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UK minister apologises for misnaming soccer star Rashford, citing Harry Potter confusion

Health minister Matt Hancock apologised on Wednesday to England soccer player Marcus Rashford for getting his name wrong, suggesting that confusion with the star of the Harry Potter films was behind the slip-up.

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Johnson bows to footballer’s pressure to provide summer food fund

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will provide a summer food fund for struggling families in England, bowing to pressure from England forward Marcus Rashford and his campaign to prevent children from going hungry during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Primark the star attraction as England’s stores reopen after lockdown

Long queues of shoppers snaked around stores in England on Monday, with discount fashion retailer Primark proving a particular draw as shops reopened their doors after 83 days of lockdown.

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UK coastguards locate wreckage of U.S. fighter plane, pilot missing

British coastguards have located the wreckage of a U.S. fighter plane that crashed off the coast of northeast England on Monday but the pilot is still missing, the U.S. Air Force said in a statement.

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WHO’s Kluge warns against further lifting of lockdown in England – Guardian

The coronavirus induced lockdown in England should not be further lifted until the government’s contact-tracing system proves to be “robust and effective”, the World Health Organization’s regional European director Hans Kluge said.

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Britain reviews distancing rule for next stage of easing lockdown

Britain is reviewing its two-metre social distancing rule ahead of the next stage of lockdown easing planned for July 4, when bars, restaurants and hairdressers could reopen in England, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday.

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COVID-19 “R” number for England is 0.8-1.0, slightly above UK range

The reproduction rate of the coronavirus in England is between 0.8 and 1.0, the government said on Friday, a range slightly higher than for the UK as a whole, where it remains between 0.7 and 0.9.

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England’s coronavirus test and trace system identifies nearly 32,000 in first week

England’s test and trace system identified 31,794 people who had been in close contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19 in its first week of operation, the government said on Thursday.

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England launches study of coronavirus spread in schools

Health minister Matt Hancock launched a study to find out the prevalence and spread of the coronavirus among school children and teachers in England on Tuesday to help inform the phased reintroduction of education after a lengthy national lockdown.

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UK government orders expanded use of face masks in English hospitals

All visitors to hospitals in England will be required to wear face coverings and all hospital staff must wear surgical masks from June 15, health minister Matt Hancock said on Friday.

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UK extends ban on evicting tenants during coronavirus outbreak

The British government said on Friday it would extend a ban on evicting tenants from social or private rented accommodation in England and Wales by two months to Aug. 23 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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UK virus reproduction number unchanged overall, but growing in parts of England

The reproduction number of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom remains between 0.7 and 0.9, government scientists said on Friday, but has increased in parts of England after lockdown restrictions were eased.

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Undiagnosed COVID-19 could mean English toll is higher than thought – ONS

An increase in the number of deaths in England and Wales in recent months that have not been linked to COVID-19 could indicate that undiagnosed cases are killing more people than previously thought, data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Friday.

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England to make face coverings compulsory on public transport

Face coverings will be compulsory for passengers on buses, trains, aircraft and ferries in England from June 15, as public transport use rises following the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Thursday.

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Black and Asian people in England more likely to die from COVID-19, says report

Black and Asian people in England are up to 50% more likely to die after becoming infected with COVID-19, an official study said on Tuesday, putting pressure on the government to outline plans to protect the most at-risk communities.

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Keep your distance: people queue for school and IKEA in England

Thousands of people across England queued up for school and IKEA on Monday as the British government eased the coronavirus lockdown by allowing some children to return to class and many shops to reopen for the first time since March.

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Climate activists stage protest at oilfield in southern England

Extinction Rebellion activists staged a protest on Monday at an oilfield in southern England part owned by British energy company UK Oil & Gas Plc, according to a spokeswoman for the group and photos on social media.

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Encouraged by Europe, Primark to reopen England stores on June 15

Fashion retailer Primark plans to reopen all 153 of its stores in England on June 15 as coronavirus restrictions are eased, encouraged by European stores that have already resumed trading.

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Most vulnerable in England can spend time outdoors from Monday

The more than 2 million people who have been “shielding” from COVID-19 in England because they are deemed to be clinically extremely vulnerable will be allowed to spend time outdoors from Monday for the first time in 10 weeks.

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England risks COVID-19 resurgence by ending lockdown too soon, scientific advisers say

England risks losing control of the coronavirus pandemic again and is at a “very dangerous moment” as it starts to ease out of the COVID-19 lockdown, senior scientific and medical advisers warned on Saturday.

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Britain at a very dangerous moment in the pandemic, health official says

Britain is at a very dangerous moment as it starts to ease some of its lockdown measures, England’s deputy chief medical officer said on Saturday, warning that people would need to follow the guidelines and not “tear the pants out of it”.

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PM Johnson says groups of six people can meet outside from Monday

Groups of up to 6 people will be able to meet outside in England from Monday if they maintain social distancing, Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday as he confirmed that tests had been met to ease the coronavirus lockdown further.

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Socially-distanced barbecues permitted in England, says PM Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said people in England could have barbecues under the slightly relaxed lockdown conditions he announced on Thursday.

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Factbox: How England’s lockdown is being adjusted from Monday

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday the conditions had been met to slightly relax the coronavirus lockdown in England from June 1. Below are details.

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England’s test and trace programme to launch on Thursday

A COVID-19 test and trace service will start in England on Thursday to allow the loosening of lockdown measures for most of the population, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

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EDF seeks building consent for Britain’s Sizewell C nuclear plant

French utility EDF has submitted an application to Britain’s regulators to build the 17-18 billion pound Sizewell C nuclear plant in the east of England, it said on Wednesday.

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Gove defends PM’s adviser Cummings: he’s a man of honour and integrity

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings acted reasonably by travelling to northern England during the coronavirus lockdown and is a man of integrity, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday.

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Aide to PM Cummings says he doesn’t regret lockdown trip

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s closest adviser Dominic Cummings said on Monday that he didn’t regret his decision to drive 250 miles from London to northern England, saying he had not flouted lockdown rules by staying on his family’s farm.

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Johnson’s aide Cummings says he has not offered to resign

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s closest adviser Dominic Cummings said on Monday he had not offered his resignation over the furore about his decision to drive 250 miles from London to northern England during Britain’s COVID-19 lockdown.

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Hospital in English tourist town stops taking patients due to COVID spike

A hospital in southwest England has temporarily stopped admitting new patients, including to its emergency department, because of a high number of coronavirus cases, it said on Monday.