Tuesday, 20 October 2020
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Vienna News

Austria reopens after lockdown

Austria started closing its borders as early as March 10th due to the burgeoning Covid-19 crisis. It began with the closure of their land borders with Italy and the restricted entry of Italians unl...
Berlin News

Coronavirus in Europe: Germany’s Response to Covid-19

“We must understand that we have to live with the virus as long as there are no medicines and no vaccines,”Chancellor Angela Merkel said. In late February, as the Covid-19 crisis was beginning to tak...
London News

UPDATE: UK prime minister leaves hospital

Boris Johnson, the prime minister, was released from hospital Sunday morning, a week after he was admitted to St Thomas' hospital in London with serious complications from Covid-19. He spent three d...
Jersey News

Jersey to build an emergency Covid-19 hospital

Jersey has given the go-ahead for the construction of an emergency hospital with capacity for 180 Covid-19 patients. It will contain six wards for 30 patients each, administrative facilities for rec...
Brussels News

Coronavirus in Europe: Sweden opts for herd immunity

The Scandinavian country has adopted a starkly different approach to the global COVID-19 health crisis Amidst the eerie calm of European streets due to nationwide quarantine measures, Sweden’s busine...
London News

UPDATE: Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

06-04-2020 Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to intensive care with coronavirus symptoms. A spokesperson for Downing Street said: “Over the course of this afternoon, the condition o...
London News

Keir Starmer voted new leader of Labour Party

Sir Keir Starmer has been elected the new leader of the Labour party in an email vote of party members, trade unionists and registered supporters. He won by an easy 56.2 per cent of the vote over hi...
London News

Coronavirus: The Wimbledon tennis tournament gets cancelled

The global emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic adds another significant victim in the sports world: the Wimbledon tennis tournament. The 2020 edition of the prestigious event has been cancell...
London News

British Airways closes operations at Gatwick airport indefinitely

British Airways has closed its London Gatwick services and is moving them all to Heathrow. There the BA operates out of Terminal 5 for most of its flights, with a few out of Terminal 3.  BA is the Br...
Jersey News

Jersey cracks down to stop the spread of coronavirus

The government of Jersey introduced new, tougher measures to prevent movement around the island in its fight against the spread of Covid-19. Previously only those aged 65 and over, with underlying hea...
London News

EasyJet grounds all its planes as UK airline industry grinds to a halt

EasyJet has grounded its fleet because of lack of demand for air travel during the coronavirus Covid-19 epidemic.It has not been able to give a definite date for a return of its services, saying in it...
London News

Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and immediatelyself-isolated.  Johnson, according to reports from Reuters, has "developed mild symptoms" over the past 24 hours...
Paris News

Amazon suspends all 'non-essential' orders in France and Italy

Amazon.com announces temporary suspension of delivery of non-essential items in France and Italy.Amazon, the online shopping giant, will temporarily suspend deliveries of nonessential goods to custome...
London News

Prince Charles tests positive for Coronavirus

Prince Charles, age 72, heir to the British throne, tested positive for the Coronavirus says Buckingham Palace. Charles had been in solitary confinement in Scotland for a few days. Prince Charles "s...
London News

New measures to fight the coronavirus in the UK

The British prime minister, Boris Johnson, has announced a new list of emergency measures against the coronavirus pandemic for the third time in less than two weeks. However the gradual approach adopt...
Berlin News

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is in quarantine

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is in quarantine after discovering that a doctor who had given her a pneumococcal vaccine on Friday afternoon, was tested positive for Coronavirus.  On Sunday aftern...
Jersey News

Jersey locks down but boosts its services

Here is an insight on all you need to know about Jersey's lock down due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. TelecomunicationsJersey Telecoms is using its facilities in novel ways. It has rolled ou...
Berlin News

Trump allegedly tries to buy Coronavirus vaccine from German Company

This issue began after Trump reportedly offered large amounts of money to a German medical company. On Monday, the John Hopkins University Tracker reported that there are more than 86,000 confirmed ca...
London News

The United Kingdom prepares for Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus pandemic spreads here is an insight on the day to day situation on the British Isles.EducationThe British prime minister Boris Johnson has announced the closure of the country's sch...
Jersey News

Glossary of the new Coronavirus language

The English language is mutating as fast as a coronavirus.Here is a (tongue-in-cheek) glossary of the new catch phrases of coronaspeak, in no particular order. We welcome additions to the list from ou...
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