Prof John Ashton, a former regional director of public health for north-west England, condemned the government for its lack of preparation and openness in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak in the UK, saying it is too little too late and contrasted Britain’s response to that of Hong Kong.
A spokesman for the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the UK wants a better relationship with Iran in the post-Brexit period.
The spokesperson made the remarks on Saturday in an exclusive interview with IRNA correspondent in London on condition of anonymity.
The full text of the interview is as follows:
Britain unveils its first post-Brexit budget on Wednesday and analysts expect Prime Minister Boris Johnson to press ahead with major spending on infrastructure, despite the economic fallout from the coronavirus.
There is growing controversy about Britain’s planned deployment of 250 troops to Mali later this year, which has been widely described as the most dangerous since the UK’s military intervention in Afghanistan.
Frustration and tears were expressed today in the UK as the grieving mother of a drowned British-Somali schoolgirl expressed her disappointment at further delays to the inquest, currently investigating her daughter's death.
British businesses kept up a solid rate of growth in February as factories posted the fastest rise in output for 10 months, despite ripples from China’s coronavirus outbreak affecting supply chains, a business survey showed on Friday.