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From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: Normal life will not resume for six months, says UK government doctor Coronavirus This post contains videos

Covid-19: Normal life will not resume for six months, says UK government doctor

Dr Jenny Harries aid the nation will not be in “complete lockdown” for half a year but social distancing measures will be lifted gradually.

From TheJournal.ie 'Worse before they get better': Boris Johnson issues letter to every UK household over Covid-19 Coronavirus

'Worse before they get better': Boris Johnson issues letter to every UK household over Covid-19

The Northern Ireland Executive also announced a raft of new measures last night.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: UK death toll passes 1,000 as 260 die in 24 hours Covid-19

Coronavirus: UK death toll passes 1,000 as 260 die in 24 hours

More than 120,000 coronavirus tests have taken place, with more than 17,000 positive results.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson and UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock test positive for coronavirus Covid-19

Boris Johnson and UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock test positive for coronavirus

Johnson said he would still lead the ‘national fightback’ against Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie UK records over 100 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours as police in England given new powers Coronavirus

UK records over 100 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours as police in England given new powers

Those who ignore tougher restrictions on movement could also be fined.

From TheJournal.ie Packed trains on the Underground again today despite Boris Johnson's appeal in lockdown London London Calling

Packed trains on the Underground again today despite Boris Johnson's appeal in lockdown London

The prime minister said last night that people can travel to work “only where this is absolutely necessary”.

From TheJournal.ie British Health Secretary says people ignoring social-distancing advice are ‘selfish’ Coronavirus

British Health Secretary says people ignoring social-distancing advice are ‘selfish’

Over the weekend, photos emerged showing crowds of people visiting open spaces across many parts of the UK and Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie From shaking hands to a potential 'total lockdown': How the UK has rapidly shifted its position on Covid-19 Coronavirus

From shaking hands to a potential 'total lockdown': How the UK has rapidly shifted its position on Covid-19

After reports of the public flouting social distancing guidelines, the pressure is on Boris Johnson to take tougher action on the coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: 48 more deaths in the UK as Boris Johnson resists closures of parks and playgrounds Death Toll

Coronavirus: 48 more deaths in the UK as Boris Johnson resists closures of parks and playgrounds

This represents the biggest jump in deaths for the nation since the crisis began.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is unprecedented': Schools in Northern Ireland to close amid coronavirus crisis Covid19

'This is unprecedented': Schools in Northern Ireland to close amid coronavirus crisis

Schools across the UK will close from Friday until further notice for all pupils except children of key workers and the most vulnerable.

From TheJournal.ie UK to introduce five-year cut-off point in bid to end re-investigations into soldiers who served in NI The Troubles

UK to introduce five-year cut-off point in bid to end re-investigations into soldiers who served in NI

The plans will deliver on the government’s promise to protect its former soldiers.

From TheJournal.ie Why the UK's reliance on 'herd immunity' is being condemned as 'wrong' and 'letting the fire burn' Flattening The Curve

Why the UK's reliance on 'herd immunity' is being condemned as 'wrong' and 'letting the fire burn'

“Their view really is to let this fire burn, and they will try and damp it down where they can,” Dr Gabriel Scally said today.

From TheJournal.ie UK to ask over 70s to self-isolate for up to four months Covid-19

UK to ask over 70s to self-isolate for up to four months

Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the request would be made in coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie UK to ban mass gatherings from next week under emergency laws Covid-19

UK to ban mass gatherings from next week under emergency laws

There could also be moves to get more people to work from home.

From TheJournal.ie Thomas Kavanagh (52) charged with drugs and firearms offences in UK Charges

Thomas Kavanagh (52) charged with drugs and firearms offences in UK

Kavanagh will appear at Ipswich Magistrates Court next Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Man ‘brandishing knives’ shot dead by police in London's Westminster UK

Man ‘brandishing knives’ shot dead by police in London's Westminster

The incident is not being treated as terror-related.

From TheJournal.ie Frances Fitzgerald 'very concerned' about UK wish to abandon European Arrest Warrant scheme Former Justice Minister

Frances Fitzgerald 'very concerned' about UK wish to abandon European Arrest Warrant scheme

The former Justice Minister said that “if there was a gap”, it could “of course” have an effect on prisoners held here.

From TheJournal.ie Priti Patel expresses ‘regret’ at resignation of Home Office civil servant after bullying claims Bullying Claims

Priti Patel expresses ‘regret’ at resignation of Home Office civil servant after bullying claims

The Home Secretary urged staff in the department to come together as ‘one team’ after she was accused of bullying subordinates.

From TheJournal.ie Twelve new Covid-19 cases confirmed in UK, bringing total to 35 Matt Hancock

Twelve new Covid-19 cases confirmed in UK, bringing total to 35

The UK health secretary said shutting down cities was possible despite a “huge economic and social downside”.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman given three-year jail sentence for trying to smuggle migrants into UK in roof box of his car Robert Rooney

Irishman given three-year jail sentence for trying to smuggle migrants into UK in roof box of his car

Robert Rooney pleaded guilty to violating UK immigration law at Canterbury Crown Court.

From TheJournal.ie Canada to stop paying to protect Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'in the coming weeks' Megxit

Canada to stop paying to protect Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'in the coming weeks'

There has been speculation about who will pay the bill for keeping the couple safe after they step down from royal duties.

From TheJournal.ie UK could walk away from EU trade talks if progress not made by June Brexit

UK could walk away from EU trade talks if progress not made by June

The UK has published its negotiating guidelines ahead of talks with Brussels on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie EU to demand 'level playing field' and access to UK waters in Brexit trade talks CULTURAL OBJECTS

EU to demand 'level playing field' and access to UK waters in Brexit trade talks

The terms also include a controversial clause stating that Britain should “return unlawfully removed cultural objects to their countries of origin”.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus cruise ship passengers arrive back in the UK Diamond Princess

Coronavirus cruise ship passengers arrive back in the UK

The passengers will now go into quarantine in Wirral.

From TheJournal.ie Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to drop royal branding after ending official duties Megxit

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to drop royal branding after ending official duties

The couple said on Wednesday that their lives as working royals will end on 31 March.

From TheJournal.ie Corbyn accuses Johnson of showing 'true colours' by staying away as 106 areas at risk of flooding in UK Flooding This post contains videos

Corbyn accuses Johnson of showing 'true colours' by staying away as 106 areas at risk of flooding in UK

There are six severe warnings indicating lives are in danger in communities near the Welsh border.

From TheJournal.ie Parts of the UK preparing for a month's worth of rain over the next 24 hours Rain Rain Go Away

Parts of the UK preparing for a month's worth of rain over the next 24 hours

A status yellow rainfall is also in place for some parts of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Celebrities are being hounded': Politicians hit out at press intrusion in wake of Caroline Flack's death Spotlight

'Celebrities are being hounded': Politicians hit out at press intrusion in wake of Caroline Flack's death

The 40 year-old was found dead at her east London flat on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Britain sees spinning cranes and collapsed stadium walls as Storm Ciara hits Storm Ciara

Britain sees spinning cranes and collapsed stadium walls as Storm Ciara hits

Here in Ireland, a snow and ice warning kicks in at midnight.

From TheJournal.ie Further case of coronavirus in England brings UK total to four Illness

Further case of coronavirus in England brings UK total to four

The positive test is related to a previous case, and comes after an evacuation flight arrived in England from China.

From TheJournal.ie Third case of coronavirus has been confirmed in England Coronavirus

Third case of coronavirus has been confirmed in England

More than 28,000 people are now known to be infected worldwide in the outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sinister and sad': Downing Street accused of Trump-like tactics after journalists banned from Brexit briefing Walkout

'Sinister and sad': Downing Street accused of Trump-like tactics after journalists banned from Brexit briefing

Number 10 was due to give a briefing on Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager dies and woman hospitalised in UK after taking 'red bull' MDMA pills Leamington

Teenager dies and woman hospitalised in UK after taking 'red bull' MDMA pills

A number of others were admitted to hospital after suffering adverse effects, Warwickshire Police said.

From TheJournal.ie 'We weren't riding on their coattails': What does it mean for Ireland now that the UK has left the EU? Brexit Day

'We weren't riding on their coattails': What does it mean for Ireland now that the UK has left the EU?

The UK “might be leaving by the backdoor… but sure, they can always come round the front door and knock on it again.”

From TheJournal.ie British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour Brexit This post contains videos

British flag lowered from outside European Parliament ahead of Brexit hour

As the clock strikes 11pm, Britain becomes the first country to leave the 28-member bloc.

From TheJournal.ie BBC to axe 450 jobs as part of €95m cost-cutting measures Job Cuts

BBC to axe 450 jobs as part of €95m cost-cutting measures

The company said it would review the number of presenters it has and how they work.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier Brexit

Brexit withdrawal agreement would not have been reached without help from Ireland, says Barnier

Michel Barnier met with Varadkar and Helen McEntee this morning in government buildings.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus reaches Europe as France confirms three cases Coronavirus

Coronavirus reaches Europe as France confirms three cases

The two confirmed cases, the first in Europe, were announced by the health minister Agnes Buzyn.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our friendship will remain': EU chiefs sign off on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Brexit Actually

'Our friendship will remain': EU chiefs sign off on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

The UK is set to leave the EU at the end of the month.

From TheJournal.ie Prince Harry makes 'symbolic' departure to join Meghan Markle in Canada Megxit

Prince Harry makes 'symbolic' departure to join Meghan Markle in Canada

The prince and his wife are quitting the British monarchy.

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