Month: May 2020

Government and advisers clash over lockdown easing – Channel 4 News

Britain is at ‘a very dangerous moment’ according to the Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van Tam who today said the easing of the lockdown must go ‘painstakingly’ slowly. His comments come as a growing divide between the scientists emerged. Members of the government’s own scientific advisory committee have said they believe lockdown rules shouldn’t …

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Britons may resist test and trace isolation after lockdown

Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound – the third-holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia – reopened today after being closed for more than two months because of the coronavirus pandemic. An AFP journalist said worshippers in protective masks were allowed to enter the compound in the early hours, ahead of the first prayers of the …

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Other Minneapolis cops in George Floyd case keep low profile

As frightening riots spread all over the country Friday night, two of the three Minneapolis police officers present at the fatal arrest of George Floyd last week have left town. The third is keeping a low profile, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. Details are sketchy about the three since their social media pages have been deleted …

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Jimmy Kimmel: ‘Enough Is Enough, We’ve Got To Vote’ Donald Trump Out Already

Jimmy Kimmel on Friday slammed Donald Trump as a “disgusting excuse for a president” and accused him of fanning the flames of the protests that have erupted following the death of George Floyd. “Is this who you want leading us?” the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host asked viewers as he railed against Trump’s response to Floyd’s death …

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Negotiating to ease struggle of keeping COVID-19 out of long-term care

Article content VICTORIA — From the outset of the COVID-19 outbreak, B.C. had to struggle to keep the virus out of long-term care facilities, Health Minister Adrian Dix reflected this week. He recalled how he and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry prepared for a daily media briefing in early March, knowing the virus had …

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Jose Mourinho gives Harry Kane and Heung-min Son update but anticipates ‘preseason’ issues over squad fitness

Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Moussa Sissoko will resume group training next week but Jose Mourinho expects his Tottenham squad to experience familiar preseason ‘problems’ ahead of the Premier League return. Kane had been expected to miss most of the remainder of the season after he was injured against Southampton on New Year’s Day. Sissoko …

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Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West

In part one of Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West, authors Mitch Silber and Ioan Pop pulled from court documents and open source reporting to shed light on ways that Iran and its proxy groups have engaged in regional escalations after the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in January, and after …

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The Chinese CDC now says the coronavirus didn’t jump to people at the Wuhan wet market — instead, it was the site of a super-spreader event

A photo of the Wuhan Seafood Wholesale market, January 21, 2020. Dake Kang/AP Experts still don’t know where the new coronavirus came from.  Genetic evidence has all but confirmed that the virus originated in Chinese bats before it jumped to humans via an intermediary animal host. But where and how that spillover first happened is …

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Coronavirus: Two households may be able to meet outdoors in Wales next week

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Welsh Government has kept the core “stay home” message – it has been dropped in England Coronavirus restrictions in Wales are likely to be relaxed next week so people from two different households can meet each other outdoors, BBC Wales understands. They will need to stay in their …

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