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PMQs: Johnson commits to “independent inquiry” into Covid-19 pandemic

Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, Boris Johnson made a commitment to launch an “independent inquiry” into the Covid-19 pandemic.

New Huawei 5G equipment banned from December 31

Digital secretary Oliver Dowden has announced that UK mobile providers will be banned from purchasing new Huawei 5G equipment after December 31, while all of the Chinese firms 5G kit must be removed from UK networks by the year 2027.

Face coverings to be made compulsory in shops in England from July 24

From 24 July, the government has said that face coverings must be worn in shops in England.

FlyResearch poll: week 15 update

London based online market research agency FlyResearch has been issuing weekly polls to its research panel of over 3000 people throughout the coronavirus lockdown in the UK, in order to project how the outbreak and the implementing of social distancing has been impacting the daily life of UK citizens. In conversation with The Parliamentary Review, managing partner Greg Ward discusses the findings from the fifteenth wave of the Covid-19 tracker survey, published on July 9 and sourced from data collected on July 3, and while wellbeing and government support has seen some marginal improvement, there were some unfortunate regressions seen elsewhere.

Patel: UK “ready to welcome the best and brightest”

Home secretary Priti Patel has said that the UK is “ready to welcome the best and brightest global talent”, with further details of the government’s post-Brexit immigration plans due to come this week.

Covid-19: UK quarantine exemptions list now live

From Friday this week, travellers entering the UK from countries on the quarantine exemptions list are not required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Covid-19: Beauty salons, gyms and leisure facilities to reopen in July

The government has said that leisure facilities and beauty salons in England can reopen before the end of July.

UK government nominates Liam Fox for WTO role

The UK government has named Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Liam Fox as its official nominee to lead the World Trade Organization.

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