Various MPs chair the briefings on rotation, with previous speakers including the prime minister, health secretary Matt Hancock, home secretary Priti Patel, Chancellor Rishi Sunak, transport minister Grant Shapps, business secretary Alok Sharma and First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab. … [Read more...] about What time is the coronavirus press briefing today, Monday May 25, and who is speaking?
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Boris Johnson will face renewed pressure today to sack Dominic Cummings despite his attempts to defend his aide, who has been widely condemned for driving 260 miles to his parents’ home in March in an apparent breach of lockdown rules. The prime minister tried to quell the mounting storm triggered by the Guardian’s story on Saturday by saying yesterday that Cummings had acted with “integrity”. But with government scientific advisers expressing dismay at the aide’s flouting of the rules and nine Tory MPs calling for Cummings’s head, Johnson has not silenced the critics. A post on the official civil service Twitter account appearing to take aim at Johnson and Cummings, who has made many enemies in Whitehall with his combative style, was deleted after being widely shared on Sunday. Find out what the papers have to say here, including our columnist Martin Kettle, who savages Johnson’s response, calling it a “self-centred, self-indulgent … [Read more...] about Monday briefing: Johnson caught in Cummings turmoil
Those found symptomatic will be isolated and taken to the nearest health facility. They will be assessed for clinical severity in the health facility. Those having moderate or severe symptoms will be admitted to dedicated Covid-19 health facilities and managed accordingly. Those with mild symptoms will be given the option of home isolation or isolated in a Covid-19 care centre. … [Read more...] about From 14-day quarantine to 7 days home isolation: Guidelines for domestic air travellers from today
Related Story HBO Cancels Emmy Party, Shifts Funds From Bash & FYC Events To L.A. COVID-19 Relief “Bill Small was a hero to journalism,” said CBS News president Zirinsky in a statement. “He hired me as a 20 year-old college student to work the weekend desk in the Washington Bureau two weeks after the Watergate break-in. He was tough as nails when it came to defending freedom of the press. He was strict, strong, and full of conviction. But the man had a heart of gold — which he only revealed one-third of the time. His daughter, Tamar Small, reminded me tonight that Bill always said, ‘The Washington Bureau and CBS News Division is an organization that remains the pinnacle of journalistic integrity.’ Every one of us carries Bill Small’s legacy with us — it’s core to who we are as journalists.” … [Read more...] about Bill Small Dies: Legendary CBS News Washington Bureau Chief Was 93
Other queries from the NEU include: 'Have families been told to provide water bottles?' and suggests grilling bosses about bringing in more staff specifically for washing 'resources for painting, sticking and cutting before and after use' in classrooms and an official policy on how often pupils will be reminded to catch coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow. … [Read more...] about Gavin Williamson says it will be ‘a long journey’ to get schools back to normal as Boris Johnson prepares to reveal phase two of lockdown exit plans TODAY after confirming classes WILL reopen on 1 June