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'We are like captives': life in Britain's quarantine hotels

Feb 16 2021

LONDON Mohamed Noor faces 10 days in COVID-19 quarantine in a hotel room near London's Heathrow Airport after falling foul of new border controls because of a flight delay.

Trapped alone in a British quarantine hotel for a 69th birthday

Feb 15 2021

LONDON Zari Tadayon, who flew into Britain on Monday from Dubai, will have to spend her 69th birthday alone in a Radisson Blu hotel room in COVID-19 quarantine.

Locked down and lonely, London Zoo faces fight to survive

Feb 15 2021

LONDON London Zoo should be teeming with children released from school by half-term holidays. | Video

UK begins door-to-door testing of 80,000 people to halt South African variant

Feb 02 2021

WOKING, England Volunteers and police officers in several parts of England began knocking on people's doors to hand out COVID-19 testing kits on Tuesday to try to halt the spread of a highly infectious variant that originated in South Africa.

Lawyer for Philadelphia man killed by police says murder charges likely unwarranted

Oct 29 2020

PHILADELPHIA The Philadelphia police officers who shot and killed a Black man under mental duress should probably not be charged with murder, a lawyer for the man's family said on Thursday, saying they lacked training and equipment to handle the situation. | Video

Philadelphia sets citywide curfew to quell unrest after fatal shooting of Black man

Oct 29 2020

PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia officials imposed a citywide after-dark curfew on Wednesday, seeking to avert a third night of violence amid protests over the fatal police shooting of a Black man wielding a knife and described by family as undergoing a nervous breakdown. | Video

Amid COVID testing chaos, UK says: We're trying to fix it

Sep 16 2020

SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, England Amid growing anger over a bottleneck in Britain's creaking coronavirus testing system, the government promised on Wednesday to do whatever it takes to boost laboratory capacity that has left people across the land with no way to get a COVID-19 test.

Back home: the premature baby born during UK's COVID crisis

Jun 24 2020

BURNLEY, England At the peak of Britain's coronavirus outbreak in April when hundreds were dying each day from COVID-19, Kirsty Anderson was rushed to hospital to give birth to her baby son who had not been due to arrive for another three months.

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