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Sunday Papers: new 14-day quarantine travel measures, Prince Harry and global coronavirus updates

Sunday papers new travel measures

In today’s briefing update, the Sunday Papers report on new travel measures for those entering the UK and a new book detailing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s life in the Royal Family. 

 In our special feature, we look at global coronavirus updates. 

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Tourists must quarantine on return home from Spain

The Sunday Telegraph leads with the return of the 14-day quarantine for travellers entering the UK from Spain – in force from midnight on Saturday. The paper says thousands of British tourists have had their holidays “thrown into disarray” by the restrictions. 

Read the full story on The Telegraph

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New travel measures: Costa del quarantine

The Sunday Mirror also leads with the new measures announced in response to Spain’s coronavirus case spike. More than 900 new cases of the virus were reported in the country on Friday. The Foreign Office is advising against all but essential travel to mainland Spain.

Read the full story on the Daily Mirror

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Virus brings new holiday misery

The Sunday Express reports coronavirus has brought fresh “holiday misery.” People currently on holiday in Spain have been told to follow local rules, return home as normal and check the Foreign Office’s travel advice website for more information. The government is also urging employers to be “understanding” of those returning from Spain who now need to self-isolate.

Read the full story on The Express 

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William ‘behaved like a snob’ when Harry fell for Meghan 

The Sunday Times reports details from a new book detailing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s life in the Royal Family. The broadsheet, which is serialising Finding Freedom, claims the Duke of Cambridge behaved like “a snob” as he urged his brother not to “rush” into his relationship with Meghan. It also says Meghan was “disappointed” that the Duchess of Cambridge did not welcome her into the family.

Read the full story on the Times

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Kate: we rolled out the red carpet for her 

The Mail on Sunday claims close friends of Wills and Kate have insisted the couple had “rolled out the red carpet” for Meghan and “done all they possibly could” to welcome her into the Royal Family.

Read the full story on the Daily Mail

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Antisemitism: Labour warns of cash crisis as cases grow

The Observer leads with claims the Labour Party will this week be notified of new legal actions over anti-Semitism, days after a warning was issued to the shadow cabinet about the impact the cases are having on the party’s finances.

Read the full story on The Guardian 

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GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

GLOBAL COVID-19 TODAY

CORONAVIRUS CASES: 16,223,842

DEATHS: 648,819

RECOVERED: 9,925,915

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global coronavirus updates

Britain wins rare praise for leading the race to test life-saving Covid drugs

The Guardian says it has been a startling week for those following Britain’s response to the pandemic. The UK was unexpectedly the recipient of a sudden bout of praise for its scientific efforts to combat the disease. 

“The Brits are on course to save the world,” wrote leading US economist Tyler Cowen in Bloomberg Opinion, while the journal Science quoted leading international scientists who have heaped praise on British researchers’ anti-Covid work. 

Read the full story on The Guardian

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Australia suffers its deadliest day of Covid-19 pandemic despite Melbourne lockdown

France24 says Australia has suffered its deadliest day from the coronavirus since the pandemic began, with authorities reporting ten deaths Sunday and a rise in new infections despite an intensive lockdown effort. 

The country’s Covid-19 death toll rose to 155 and the southeastern state of Victoria reported more than 450 new infections in the last 24 hours.

Read the full story on France24 

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Lebanon ‘botched virus response’ says health advisers; return to tough lockdown rules

Arab News says Lebanon’s government was accused on Saturday of botching its response to the pandemic and urged to impose a tough new lockdown after the average number of daily cases doubled in a week. 

The state coronavirus committee of medical specialists has advised closing markets, bars, nightclubs, indoor pools, children’s clubs and sports halls, and banning beach parties and religious and social events for a week.

Read the full story on Arab News

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Hurricane Hanna lashes Texas as US state faces coronavirus crisis

Aljazeera says Hurricane Hanna has devastated the southern coast of Texas in the United States overnight with howling winds and a surging sea that threatens a broad area already contending with a spike in coronavirus cases. 

Hanna, the first hurricane in the 2020 Atlantic storm season, has forced authorities to arrange shelters and evacuation for people while also maintaining physical distancing protocols and other pandemic restrictions. 

Read the full story on Aljazeera

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Brazil reports more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases for the fourth day in a row

CNN says Brazil’s health ministry reported 51,147 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the nationwide total to 2.39 million. 

Saturday marks the fourth day in a row that Brazil has reported more than 50,000 new Covid-19 cases and this week marks a weekly record of 321,623 new cases, according to data from the state Ministry of Health. 

Read the full story on CNN

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ARTS & ENT

Kanye West apologises to Kim Kardashian hours after Justin Bieber visit

Sky News says Kanye West has apologised to his wife Kim Kardashian West for discussing their personal problems in public. 

Hours after being visited at his ranch by fellow musician Justin Bieber, the rapper used a public forum, Twitter, to tell her he was sorry for “going public with something that was a private matter.”

Read the full story on Sky News

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SPORT

Till loses to Whittaker at UFC fight island

BBC Sport says former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker claimed a unanimous decision victory over British contender Darren Till in the final event of UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

Australian Whittaker, 29, who lost the UFC’s 185lb title to Nigerian-born New Zealander Israel Adesanya in October, stepped away from the sport to recuperate, complaining of burnout.

Read the full story on BBC Sport

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