THE Brazil Covid variant has now been found in 23 countries around the world - and 15 of them aren't on the UK's red quarantine list. The World Health Organisation revealed that more countries have now reported the P1 strain, first reported in the UK but originally from Brazil. List of countries on UK's red list - forcing people to quarantine when they return Angola Argentina Bolivia Botswana Brazil Burundi Cape Verde Chile Colombia Democratic Republic of the Congo Ecuador Eswatini French Guiana Guyana Lesotho Malawi Mauritius Mozambique Namibia Panama Paraguay Peru Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores) Rwanda Seychelles South Africa Suriname Tanzania United Arab Emirates (UAE) Uruguay Venezuela Zambia Zimbabwe Health officials revealed at the weekend they had found six cases of the Brazil variant in the UK. Three are in England and three in Scotland - and experts are concerned the … [Read more...] about Brazil covid variant now found in 15 countries NOT on UK’s red quarantine list
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On Monday, a letter was leaked in which Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita suggested to his prime minister that all Morocco government offices suspend their relationship with the German embassy in the capital, Rabat, as well as with other German cultural and political organizations in the country. Bourita said this was necessary because of "deep misunderstandings" on "issues fundamental for Morocco." The foreign minister said that his ministry had already suspended contact with German diplomatic representation in Rabat. Germany's embassy is in the Moroccan capital and it has two consulates in Casablanca and Agadir. Although there has been no official German government statement on the matter, the word from Berlin is that the German government sees no reason to disrupt the two nations' good relationship like this. The Moroccan ambassador had been invited to come to the German Foreign Office urgently and explain the letter, insiders said. Deliberate leak As one source, … [Read more...] about Behind Moroccan-German diplomatic crisis, a list of grudges
Britain's Covid response is one of the major subjects set to feature in today's 2021 Budget. Rishi Sunak is set to use his House of Commons speech to focus on four themes - "support, vision, recovery, honesty". The Tory Chancellor is tipped to extend the stamp duty holiday, furlough scheme and other Covid support by three months, with the Universal Credit £20-a-week uplift expected to continue for another six months. The Tory Chancellor could also announce a string of other measures to help the economy recover from the pandemic which has inflicted huge debt on the UK. However he is also set to be "honest" about needing to recover £280billion of Covid spending, amid reports of a hike in corporation tax and income tax allowances frozen. What time is the Budget? Mr Sunak will stand up to deliver the Budget straight after Prime Minister's Questions at around 12.30pm. After he has unveiled his plans for the year ahead, Labour will respond before several days of … [Read more...] about What time is the 2021 Budget? What Rishi Sunak is – and isn’t – likely to unveil
A WOMAN killed in a suspected gas blast that destroyed her home was on FaceTime to her boyfriend at the time of the explosion , an inquest heard. Hazel Wilcock, 61, was found in the rubble of her home in Bury, Greater Manchester, on the evening of February 18. Five others, including a child, were injured in the horror blast. An inquest into Ms Wilcock's death was opened at Rochdale Coroner's Court today. Police coroner's officer Jane Scullion told the court: "Hazel was at her home address and was having a FaceTime call with her partner when an explosion took place, causing the phone to disconnect and cut off. "All emergency services attended the scene. "Ms Wilcock's property was completely destroyed and there was damage to two neighbouring properties. "Ms Wilcock was in a seating position, on the sofa, at the time of the FaceTime call." Ms Scullion said the fire service has not gathered any evidence of "suspicious activity" and other investigations are still … [Read more...] about Woman, 61, killed in ‘gas blast’ which destroyed her home was on FaceTime to boyfriend at time of explosion
CURTIS Pritchard has become a familiar face on our TV screens. He has appeared on reality TV shows Love Island and Celebs Go Dating: The Mansion – but what else do we know about AJ 's baby brother? Who is Curtis Pritchard? Curtis Pritchard , 25, was born in Cheshire on February 7, 1996. He started dancing at a young age alongside his older brother AJ , learning his craft from his mum and dad Adrian and Debi’s dance school, Pritchard’s Dance and Fitness Academy. He began to dance professionally from the age of 11 and has represented the UK in several World and European Championships. He starred on Dancing With The Stars in Ireland in 2017 and Curtis explained: “I got into dancing through my parents. “But what got me seriously in to it was when dad would take me to major competitions he judged. Seeing professionals dance was my biggest inspiration.” Curtis rose to fame after appearing on popular reality TV show Love Island . When was Curtis on Love … [Read more...] about Who is Curtis Pritchard and does he have a girlfriend?