Coronavirus live news: UK welcomes end of US travel ban; American Covid death toll passes 1918-19 flu pandemic
US lifts travel ban for vaccinated UK and EU passengers; Covid has killed more than 675,000 Americans as average daily deaths reach levels last seen in March
- Covid-19 has now killed as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu pandemic
- US to lift travel ban for vaccinated passengers from UK and most of EU
- Canada election result: Trudeau wins third term after early vote gamble
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The UK business secretary has said the next few days will be “quite challenging” amid the energy crisis, but that he is “very confident” that the country can get through it
Kwasi Kwarteng told Sky News that it is not unusual for companies to fold at this time of year but that he does not think “we should be throwing tax payer money at companies which have been badly run”. He added that the price cap is “here to stay”.
Business Sec @KwasiKwarteng suggests it is not unusual for energy companies to fold this time of year, but adds he doesn’t think “we should be throwing tax payer money at companies which have been badly run” as he confirms the price cap is “here to stay”.https://t.co/YU89vNxmji pic.twitter.com/Etgwncws45
World leaders are to meet at the United Nations today for the first time in two years to discuss issues including the still raging coronavirus pandemic.
More than 100 leaders are due to attend the summit in New York, with other issues on the agenda are expected to include global heating, US-China tensions and the future of Afghanistan.