Sunday, 9th August 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.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said reopening schools in September was a socially, economically and morally important. He stressed that schools would be able to operate safely despite the pandemic, which is ongoing.
Immigration compliance minister Chris Philp wrote in a newspaper that the country is facing an “unacceptable” spurt in the number of boats carrying migrants across the English Channel. He said action would be taken to send “illegal” entrants back to France.
Two people familiar with the matter told that Twitter Inc has approached TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance. It showed interest in acquiring the US operations of TikTok.
Torrential rain and thunderstorms triggered flash floods on the Greek island of Evia, leaving five dead. The victims, including a toddler, were found in or near their homes on the island, which is northeast of the capital Athens. Rescue efforts are on to find two missing people.
Varsha Srinivas, a member of the Malayali diaspora from the south Indian state of Kerala in the UAE, has made her community proud by volunteering to get vaccinated recently with a COVID-19 vaccine in the human trials stage in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
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