‘If we need to take action we will not hesitate’: Rishi Sunak warns travellers amid fears FRANCE could be the next holiday destination to face UK curbs due to rising coronavirus cases

People entering from countries deemed high-risk — currently most of the world outside Europe, as well as Luxembourg and parts of northern Spain — are required to quarantine for 14 days unless they can present a negative test result no more than two days old.

Fears for thousands of holidays on the continent as travel experts warn France ‘is highly likely’ to be added to the 14-day quarantine list following a dramatic rise in coronavirus infections

France’s covid testing teams down tools – for summer holidays: Laboratory staff head off on vacation just as signs of a second wave strike leaving country struggling with demands for tests France is facing new coronavirus testing troubles as dozens of labs close to allow staff a summer holiday despite signs that a second wave is […]

COVID-19: U.S. lifts global health travel advisory; urges citizens not to visit India, China

The United States has lifted the highest level of its global health travel advisory for Americans due to the coronavirus pandemic and restored the previous country-specific system without changing the status of over 50 countries, including that of India and China.

Leaked internal document hints at Google launch of a foldable phone next year

Earlier this week, Google introduced its latest Pixel-branded budget smartphone and teased a pair of upcoming phones it plans to launch later in 2020. But there may be more: An internal document obtained by 9to5Google suggests the tech giant may have already kicked off development on phones for 2021 — and one of them could […]

Coronavirus: North Korea’s escalating virus response raises fear of outbreak

“Though a really extensive local outbreak might not have occurred yet, it’s likely that a considerable number of people has been infected,” said analyst Hong Min at Seoul’s Korea Institute for National Unification. “Even though North Korea locks itself down, there should be suspected cases there and authorities must aggressively diagnose them. But North Korea […]

Friday briefing: Vulnerable children left in filthy cells, says custody monitor

Coronavirus latest – Doctors’ and surgeons’ leaders have warned that the NHS must not shut off normal care to tens of thousands of patients when a second wave of Covid-19 hits. Dr Chaand Nagpaul from the British Medical Association (BMA) said: “If someone needs care – for example for cancer, heart trouble, a breathing condition […]

Expert who told police Carl Beech’s evidence was ‘ludicrous’ blames psychotherapists for the foul abuse ‘memories’ they helped create

‘Seeing an individual make allegations and then be targeted by the media is not going to encourage others to speak out,’ it said. The reaction was revealing. It exposed the police’s only real tactic at the time: believe the accuser and go for maximum publicity no matter how threadbare the evidence and hope other accusers […]

Murder Charges Filed Against Suspect in Fatal CHOP Zone Shooting

According to charging documents, Long was seen on surveillance video approaching Anderson and pulling out a gun. He is then seen then chasing Anderson, who ran away, and appears to shoot him. Long was identified as the suspected shooter a day after the shooting, according to court documents, and detectives said he immediately fled the […]

EXCLUSIVE: Female firefighter dubbed ‘Bride of Beirut’ is buried in emotional funeral as her heroic colleagues who broke into doomed warehouse as blaze took hold are named

Meanwhile a photo taken of the warehouse some time ago shows the same grey sliding doors, high square windows and white sign, though without an writing on it. That photo also purports to show sacks filled with ammonium nitrate that caused the explosion. 

Pubs need to know TODAY if 27,000 beer gardens can open by June 22 to give landlords enough time to train staff and prepare for social-distancing – as punters face reduced range due to draught ales taking three weeks to brew

My specific knowledge is of the pub trade, which had its own structural problems long before the pandemic. Sadly many of the 60,000 or so British pubs will close permanently, even if all restrictions were lifted today. But the carnage will be much, much worse if the rules stay as they are.