it because we’re British and it’s in our spirit, and we didn’t get to own India by staying in a bubble of six. Then the R number increases to 3 million,
It’s going to be a Blue Christmas for millions of Britishers not just in the UK but other parts of Europe as well. Christmas celebrations have been cancelled after Boris Johnson ordered a strict new lockdown for vast swathes of southeast
The bonfire of good ideas lit by Boris Johnson’s government just keeps on getting fuelled. The latest to be thrown on the flames: a leaked Department of Health paper suggesting everyone testing positive for coronavirus in England be paid £500 to help
A leading scientist has defended the government’s decision to describe the new coronavirus variant as more deadly after others claimed the proof is still vague. There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England
The total land area of mangrove forests in the UAE — those emerald lush along the beaches and waterways that offer surprises because of hanging, crawling and flapping animals that may also give visitors a peek-a-boo — is set to expand with the “birth” of another area bearing these salt-tolerant shrubs at the Abu Dhabi-Dubai border.
With its ample options for families during the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Global Village in Dubai has became an ultimate choice to visit.
The Dubai Criminal Court imprisoned an Asian cook for a year, to be followed by deportation and fined Dhs86,000 on charges of using a no-objection certificate and another person’s ID card for fabricating a bus key owned by a contracting company to steal it and sell it conniving with a compatriot.