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UK’s Boris Johnson ‘improving,’ has COVID-19, remains in intensive care

Boris Johnson’s condition is improving after two nights on oxygen support in intensive care, and the British Prime Minister can now sit up in bed and talk with hospital staff, said the UK's finance minister Rishi Sunak Wednesday.

The 55-year-old British leader has not been put on a mechanical ventilator.

From Reuters:

“The latest from ...

Deliveroo, Graphcore and other big UK startups say they’re being cut out of COVID-19 lending relief

The UK government, like a number of other countries around the world such as the US, has stepped up its pace in providing relief in the form of loans for businesses being impacted by the coronavirus health crisis and the related shutdown that we’ve seen across the economy and life as we knew it. But ...

Boris Johnson stays in Intensive Care for night 2, UK PM hospitalized for coronavirus

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, will be staying in a London hospital's intensive care unit for the second night in a row, officials tell various news reporters late Tuesday U.S. time.

Johnson is receiving oxygen support but is in 'stable' medical condition, in good spirits, and is not on a ventilator, Foreign ...

Boris Johnson Coronavirus UPDATE: UK PM ‘remains in intensive care for close monitoring’

No change in hospitalized UK PM Boris Johnson's condition, say government officials.

An update on the coronavirus patient Boris Johnson from No. 10:

“The Prime Minister’s condition is stable and he remains in intensive care for close monitoring. He is in good spirits.”

No further update from Downing Street expected today.

No10 update: No ...

In the wake of COVID-19, UK puts up £20M in grants to develop resilience tech for critical industries

Most of the world — despite the canaries in the coal mine — was unprepared to cope with the coronavirus outbreak that’s now besieging us. Now, work is starting to get underway both to help manage what is going on now and better prepare us in the future. In the latest development, the UK government today ...

Bob Mortimer’s ‘Train Guy’ is the funniest thing on the internet right now

03.31.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

You know the type. The dreaded loud commuter. He's the guy sitting in the Quiet Zone on a rammed rush hour train (back when going outside was still A Thing We Did). He's roaring into his phone at a work colleague with little regard for weary fellow p... ...

Millions across the UK clap and cheer NHS workers in emotional tribute

03.27.2020 · Posted in Health Articles, Technology Articles

At 8pm on Thursday, millions of people in the UK stood at front doors, on balconies, and in windows to clap for our National Health Service (NHS) workers. Some cheered, others banged pots and pans, and some beeped horns. It was an emotional, deeply m... ...

In coronavirus shutdown, Britain will pay self-employed people 80% of average monthly profit

Wouldn't it be amazing if the United States did this?

Britain’s finance minister Rishi Sunak said Thursday all self-employed citizens will receive a taxable grant of 80% of their average monthly profits as part of the government’s coronavirus response plan.

From Reuters:

“The government will pay self-employed people who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus ...

Coronavirus is making abortion access more difficult in the UK

03.25.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

The UK is now under lockdown.  Britons are only permitted to leave their homes for food, health reasons, or work (if it's not possible to be done from home) in a bid to slow the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Abortion services in the ... ...