#UK

3 days ago.Leicester, UK
Specialists have said that the woman's survival chances are slim (Photo Credit: Representative/Unsplash)

  • The woman's pancreas had completely stopped function along with one of her lungs being "dead"
  • She also suffers from a rare and severe condition called Addison's disease
  • The woman's family refuses to comply with the court's decision

3 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
According to experts, it is natural for viruses to mutate over time. (Photo credit: Representational/ Pixabay)

  • WHO said that more efforts are needed to deal with the new variants of coronavirus
  • The name of the UK variant is B.1.1.7
  • The South African variant is called B.1.351 variant

3 days ago.Leicester, UK
The study, conducted at Leicester's De Montfort University, tested a coronavirus on polyester, polycotton and 100% cotton. (Photo Credit: Representative/ Pixabay)

  • Viruses,  similar to the strain that causes the COVID-19 infection, survive the longest on polyester
  • The virus survived on polycotton  for just six hours, while it lasted on 100% cotton for 24 hours
  • Scientists said droplets containing the virus on the fabrics were monitored for virus stability for 72 hours

4 days ago.London, UK
A number of Twitter users suggested it was apple juice that was delivered and not urine. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • HelloFresh UK apologised on Sunday after a customer received a Coca Cola bottle filled with urine
  • "We truly lack the words to describe how sorry we are because of this," they said
  • The incident "raises some wider questions about working conditions in the UK," the customer said

5 days ago.London, UK
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

6 days ago.London, UK
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

19 Feburary.London, UK
Uber insisted that the drivers were self-employed since they choose their own hours and place of work. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The court ruled that Uber drivers are entitled to minimum wages and vacation time among other workers' rights
  • Uber said it respects the ruling
  • 'We will now consult with every active driver across the UK to understand the changes they want to see,' the company said

19 Feburary.Naypyitaw, Myanmar (Burma)
20-year-old Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing died from rubber bullet injuries. (Photo: AP/PTI)

  • The February 9 turned violent as police suddenly started firing rubber bullets at the demonstrators
  • The doctors at the hopital where Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing was admitted said that they faced political pressure
  • Since the coup and the beginning of the strikes, US, UK, Canada and EU have criticised the military junta for its coercive actions  

18 Feburary.Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Princess Sheikha Latifa is the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and the prime minister and vice president of the UAE. (Photo Credit: Screengrab)

  • Sheikha Latifa was detained off the coast of India in March, 2018 after she attempted to flee the UAE in a yacht
  • She claimed in a video released recently that she is "worried about her safety" and her life
  • Her supporters are encouraged by the release of women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul by Saudi Arabia

18 Feburary.London, UK
Manchester City took a 10 point lead and made their place to the top of the table (Photo Credit: Twitter @ManCity)

  • Manchester City pushed their record of winning to 17 games
  • Everton got a sigh of relief after Richarlison scored an equaliser in the first half
  • Ilkay Gundogan was benched after sustaining a injury while Kevin De Bruyne made a short appearance