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UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson faces Keir Starmer at PMQs as more regions of England go into tier 3

Latest updates: South Yorkshire third region in England to get strictest measures after local leaders agreed a deal with government South Yorkshire agrees to go under tier 3 Covid restrictions Andy Burnham hits out at Tory MPs over negotiations criticism Gyms allowed to reopen in Merseyside after tier 3 Covid row Tier 3 lockdowns in... go to Article >

UK coronavirus live: vaccine means life could 'start to get back to normal' after Easter, says Hancock

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Health secretary says tough measures ‘will continue until the vaccine can make us safe’ as PM set to announce new tiered restrictions Oxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine has up to 90% efficacy How a handful of scientists developed Oxford vaccine at... read more

How Easter Became The New Christmas In Boris Johnson’s Covid Calendar

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You’re reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening. Way back in July, Boris Johnson was as bright and breezy as an English summer’s day when he set out his Covid “unlockdown” plans. The PM... read more

UK coronavirus live: four more Tory MPs self-isolating after No 10 meeting

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Latest updates: more MPs in self-isolation after meeting with PM and Lee Anderson, who later tested positive for Covid Second vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials show What does the Moderna vaccine mean for fight against Covid? Boris... read more

Boris Johnson Announces 80% Furlough Scheme With Second Lockdown

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Boris Johnson has said the furlough scheme, with 80% of lost wages paid, will be extended during the new month-long national lockdown for England.  The prime minister confirmed at a snap Downing Street press conference on Saturday that the... read more

Revealed: The 18 NHS Trusts With More Covid Patients In Hospital Than The First Wave

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Eighteen NHS trusts now have more people in hospital with Covid-19 than they did at any point in the first wave of the pandemic, new data reveal. Of these, six are in Yorkshire and six are in the North West of England, according to the latest... read more

Is Boris Johnson Ignoring The Scientists Again?

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You’re reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening. A few weeks back, Boris Johnson used PMQs to attack Labour’s Kate Green for suggesting her party should not “let a good crisis go to... read more

7 Lessons Boris Johnson Didn't Learn From The First Lockdown

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Everyone makes mistakes – but the most important thing is to learn from them to avoid repeating them. But as England enters a second national lockdown, campaigners have heavily criticised the government for failing to learn from the errors it... read more

Self-Employed To Get Paid 80% Of Average Profits During Second Lockdown

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Self-employed people will get 80% of their average past trading profits during England’s second lockdown in November, Boris Johnson has said.  The prime minister said the government would boost government support for the self-employed from the... read more

Post-Lockdown Covid Rules Must Be Stricter Than Existing Tiers, Scientists Told Ministers

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England’s national lockdown will need to be replaced with stricter measures than the previous three-tier structure, scientists advising the government on the spread of coronavirus have said. “If England returns to the same application of the... read more

Michael Gove Apologises For Raising Hopes Of Golf And Tennis During Lockdown

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Michael Gove has apologised after wrongly claiming people may be able to play golf or tennis during when the new Covid-19 lockdown starts.  The Cabinet Office minister tweeted “I got this wrong” after telling people the government may allow the... read more