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Doc67 wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:04 am UK coronavirus deaths pass 100,000 after 1,564 reported in one day

It just gets worse. Good job they cancelled Christmas!

More than 100,000 people have died from coronavirus in the UK since the disease first appeared in the country almost a year ago, in what public health experts said is a sign of “phenomenal failure of policy and practice”.

On Wednesday the daily figure for recorded deaths was 1,564 – a new record high bringing the total to 101,160, according to analysis of figures from government and statistical agencies. The toll far exceeds some of the worst-case scenario estimates made during the first wave of the pandemic.

It comes amid warnings that the toughest weeks of the crisis are yet to come and that Britons are facing an epidemic of grief for lost relatives and loved-ones, with many forced to mourn alone amid lockdown measures and curbs on funerals.


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... ass-100000
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UK has a backbench rebellion coming up. This time it's to accuse the Chinese Government of "Genocide" of it's Uighur Muslim People. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... trade-bill

Great defenders of Human Rights which should be applauded IF: they would also condemn:

British Amritsar Massacre 100 years ago
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jallianwala_Bagh_massacre

The ongoing slow motion Genocide of the Palestinians by Israel
https://prepareforchange.net/2019/06/20 ... ince-1948/
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Would someone please reliably inform me that its not possible to return to the UK from Asia at the present?
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Freightdog wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:57 pm Would someone please reliably inform me that its not possible to return to the UK from Asia at the present?
We're supposed to be leaving this week, booked our tickets a couple of days ago when the visa came through. Will update here on how it goes.
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Freightdog wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:57 pm Would someone please reliably inform me that its not possible to return to the UK from Asia at the present?
Negative test required for entry. There's been some hoo-ha that instead of random checks, every arriving passenger is getting temperature checked and it has been causing 90+ minute delays getting through immigration. It's not limited to any particular inbound country/region.
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Freightdog wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:57 pm Would someone please reliably inform me that its not possible to return to the UK from Asia at the present?
Surely yes if you are a british passport holder ?
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No. You don’t understand; I DO NOT want to go back, and I DO want it to be because of COVID. I just need it to be someone else’s decision.
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Freightdog wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:39 pm No. You don’t understand; I DO NOT want to go back, and I DO want it to be because of COVID. I just need it to be someone else’s decision.
You are still allowed to transit through Singapore to London because your travel history with the UK is now more than 14 days old . But you can't come the other way. Silk Air/Singapore airlines all the way.

You need a Covid-19 negative test which is classic British humour and I doubt you will even be asked to produced it (staff shortages etc)

Sorry mate...
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emm wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:51 pm UK has a backbench rebellion coming up. This time it's to accuse the Chinese Government of "Genocide" of it's Uighur Muslim People. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/ ... trade-bill

Great defenders of Human Rights which should be applauded IF: they would also condemn:

British Amritsar Massacre 100 years ago
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jallianwala_Bagh_massacre

The ongoing slow motion Genocide of the Palestinians by Israel
https://prepareforchange.net/2019/06/20 ... ince-1948/
Heads up gentlemen, we have a trespasser. He's found our little village and is now throwing stones at our windows.

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Bubble T wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:01 pm
Freightdog wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:57 pm Would someone please reliably inform me that its not possible to return to the UK from Asia at the present?
We're supposed to be leaving this week, booked our tickets a couple of days ago when the visa came through. Will update here on how it goes.
What route are you taking?
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