Coronavirus (COVID-19) News
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So, you’re thinking of buying property in France? We know that you might be feeling daunted by the idea of purchasing a house in another country, after all, buying a property in your home country can be challenging enough. Luckily, the process of purchasing a home in France isn’t as difficult as you might expect.
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England plans to reopen its borders for fully vaccinated US and EU travellers from August 2nd. According to a government source, fully jabbed travellers arriving into the UK from the United States or the European Union will not be required to quarantine. Meanwhile, double-jabbed UK travellers will not have to isolate when returning from amber list countries except France...
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According to a leading epidemiologist, Britain’s COVID-19 pandemic could end as early as September. Professor Neil Ferguson commended the UK’s world-leading vaccine rollout and insisted that Britain could turn its back on the pandemic, courtesy of the high number of double vaccinated adults….
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Six million people could see their summer holiday plans ruined with the UK government set to move Spain and Greece to the new “amber plus” COVID travel list. France has already been moved to the amber plus list, with ministers citing the rising infection rate in the country as a cause for concern...
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British supermarkets have warned of the “pingdemic” threat to food supplies and business. Some of the UK’s supermarket chains, including ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons have reported staff shortages amid rising COVID cases, as in-store employees and delivery workers are being forced to self-isolate after being “pinged” for being in close contact with someone that’s tested positive for the virus...
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson sparked outrage yesterday, stating that COVID vaccine passports would be required when entering Nightclubs from the end of September 2021. Chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance labelled nightclubs as 'super spreader' events, prompting the newly imposed restrictions, causing great frustration to the nightclub and event industries.
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Managing currency exchange risk can seem a challenge, particularly during the Coronavirus pandemic. Halo Financial explains how to navigate foreign exchange during these unprecedented times.
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UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak is considering delaying the Autumn 2021 budget to next year to allow him to assess further the economic impact of the UK government's business support schemes. The potential delay follows news that many Conservative MPs are anxious that the end of the furlough scheme could impact the UK's economic recovery from COVID-19.
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With the July 19th “Freedom Day” fast approaching, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing increasing pressure from London mayor Sadiq Khan and other British MPs to maintain rules on face masks even after the final unlocking of the UK takes place. It comes as the number of daily coronavirus cases in Britain surpasses 40,000...
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Rising COVID infection rates in Europe could see the popular Balearic Islands, including Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca moved back onto the UK’s amber list for travel ahead of the summer holidays. UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will deliver the latest update on travel no later than July 15th, with changes expected to come into effect from July 21st...
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UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will announce today that Britons who have received both doses of a coronavirus vaccine can enjoy quarantine-free travel to amber list countries. Mr Shapps is expected to enforce the new travel rules from 19th July 2021, creating extra freedom for UK holidaymakers.
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Pressure is mounting on US president Joe Biden to ease transatlantic travel restrictions. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that ministers are working on plans to allow UK tourists to travel to more destinations ahead of the green list announcement, yet tour operator Tui has cancelled more holidays for July to destinations such as Greece, Turkey and Spain...
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New UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid admitted that the easing of coronavirus restrictions on 19th July 2021 could lead to a significant rise of new COVID-19 cases by as much as 100,000 a day come August 2021. However, it was also that the UK had built up a substantial wall of defence due to coronavirus vaccines.
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to outline the final steps for the full lifting of UK coronavirus restrictions on 19th July 2021. Social distancing measures are due to ease, and face masks are set to become a personal choice, with the UK urged to use their judgement. Meanwhile, coronavirus cases in the UK are on the rise, with fewer hospital admissions resulting from increased vaccinations.
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The growing spread of the Delta variant has urged several countries to impose tighter restrictions against travellers. With the COVID infection rate in the UK surging, all unvaccinated Brits travelling to Portugal must quarantine for 14 days. However, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel is fighting for blanket-quarantine restrictions against British holidaymakers irrespective of whether they are vaccinated or not...
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Sajid Javid replaced Matt Hancock as UK Health Secretary over the weekend, commencing duties immediately. Mr Javid will address MPs this afternoon to provide an update on the easing of coronavirus restrictions in the UK. While Mr Javid stated his aim to get the UK back to normal as soon as possible, the chief executive of the NHS Confederation has asked him to be a voice of caution…
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The National Audit Office (NAO) has conducted a recent review of the NHS test and trace service and has found numerous weaknesses within the system. Findings revealed that 600 million tests remain unregistered, meaning they may not have been used at all. The watchdog has urged the UK government to do more to highlight the importance of registering COVID test results to prevent undermining the service.
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The European Union is at risk of collapsing warns former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis. Mr Varaoufakis said that Brexit has given Brussels a false sense of security and expects other countries to follow Britain and throw leave referendums. Meanwhile, the UK is believed to be on the brink of clinching a “sausage peace treaty” with the EU...