Saturday, July 24, 2021

England

Alcohol-related deaths in England soar 20% in pandemic

With hospitality venues closed in the lockdowns, people have been binge drinking at home.

UK reports 50 virus deaths in highest level since April

It also recorded another 36,660 cases, even as England prepares to ease Covid-19 restrictions.

Cases soaring but England lockdown rules to end, PM confirms

Meanwhile, the Dutch prime minister has apologised for scrapping most coronavirus restrictions in the Netherlands too soon.

Lockdown easing in England delayed by 4 weeks

Rising infections of the Delta variant have caused the government to listen to scientists and be cautious.

Prince Philip worshippers hold mourning ceremony on Pacific island

The islanders believe that his soul is making its final journey across the Pacific Ocean to its spiritual home on their island.

Southern England readies temporary mortuaries due to Covid-19 surge

The surge in fatalities and cases has placed acute pressure on hospitals, their mortuaries and the funeral industry.

Pope, Queen Elizabeth join vaccine drive as UK tops 3 million cases

More than 1.5 million people in Britain have so far received virus jabs.

Strict national lockdown for England as new variant virus rampages

PM says it should be possible to start moving out of lockdown by mid-February if the number of deaths responds to the lockdown measures.

British PM orders new curbs to slow more infectious virus strain

The measures will mean around a third of England's population cannot travel or meet other households for Christmas.

New coronavirus mutation infecting parts of south England

This doesn't mean it is now more transmissible or more infectious or dangerous, says expert.

England to ban social gatherings of more than 6, reports say

This will not apply to schools, workplaces, Covid-secure weddings or funerals and organised team sports.

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