Boris Johnson tells Scotland the UK is “fantastically strong institution” - BBC News

Boris Johnson tells Scotland the UK is “fantastically strong institution” – BBC News

Boris Johnson has said the response to the coronavirus pandemic shows the UK is a “fantastically strong institution”. The Prime Minister was speaking on his first visit to Scotland since the General Election. He promised to be a Prime Minister for “every corner of the UK”. But his trip comes as some polls suggest growing …

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Face coverings become compulsory in shops in England - BBC News

Face coverings become compulsory in shops in England – BBC News

The wearing of face coverings in shops in England is compulsory from 24 July, and failing to do so could result in a £100 fine. After initially being sceptical about their effectiveness in helping stop the spread of coronavirus, the government says its view has evolved, as the scientific advice has changed. People will also …

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Coronavirus in South Africa: A day in the life of a contact tracer - BBC News

Coronavirus in South Africa: A day in the life of a contact tracer – BBC News

South Africa is currently experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases – the latest figures show 364,000 confirmed cases and over 5,000 deaths. From the beginning of the pandemic the country has been utilising contract tracers to try and slow the spread. The work of these frontline workers is rapidly becoming busier and more dangerous. The …

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Coronavirus will remain a threat “for a very long time” warn leading scientists - BBC News

Coronavirus will remain a threat “for a very long time” warn leading scientists – BBC News

People in the UK and across the world will be living with coronavirus for a “very long time” according to leading scientists who were giving evidence to MPs. Professor Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, defended his advice to the government on tackling the pandemic. He said that mass testing had to be abandoned because …

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Belarus suffering “brutal crackdown” as presidential election approaches - BBC News

Belarus suffering “brutal crackdown” as presidential election approaches – BBC News

The former Soviet Republic of Belarus is often referred to as Europe’s last dictatorship. The country, next to Russia and the Baltic states, has been ruled for more than 25 years by Alexander Lukashenko. But opposition to him is growing, fuelled in part by his dismissive response to the coronavirus pandemic. Presidential elections are due …

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