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The removal of Portugal means the green list will, from Tuesday, consist of: Australia, Brunei, the Falkland Islands, the Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Iceland, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Go to Source Date: 4 June 2021 Author: By Dulcie Lee

Getty Images More than half of UK adults have now had both doses of a coronavirus vaccine, official figures show. The prime minister, who had his own second jab on Thursday, welcomed the “amazing achievement”, tweeting: “Now let’s finish the job.” A total of 26,422,303 second doses have been given out since the vaccine rollout […]

Reuters The variant of coronavirus first identified in India is now the dominant strain in the UK, Public Health England (PHE) has said. The number of cases confirmed by laboratory analysis rose by 79% over the last week to 12,431. Scientists believe the variant, now known as Delta, has overtaken the Kent, or Alpha, variant. […]

PA Media The High Court has ruled that the Home Office’s decision to house migrants in a “squalid” barracks in Folkestone was unlawful. Six migrants claimed housing at Napier Barracks was “unsafe” and dormitory use caused a Covid-19 outbreak. Lawyers said the accommodation in Kent breached human rights, but the Home Office said providing short-term […]

Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto is “100%” certain the Olympics will go ahead, but warned the Games “must be prepared” to proceed without spectators in the event of a coronavirus outbreak. There are 50 days until the delayed Tokyo Games begin on 23 July. Japan is dealing with a fourth wave of coronavirus cases, with […]

Claire Mullaly “Work has got more stressful over the last year,” says Claire Mullaly. “There’s a pressure to check emails, jump on video calls and to be on hand at all hours of the day, and it’s become harder to draw a line between work and home life.” Claire, an IT consultant from Northern Ireland, […]

Alamy The education recovery commissioner for England, Sir Kevan Collins, has resigned in a row over the lack of “credible” Covid catch-up funding. Sir Kevan took on the role as catch-up tsar in February to develop a long-term plan to help pupils make up for lost learning during the pandemic. But on Wednesday he stepped […]

Getty Images Britain’s love of queuing helped the UK coronavirus vaccine rollout, the health secretary has said, as jabs were given “according to need, not ability to pay”. Matt Hancock said there had been no “special treatment, no queue-jumping” for politicians, footballers, or royalty, which helped show the system was “fair”. He also confirmed that […]

EPA Israeli opposition parties have reached an agreement to form a new government that would end Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year tenure as prime minister. Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party, announced an eight-faction unity coalition had been formed. Under a rotation arrangement, the head of the right-wing Yamina party, Naftali Bennett, would serve […]

Getty Images Catch-up plans worth £1.4bn for school pupils in England have been accused of being a “damp squib” by head teachers. The funding will mostly be spent on tutoring sessions to make up for learning lost in the pandemic. But the plans are much more limited than the £13.5bn which the Education Policy Institute […]