UK urges Hong Kong government to reinstate candidates, hold elections

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain called on the Hong Kong government on Sunday to reinstate disqualified candidates and hold legislative council elections as soon as possible, in a joint statement with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States.

UK Condemns Disqualification of Anti-Beijing Candidates in Hong Kong, Demands Elections Go Ahead

“We call on the Hong Kong government to reinstate the eligibility of disqualified candidates,” the statement said. “We urge the Hong Kong government to hold the elections as soon as possible”. The statement follows a delay by Hong Kong authorities on Friday amid rising cases of coronavirus. The city’s leader, Carrie Lam, described the move […]

‘Five Eyes alliance’ slams postponement of Hong Kong polls

“Beijing promised autonomy and freedoms under the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ principle to the Hong Kong people in the Sino-British Joint Declaration, a UN-registered treaty, and must honor its commitments. We urge the Hong Kong government to hold the elections as soon as possible,” the statement read.

Hong Kong elections: UK and allies condemn moves to ‘undermine democracy’

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Pet CAT tests positive for coronavirus in first animal case in UK

And earlier this year, a tiger was among several animals which tested positive for the virus at the Bronx Zoo, while the pet dog of a virus patient from Hong Kong was then also found to have the bug.

Revealed: Swiss account secret of HSBC chief Stuart Gulliver

Lawyers for Gulliver said that Hong Kong tax had been paid on this income – and explained that he “followed this procedure because he wanted his taxed bonus earnings to remain private from his then colleagues in Hong Kong, which they would not have done if he had kept them in an HSBC Hong Kong […]

Brit holidaymakers MUST isolate if they drive through country on quarantine list – but not if they don’t get out of car

Rail travellers returning to or arriving in the UK on journeys which include a stop in Belgium will also need to quarantine, unless no new passengers boarded the train and no-one left it before getting back on.

France edges closer to quarantine hit-list as coronavirus cases see biggest leap since lockdown ended

He told Sky News in a grim warning: “It’s a tricky situation. What I can say to people is we’re in the midst of a global pandemic and that means there is always the risk of disruption to travel plans and people need to bear that in mind.

COVID-19, cold, or flu symptoms: Should I see a doctor?

Coronavirus: Timeline of the global spread of COVID-19 UK PM Boris Johnson hospitalized The 55-year-old was admitted to the intensive care unit at London’s St Thomas hospital on Monday evening (6.4.) and was given oxygen treatment after his condition worsened. He had been diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 27.