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Day: June 21, 2020

Government asleep at the wheel
Featured, United Kingdom

Government asleep at the wheel

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce a new “one metre plus” social distancing rule to reopen the UK, according to reports. The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported the announcement, to be made on Tuesday, will apply to all venues including offices, schools and pubs, and will take effect from July 4. It comes after Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave the biggest hint yet that the two-metre social-distancing rule will be relaxed in England, saying the Prime Minister’s review “will make an enormous difference” to businesses. Meanwhile Spain's foreign minister has announced that UK citizens can travel to Spain from Sunday without facing Covid-19 quarantine. It came as the UK coronavirus death toll rose by 128 on Saturday.
Three dead after stabbing attack
Featured, United Kingdom

Three dead after stabbing attack

    Three people have died and another three have been seriously injured after a stabbing attack on Saturday night in Reading, just outside London, police have confirmed. A 25-year-old man from Reading was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and is in custody, Thames Valley police said. They are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. The attack is “not currently being treated as a terrorism incident”, however Detective Chief Superintendent Ian Hunter said they were keeping an open mind on the motive and were being supported by counter-terrorism police. Hunter said: “There is no intelligence to suggest that there is any further danger to the public, however we urge people to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious by calling police....