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ABC News 16 Nov 2020

Boris Johnson to self-quarantine after contact with Parliament member

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Plus, a look at how Europe is handling its second wave of the virus.


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into contact with another politician who tested positive for COVID-19. It comes as his country as well as and Russia, Iran and other nations set new records in confirmed cases. CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams reports.
Just a fortnight after he unveiled his job support scheme to help British companies struggling during the pandemic, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been forced to expand it.

It came as the Prime Minister prepares to make a statement to MPs giving details of new coronavirus restrictions in England. It's thought they are likely to include the closure of pubs and bars in worst-affected areas.

In Scotland, some pubs and restaurants have been told to shut for at least 16 days.

Under the Chancellor's latest scheme, the government will pay two-thirds of the wages of people in businesses which are ordered to shut. The measures come into effect on 1st November across the UK and will last for six months.

Jane Hill presents BBC News at Ten reporting by consumer affairs correspondent Sarah Corker, economics editor Faisal Islam and political correspondent Alex Forsyth.
The UK prime minister says it is time his country prepared to break away from the European Union with no trade deal.
With the Brexit transition period ending on January 1, Boris Johnson told Brussels there is no point continuing negotiations unless it changes course.
EU leaders say they are willing to keep trying.
Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports from London.
The Prime Minister's most senior and influential adviser, Dominic Cummings, has been forced out of Downing Street.

A power struggle had erupted, involving Mr Cummings and his ally Lee Cain, Downing Street's Direct of Communications, who are both ardent supporters of Brexit.

They had been blamed for a series of communications crises and a macho culture at the heart of government.

Their departure also raises questions about the future direction of UK government policy, at a time when negotiations with the EU about a post-Brexit trade deal have reached a crunch point.

Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by deputy political editor Vicki Young.

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