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A reactor at Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in southern China’s Guangdong district has been shut down because of fuel rod damages, the company that runs the plant mentioned in a statement. State-owned China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) stated in the statement that “a small amount of fuel damage” had happened during operation, however it’s still “within the limits allowed by the technical specifications.” It added that “after thorough discussions between French and Chinese technicians, Taishan Nuclear Power Plant decided to shut down Unit 1 reactor for maintenance, and to examine the reasons of fuel damage and replace the damaged…

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Young people will be given discounted takeaways and taxi rides to get their Covid jabs in a bid to accelerate vaccine uptake, the government has mentioned. Food delivery and taxi-hailing firms like Uber, Bolt, Deliveroo and Pizza Pilgrims will incentivize people to get vaccinated. The Department of Health stated details on more partnerships would be shared “in due course”. More than 68% of 18 to 29-year-olds in England have had the first jab in the country, more than 72% of UK adults have had two doses so far, while 88.5% have had one. Taxi firm Uber will send reminders to…

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A leading club night organizer has released a requirement for customers to display an NHS Covid pass on the door. Ultimate Power earlier told people that they required an NHS Covid pass to prove their vaccination, test or immunity status at venues. However, the promoter later edited its website to say people can verify their Covid status in several ways, like by email. The passes are on England’s NHS app, different from the NHS Covid-19 app in England and Wales.  The Liberal Democrats have urged ministers to end Covid passes or at least allow MPs to debate them in Parliament.…

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Dominic Raab has said that university students will be given an “advance warning” if it is vital to have vaccines before going to residence halls. The foreign secretary mentioned decisions would be held in September – but he expressed his keenness to encourage vaccine uptake. More than 70% of adults have now taken both vaccinations, and Mr Raab said, “we need to close that margin”. The government, as of now, targets to require both jabs to go to nightclubs and some other crowded locations. The plan’s full details are still not shared, but the rule is set to come into…

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Scientists say that the UK is already witnessing disruptive climate change with increased rainfall, sunshine and temperatures.   The year 2020 was the third warmest, fifth wettest and eighth sunniest year recorded, scientists shared in the latest UK State of the Climate report. No other year is in the top 10 on all three measures. The experts mentioned that, in the space of 30 years, the UK has become 0.9C hotter and 6% wetter.   The report’s chief author Mike Kendon who is a climate information scientist at the UK Met Office, said, “A lot of people think climate change…

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A deaf woman has secured a legal fight against the government over the absence of British Sign Language interpreters at Covid briefings in England.  Katie Rowley, 36, from Leeds, issued an action in Court against the Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove. The government repudiated breaching its legal obligation to make broadcasts reachable to deaf people. Ruling in Ms Rowley’s favour, a judge mentioned that a lack of interpreters at two briefings implied discrimination. Mr Justice Fordham mentioned a county court judge would measure reparations. Finding for Ms Rowley in context to the sessions on 21 September and 12 October 2020,…

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Senior cabinet ministers are to talk about allowing fully vaccinated travelers from the EU and US to avoid isolation when they arrive in the UK.   The border rules’ review is due by 31 July – the second date in the Department for Transport’s plan for a nontoxic return to international travel.  Sources mentioned that the isolation exclusion was likely to be discussed at the Covid operations meeting on Wednesday. However, it is also assumed that pursuing the decision will not necessarily happen. Presently, people who have been fully vaccinated in the UK does not have to isolate when travelling…

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With Covid-19 still spreading unconstrained in Japan, Olympic organizers have been forced to take exceptional steps to keep competitors and the public safe. The Tokyo Olympics have finally started on Wednesday, more than a year after the original start date, because the pandemic lead delay in the games. Athletes who got infected with coronavirus have seen their Olympic dreams dashed. Some tested positive in Japan just before coming. Below is the list of the known athletes who publicly had to drop out due to Covid-19 health and safety protocols. Team USA: 6 Bradley Beal – Men’s basketball (Placed in health…

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Philip Morris International mentions it will stop selling Marlboro cigarettes in Britain within a decade after being called on by the UK government to ban the sale of its tobacco products. The remarks come amid dropping smoker numbers in the United Kingdom. The country has seen cigarettes been in plain packaging since 2016 — and a broader push by the UK government to diminish the prevalence of smoking. Many investors have already taken off tobacco from their portfolios, and many financial institutions have committed to implementing tobacco-free policies. Philip Morris International (PM) CEO Jacek Olczak shared with the Sunday Telegraph…

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Two men have been accused of animal cruelty for allegedly striking a police horse during anti-lockdown protests in Sydney, Australia on Saturday, police mentioned, as daily Covid-19 cases in New South Wales state continue to increase. Thousands of people broke coronavirus measures and paraded through the center of Australia’s biggest city on Saturday; many unmasked and carrying banners with anti-vaccination messages, conflicting with police. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison narrated the protests as “reckless” and “selfish.” Clashes also took place in other major cities, including Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. More than half of Australia’s population of 25 million people, comprising…

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