Alok Sharma receives negative coronavirus test result | Politics

Alok Sharma, the business secretary who showed symptoms of coronavirus, has received a negative test result amid opposition warnings that the scare showed how easily Downing Street and Westminster could be thrown by a fresh outbreak. Sharma was tested after feeling unwell on Wednesday while delivering a statement in the House of Commons. It emerged […]

$2bn global coronavirus vaccine fund announced at Gavi summit | World news

A $2bn procurement fund aimed at ensuring that poorer countries can access doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine has been announced at a virtual summit hosted by the UK. The announcement was made at the third Gavi vaccine alliance replenishment summit, a virtual pledging event that separately raised $8.8bn, above the target of $7.4bn, for […]

Covid 19 and Belgian Retail – Law passed confirming delay of summer sales – Osborne Clarke

Last month we informed you that two draft laws regarding the postponement of the sales were pending before the Chamber. The final text amending certain provisions of the Economic Code with regard to the registration with the Crossroads Bank for Enterprise and the postponement of the sales was adopted on 27 May 2020 and published […]

Do face coverings reduce risk and spread of coronavirus? | UK news

Do face coverings reduce the spread of Covid-19? Surgical-grade face coverings and respirators offer high levels of protection against coronavirus infection for the wearer. However, these robust masks have to be combined with goggles or a visor, and they are costly, in limited supply, and uncomfortable to wear for long periods. The evidence around homemade […]

Alok Sharma was at No 10 day before displaying coronavirus symptoms | Politics

Alok Sharma, the business secretary, spent 45 minutes with Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak in a meeting in No 10 the day before he fell ill with suspected coronavirus, raising the prospect they might have to self-isolate for two weeks. Sharma has not had his test result back but he started feeling unwell at the […]

COVID-19: BEIS outlines changes to CfD obligations – reNews

The UK government has proposed changes to electricity suppliers’ obligations under the Contract for Difference (CfD) regime because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The proposals relate to increases in suppliers’ obligations that would otherwise be collected by the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) for the current (second) quarter of 2020 to the first […]

UK Prime Minister – WATCH LIVE: Coronavirus press conference (4 June 2020)

Good afternoon and welcome to today’s Downing Street press conference. I’m joined today by Peter Hedy, Who’s Chair of Network Rail. A Pizza was also Commissioner of Transport for London Olympics, and is the person that I asked to help with the restart of our transport network. Let me start by updating you on the […]

Jordan to reopen hotels, cafes in further easing of COVID-19 lockdown

AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordan said on Thursday it would reopen hotels and cafes, allow sporting events without spectators and shorten a night curfew as of Saturday, further easing its coronavirus lockdown that has hit the aid-dependent economy. But Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz told reporters that while Jordan had now returned to near normality, it would […]