5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Friday 9th April 2021

Justin Waite
Justin Waite
5 Things You Need To Know
05:22, 9th April 2021

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5 Things You Need To Know, Today, on Friday 9th April 2021

 

5. The Treasury has released two text messages sent by Rishi Sunak to David Cameron amid an ongoing lobbying row.

David Cameron sent messages to the chancellor's private phone last year to ask for help for finance firm Greensill Capital, where he worked as an adviser.

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4. The US has blacklisted seven Chinese groups it accuses of building supercomputers to help its military.

It is the first move by the Biden administration to make it harder for China to obtain US technology.

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3. Gyms will be allowed to reopen and people will be able to form extended households a week earlier than planned in Wales, due to a drop in Covid cases the first minister has said.

Gyms and leisure centres will be able to open from 3 May - instead of 10 May - while two households can bubble up to meet indoors from the same date.

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2. Britain should reach herd immunity against COVID-19 on Monday according to real-time modelling carried out by University College London.

Herd immunity will be reached when protection against the virus either through vaccination, previous infection or natural immunity will hit 73.4%.

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1. The government has announced plans to safely reopen international travel, but says it cannot yet confirm whether foreign holidays can resume on 17 May.

A traffic light system will be used to categorise countries based on risk, and travellers will need to pay for tests when departing and returning to the UK.

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