British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has claimed that PM Narendra Modi has intervened with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Russia-Ukraine conflict several times. While speaking at a press conference fixed by the British High Commission, Johnson refused to criticise India over not condemning Russia. Later, he also opened up to the media about the reopening of the British embassy in Kyiv.
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UK PM Boris Johnson arrived in India on a two-day visit, starting on April 21. His visit is scheduled with a series of events, starting from visiting Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He will meet businessmen from Gujarat and enhance, UK commercial ties in India. Furthermore, Boris will also attend a ceremonial event at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Later, in April , UK PM will meet PM Narendra Modi and discuss India-UK bilateral ties.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for democratic countries to stick together amid the growing threat of autocratic states. He also highlighted the role of the strategic partnership with India, calling the country an "economic powerhouse." The British High Commission noted that Johnson's upcoming visit to India is aimed at deepening the bilateral ties. Johnson would kick-off his India visit in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
On December 13, the UK reported first death due to COVID-19's new variant, Omicron. The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed and said, "Omicron is producing hospitalisations and sadly atleast one patient has been confirmed to have died due to Omicron". Calling it dangerous, the UK PM urged people to take their booster shots as London has at least 40% Omicron cases.
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The United Kingdom's Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak on October 23 went against the advice of some health experts that the virus could overwhelm in the upcoming winter by saying ''significant economic restrictions'' aren't necessary. He further said shops, pubs, and nightclubs can be opened to mark the success of the vaccine rollout. Besides, a poll said only 22% of the British public supported closing pubs and restaurants.
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Boris Johnson administration was accused by the British Medical Association (BMA) of being "willfully negligent" in dealing with coronavirus outbreak. The association said on October 20 the government took “its a foot off the brake, giving the impression that the pandemic is behind us and that life has returned to normal.” The statements came after Downing Street declined to implement further mitigation measures, claiming that infections were… read-more
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on October 3 stated that UK is going through a "period of adjustment" as a result of Brexit and COVID. He also ruled out the possibility of raising taxes again, claiming it to be "fierce" and "zealous". UK has been dealing with a severe petrol issue for more than a week. On September 30, Petrol-Retailers-Association reported that 27% of its petrol-pumps had dried.
The death of British citizens in the Kabul airport highlight the need of evacuation operations, according to British PM Boris Johnson. He also stated that UK will "shift heaven and earth" to evacuate anyone left behind once the airlift is completed. He acknowledged that the timing of the departure was not what his government would have preferred, but lauded the evacuation effort as "quite remarkable".
The G-7 summit, starting from June 11, is likely to pledge the donation of one billion COVID-19 vaccines to poorer countries. For the same, the United Kingdom has announced to donate at least 100 million doses. Meanwhile, the United States is likely to contribute 500 million doses of Pfizer shots. Earlier, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had asked the G-7 summit to take the initiative towards global vaccination.
UK PM Boris Johnson has invited the leaders of G7 Member nations to make a commitment to vaccinate the entire world against COVID-19 by end of 2022. Reportedly, the first in-person summit in almost two years of G7 leaders will be hosted by Boris Johnson, scheduled in Britain next week. "Vaccinating the world by the end of next year would be the single greatest feat in medical history," Johnson said.
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