#Boris Johnson

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Boris Johnson addressed the UK Parliament . (Photo: Instagram/@Boris Johnson)

  • In the first phase, schools will be reopened from March 8, outdoor gatherings will be allowed from April 12
  • June 21 is expected to mark an end to all lockdown measures but Johnson reiterated that this roadmap would be data rather than dates driven
  • The unlocking strategy was finalised at a virtual Cabinet meeting earlier on Monday

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Boris Johnson will outline the lockdown review on Monday. (Photo Credit: AP / PTI).

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the vaccination campaign would offer a first dose to everyone aged over 50 by mid-April
  • The previous targets were to vaccinate people over 50 by May, and all adults by September
  • More than 17 million people have now received at least a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said people serving in the armed forces deserve every recognition for their service. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Many soldiers were discharged due to their sexuality, losing any medals gained
  • The Ministry of Defence said several soldiers were convicted for being homosexual
  • Those affected can apply to have their case reviewed, with successful applicants receiving a new medal

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The leaders are meeting at a seaside retreat in Cornwall in southwestern England on June 11-13. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Britain will use the meeting of its G7 presidency to seek more global cooperation on coronavirus
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host G7 heads of state for a virtual meeting on Friday
  • The discussions at the meeting will inform crucial action ahead of the UK-hosted COP26 Summit

PM Boris Johnson's government has been under pressure to tighten rules for international travellers. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • People staying in isolation at home will have to get tested on the second and eighth day of the mandatory 10-day quarantine
  • Critics say that the measures to curb the spread of the virus come too late 
  • The new rules will be put into effect from February 15

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UK PM Boris Johnson aims to vaccinate at least 15 million people vulnerable to the virus (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • A total of 10,021,471 people have received their initial jabs while 498,862 have received both doses
  • The British PM called the achivement a "milestone"
  • Johnson is currently reviewing the possibility of a third national lockdown in the country

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The Yangon City Hall was taken over by the country's military on Monday after a coup (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn was summoned by UK's Foreign Office
  • British Minister of Asia called for restarting the country's national assembly and proof of life and safety
  • British PM Boris Johnson also strongly condenmed the situation in Myanmar on Twitter

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All elderly people of English care homes has now received their first vaccine, declared National Health Service. (Photo Credit: Representational/PTI)

  • 'NHS staff have offered the life-saving jab to people of more than 10,000 care homes', NHS
  • UK government has set a target of inoculating 15 million by mid-February
  • The country is presently vaccinating Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca

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UK PM Boris Johnson visited the French biotechnology lab in Scotland, where they will be producing a COVID-19 vaccine on a large scale. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • As many as 30,000 volunteers are being recruited to administer coronavirus vaccines
  • Volunteers include those with no medical qualifications
  • More than 8.9 million people have already received a first dose of the vaccine in the UK

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"Captain Tom" served in India during the second World War (Photo Credit: Twitter @captaintommoore)

  • Tom Moore raised more than $45 million to be donated to the staff of the National Health Service
  • Moore had not been administered with a COVID-19 vaccine
  • He was knighted by the Queen in July 2020 for his service to the country