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UK reassesses decision on #Huawei role in 5G networks following US sanctions

UK reassesses decision on #Huawei role in 5G networks following US sanctions

| June 4, 2020

American regulators are aiming to prevent the Chinese telecommunications giant from using any computer chips based on US designs. Alexander Martin Technology reporter @AlexMartin Huawei has been targeted with new US sanctions The UK is reassessing its decision to allow Huawei equipment a limited role within the country’s 5G network following new sanctions imposed on the […]

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UK lends £21 billion to small firms hit by #Coronavirus

UK lends £21 billion to small firms hit by #Coronavirus

| June 3, 2020

British small businesses have borrowed more than £21 billion under a government-guaranteed coronavirus programme in May, well ahead of other support schemes, write Kate Holton and Guy Faulconbridge. The Treasury said lending under the Bounce Back Loan Scheme had risen to £21.3bn by 31 May, up from £18.5bn on 24 May. The Coronavirus Business Interruption […]

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Scrap the #Coronavirus quarantine, British lawmaker for Gatwick says

Scrap the #Coronavirus quarantine, British lawmaker for Gatwick says

| June 3, 2020

A British lawmaker who represents the area that includes Gatwick Airport said he hoped the quarantine plan for international travellers would be reviewed in the next few weeks and scrapped by 1 July, write Kate Holton and Guy Faulconbridge. Britain is due to introduce a 14-day quarantine for arrivals in a bid to prevent a […]

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UK #COVID-19 death toll rises to nearly 50,000, Reuters tally shows

UK #COVID-19 death toll rises to nearly 50,000, Reuters tally shows

| June 3, 2020

The United Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll neared 50,000 on Tuesday (2 June), a grim figure for Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he takes steps to ease the coronavirus lockdown, writes Andy Bruce. The toll now stands at 49,646, including death certificate data for England and Wales released on Tuesday up to 22 May, previous figures […]

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UK mulls ‘air bridges’ to replace #Coronavirus quarantine for arrivals

UK mulls ‘air bridges’ to replace #Coronavirus quarantine for arrivals

| June 3, 2020

British government ministers are aiming to replace coronavirus quarantine for people arriving at airports by the end of June, with so-called air bridges being considered as an option, the Telegraph newspaper reported, writes Kanishka Singh. The policy of air bridges is meant to enable people from other countries who have achieved lower levels of coronavirus […]

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Johnson plans #Brexit talks with EU’s von der Leyen, warned to reach deal pre-autumn

Johnson plans #Brexit talks with EU’s von der Leyen, warned to reach deal pre-autumn

| June 3, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to hold Brexit talks with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in June, with UK officials warning Johnson that an agreement was needed before autumn, the Financial Times newspaper reported, writes Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru. “We need a broad agreement in place by the summer,” an unnamed […]

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UK contact-tracing going well, system has spare capacity, says minister

UK contact-tracing going well, system has spare capacity, says minister

| June 3, 2020

Britain’s new coronavirus test-and-trace system is working well and some of the thousands of contact-tracers who have been recruited are not yet fully occupied, Health Secretary Matt Hancock (pictured) said on Monday (1 June), write Paul Sandle and Stephen Addison. “The system is up and running, it’s successful. I am very glad to report that […]

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