Panaji (Goa) [India], January 21 (ANI): SC East Bengal boss Robbie Fowler will have little difficulty in getting across to his players on what's at stake for them on Friday. Win, and they will be just another victory away from a playoff spot, a comeback that looked improbable in the early stages of the season.
Ana Gameiro, her husband and son all tested positive for the coronavirus last week amid a surge of infections across Portugal, forcing them to self-quarantine before a presidential election this Sunday that they do not want to miss. To the family's relief, volunteers from their local council in Cascais near Lisbon stepped in to help, collecting their ballots straight from their doorstep. "Even at home voting is a right we all have," Gameiro told Reuters after handing in her vote to two volunteers wearing full-body protective suits.
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French President Emmanuel Macron warned students on Thursday to expect COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place for much of the rest of the 2020/21 academic year. Macron was meeting a group of students at the Paris Saclay university, to hear their complaints and concerns over issues raised by COVID restrictions, such as feelings of loneliness and hits to the economy that have impacted job prospects. "We will have a second semester that will have the virus and a lot of constraints," Macron said.
Manchester United and Liverpool lock horns for the second Sunday in a row this weekend and the hope is that their FA Cup fourth round clash will offer more entertainment than the Premier League stalemate did at Anfield. United, on a high after returning to the top of the Premier League on Wednesday, will have home advantage this time in what is the standout tie of the round. Cup action gets under way on Friday when out-of-form Wolverhampton Wanderers travel to Chorley, the only minor league side left in the draw, hoping to avoid a repeat of the 3-0 defeat they suffered against the same opponents in 1986.
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As much of London's financial hub lies deserted, police officers have made an unusual discovery. The City of London Police said on Wednesday (January 20) that they found the first cannabis farm in the historic district. 826 cannabis plants were seized in a building near the Bank of England following reports of a "strong smell of cannabis". Officers said the farm was likely "set up in response to fewer people being out and about" while heavy restrictions remain in place. The City of London, which is home to the world's largest commercial insurance market, banks and fund managers, has been largely deserted since March. With most employees asked to work from home. During an online event on Wednesday, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said people are likely to make jokes about what the central bank's staff have been doing. Adding that "We are now going to be the subject of endless jokes about ‘now we know what the Bank of England has been on".
London [UK], January 21 (ANI): Crystal Palace on Thursday signed forward Jean-Philippe Mateta on an 18-month loan deal from Bundesliga side Mainz with an option to make the move permanent.
Sophie has revealed her father, 89, has had the coronavirus vaccine. The Countess of Wessex called the news an 'early birthday present' during remarks made during a conference for nurses held virtually due to the pandemic. Sophie said her father praised the staff at the hospital in Lincolnshire where he received his dose. Sophie is married to Prince Edward, the Queen's youngest son.
The virus-delayed Tokyo Olympics will go ahead this summer, and there is "no plan B", International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said in an interview Thursday.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — The Health Ministry has decided to establish a Covid-19 Assessment Centre that will categorise patients by symptom severity in a bid to take some strain of the country’s...
European Union leaders were seeking on Thursday to address the coronavirus pandemic's mounting challenges, including increased calls to limit travel and tighten border controls to contain more infectious variants of the disease. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said before an evening leaders' video conference that European countries needed to take the new mutation found in Britain seriously to avoid a third wave. "We can't rule out border closures, but want to prevent them though cooperation within the European Union," she told a news conference in Berlin.
"That is clear just looking at the executive orders he signed yesterday," Merkel told a news conference, adding that this does not mean that Germany and the United States have to agree on everything. There will be discussions about how the countries can each best advance their own interests and Germany as well as the European Union are going to have more responsibility, both diplomatically and militarily, she said.
EU countries could introduce travel bans under plans being considered on Thursday to combat the spread of new strains of the Covid-19 virus. The EU council will meet on Thursday evening to discuss proposals put forward by German leader Angela Merkel that would allow countries to introduce bans on all forms of transport even for citizens from EU countries as well those from outside the EU including the UK. The German chancellor wants the EU to take a coordinated response to the threat posed by the emergence of new, highly infectious Covid variants - one of which emerged in the UK as well as Brazil and South Africa. On Wednesday night the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte announced flights and ferries from the United Kingdom, will be banned from Saturday with the same restrictions imposed on South Africa and South American countries. Under the German proposals, the EU would bar all passengers from outside the EU including Britons unless they had a negative Covid test result taken less than 48 hours before departure. There would only be “narrowly defined” exceptions from quarantine for people working in the passenger or goods transport sector and health workers. Under an “additional option,” individual EU countries would be “free to impose further-reaching temporary bans on entry and on transporting passengers entering from third countries with virus variant areas” where it was deemed necessary to protect public health. Although the bans would be “time-limited,” they would “possibly [be] applicable also to EU citizens and persons with a right of residence in the EU,” according to the document seen by The Daily Telegraph. The draconian measures demonstrate the depth of concern among EU leaders at the risk from the new variants, the failure to so far bring the pandemic under control and the slow roll-out of the vaccine in most European countries. It comes as UK ministers are expected to consider similar measures at a Covid Operational Cabinet committee meeting on Friday including the introduction of Australian and New Zealand style quarantine hotels where arrivals would be held until they had completed their 10-day isolation. Government officials have been in talks with hotel chains about following the Antipodean model where travellers have to pay a portion of the cost of quarantining or living in “managed isolation” centres. The moves come on top of tightening of border controls announced last week by Boris Johnson with the closure of quarantine free travel corridors from 63 countries, requiring all arrivals to self-isolate for up to 10 days unless they have negative test on the fifth day. On Monday, new rules also came into force requiring all passengers arriving in the UK to have a negative covid test from within 72 hours of departure. Travellers who fail to provide an appropriate negative test result face fines of £500, while airlines that bring people into the UK without the negative swabs face fines of £2,000 per passenger. Paul Lincoln, Director General of Border Force, revealed half of the 21,000 people who arrived in the UK on Monday had their passenger locator forms and test results checked. Forty fines were issued.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — The National Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) said today G. Jestus Kevin had been assaulted by other detainees before he died at the Bentong district police headquarters in...
Bangkok [Thailand], January 21 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Thursday cruised to the quarterfinals of the Thailand Open after a victory over Malaysia's Kisona Selvaduray.
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Dota 2’s annual marquee tournament, The International 10 (TI10), may switch venues and be held in New Zealand, according to Valve founder and CEO Gabe Newell.
It is too early to say when the national COVID lockdown in England will end, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday, adding that persistently high infection levels demonstrated how infectious a new variant was.