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Boris Johnson urged to raise freedom of press concerns with Trump after arrest of The Independent's chief US correspondent

Independent Friday, 10 July 2020
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Covid update: 100 virus-free days of New Zealand; Amit Shah's next test [Video]

Covid update: 100 virus-free days of New Zealand; Amit Shah's next test

From the testing of Union Home minister Amit Shah, to New Zealand completing 100 days without domestic transmission of the virus - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Shah is likely to be tested for Covid infection again in the next couple of days. He is currently admitted in a private hospital, Medanta, in Haryana's Gurugram. He reportedly continues to be asymptomatic and is working from his hospital bed. Maharashtra saw another big jump in cases with over 12,200 new infections being reported. This took the state's total tally past the 5.15 lakh-mark. In Madhya Pradesh, minister Vishvas Sarang tested positive for Covid infection. The news came just days after MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was discharged from hospital after recovering from the disease. India has so far reported a total of 21.53 lakh Covid cases with over 43,300 deaths. A little over 6.28 lakh cases are active, while over 14.8 lakh patients have been discharged. In international news, Paris has tightened rules regarding wearing of face masks. The French capital has reportedly made masks mandatory in certain crowded areas for people aged 11 and above. In the neighbouring United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson called reopening of schools in September the government's moral responsibility. Watch the full video for other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.

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Boris Johnson: Moral duty to get all children back in school [Video]

Boris Johnson: Moral duty to get all children back in school

Boris Johnson has spoken of “a moral duty” to get all children back in classamid indications he would force pubs, restaurants and shops to close ahead ofschools in the event of severe coronavirus flare-ups. The Prime Minister isunderstood to favour only closing schools as the last resort after scientificadvisers warned more restrictions may be needed to reopen classrooms inEngland next month.

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Boris Johnson 'to travel to Scotland' for two-week family staycation

Prime minister reportedly set to travel with his fiancee and their son next weekend
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson urged to help out travellers stuck in quarantine

'If the government changes the rules while you're away, and it costs you two weeks' work, then it's the government's responsibility,' says MP David Davis
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The Independent The Independent British online daily newspaper

Why is Boris Johnson allowed to fail us so many times?

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. The explanation for..
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Joaquin Phoenix pleads for goats at disgraced Far Marsh farm to be rescued

Exclusive: Hollywood stars and other actors and singers back open letter asking for animals to be handed over after The Independent revealed horrors behind..
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Eddie Howe pens emotional letter to Bournemouth fans after leaving club

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Netflix Axes D'Elia [Video]

Netflix Axes D'Elia

Netflix has dropped a planned prank show featuring Chris D’Elia. The move comes after allegations of sexual misconduct made against the comedian. A spokesperson for Netflix confirmed the news to The Independent. According to the LA Times, which first reported the development, the non-scripted show would have featured D’Elia and another comedian. The program had yet to go into production. D'Elia has been accused of grooming underaged girls for sex via social media.

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Lea Michele Deletes Twitter [Video]

Lea Michele Deletes Twitter

Lea Michele has deleted her Twitter account over the disappearance of her Glee co-star Naya Rivera. Michele’s account on the platform disappeared on Saturday. Michele has not yet addressed the deletion. The Independent says her account had in recent days been tagged in a number of tweets demanding she comment on Rivera’s disappearance. Others had tagged her directly in abusive messages. Michele and Rivera were at the centre of a number of feud rumors when 'Glee' was on the air.

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Donald Trump Donald Trump 45th president of the United States

Donald Trump says he will send aid to Lebanon following blast [Video]

Donald Trump says he will send aid to Lebanon following blast

President Donald Trump says the US will send aid to Lebanon followingwidespread devastation in the country's capital, Beirut.

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Yuan largely flat, markets focus on Sino-U.S. relations and trade deal review

The yuan was largely flat on Monday, as some weakness in the dollar offset investor worries over a potential flare up in Sino-U.S. tensions before a bilateral..
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China & US War in 3 Months?

The former Labor Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd has come out in a piece he wrote in Foreign Affairs – Beware the Guns of August—in Asia. Rudd is..
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US hits 5 million virus cases as Trump criticised over relief package

The United States on Sunday reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the..
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Wall Street pours cold water on Trump's economic aid plan

The executive actions signed by President Donald Trump are unlikely to provide as much stimulus to the economy as he hopes, say analysts. ......
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