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Pressure on UK as new coronavirus spreads and dozens of countries impose travel bans - BBC News
Boris Johnson's government is under intense pressure, with the new variant coronavirus spreading rapidly and dozens of countries banning travel from the UK.
The UK’s scientific advisers are warning that even tougher restrictions will be needed to contain the new strain of the virus.
The prime minister has sought to reassure the public that food supplies are not under threat after France banned the entry of freight lorries from the UK.
More than 40 countries have banned flights or imposed restrictions. There have been long queues on the roads of Kent to the port of Dover.
The pressure comes with Britain still set to leave the EU without a trade deal at the end of December.
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One new COVID-19 case in CI; total 6,309 people vaccinated
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 676 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 20 January 2021. One was positive.
Gatherings Limit Amended
Two new COVID-19 regulations and a notice to extend by three months current inter-island travel and boating regulations were gazetted Wednesday, 20 January 2021.
NEWS BRIEF: 20 JANUARY 2021
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The colorful and joyful ceremony didn’t feel like a crisis-era bureaucratic procedure.
Volkswagen boss joins Twitter with a jab at Elon Musk
Herbert Diess boasts about knocking Tesla down a peg in Europe
No new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands; 5,946 vaccinated
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 423 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 19 January 2021. All were negative.
‘Optimism and hope’: Moon, Lee and other Asian leaders sing Biden’s praises
The new US president’s inaugural speech and executive actions to rejoin the WHO and Paris Agreement won plaudits throughout the region.
CPI Minister Tours NiCE
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Proper Battery Disposal Reminder Following Two Fires
Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) has been mobilised to the George Town landfill site this week for two unrelated small fires.
NEWS BRIEF: 19 JANUARY 2021
Biden inauguration: new US president vows to unify a tense, divided nation
‘Democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. And at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed,’ President Joe Biden says; Donald Trump leaves Washington before inauguratio...
NHME Receives CDEMA Briefing
The National Hazard Management Executive (NHME) of the Cayman Islands has received a comprehensive familiarisation briefing from the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agen...
Michael Moore Calls For Trump’s Imprisonment: ‘We Are Not Done With Him’
Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore took to social media following President Trump’s farewell speech and vowed that the left is “not done with him” yet.
Police Investigate Robbery Incident in West Bay
Just before 10PM yesterday, 19 January, police were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of a robbery that took place along Town Hall Road, in West Bay.
EU Parliament condemns China deal over Hong Kong crackdown
MEPs overwhelmingly pass resolution saying the EU has lost credibility on human rights by sealing the investment pact and calling for targeted sanctions.
Joe Biden Has a Europe Problem
The new president has a daunting list of foreign-policy challenges. Among the biggest will be managing a longtime ally.
7 Interior Design Trends Everyone Will Be Trying in 2021, According to Experts
Designers weigh in on the most popular decorating styles, colors, and materials you can look forward to in the coming year.
WOW! Amanda Gorman stole the show at Biden's inauguration: Meet the 22-year-old poet laureate who gave a historic 5-minute speech that's gone viral
Amanda Gorman, 22, performed her work "The Hill We Climb" at the presidential inauguration on Wednesday. She's the youngest inaugural poet in history.
Nomura Hires More Than 20 Private Bankers
Japanese bank Nomura aims to more than triple assets under management in its International Wealth Management business by March 2025, through an accelerated expansion of the clie...
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Joe Biden delivers first remarks as president of the U.S.
President Joe Biden delivers his first address after taking the oath of office.
President Trump Delivers Remarks Upon Departure
Trump left a note for his successor, Joe Biden, according to a person familiar with the matter — a modern Inauguration Day tradition for presidents leaving office. The contents ...
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