Police to take no action over Cummings’ trip
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Police to take no action over Cummings’ trip

Updated / Thursday, 28 May 2020 14:09 Dominic Cummings is flanked by photographers as he gets into his car outside his home earlier this week British police said Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings did break the coronavirus lockdown, but that it was minor, and so they will take no further action, the…

Global Covid-19 infection numbers top 5.7 million
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Global Covid-19 infection numbers top 5.7 million

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US first country to report 100,000 coronavirus deaths
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US first country to report 100,000 coronavirus deaths

Updated / Wednesday, 27 May 2020 23:33 Confirmed US deaths just before 2200 GMT stood at 100,047, with 1.69 million infections The United States has surpassed the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths. Confirmed US deaths just before 2200 GMT stood at 100,047, with 1.69 million infections, according to the tally compiled by Johns Hopkins…

EU to announce coronavirus recovery measures
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EU to announce coronavirus recovery measures

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European coronavirus recovery fund could exceed €1tn
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European coronavirus recovery fund could exceed €1tn

Updated / Wednesday, 27 May 2020 06:25 Ursula von der Leyen will outline the plans to the European Parliament this afternoon The European Commission will today launch a recovery plan designed to help the European economy rebound from the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will outline the plans to the…

NI health minister warns against complacency
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NI health minister warns against complacency

Northern Ireland’s health minister has urged caution after no Coronavirus linked deaths were reported for the first time in over ten weeks. Robin Swann warned of catastrophic consequences if people start to believe that the battle against Covid-19 has been won and become complacent. The first Coronavirus fatality in Northern Ireland was reported on 18…

Chile sees record virus cases as ministers quarantine
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Chile sees record virus cases as ministers quarantine

Chile has registered a new high for coronavirus cases, with nearly 5,000 infections in 24 hours, including two ministers in President Sebastian Pinera’s government. Health authorities announced 4,895 new infections in the South American country and 43 deaths. Public Works Minister Alfredo Moreno and Energy Minister Juan Carlos Jobet said they were among those with…

Dutch PM didn’t see dying mother due to virus lockdown
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Dutch PM didn’t see dying mother due to virus lockdown

Updated / Monday, 25 May 2020 19:38 Mark Rutte today announced that his mother had died Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was unable to visit his dying mother in her final weeks because he obeyed coronavirus restrictions against visiting care homes, his office said. The news about Mr Rutte emerged as Britain was gripped by…

Covid-19 deaths rise to 514 in Northern Ireland
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Covid-19 deaths rise to 514 in Northern Ireland

The number of people who have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland has risen to 514 after eight more deaths were reported by the Department of Health. The department also reported a further 39 cases of confirmed Covid-19, bringing the total number of positive cases in Northern Ireland to 4,609. The number…

Johnson lockdown plan overshadowed by Cummings fallout
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Johnson lockdown plan overshadowed by Cummings fallout

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior aide Dominic Cummings has said “I don’t regret what I did”, as he responded to allegations he breached coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Mr Cummings said his decision to drive from London to County Durham was based not only on fears over a lack of childcare if he became incapacitated with…