PM says Government needs to do more to 'fix' racial inequalities in UK
Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted the Government needs to do more to combat issues of racism in society when asked about his reaction to the release of the controversial Race and Ethnic Disparities report.
Boris Johnson has warned that the Indian coronavirus variant could “pose a serious disruption” to plans to ease restrictions and “could make it more difficult” to end them as hoped in June.The Prime Minister told the Downing Street press conference: “I do not believe that we need, on the present evidence, to delay our road map and we will proceed with our plan to move to step three in England from Monday.
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Boris Johnson has said that remaining second doses for the over-50s will be accelerated so they come eight weeks after the first.The Prime Minister told the Downing Street press conference: “I believe we should trust in our vaccines to protect the public whilst monitoring the situation as it develops very closely because the race between our vaccination programme and the virus may be about to become a great deal tighter and it’s more important than ever therefore that people get the protection of a second dose.
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Andy Burnham says a local lockdown would “go down like a lead balloon” in Greater Manchester, “because they didn’t work last year.” The mayor was speaking after Boris Johnson refused to rule out the introduction of a local lockdown in Bolton, which has seen a surge in Indian variant (B16172) coronavirus cases. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson has described the early election results as "very encouraging". Speaking to reporters in Coventry, the prime minister said the government's success is because they have been focusing on "our priorities, the people's priorities, and bouncing back from the pandemic as much as we can." Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 24 attended an event on Panchayati Raj Diwas, via video conferencing. At the event, PM said, "When we met for Panchayati Raj Diwas a year back, the entire country was fighting against Corona. At that time I had urged all of you to carry out your duty in stopping Corona from reaching villages." "We've to ensure that guidelines issued from time to time are followed in villages. We have the security cover of vaccines this time. So, we've to ensure that everyone in villages gets both the doses of vaccine," he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Leaders' Summit on Climate via video conferencing on April 22. During the summit, PM said, "Humanity is battling a global pandemic right now and this event is a timely reminder that grave threat of Climate Change hasn't disappeared. It is a lived reality for millions around the world." "President Biden and I are launching 'India-Us Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 partnership'. We will help mobilise investments, demonstrate clean technologies and enable green collaborations," he added.
As India continues to reel under the Coronavirus Pandemic with breaching a grim milestone each day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged state governments to test more even if that meant higher reporting of the infection. PM told chief ministers at the virtual meet on Covid that lockdowns should be avoided altogether. PM asked states to check the rise in cases on a war footing, while stressing that efforts must be strengthened in the next three to four weeks.
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