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Cummings: Government’s bungled Covid-19 response strategy caused thousands of avoidable deaths

The prime minister’s former chief aide, Dominic Cummings, has this week given evidence to a joint session of the Commons Health, and Science & Technology select committees, in what was his first public account of what occurred within government throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

NHS App to indicate vaccination status for international travel

From Monday 17 May, the NHS app will be used to show a person's vaccination status if they have had both doses of the Covid vaccine, The Leaders Council reports.

PM joins calls for future international agreement on pandemic strategy

Prime minister Boris Johnson and a host of other world leaders have come together in a joint call for a new global treaty to ensure the world is better prepared for future pandemic threats.

England makes exams u-turn

All A-Level and GCSE results in England will be based on teachers’ predicted grades following criticism of the controversial standardisation algorithm.

Royal Society calls for higher sick pay and flexible furlough to reduce health and economic risks

In a new report, the Royal Society has recommended that statutory sick pay is increased, and the furlough scheme is extended on a flexible basis.

Labour leader calls for A-Level results to be based on teacher’s predicted grades

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said that the UK government must allow teachers’ predicted grades to take precedence following an “exams fiasco” in England which has seen 280,000 pupils have their final grades marked down.

UK updates quarantine list

The UK government has imposed quarantine measures on arrivals from a host of countries, with people entering the country from France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Aruba all required to self-isolate for 14 days from 04:00 BST on Saturday.

Government to resume easing of lockdown restrictions in England from Saturday

From Saturday, further lockdown restrictions will be eased in England to allow small wedding receptions and live indoor performances to resume with socially distanced audiences.

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