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Coronavirus has forced New Zealanders abroad to choose: do I stay or do I go? | Elle Hunt

Many left for home without even the chance to say goodbye, knowing that their big overseas experience may be lost foreverSwapping in “aubergine” for “eggplant” and “pepper” for “capsicum” – when you remember. Watching two clocks, one 13 hours fast. Smugly renouncing Boris Johnson as “not MY prime minister”.To some extent, the experience of being a New Zealander in London has always been one of being split between two places. Now the coronavirus crisis has forced us to pick one. Continue reading....
Tags: London, New Zealand, Boris Johnson, Elle Hunt, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: 20,000 former NHS staff return to fight virus, PM says

In a video posted online, Boris Johnson says the UK can get through the pandemic "together".
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Who is listening to your Zoom call? Concerns grow over app's security

When Boris Johnson hosted the UK's first ever video conferenced Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the event took place not through secret military video calling technology, but through Zoom.That is the same app being used around the world... [Author: [email protected]]
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Tories and Society

British PM Boris Johnson, who tested positive for Coronavirus last week, has short video here, praising the UK population’s coronavirus response, exhorting them to help protect the NHS and thanking some 20,000 health care workers for returning to serve in the NHS during the crisis. But there’s an interesting little coda toward the end – something probably British viewers will catch more than Americans. He does a kind of anti-shout out to Margaret Thatcher, saying that what Britons’ response to t...
Tags: UK, News, Society, Margaret Thatcher, NHS, Boris Johnson, Thatcher, Josh Marshall, Editors' Blog


Coronavirus: Boris Johnson's letter to the nation in full

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written to 30 million households to update people on the government's plans to contain the coronavirus in the UK:
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Boris Johnson's government is reportedly furious with China and believes it could have 40 times more coronavirus cases than it claims

UK government sources quoted on Sunday say China faces a "reckoning" over its handling of the coronavirus crisis.
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Newspaper headlines: 'Tougher lockdown' warning and protect medics call

Boris Johnson's letter to UK households and calls for better protective gear feature on the front pages.
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Coronavirus: Things will get worse before getting better, PM warns

Measures to target coronavirus may get tougher, Boris Johnson says in letter sent to every UK home.
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Things to get worse, Johnson tells Britons

Measures to target coronavirus may get tougher, Boris Johnson says in letter sent to every UK home.
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Coronavirus: Things will get worse, PM warns in letter to Britons

Measures to target coronavirus may get tougher, Boris Johnson says in letter sent to every UK home.
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Things to get worse, Johnson tells Britons

Writing to all UK households, Boris Johnson says measures to combat coronavirus could get tougher.
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Coronavirus: Things will get worse, PM warns in letter to Britons

Writing to all UK households, Boris Johnson says measures to combat coronavirus could get tougher.
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Coronavirus: Things will get worse, PM says in letter to Britons

Writing to all UK households, Boris Johnson warns measures to combat coronavirus could get tougher.
Tags: UK, News, Boris Johnson


The Papers: 'Tougher lockdown' warning and protect medics call

Boris Johnson's letter to UK households and calls for better protective gear feature on the front pages.
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Newspaper headlines: 'Tougher lockdown' warning and protect medics call

Boris Johnson's letter to UK households and calls for better protective gear feature on the front pages.
Tags: UK, News, Boris Johnson


Prime Minister Boris Johnson is spending £5.7 million to write to all 66 million people in the UK, urging them to stay at home to fight coronavirus

"The more we all follow the rules, the fewer lives will be lost and the sooner life can return to normal," Johnson said in a lette
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How will No 10 keep the show on the road as tensions rise and illness strikes?

Johnson and Hancock go into isolation, raising questions as to why ministers failed to observe their own rules on social distancingAs Boris Johnson went into solitary confinement in his flat above No 11 Downing Street on Friday, having tested positive for Covid-19, a member of his staff noted how the atmosphere had quickly changed at the heart of power. It was not just the PM who had taken himself out of circulation in the preceding hours. “There are quite a lot of others not here now because th...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Cabinet Office, Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


As the rest of Europe lives under lockdown, Sweden keeps calm and carries on

All its neighbours have shut up shop to beat coronavirus but the Swedes insist ‘we are not in quarantine’. Is that the right approach?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIf there’s been a fall in custom at the Nyhavn restaurant, it’s hardly noticeable. Groups of drinkers huddle under heat lamps out on Möllevång Square, the centre of nightlife in the Swedish city of Malmö, seemingly oblivious to the virus spreading through Europe.“It’s the Swedish trust in government,” say...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Epidemics, Emergency planning, Boris Johnson, Malmo, Nyhavn, Lund University, Coronavirus outbreak, Möllevång Square, Elias Billman, Fredrik Glückman


Alister Jack is third UK cabinet member to self-isolate during Covid-19 outbreak

Scottish secretary has not been tested for coronavirus but has mild symptoms Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage A third member of Boris Johnson’s cabinet is self-isolating after developing coronavirus symptoms.Alister Jack, the secretary of state for Scotland, said he had not been tested for Covid-19 but had a temperature and a cough. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Scotland, UK News, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Alister Jack, Coronavirus outbreak


Johnson’s War With Coronavirus Is No Joke Anymore

(Bloomberg) -- For Boris Johnson, as for others, it started with a cough and a fever.The British prime minister did what he was told by the most senior medic in the land and took a test. Johnson was in his Downing Street apartment at midnight on Thursday when the result came through: he’d tested positive for coronavirus. It was the moment the pandemic literally hit home. Johnson, 55, is the first world leader to reveal he has Covid-19. His illness graphically illustrates the indiscriminate natur...
Tags: News, China, Eu, Spain, Bloomberg, Britain, NHS, Italy, National Health Service, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Horton, Richard Horton, The Lancet, Matt Hancock


Chennai Six member says Johnson did 'nothing' to secure release

Nick Dunn was arrested while working as a security guard on an anti-piracy ship in 2013A former British serviceman who spent four years in an Indian prison has said he was let down by the UK government and that Boris Johnson did “nothing” as foreign secretary to secure their release.Nick Dunn, 34, was one of six British men who were detained while working as security guards on the MV Seaman Guard Ohio, an anti-piracy vessel, in the Indian Ocean in 2013. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, India, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Philip Hammond, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Northumberland, Indian Ocean, Piracy At Sea, North Of England, Chennai, Nick Dunn


Sarah-Jane Mee shares her fears and concerns as an expectant mother in the time of coronavirus

Like millions of others up and down the UK, I was glued to the government's daily press conference from Downing Street when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that pregnant women had been added to the list of those "at risk" of severe complications from coronavirus and, therefore, should avoid non-essential contact for the next 12 weeks. Do I have to stay at home for 12 weeks?
Tags: Health, UK, News, Boris Johnson, Sarah Jane Mee


One Battle Boris Johnson Is Clearly Winning

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- As recently as a few weeks ago, it seemed as though U.K. politics could not possibly talk about anything besides Brexit, even after the country’s formal departure from the EU. Business as usual was expected to return at some unspecified point in the future.As elsewhere, the coronavirus has turned British politics on its head. Unlike Brexit, which continues to divide opinion fairly evenly, the coronavirus crisis has prompted an outbreak of recently unfamiliar unity. Number ...
Tags: News, Bloomberg, Canada, Margaret Thatcher, Labour, Winston Churchill, Northern Ireland, Tony Blair, Boris Johnson, Tories, Johnson, Donald Trump, Labour Party, Bloomberg LP, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Live Coronavirus News Updates and Coverage

President Trump, who had questioned the need for additional ventilators, pushes industry to make more. A new survey of mayors finds dire shortages of urgently needed medical supplies. And in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive.
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Coronavirus live updates: Trump signs $2T aid package; US tops 100K cases; Boris Johnson tests positive

A bipartisan $2 trillion aid packaged was approved by the House of Representatives and signed by President Donald Trump on Friday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Donald Trump: the first thing Boris Johnson said to me is 'we need ventilators' - video

Donald Trump said on Friday that he had a conversation with Boris Johnson, who has tested positive for coronavirus, and 'the first thing he said to me is: "We need ventilators"'. Trump mentioned Johnson 'asking for ventilators today' twice during the Coronavirus Task Force briefing Coronavirus US live: Trump signs $2.2tn stimulus bill after invoking Defense Production Act Continue reading...
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Two Quick Links for Friday Morning

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has COVID-19 [twitter.com] [theguardian.com] ---Note: Quick Links are pushed to this RSS feed twice a day. For more immediate service, check out the front page of kottke.org, the Quick Links archive, or the @kottke Twitter feed. [Author: Jason Kottke]
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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Cases Top 100,000; Trump Signs $2 Trillion Relief Bill

President Trump, who had questioned the need for additional ventilators, pushes industry to make more. A new survey of mayors finds dire shortages of urgently needed medical supplies. And in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive.
Tags: News, California, Britain, United States, Boris Johnson, Bill, New York State, Cuomo, Trump, Medical Devices, Donald J, United States International Relations, Andrew M, Trump Signs, Deborah L, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Coronavirus live news: record rise in Italy death toll as Irish PM tells people to stay home for two weeks

Varadkar brings in new restrictions; Spain records highest daily death toll; British prime minister Boris Johnson tests positiveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceItaly records 969 coronavirus deaths dashing hopes of turnaroundUS coronavirus – liveCovid-19 workers in Spain: ‘You can feel the fear in the air’See all our coronavirus coverage 10.13pm GMT After many delays, and then a series of tweets earlier today, US President Donald Trump is invoking the Defense Production Act to compel General M...
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U.S. Infections Top 100,000; L.A. Warns of Surge: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. became the first country to reach 100,000 coronavirus cases. Italy had its deadliest day with almost 1,000 fatalities. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his health secretary tested positive.President Donald Trump ordered General Motors to start making ventilators by invoking a Cold War-era law. Toyota’s idled U.S. manufacturing facilities will make much-needed face shields and masks.New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said new infections will be “astronomical.” Los Angel...
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