Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson he hasonly a month to fix the test and trace programme to prevent a resurgence inoutbreaks. “We were promised a world-beating system, we haven’t got it. Sowe’re saying to the Government very clearly today, time is running out,” SirKeir said during a visit to Stoke.
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The Prime Minister has confirmed that British nationals are among those caughtup in the aftermath of a huge blast in the Lebanese capital Beirut. BorisJohnson said the Government is “ready to provide support in any way we can”,and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the UK stands in solidarity withLebanon.
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Boris Johnson has ordered officials to work-up a plan for avoiding a secondnational lockdown, according to reports. The Prime Minister is consideringasking the elderly to shield once again and is mulling lockdown-likeconditions for London should there be a second wave of coronavirus infections,The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Times said. The claims come after MrJohnson was forced to announce a slow down of the lockdown easing on Friday,with planned relaxations for the leisure and beauty sectors delayed after arise in Covid-19 cases was recorded, with prevalence in the community thoughtto be rising for the first time since May.
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The Government said 46,364 people had died in hospitals, care homes and thewider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm onTuesday, up by 65 from the day before. Separate figures published by the UK’sstatistics agencies show there have now been 56,600 deaths registered in theUK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
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Prince William and Kate have visited Barry Island where they joined in with children playing at an amusement arcade. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke with local business owners about the impact Covid-19 has had on the seaside resort. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Duke and Duchess met with elderly residents at Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff and admired their garden. William and Kate had previously been guest bingo callers at the home via a video call in May and during this visit spoke with a familiar resident.
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Business Secretary Alok Sharma says clinical trials of a vaccine being developed in Scotland could get underway by the end of the year, but rejects claims that the government was slow in its response to the pandemic. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Aerial footage shows the devastating impact of a massive explosion that killed at least 100 people in Lebanon’s capital Beirut.
Officials said the huge blast, caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, also injured more than 4,000.
It has emerged that the chemical was stored unsafely in a warehouse near the city’s port, where the explosion occurred.
Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said that “those responsible will pay the price for this disaster.”
Authorities are still struggling to establish the full scale of the damage, as rescue efforts continue. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn