In U-turn, UK’s Boris Johnson to quarantine after Covid-19 contact – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will spend 10 days self-isolating after contact with a confirmed coronavirus case, his office said on Sunday — reversing an earlier announcement that he would not have to quarantine. Johnson’s 10 Downing Street office said on Sunday that the Prime Minister and treasury chief Rishi Sunak were both alerted … Read more

Boris Johnson avoids quarantine after colleague catches Covid – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes LONDON : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been identified by the country’s test-and-trace system as a contact of a confirmed coronavirus case – but unlike thousands of his compatriots, he won’t have to stay home for 10 days. Johnson’s 10 Downing St. office said Sunday that the prime minister was alerted overnight by the … Read more

Labour leader accuses Priti Patel of stoking fire of racism but refuses to retract ‘anti Indian’ bypoll flyer – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes LONDON: Labour leader Keir Starmer refused to retract a controversial party byelection leaflet questioning UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s links with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a row over football racism during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday. The row blew up when Starmer attacked Indian-origin home secretary Priti Patel for … Read more

Pressure builds on UK’s Johnson to fire health secretary – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was under mounting pressure on Saturday to fire his health secretary after the admission that he broke Covid-19 guidelines by kissing an employee sparked accusations of blatant hypocrisy. Matt Hancock, 42, has been at the centre of the government’s fight against the pandemic, routinely telling people to follow strict … Read more