Boris Johnson

    • Boris Johnson expected to confirm the delay in next England unlocking

      Boris Johnson expected to confirm the delay in next England unlocking

      British PM Boris Johnson is expected to confirm on Monday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed as a result of the spread of the delta variant first identified in India, news wires reported. While hosting the Group of Seven summit in southwest England, Johnson conceded over the weekend that he had grown more pessimistic about the government lifting remaining limits on social contact on 21 June after daily cases reported across the UK hit levels not seen since February.

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    • G7 nations expected to share 1bn Covid-19 vaccine doses with the world

      G7 nations expected to share 1bn Covid-19 vaccine doses with the world

      The Group of Seven nations are set to commit to sharing at least 1 billion coronavirus shots with the world, British PM Boris Johnson announced on Thursday, news wires reported. Half of them will come from the US and 100 million from the UK.  Johnson’s announcement on the eve of the G7 leaders’ summit in England came hours after the US president Joe Biden committed to donating 500m Covid-19 vaccine doses, AP noted.

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    • UK urges G7 to vaccinate the world by 2022

      UK urges G7 to vaccinate the world by 2022

      UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on the G7 wealthiest countries to facilitate the vaccination against Covid-19 worldwide by 2022, Reuters reported. Johnson urged for a formal commitment on behalf of G7. UK will host the G7 summit next week that follows the meeting of the finance ministers of the world’s most advanced countries.

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    • Military will help testing in England as Indian Covid variant threatens reopening

      Military will help testing in England as Indian Covid variant threatens reopening

      Britain deployed public health officials, supported by the army, to distribute coronavirus tests door-to-door in two northern England towns on Saturday in an effort to contain a fast-spreading variant that threatens plans to lift all lockdown restrictions next month, AP reported. Cases of a strain first identified in India have more than doubled in a week, defying a sharp nationwide downward trend in infections won by months of restrictions and a rapid vaccination campaign.

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    • G7 should spend $10tn to back green economic recovery

      G7 should spend $10tn to back green economic recovery

      The group of world richest countries will have to spend some 10 trillion dollars to facilitate a green investment driven recovery, Reuters reported quoting a report provided to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The recovery is seen passing through energy transformation to slow climate change. US President Joe Biden is expected to join other Group of Seven leaders at a G7 summit chaired by Johnson in Cornwall, southern England, on 11-13 June.

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    • Scotland independence vote matter of when, not if, Sturgeon says

      Scotland independence vote matter of when, not if, Sturgeon says

      Scotland’s leader Nicola Sturgeon told British PM Boris Johnson on Sunday that a second Scottish independence referendum is “a matter of when, not if,” after her party won its fourth straight parliamentary election, AP reported. Johnson has invited the leaders of the UK’s devolved nations for crisis talks on the union after the regional election results rolled in, saying the UK was “best served when we work together” and that the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should cooperate on plans to recover from the pandemic.

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