The country is again faced with a big battle against COVID-19 and conditions will improve with the decisions taken in recent days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday and stressed that lockdown should be the last option. In his address to the nation, Modi said the people were undergoing suffering but "we need to fight it out with all our might" and expressed confidence that the coronavirus will be defeated with the combined efforts of the people. "I want to thank our doctors and all our healthcare workers for working non-stop in this fight against COVID-19 pandemic," he said. "If we all follow COVID-19 protocols, there'll be no need to impose lockdowns," Modi said. Watch the full video for more details.
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Here is a look at all the latest figures behind the UK's coronavirus vaccination programme.A total of 36,447,797 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and April 19, according to NHS England data, including first and second doses, which is a rise of 300,720 on the previous day.NHS England said 27,713,634 were the first dose of a vaccine, a rise of 85,055 on the previous day, while 8,734,163 were a second dose, an increase of 215,665.
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Boris Johnson has announced the creation of a new antiviral task force to help identify coronavirus cases and deploy new treatments. Speaking during a Downing Street press conference, the Prime Minister said the task force will "search for most promising new medicines and support their development through clinical trials". He said that such medicines could be made available "as early as the autumn". Report by THOMASL. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Twelve European football clubs have signed up to a new competition called the European Super League.
The new proposal is set to rival the highly regarded UEFA Champions League.
Six of the teams involved are from the Premier League, including Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.
Three further clubs are expected to join ahead of the inaugural season and the league says it can start "as soon as practicable".
Football players, fans and politicians have expressed their outrage at the new competition proposal.
The league revealed in an official statement how excited they were about their new adventure.
“[We] look forward to holding discussions with UEFA and FIFA to work together in partnership to deliver the best outcomes for the new League and for football as a whole". Report by Bradbrookh. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson has said his government could seek a "legislative solution" against the idea of a football European Super League. Speaking during a Downing Street press conference, the Prime Minister said the idea of a closed, 'superior' league "offends against the basic principle of competition" and in order to "protect that principle...we will seek a legislative solution". He added that the Super League, which he labelled a "cartel", is "not in the interests of fans, not in the interests of football".
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Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds has said that fans must be put first in the debate over a football European Super League. "We need to do everything we can to stop this Super League from happening" said the Labour MP. "This Super League is very bad for the game", he said; "because it offends the principle of fair competition...it is also taking the game away from the fans". Report by THOMASL. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has announced that coronavirus lockdown restrictions will ease on Monday as planned. Beer gardens, cafes, shops and gyms will reopen, although hospitality will need to close at 8pm indoors and 10pm outdoors. Travel between Scotland, England and Wales will also be permitted. The First Minister also announced funerals and weddings will be allowed to take place with up to 50 people. Report by THOMASL. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn