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Thousands of Amazon workers mistakenly told to isolate after being given incorrect coronavirus test results

February 17, 2021

Almost 4,000 Amazon employees were mistakenly told to isolate by NHS Test and Trace. The tracing programme informed 3,853 staff members on Saturday that they were positive and must isolate, despite having tested negative, according to the Department for Health and Social Care Amazon has used PCR tests for its workers since autumn last year, […]

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Stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington Welcomes Baby Boy

February 17, 2021

“Game of Thrones” stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy. The couple was photographed in London together on Wednesday, with Kit holding Rose’s hand while she cradled their newborn in a baby carrier on her chest. A representative for the couple confirmed the birth of a son and that they are […]

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UK Covid restrictions to continue until daily cases drop below 1,000

February 17, 2021

Cases have slumped since the start of January and are now the lowest since October, boosting hopes of an easing of coronavirus restrictions. But the PM’s roadmap will insist on reviews that could postpone the reopening of shops, pubs and restaurants until numbers drop into the hundreds, The Telegraph reports. Data reviews on infection levels could be examined every three weeks and […]

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US sanctions on Myanmar reflect opposition to coup

February 17, 2021

New US sanctions on Myanmar come as consumers and some businesses in the country are stepping up their opposition to a military coup earlier this month. The US government announced the measures last week. They target 10 individuals connected to the military and three companies owned or controlled by Myanmar’s military. The sanctions were apparently […]

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President Joe Biden optimistic on reopening of elementary schools

February 17, 2021

 President Joe Biden is promising a majority of elementary schools will be open five days a week by the end of his first 100 days in office, restating his original goal after his administration came under fire when aides said schools would be considered open if they held in-person learning just one day a week. […]

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Peru politicians faces criticism for early vaccination

February 17, 2021

Nearly 500 politicians and government officials in Peru are facing public criticism for taking advantage of their positions to get coronavirus vaccinations early. A government probe found that they obtained vaccine doses made in China and received shots before Peru’s vaccine rollout began on February 9. Former president Martin Vizcarra and his family have been […]

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President Biden continues to push $15 federal minimum wage

February 17, 2021

President Biden reaffirmed his support for raising the federal minimum wage — gradually — to $15 an hour at CNN’s town hall on Tuesday. While he acknowledged that increasing the wage could squeeze some employers, he pointed to economists and studies that say the impact would be minor. Plus, the President argued, it would help those […]

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Chicago weekend gun violence leaves at least 10 shot, 4 fatally across the city

February 15, 2021

At least four people have been killed and six others wounded in shootings across Chicago so far this weekend. In the latest deadly attack, a man was fatally shot early Sunday in Austin on the West Side. Officers found the 37-year-old laying on the ground about 12:20 a.m. in the 5900-block of West Bloomingdale Avenue […]

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Biden signs immigration executive order creating task force to reunite families separated at border

February 3, 2021

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a second spate of orders to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, demonstrating the powers of the White House and its limitations without support from Congress. His orders on family separation, border security and legal immigration bring to nine the number of executive actions on immigration during his first two […]

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COVID-19 variants detected worldwide-WHO

February 3, 2021

Data collected by the World Health Organization show that the coronavirus variant first reported in Britain has been confirmed in 75 countries and territories and is being verified in five others. The WHO data as of Tuesday also show that the variant first reported in South Africa has been verified in 34 nations and territories. […]

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