Daily News Briefing: Quarantine hotels - Political chaos in Italy - Impeachment 2 trial triggered

Daily News Briefing: Quarantine hotels - Political chaos in Italy - Impeachment 2 trial triggered

Daily News Briefing

Brief. Me - October 24, 2021 5:25 am

Covid: Quarantine hotel plans set to be announced

BBC News says the government is expected to announce that some travellers coming to England will have to quarantine in hotels, over concerns about new Covid variants.

Boris Johnson will make a decision after discussing the proposals with senior ministers later. The new measures are likely to apply to UK citizens and those with permanent residency rights arriving from high-risk countries such as South Africa.

Most foreign nationals from high-risk countries already face UK travel bans.

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Teachers in England ‘should pick vulnerable pupils for early return’

The Guardian says schools should let teachers select additional vulnerable pupils for an early return to classrooms to increase numbers gradually, a leading scientist has said as the children’s commissioner demanded a roadmap for full reopening.

In an interview with the Guardian, the president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Prof Russell Viner, said any increase in pupil numbers in England’s schools would depend on infection rates and demand on NHS services.

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Italy PM set to quit and seek new govt amid pandemic and political turmoil

France24 says Italian PM Giuseppe Conte is expected to quit on Tuesday and try to form a new coalition government to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 85,000 people in Italy and crippled the economy.

Conte survived a confidence vote last week after a coalition partner pulled out but has been left severely weakened and his resignation bid is seen as an attempt to avert a humiliating defeat in the Senate later this week. 

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Brazil launches probe into health minister amid allegations he botched Covid response in virus-ravaged city

RT News says the Brazilian Supreme Court has authorized an investigation into the country’s health minister Eduardo Pazuello, who’s accused of bungling the response to the Covid-19 crisis and failing to tackle a major outbreak in the Amazon.

The investigation will focus on Pazuello’s handling of a deadly viral surge in the city of Manaus, provincial capital to the Amazonas state and home to more than two million people.

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Jordan demands Israel end Al-Aqsa ‘provocations’

Arab News says Jordan urged Israel on Monday to stop blocking restoration work at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest site.

Jordanian foreign ministry spokesman Daifallah Alfayez said he had sent a “protest note” demanding Israel “refrain from such violations and provocations, and respect the mandate of Jordan in administering Muslim holy sites.”

There was no immediate response from Israel.

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Sri Lanka’s cremation of COVID dead a ‘human rights violation’

Aljazeera says the UN has urged the Sri Lankan government to halt its policy of forced cremations of coronavirus victims, a practice it said went against the beliefs of the country’s Muslims and other minority populations.

Ignoring the WHO’s guidelines – which permit burials and cremations – Sri Lanka made cremation mandatory in March last year for people who die, or are suspected to have died, from the coronavirus.

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US House sends Trump impeachment article to Senate, triggering trial

TRT World says the US House of Representatives has presented a single article of impeachment to the Senate accusing Donald Trump of inciting the storming of the Capitol, setting in motion the first-ever impeachment trial of a former president.

In a solemn procession, the nine House impeachment managers silently walked the article through the same ornate halls of Congress overrun by Trump supporters on January 6 and delivered it to the Senate.

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Moderna says its vaccine is effective against COVID-19 variants

VOA says Moderna said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine appears to produce virus-neutralizing antibodies against new variants of the coronavirus found in Britain and South Africa.  

In a statement, the company said it conducted studies to ensure the two-dose regimen of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is protective against emerging strains of the virus detected to date.

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SUNSET 16:41


A band of rain will sweep across the UK from the west today, turning to sleet and snow over high ground in northern England and southern Scotland this afternoon. Western areas will be drier later.


The rain, sleet, and snow will ease this evening across the UK, leaving a largely dry night with cloudy skies and the odd shower most likely in western areas.



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Business news

pandemic makes budweiser rethink superbowl ad

City warned EU will do London no favours on financial services – FT News

Pandemic prompts Super Bowl ad rethink in US – BBC Business

UK access to Pfizer jab threatened as EU imposes new controls on COVID vaccine exports – Sky Business

Google stops donations to U.S. Congress members who voted against election results – Reuters

Sports News

Frank Lampard: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich shows no romance in sacking – Read on

Sri Lanka v England: Joe Root encourages his side to keep improving after 2-0 series win – Read on

Sexton shines in NBA best plays of the week – Read on

Sport England to direct extra £50m for grassroots sport due to Covid – Read on

Breaking News: Frank Lampard sacked by Chelsea


The death of Hollywood: DiCaprio is the last movie star

FKA Twigs says she was ‘left with PTSD’ after dating Shia LaBeouf – Read on

Asia Argento accuses Fast and Furious director Rob Cohen of sexual assault – Read on

Will Young questions why brother not assessed by psychiatrist before he took his own life – Read on

Kanye West screams at Chance The Rapper in leaked footage amid Kim Kardashian ‘divorce’ – Read on


what happened at the capitol? 

On January 6, 2021, a mob of rioters supporting United States President Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn his defeat in the 2020 presidential election stormed the U.S. Capitol, breaching security and occupying parts of the building for several hours.

After attending a rally organized by Trump, thousands of his supporters marched down Pennsylvania Avenue before many stormed the United States Capitol in an effort to disrupt the electoral college vote count during a joint session of Congress and prevent the formalization of President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.

After breaching police perimeters, they occupied, vandalized, and ransacked parts of the building for several hours. The insurrection led to the evacuation and lockdown of the Capitol building and five deaths. – Read on


what does brexit mean?

Brexit was the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EAEC or Euratom) at the end of 31 January 2020 CET.

To date, the UK is the first and only country formally to leave the EU, after 47 years of membership within the bloc, after having first joined its predecessor, the European Communities (EC), on 1 January 1973.

It continued to participate in the European Union Customs Union and European Single Market during a transition period that ended on 31 December 2020 at 23:00 GMT. – Read on

covid-19 meaning

The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

It was first identified in December 2019 in WuhanChina. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in January 2020 and a pandemic in March 2020.

As of 11 January 2021, more than 90.3 million cases have been confirmed, with more than 1.93 million deaths attributed to COVID-19.

coronavirus definition

Meaning of “coronavirus” and related terminology “coronavirus” means severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)


Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) 


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