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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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Dutch Minister confirms dog, three cats have caught novel coronavirus

A dog and three house cats in the Netherlands have been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus, broadcaster RTL reported on Friday, citing the country’s agriculture minister. “Everything points to these animals having been infected by their owners,” RTL quoted minister Carola Schouten as saying. “So if you are ill, do not hug …

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More than 26,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the UK, NHS figures show

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds are celebrating the arrival of a healthy baby boy, but there has been speculation about whether he came early. Ms Symonds’s due date, which was never officially confirmed, had been described as “early summer”, leading to the belief that the arrival was expected in June. Ms …

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Lockdown won’t be lifted until “we are firmly on other side” of peak says chief adviser as UK death toll passes 11,000

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is suing a Wisconsin TV station for running an anti-Trump commercial that pieces together audio clips of the president talking about the coronavirus outbreak in a way they argue is misleading and false. The ad by the Democratic super PAC Priorities USA features a series of soundbites in which Trump downplayed the …

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Can I go to work? The list of key workers and essential roles, explained

As part of an unprecedented lockdown of British life, the Government has announced that schools will close except for the children of “key workers”. On Monday evening it was also announced that people should only leave their homes to go to work where it is absolutely necessary. But who is classed a key worker? The Department …

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Markets steady after back-to-back drops – live updates

3) Wife of advertising tycoon Sir Martin Sorrell files for divorce: Lady Cristiana Falcone Sorrell and Sir Martin, former boss of advertising giant WPP, have been married for 12 years and have a young daughter. 4) Disney has announced the surprise early replacement of its chief executive Bob Iger, ending his 15-year run in charge of the global …

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Four new cases confirmed in the UK as Brighton GP clinic closes

There have been 111 cases of coronavirus in southeast Asia – a region of 655 million people. And there has been one death. In comparison, there have been 40,185 cases in China and 908 deaths, with 6,484 in critical condition. These figures should be kept in mind for anyone worried about the proportional risk of …

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third round live score and latest updates

As Khachanov holds, here’s what Rafael Nadal said about the prospect of playing Kyrgios in the round of 16. He was asked whether he liked Nick Kyrgios.  “I don’t know. I don’t know him personally, honestly, to have a clear opinion,” Nadal said. “It’s clear, of course, that when he does stuff that in my …

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Blood test which picks up sleep deprivation on horizon 

Sleep is essential children’s health and educational attainment, and too little in later life is associated with negative health outcomes, such as heart disease and diabetes. The team studied 111 healthy children and adolescents from eight European countries – Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Germany, Belgium, Estonia, Hungary and Sweden. Based on self-reporting, the children were classed …

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Examiners accused of being ‘politically correct’ as penalties for ‘offensive’ material double

Exam markers have been accused of being “politically correct”, as figures show as the number of pupils penalised for “offensive” material has doubled in a year. This year, 450 students were disciplined for including “inappropriate, offensive or obscene material” in their GCSEs or A-level exam scripts or coursework, up from 225 in 2018.   The …

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