Wednesday 24th February, 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.
British finance minister Rishi Sunak is gearing up to extend the stamp duty holiday by three months until the end of June. He is taking this attempt to strengthen activity in the housing market as the country come out from lockdown, The Times reported.
Britain’s investment industry trade body has given warning to companies that they must show progress with regard to boardroom ethnic diversity or they might have to face the risk of a pushback at their 2021 annual general meetings.
The COVID-19 restrictions in England could be removed much ahead of June 21 if real-world data, based on the effect of vaccines surpasses expectations, The Telegraph reported, citing government sources.
The United States will look forward to the election to the UN Human Rights Council later this year, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. This would mark Biden administration’s latest attempt for an international re-engagement.
Polish Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said that the government will announce tougher pandemic curbs, especially in some regions which have been pummelled by the UK variant of the novel coronavirus.
According to the Japanese economy minister, regional authorities have demanded that emergency pandemic measures be lifted before the March 7 date as new coronavirus infections are low. The minister said the government would consult experts before it gives the green signal to lift curbs.
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