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UK sets 15 February start date for Covid-19 hotel quarantine measures
Matt Hancock to take personal charge of implementation as pressure mounts on government over lack of details

Heather Stewart, Simon Murphy and Maya Wolfe-Robinson

04, Feb, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Grant Shapps resists blanket border controls to stem Covid in Britain
Minister tells MPs practicalities rule out island nation copying Australia, as Hancock stalls on hotel quarantines

Simon Murphy Political correspondent

03, Feb, 2021 @2:25 PM

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Love Island's Dr Alex George appointed young mental health ambassador
Boris Johnson gives unpaid role to A&E doctor and whose younger brother took his own life last year

Simon Murphy Political correspondent

03, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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UK parliamentary staff able to take rapid Covid tests in Westminster
MPs and peers among those making use of new facility that gives result within 45 minutes

Simon Murphy Political correspondent

02, Feb, 2021 @5:58 PM

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Former chancellor George Osborne to become full-time banker
Former Tory MP is dropping nearly all current jobs to work at investment bank Robey Warshaw

Rupert Neate and Simon Murphy

01, Feb, 2021 @7:35 PM

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‘Doing a great job’: Johnson hails parents for efforts in lockdown
PM pens letter recognising ‘unique challenges’ faced by those looking after children during the pandemic

Simon Murphy Political correspondent

30, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UAE added to UK’s growing travel ban list in blow to influencers
Those still able to return from countries on ‘red list’ will be required to quarantine in hotels for 10 days

Simon Murphy Political correspondent

28, Jan, 2021 @6:39 PM

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How quarantine rules work and what UK government is planning
Analysis: Arrivals from high-risk countries will have to pay to isolate in a hotel under Boris Johnson’s proposals

Simon Murphy

27, Jan, 2021 @8:00 PM

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PM too slow to act throughout Covid pandemic, says Starmer
Labour leader piles pressure on Boris Johnson to explain why death toll has passed 100,000

Simon Murphy Political correspondent

27, Jan, 2021 @1:59 PM

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Why are people still flying into the UK despite Covid-19 rules?
Crowded scenes at Heathrow airport prompted concerns about reasons permitted for foreign travel

Simon Murphy and Gwyn Topham

26, Jan, 2021 @10:30 AM

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What are Boris Johnson's options to stop Covid variants from abroad?
Quarantine hotels and location tracking are among ideas for government to choose from

Simon Murphy Political correspondent

25, Jan, 2021 @2:18 PM

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Covid: how have UK border controls compared with other countries'?
Unlike Britain, other countries opted for much tighter travel restrictions, including screening and quarantine

Simon Murphy Political correspondent

22, Jan, 2021 @2:50 PM

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