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Day: February 10, 2020

British Airways cancels China flights until April
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British Airways cancels China flights until April

    British Airways has cancelled all its flights to Beijing and Shanghai until April due to the coronavirus outbreak. The airline said on Monday that it has cancelled flights to and from the cities due to the Foreign Office's "continued advice against all bust essential travel to mainland China." BA flights to Hong Kong remain unaffected, the carrier added. It comes after four more people were diagnosed with coronavirus in the UK, bringing the total to eight. Two of the new coronavirus cases announced on Monday involve healthcare workers, Public Health England said. Meanwhile, five are closely linked to a businessman who was told he had it last week in Brighton. In a statement on Monday, British Aiways said: "Following the Foreign Office’s continued advice against ...
Work underway on Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge plan
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Work underway on Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge plan

    Ministers are actively looking into Boris Johnson’s idea of a road bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland, Downing Street has said, rejecting scepticism from engineers and criticism of the prime minister’s own somewhat mixed record on delivering bridges. “Government officials are carrying out work in relation to the idea of a bridge linking the GB mainland to Northern Ireland,” Johnson’s spokesman said, saying this was being done by “a range” of officials reporting into No 10. “There is a proper piece of work being carried out into the idea,” the spokesman said. “It is reporting into No 10, but obviously we will take advice from wherever it is needed.” He gave no details on when the work would be completed. Johnson, who as London mayor spearheaded the doomed ...
UK virus cases rise from four to eight
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UK virus cases rise from four to eight

    The number of UK coronavirus cases has more than doubled to eight after four more people tested positive for the illness, according to the Department of Health. All became infected after contact with the UK’s third confirmed coronavirus patient in a French ski resort. The four new patients were transferred from Brighton to London hospitals. They are being treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’ infectious disease unit, and another such unit at The Royal Free hospital. The UK’s third coronavirus patient is suepcetd of being a so-called super spreader. They are linked to at least seven confirmed cases in England, France and Spain after becoming infected in Singapore. The UK’s fourth patient was confirmed yesterday. They had been staying in the French Alps ski resort, Les Co...