Boris Johnson promises ‘new deal’ for Britain
Boris Johnson will promise to “build back better” as he announces that he wants to use the coronavirus crisis “to tackle this country’s great unresolved challenges,” with a “new deal” bringing forward £5bn of spending on infrastructure projects. However, critics have scoffed at the plan, saying Johnson cannot be compared to Franklin D. Roosevelt, who created the approach of a “new deal”.
Matt Hancock announces local lockdown for Leicester
A local lockdown has been announced in Leicester because of a rise in coronavirus cases in the city. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced last night that non-essential shops will shut on Tuesday, and schools will close for most pupils on Thursday. He said Leicester accounted for “10% of all positive cases in the country over the past week”.
Covid-19: WHO says worst could be yet to come
The World Health Organization says the worst could be still to come in the Covid-19 pandemic. Six months on from the outbreak, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the virus would infect many more people if governments did not start to implement the right policies. The WHO chief said his message remained “Test, Trace, Isolate and Quarantine”.
China passes contentious national security law for Hong Kong
China has passed a controversial national security law for Hong Kong. The new legislation was passed unanimously by the Chinese parliament’s top decision-making body. Critics fear the move will crush political freedoms and pave the way for Beijing to cement its control over the semi-autonomous territory, says The Guardian.
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