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UK grocery sales growth accelerates to 19% – Kantar

LONDON (UK) – Growth in grocery sales in Britain accelerated to 18.9% in the four weeks to June 14, driven by the popularity of online and convenience stores during the coronavirus lockdown, industry data showed on Tuesday. Market researcher Kantar said online sales rose 91% year-on-year over the four weeks. It said that over the […]
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UK to use Google-Apple model for COVID-19 test-and-trace app

LONDON (UK) – Britain will adopt the Apple and Google model for its COVID-19 test-and-trace app, abandoning an attempt to develop an app by itself after the homegrown system did not work satisfactorily on Apple’s iPhone, the government said on Thursday. The test-and-trace programme is instrumental to reopening the country but it has been dogged […]
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64,000 excess deaths during pandemic reported in UK

LONDON (UK) – Approximately 64,000 more lives have been claimed in the UK during this year’s coronavirus pandemic, according to an expert from the Office for National Statistics. Epidemiologists announced that excess mortality is the best way to estimate the number to have died from a disease outbreak because it is internationally comparable. (Photo syndicated
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UK quarantine to go ahead; ‘air bridges’ a possibility

LONDON (UK) – Britain still intends to go ahead with a COVID-19 quarantine later this month for those arriving in the United Kingdom but is looking at “air bridges” with certain countries, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said on Monday. “It’s something we’ve said we’re looking at and that remains the case,” the