Tuesday 26th January, Daily Round
Here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald.
British finance minister Rishi Sunak said he identified the risks still being faced by companies due to COVID-19 lockdowns, and that he was reviewing support measures before his March 3 budget statement.
Britain’s interior minister Priti Patel said she would not speculate about the introduction of hotel quarantines for people coming to the country before an announcement expected later.
Nadhim Zahawi, the British COVID-19 vaccine deployment minister, said that Britain and the European Union should both get the vaccines they have given orders for and it is wrong to react to supply problems with restrictions.
President Joe Biden pledged to capitalise on the purchasing power of the US government, which is the world’s biggest single buyer of goods and services, to boost domestic manufacturing and create markets for new technologies.
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is being used by the West in an attempt to destabilise Russia, a prominent hardliner and ally of President Vladimir Putin said. He said he must be held accountable for breaking the law over and over again.
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