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Ryanair’s holiday bookings surge, sees UK dropping quarantine

DUBLIN (UK) – Ryanair expects Britain to join other European nations in dropping COVID-19 quarantine plans in the coming weeks, its CEO told Reuters on Wednesday, as he reported a “big surge” in holiday bookings from the country. Last week, Britain announced a 14-day quarantine from June 8 for all air passenger arrivals, including its […]
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UK to require employers to pay 20-30% of furloughed wage cost

LONDON (UK) – The United Kingdom has drawn up plans to require employers to cover 20% to 30% of furloughed employees’ wages from August to reduce the vast burden of the coronavirus crisis on government finances, The Times newspaper reported. The United Kingdom on May 12 extended its job retention scheme – the centrepiece of […]
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UK to introduce quarantine for international arrivals from June 8

LONDON (UK) – Britain will introduce a COVID-19 quarantine for travellers arriving from abroad from June 8, interior minister Priti Patel said on Friday, a measure that airlines have warned will devastate their industry. All international arrivals, including returning Britons, will have to self-isolate for 14 days and provide details of where they will be […]
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UK coronavirus death toll rises 351 to 36,393

LONDON (UK) – The United Kingdom’s death toll from confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 351 to 36,393 as of 1600 GMT on May 21, the health ministry said. A total of 254,195 people had tested positive for the coronavirus as of 0800 GMT on May 22. (Photos syndicated via Reuters)
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UK set to outline quarantine measures for international arrivals

LONDON (UK) – The United Kingdom will later on Friday spell out details of its plans for a COVID-19 quarantine for travellers arriving from overseas, a measure that airlines have warned will devastate their industry. The government is expected to announce that all international arrivals, including returning Britons, will be required to self-isolate for 14 […]