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UK PM Johnson's answer to COVID-19 downturn: 'Build, build, build'

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UK PM Johnson's answer to COVID-19 downturn: 'Build, build, build'By William James LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out plans to spend the economy out of its coronavirus-induced crisis with a speech on Tuesday promising to fast-track 5 billion pounds ($6.15 billion) of infrastructure investment. Britain shut down swathes of its economy for nearly three months when COVID-19 threatened to run out of control, forcing the government to borrow tens of billions of pounds to keep companies afloat and limit job losses. Now, as business gradually restarts,...
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PM Johnson demands Britain "build, build, build" 01:55

NFA Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to shake Britain's economy out of its coronavirus-induced crisis on Tuesday, by fast-tracking infrastructure investment. Ciara Lee reports

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Boris Johnson discusses face coverings and urges Britons back to work [Video]

Boris Johnson discusses face coverings and urges Britons back to work

The Prime Minister has urged people to wear face coverings in confined places when meeting others they do not normally come into contact with. He added that people should start returning to work when they can.

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Boris Johnson thanks school leavers for their hard work during the pandemic

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Starmer urges Johnson to apologise for comments on care homes

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called on Boris Johnson to apologise for his comments on care homes.Sir Keir said: “On Monday, when asked why care home deaths had been so high the Prime Minister said, and I quote, ‘too many care homes didn’t really follow the procedures in the way that they could have’.“That has caused huge offence to frontline care workers. It has now been 48 hours. Will the Prime Minister apologise to care workers?”Mr Johnson replied: “The last thing I wanted to do is to blame care workers for what has happened or for any of them to think that I was blaming them because they’ve worked hard, incredibly hard, throughout this crisis, looking after some of the most vulnerable people in our country and doing an outstanding job.”“And as he knows, tragically, 257 of them have lost their lives.“And when it comes to taking blame, I take full responsibility for what has happened.”

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Boris Johnson evades questions on hospital parking fees

Prime Minister Boris Johnson evaded questions from Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer over reports that free parking for hospital staff will soon end. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Boris: ‘I take full responsibility’ for care home failures [Video]

Boris: ‘I take full responsibility’ for care home failures

Boris Johnson has said he takes full responsibility for care home failures throughout the coronavirus outbreak. The Prime Minister’s comments come after opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer urged him to apologise for blaming care staff for failures. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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The migrants who come to Libya for economic opportunity [Video]

The migrants who come to Libya for economic opportunity

Caught between the fighting and COVID lockdowns, Al Jazeera meets a migrant who has come to Libya for a better life.

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HM Shah praises security forces for their efforts in COVID-19 battle [Video]

HM Shah praises security forces for their efforts in COVID-19 battle

Home Minister Shah on July 12 at tree plantation drive of Central Armed Police Forces in Gurugram praised security forces for their efforts in COVID battle. "India is one of the most populous countries. Everyone thought how will a country like India battle COVID19, there were apprehensions but today the whole world is witnessing how one of the most successful battles against COVID19 has been fought here," said Union Home Minister Amit Shah."In India's battle against COVID19, all of our security forces are playing a huge role, nobody can deny it. Today, I salute these corona warriors. They have proved that they not only know how to fight terrorism but also against COVID with help of people," he further added. Union Home Minister Amit Shah participated in the 'All India Tree Plantation Campaign' run by the Central Armed Police Forces in Gurugram.

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COVID: Hyderabad entrepreneur develops software to track availability of beds [Video]

COVID: Hyderabad entrepreneur develops software to track availability of beds

Hyderabad-based entrepreneur Arun Varma, has developed 'covidbedavailability.in', a software to help COVID-19 patients to locate hospitals with bed availability. He said, "This solution is designed for Govt to run their war rooms, control rooms and hospitals." Objective behind the development was to help patients to easily access information. A total of 32,224 confirmed cases have been recorded in Telangana so far.

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Amitabh Bachchan stable with mild COVID symptoms [Video]

Amitabh Bachchan stable with mild COVID symptoms

Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan is stable with mild symptoms and is currently admitted in the isolation unit of the Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital. He tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. His son and actor Abhishek Bachchan also tested positive.

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