AFTER REQUESTING A COI, FORMER BVI GOVERNOR AUGUSTUS JU JASPERT JOINS FORCES WITH BORIS JOHNSON AS INTERIM HEAD OF PM’S DELIVERY UNIT, WHILE JOHNSON IS ALSO IN THE MIDST OF A PUBLIC INQUIRY

CIVIL SERVICE WORLD Downing Street has said work to create the new Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit will commence right away with former British Virgin Islands governor Gus Jaspert acting as interim head until permanent chief Dr Emily Lawson is available. Prime minister Boris Johnson’s official spokesman this week announced that the unit was being created … Continued

ZERO COVID DEATHS FOR ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND NI

Zero coronavirus deaths have been announced in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Monday. Wales recorded four deaths meaning that, overall, the UK showed a slight increase on the two deaths recorded on Sunday. It comes as Boris Johnson has confirmed England will proceed to lift more lockdown restrictions next week. Meanwhile, the UK’s coronavirus … Continued

PRESSURE RISES FOR INDIA LOCKDOWN; SURGE BREAKS RECORD AGAIN

ASSOCIATED PRESS — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced growing pressure Friday to impose a strict nationwide lockdown, despite the economic pain it will exact, as a startling surge in coronavirus cases that has pummeled the country’s health system shows no signs of abating. Many medical experts, opposition leaders and even Supreme Court judges are … Continued

12TH EBOLA OUTBREAK IN DR CONGO DECLARED OVER

UN News – The 12th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was declared officially over on Monday, just three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu, but it marks the end of the country’s fourth outbreak of the deadly disease in less than three years, said the World … Continued

MEXICO CITY METRO OVERPASS COLLAPSE KILLS AT LEAST 23

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An elevated section of the Mexico City metro collapsed and sent the train plunging toward a busy boulevard late Monday, killing at least 23 people and injuring at least 79, city officials said. Rescuers found four bodies inside a rail car that was dangling from the overpass but were unable to … Continued