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'Let’s do karaoke!': Bangkok nightlife eases out of lockdown

The city’s bars, clubs and even massage parlours are beginning to buzz again but the absence of tourists is taking its tollCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA mix of K-pop, sweet Thai love ballads and 90s music reverberates along the corridor of one of Bangkok’s popular karaoke spots. In private rooms, parties of friends strike poses and bellow into microphones.After three months of silence, Thailand’s nightlife was allowed to reopen on 1 July – provided venues follow g...
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Pub opens for England's lockdown easing despite being hit by car

The vehicle hit the front of The Swan Inn near Ashford in Kent at around 2am on SaturdayA pub has managed to open despite a car crashing into its front in the early hours, the landlord said.The Swan Inn at Little Chart, near Ashford in Kent, will still be able to serve pints to customers outside despite the landlord being woken by the devastation at about 2am on Saturday. Continue reading...
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Stanley Johnson says Greece visit is essential to 'covid-proof' villa

PM has refused to criticise his father over trip to holiday home during lockdownThe prime minister’s father, Stanley Johnson, has defended travelling to his villa in Greece amid growing condemnation by saying that he was making the property “Covid-proof”.Government guidelines state that British nationals should avoid all but essential travel, but his son Boris has refused to criticise the trip and on Friday suggested the media should raise the issue directly with Stanley. Continue reading...
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England's first taste of freedom – in pictures

Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, cinemas and theme parks reopen, and weddings and baptisms take place as the lockdown eases Continue reading...
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Trump claims US on way to 'tremendous victory' over Covid-19 as cases surge – live

President made remark in Fourth of July message at White HouseTrump says US under assault from ‘far-left fascism’ in speech US coronavirus deaths near 130,000Supreme court gives conservatives blues – what’s really going on?Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 5.21pm BST Donald Trump barely mentioned the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the US in his incendiary speech at Mount Rushmore on Friday night. But in an appearance at the White House to wish Americans a happy fourth of July, the president ...
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'People dying in the ICU is not new, but dying without family and friends around them is very unusual'

An emergency medicine physician on the terrors of Covid-19, and why lockdown is being lifted too soonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMy impression is that the population thinks that it’s all settled down now and everything’s OK. And that’s not true. Every time you go on to the intensive care unit you get a visual reminder of why it’s not, because of the amount of equipment that you have to put on to just go and simply say hello to a patient.Seeing the images from Ital...
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'We feel totally safe': east London drinkers savour taste of freedom

City brewer Truman’s Social Club hosts dozens of high-spirited customers – in car parkCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn an industrial estate on the outskirts of east London, dozens of people drank alcohol in a licensed premises for the first time in 105 days as a brewer opened the first part of what had been touted as the “biggest socially distanced pub and garden” in the UK.But, to the disappointment of some of the patrons, just the car park section of the 35,000-sq...
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Coronavirus world map: which countries have the most Covid-19 cases and deaths?

Covid-19 has spread around the planet, sending billions of people into lockdown as health services struggle to cope. Find out where the virus has spread, and where it has been most deadlyCoronavirus map of the UKCoronavirus map of the USCoronavirus cases in Australia Continue reading...
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Trump's incendiary Mount Rushmore speech criticized for 'peddling fiction' – live

President says US under assault from ‘far-left fascism’ in speech US coronavirus deaths near 130,000Supreme court gives conservatives blues – what’s really going on?Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.15pm BST Donald Trump’s speech in front of Mount Rushmore, in which he said American is under threat from “far-left fascism”, has elicited strong response in the media.The Washington Post’s Robin Givhan said the president “peddled his fiction” on Friday night as he appealed to his base. “Th...
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Donald Trump marks Independence Day with incendiary Mount Rushmore speech – live

President says US under assault from ‘far-left fascism’Coronavirus infections near 130,000; senior Trump official sickSupreme court gives conservatives blues – what’s really going on?Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 1.31pm BST Disturbing news from Seattle, where last night a car drove into a crowd of protesters on a closed portion of Interstate 5.Two women were injured, authorities said. One suffered life-threatening injuries and the other had serious injuries. The Seattle fire departme...
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UK ponders joining EU's coronavirus vaccine scheme

Ministers said to be weighing benefits against broader desire to cut ties with BrusselsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK is assessing whether to join an EU programme to help secure a potential coronavirus vaccine in what could mark a bellwether for post-Brexit cooperation.In what the Daily Express described as a “Brexit backtrack”, UK officials are thought to be considering the advantages of being part of the EU plan because the bloc would have greater purchasing...
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Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews 'least stressed' by Covid-19, says study

Despite being hardest hit by the pandemic, the country’s most devout community score highest in a happiness surveyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUltra-Orthodox Jews in Israel have been happier and less stressed during the Covid-19 pandemic than others, including secular Jews, according to new research.A study of the Israeli Jewish population by Tel Aviv University found levels of resilience were higher in ultra-Orthodox communities than other groups, despite this gro...
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NHS deserves better, say campaigners as health service marks 72nd anniversary

Illuminations and clapping will mark NHS birthday in its ‘most challenging year’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDozens of landmarks across the UK will be illuminated in blue light on Saturday before the NHS’s 72nd anniversary amid calls that those who work in the health service deserve more than token gestures.NHS England’s chief executive, Simon Stevens, said the past 12 months had represented “the most challenging year” in its history, and households across the UK h...
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Coronavirus live news: pubs reopen in England as Catalonia announces new lockdown

Fourth of July holiday weekend in US sees cases still surging; WHO changes timeline of how it was alerted to virus; housing estates in Melbourne locked down after outbreak. Follow all the developments liveWhat we’re learning about Covid as US states open upHow Victoria’s outbreak divided AustraliaScotland and Wales attack UK government’s shambolic travel changes 11.27am BST In Spain, officials have confined more than 200,000 people in the northeastern region of Catalonia after more than 350...
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Melbourne's 'hard lockdown' orders residents of nine public housing towers to stay home as coronavirus cases surge

Five hundred police sent to enforce command that 3,000 tenants remain in their unitsThree thousand people living in nine public housing towers in Melbourne have been placed under the harshest lockdown rules of the coronavirus pandemic in Australia so far and banned from leaving their homes for at least five days.Five hundred police officers have been dispatched to monitor the nine towers in Flemington and North Melbourne and ensure that the residents do not leave their small and often overcrowde...
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Coronavirus UK: are Covid-19 cases rising or falling near you?

Latest updates: how has Covid-19 progressed where you live? Check the week-on-week changes across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern IrelandThe map shows local authorities where the number of cases has increased week-on-week and where it has fallen. Some of this is due to natural fluctuations, especially in areas where there are very few cases, and so a rise from 1 to 2 is a doubling. Increased testing also means that more cases may be being detected than previously, although the impact of th...
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India had one of the world's strictest lockdowns. Why are cases still rising? | Rukmini S

Unable to expand testing or hospital capacity, Narendra Modi’s administration has turned to bluster and brute force The response to the spread of coronavirus that most Indians are talking about this week is not an innovation in contact tracing or a big increase in hospital beds, it’s the death of a father and son in judicial custody in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. It happened after the local police picked them up for complaining about having to close their small store early to comply with l...
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Coronavirus live news: pubs reopen in England, as Victoria announces 'hard lockdown'

Fourth of July holiday weekend starts 53,000 new cases on Friday; WHO changes timeline of how it was alerted to virus; England’s pubs reopen. Follow all the developments liveWhat we’re learning about Covid as US states open upHow Victoria’s outbreak divided AustraliaScotland and Wales attack UK government’s shambolic travel changes 8.33am BST Russia has reported 6,632 new cases of the coronavirus, raising the nationwide tally of infections to 674,515.The authorities said that 168 people had...
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'Get me back to Caracas': desperate Venezuelans leave lockdown Bogotá

Their ambitions for a new life in Colombia shattered, migrants are lining up for the bus journey back to an uncertain futureCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRosa Vera, a 40-year-old from a small town in crisis-ridden Venezuela, thought moving to Colombia would give her the chance to find work. Five months ago, she left her family and began the arduous journey to Bogotá, the Colombian capital, to look for a job.Instead, as coronavirus shut down economic life in the city...
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One school, 25 bereavements: Essex head fears emotional impact of Covid-19

Vic Goddard is one of many school leaders daunted by the burden of supporting pupils and staff through their griefCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVic Goddard is trying not to cry. The headteacher of Passmores academy in Harlow and star of the 2011 TV series is thinking about the 23 pupils and two staff at his school who have been bereaved during the coronavirus pandemic.His greatest fear, a fear that keeps him awake at night and is making his voice tremble, is what ...
Tags: Education, Children, Life and style, Society, UK News, Schools, Primary schools, Secondary Schools, Essex, Bereavement, Harlow, Vic Goddard, Coronavirus outbreak


New York hails comeback from Covid-19, but hidden dangers lie ahead

The virus could be reimported to New York City from other parts of the US as several states record surgesPatience and Fortitude are proud advocates of social distancing and mask-wearing. The famous marble lions which guard the steps of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue and 42nd St have sat 90ft apart for more than a century, and this week were adorned with giant blue facial coverings.The masked lions today stand as symbols of the extraordinary turnaround of this recently stricken city....
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Boohoo booms as Leicester garment factories are linked to lockdown

Exclusive: Fashion brand profits from ‘stay home’ clothing supplied at speed from city now experiencing Covid-19 surgeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOn 27 March, even as the rest of the UK were trying to make sense of how to get through the coronavirus crisis, Boohoo seemed to have nailed it.It was a Friday, and usually the fast-fashion brand’s irrepressibly bouncy Twitter account would be pitching dresses and shoes to its followers ahead of a night out. But this was...
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'We don't want things to get out of hand again': as New York reopens, dangers lie ahead

The virus could be reimported to New York City from other parts of the US as several states record surgesPatience and Fortitude are proud advocates of social distancing and mask-wearing. The famous marble lions which guard the steps of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue and 42nd St have sat 90ft apart for more than a century, and this week were adorned with giant blue facial coverings.The masked lions today stand as symbols of the extraordinary turnaround of this recently stricken city....
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Coronavirus live news: pubs reopen in England, as cases spike again in Victoria

Fourth of July holiday weekend starts 53,000 new cases on Friday; WHO changes timeline of how it was alerted to virus; England’s pubs reopen. Follow all the developments liveWhat we’re learning about Covid as US states open upHow Victoria’s outbreak divided AustraliaScotland and Wales attack UK government’s shambolic travel changes 7.31am BST Andrews is asked if he should take responsibility for this outbreak, given the link to the mismanagement of hotel quarantine.He says he won’t comment ...
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'Consigning his voters to sickness': Trump fuels culture war over masks

As some attack face coverings as an assault on freedom, some Trump allies have bowed to reality amid Covid-19’s spreadNancy Allen, 73, wears a face mask in the chicken coop at her farm but not when she goes to church. “There’s been so much change in what we should do and what we should not do,” explains the Donald Trump supporter from Shelby, North Carolina. “I don’t think that I should be told that I have to wear a mask and I don’t think the president should, unless he feels like he needs it.”N...
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Global report: WHO changes timeline on virus alert as cases top 11m

UN health body says it found out about the outbreak itself, not via Chinese officials; US cases increase 53,000 on Friday; English pubs reopenCoronavirus latest updatesThe World Health Organization was alerted to the coronavirus crisis by its own office in China, and not by the local authorities, according to reports, as worldwide cases of Covid-19 passed 11 million and infections in the US rose by another 53,000.The UN health body has been accused by US president Donald Trump of failing to prov...
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'Bit like normal again': hair salons and wedding venues reopen in England

Marriages and haircuts take place the minute the government’s coronavirus lockdown deadline passes at midnightWhether it’s getting a haircut or getting married, a small sense of normality has returned to England just after midnight, with hair salons and wedding venues reopening.Sandra Jacobs was among the first people through the door at Tusk Hair in Camden on Saturday morning when the north London business opened its doors just after midnight for the first time in three and a half months. Conti...
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‘I was wailing over the fence’: what single parents learned from lockdown

As Covid-19 hit, many solo parents found their support networks suddenly gone. How did they fare? On day two of lockdown, bone tired after an anxiety-induced sleepless night, I sliced into my forefinger trying to cut through a frozen bagel. I cleaned the wound, dressed it as best I could, and prayed it would heal. It seemed to symbolise my deepest worries: I was going to have to get through this one alone.Like everyone, my concerns about Covid-19 were many – not least that I had a lingering ches...
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PPE and quiet amens: places of worship in England prepare to reopen

Many churches, mosques, synagogues and temples will remain empty, as faith leaders weigh coronavirus risks Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Towards the end of the eucharist service at Canterbury Cathedral on Sunday morning, the Very Reverend Robert Willis, the cathedral’s dean, will strap a plastic visor over his face and pull on surgical gloves before descending into the nave to deliver communion bread to the socially-distanced congregation.There will be no communion...
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Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr's girlfriend, tests positive for Covid-19

Ex-Fox News presenter is key fundraiser for Trump re-election campaign and latest of president’s circle to contract the diseaseUS records highest daily increase in coronavirus casesThe girlfriend of Donald Trump Jnr, the US president’s eldest son, has tested positive for the coronavirus, have reported.Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is a former Fox News television personality and a senior fundraiser for Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, is just the latest person in Trump’s inner circle to contract t...
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