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Boris suspends ALL travel corridors from 4am Monday

Boris suspends ALL travel corridors from 4am Monday and EVERYONE needs negative COVID test for entry as he warns new strains are being detected and scientists confirm 11 Brits have had Brazil variant Boris Johnson today declared that all arrivals to the UK will have to have tested negative for coronavirus from Monday as he begged Britons to 'stay at home this weekend'. At a Downing Street briefing, the PM warned it was 'not the time to relax' as he escalated controls at the country's borders again. Amid fears

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Boris suspends ALL travel corridors from 4am Monday

The COVID-19 "Super Strain" Should Make You Rethink These Common Activities

Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images. By now, you've probably heard about the new mutant strain of COVID-19. The variant, known as the SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7, originated in the United Kingdom in the early fall, and was first detected in the U.S. on January 5. And it's spreading — fast. All viruses mutate, but B.1.1.7, along with other new variants that have been detected in South Africa and Ohio, are concerning, says Abisola Olulade, MD, a family medicine physician based in San Diego: "They're worrisome because

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New mandatory Coronavirus testing for travellers into Wales

Coronavirus PASSENGERS arriving into Wales from all international destinations will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test result before departing to help protect against new strains of coronavirus circulating internationally. From 4am on Monday, January 18, inbound passengers arriving by boat, plane or train from countries outside the Common Travel Area (UK, Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands) will have to take a test up to 72 hours before departing the country they are

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New mandatory Coronavirus testing for travellers into Wales

Wine bargains to cheer us all up

It’s traditional to write a column on the wine trends for the upcoming year, but frankly, who can predict anything with any degree of certainty any more? Although I’ve recently devoted two columns to nolo (no- and low-alcohol) drinks, which are one of the few incontrovertible patterns in our current liquid consumption, I’m certainly not going to stick my neck out and tell you that orange wine is going to be big (although it might be) or that we’re all going to be drinking Portuguese wine in 2021. Although,

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Wine bargains to cheer us all up

Robin Jackman, Surrey and England bowler held back by links with South Africa

He played in four Tests but was served with a deportation order in Guyana during England’s 1980-81 tour of West Indies Robin Jackman, who has died aged 75, was an accurate and bustling fast-medium bowler who was unlucky not to play in more than four Test matches; he had a lengthy and consistent career with Surrey, helping them to win the County Championship in 1971. When, a decade later, he finally joined an England tour party, he became embroiled in a row with the government of Guyana over his links with

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Robin Jackman, Surrey and England bowler held back by links with South Africa

This Is The Worlds Oldest Cave Painting Made More Than 45,500 Years Ago

World's oldest animal cave painting of a warty pig. Credit: Maxime Aubert A cave painting of a pig discovered in a karst cave on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia has been recognized as the world’s oldest animal drawing. According to Science Advances, uranium-thorium dating allowed scientists to find out that the drawing was created 45,500 years ago. The new oldest drawing of the animal was found in the Indonesian karst cave of Leang Tedongnge, in the southwest of Sulawesi. Scientists have known about the

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This Is The Worlds Oldest Cave Painting Made More Than 45,500 Years Ago

How to grow gerberas

Gerberas bear huge daisy-like blooms on long stems, from clumps of lobed leaves. Long-flowering, they’re perfect for pots, adding colour to borders and even indoor conservatory displays. Gerberas also work well as a cut flower – the large, bold blooms are borne on sturdy single stems and last for weeks in a vase. Gerbera daisies come in many colours from bright shades of hot pink, red and yellow to cooler pastel yellows, pale pink and white. Most gerberas originate from South Africa, hence the common names

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How to grow gerberas

People arriving in Wales from abroad will have mandatory covid test

Anyone travelling into Wales from abroad will have to take a test 72 hours before departure Travellers will have to prove they have got a negative test Passengers arriving in Wales from abroad will have to show a negative coronavirus test result before they depart to help protect against new strains of coronavirus. From 4am on Monday, January 18 inbound passengers arriving by boat, plane or train from countries outside the Common Travel Area will have to take a test up to 72 hours before departing the country

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People arriving in Wales from abroad will have mandatory covid test

Liquidators Want More Power to Probe South African Bitcoin Trader

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg The investigation into a failed South African Bitcoin trader is deepening as provisional liquidators appointed to seize control of Mirror Trading International seek to widen the scope of their inquiry. The temporary overseers are wanting to extend their powers to include the right to call witnesses to an insolvency inquiry, appoint investigators and solicit information from banks, said Herman Bester, one of four interim supervisors appointed to begin work on the matter.

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Liquidators Want More Power to Probe South African Bitcoin Trader

African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Red tape delays start of trading under new pact

© Copyright (c) Daily Maverick , All Rights Reserved Trading under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), the ambitious continent-wide free trade agreement which has been signed by 54 of Africa’s 55 states officially began on January 1. But Pretoria says no goods have yet been exported or imported under its zero or reduced import tariffs. That is because all the necessary red tape has not yet been cleared away by all member states. There has been some confusion about this, with official indications

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African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Red tape delays start of trading under new pact

South Africa’s 4IR strategy: Huge gap between what’s on the ground and what the Ramaphosa commission recommends

© Copyright (c) Daily Maverick , All Rights Reserved The much-anticipated final report and recommendations of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution were officially gazetted and made available for public scrutiny in October 2020. In summary, the commission’s recommendations were: Invest in human capital development; Establish an Artificial Intelligence Institute; Establish a platform for advanced manufacturing and new materials; Secure and avail data to enable innovation; Provide

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South Africa’s 4IR strategy: Huge gap between what’s on the ground and what the Ramaphosa commission recommends

Global surge of cases is fueling more chances for the virus to mutate to beat immune system

Britain could face even more super-infectious coronavirus variants because surging infections across the globe fuel the chances of the pathogen mutating to beat the immune system and vaccines, scientists say. More than 90million Covid-19 cases have been recorded worldwide since the pandemic began, with numbers surging 33.8 per cent in the last two months alone. And the spiralling cases will only trigger more mutations because it gives the virus more opportunity to evolve, infectious disease experts fear. Mutations

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Global surge of cases is fueling more chances for the virus to mutate to beat immune system

Airlines cull South Africa routes as virus flares

Several international airlines have streamlined flights to South Africa this week following travel restrictions meant to limit the spread of a new coronavirus variant fuelling a rapid infection resurge. A growing list of countries are limiting travel to and from South Africa since a more transmissible variant of the virus, dubbed 501Y.V2, was announced in December. The new border closures have forced major airlines to either suspend or reduce flights in and out of Africa’s most industrialised economy. Emirates

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Airlines cull South Africa routes as virus flares

LexaGene to Detect UK and South African COVID Sequences

Molecular diagnostics company, LexaGene, announced that it has initiated a program that uses the rapid configurability of the MiQLab™ system to investigate novel variants of SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen that causes COVID-19. Image/CDC SARS-CoV-2 is a pathogen that mutates quickly. New variants were recently identified in the United Kingdom (B.1.1.7) and South Africa (B.1.351). Both new strains appear to be about 70% more contagious, making containment that much more challenging. Also, some scientists are concerned

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LexaGene to Detect UK and South African COVID Sequences

A New Strain of the Coronavirus Is Spreading: Here’s What We Know

Infectious disease physician shares insights A new strain of SARS-CoV-2 is now circulating globally, leading to stricter lockdown restrictions abroad. With vaccine distribution efforts underway, scientists are working to monitor the spread of this strain, characterize emerging variants and understand their potential impact on vaccine-induced immunity. Researchers are referring to this strain, a variant with a demonstrably different phenotype, as B.1.1.7. It was first discovered in the United Kingdom and has

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A New Strain of the Coronavirus Is Spreading: Here’s What We Know