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FILE PHOTO: An engineer stands on top of an electricity pylon as he carries out maintenance work near Chester northern England, November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble LONDON (Reuters) – Daily electricity demand in Britain is around 10% lower than before the country went into lockdown last week due to the coronavirus outbreak, data from grid
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps is seen in front of men in protective suits pretending to clean the cabinet as part of a stunt for social media, as the number of coronavirus cases (COVID-19) grows around the world, in London, Britain, March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – The
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LONDON (Reuters) – The coronavirus outbreak at the heart of the UK government spread on Monday with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, self-isolating with symptoms just days after the British leader himself tested positive. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves as he leaves Downing Street, as the spread of coronavirus
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FILE PHOTO: Paramedic’s with a patient at the back of an ambulance at St Thomas’ Hospital as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Admissions into British hospitals are not accelerating and are rising by around 1,000 per day, the government’s Chief Scientific
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A paramedic at the back of an ambulance as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – The number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the United Kingdom rose to 1,408, according to figures released on Monday, an increase of
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Foreign affairs Dominic Raab is seen outside Downing Street, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of Britons abroad are still trying to get home, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Monday,
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FILE PHOTO: Contractors, members of 1 Royal Anglian Regiment and members of the Queen’s Gurkha Engineer Regiment help to build the new NHS Nightingale Hospital to fight against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain, March 27, 2020. Picture taken March 27, 2020. Andrew Parsons/UK Ministry of Defence/Crown copyright 2013/Handout via REUTERS.
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Cyclists view the London skyline from Greenwich Park, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, March 29, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Britons should be prepared for a significant period in lockdown as the government tries to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, senior minister Michael Gove said on Sunday. “Everyone I
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A man wearing a protective facemask queues outside Sainsbury’s supermarket in Streatham, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, March 29, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – The number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the United Kingdom rose to 1,228, according to figures released on
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FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of diplayed Airbnb logo in this illustration taken March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration LONDON (Reuters) – Airbnb hosts will provide free rooms for workers in Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) to support their work during the coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Sunday. Nearly 1,500 places
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating at 10 Downing Street after testing positive for coronavirus, will write to every UK household to urge people to stay at home. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson applauds outside 10 Downing Street during the Clap For Our Carers campaign in support of
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BELFAST (Reuters) – Northern Ireland will introduce “sweeping new powers” to combat the spread of coronavirus from 2300 GMT on Saturday, with many restrictions on businesses tougher than the rest of the United Kingdom. A police officer wearing protective clothing is seen in Belfast as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Belfast, Northern
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the coronavirus task force daily briefing as Vice President Mike Pence stands by at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst LONDON (Reuters) – U.S President Donald Trump wished British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a speedy recovery from coronavirus during a phone call on
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FILE PHOTO: Dominic Cummings, special advisor for Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, leaves his home, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser sprinted out of Downing Street on Friday shortly after his boss revealed that
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he had tested positive for coronavirus and was self-isolating at Downing Street but would still lead the government’s response to the accelerating outbreak. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson applauds outside 10 Downing Street during the Clap For Our Carers campaign in support of the NHS,
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State of Health Matt Hancock is seen outside Downing Street, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. London, Britain, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay LONDON (Reuters) – Health minister Matt Hancock said on Twitter on Friday he has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at home with mild
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have left Canada and moved to Los Angeles, where they plan to make a permanent home after stepping back from their royal duties, Britain’s Sun newspaper reported on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive for the annual Commonwealth Service at
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LONDON (Reuters) – The British government will pay grants to self-employed people who have lost their livelihoods because of the coronavirus lockdown, further extending an unprecedented package of measures to prevent the economy from collapsing. A children’s playground is closed off in Verdin Park, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Northwich, Britain,
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