Friday, 10th July Daily Roundup
Here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald.
The country honoured the funeral of a singer who became a symbol of hope for the nation during World War Two and also during the coronavirus outbreak before dying last month at the age of 103. The funeral of Vera Lynn witnessed a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Theatres in England will be able to conduct outdoor performances from this weekend and beauticians can start work from next week following a further relaxation of the coronavirus lockdown, culture minister Oliver Dowden said.
In what is seen as a boost for the aviation and travel industries, the quarantine rules for those travelling to the UK from 70 countries, including France and Italy, have been eased. But those travelling from high risk countries have to undergo self-quarantine for two weeks.
Amid national crises and sliding popularity, US president Donald Trump is slated to hold his rally on Saturday in New Hampshire. He narrowly lost this state to Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016. Trump is slated to address the crowds at an airport hangar in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This comes amid growing concerns about large gatherings as coronavirus cases are surging in the country.
Russian firefighters have been seeding clouds to prevent rain over wildfires raging in Siberia, the authorities said. As of Friday, the Russian forestry agency said active work was being done to battle 158 forest fires covering 46,261 hectares. Just a few days ago, that area was more than three times larger.
UNESCO said that any changes in the status of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum have to be reviewed by its World Heritage committee. The top administrative court in Turkey is likely to rule that the conversion of the Hagia Sophia into a museum in 1934 was unlawful, said two sources. This could pave the way for the museum to be turned into a mosque.
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