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COVID-19: Britain to enforce quarantine on arrivals from Jamaica, Switzerland

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Britain said on Thursday it will reimpose quarantine for travellers from the Czech Republic, Jamaica and Switzerland, but ease restrictions on arrivals from Cuba in a bid to keep coronavirus infection rates down.

The decision, which will come into effect from 0300 GMT on Saturday, will require travellers from those three countries to self-isolate for 14 days following spikes in cases.

“Data shows we need to remove the Czech Republic, Jamaica and Switzerland from our list of #Coronavirus Travel Corridors to keep infection rates DOWN,” Transport Secretary Grant Shapps wrote on Twitter.

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“Data also shows we can now add Cuba to those countries INCLUDED in Travel Corridors,” he added, warning that people thinking of travelling abroad should be prepared for the advice to change at short notice.

Quarantine was imposed last week on Croatia, Austria, and Trinidad and Tobago, following France, the Netherlands and several other countries on the list as governments across Europe grapple with fears of a second wave of virus infections.

Britain, which has been the hardest-hit European country by COVID-19, registering more than 41,000 deaths to date, has itself seen its number of confirmed cases creeping up in recent weeks.

Officials announced more than 1,500 new cases on Thursday, its highest total since mid-June, although hospital admissions and death rates remain low.

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The UK had no quarantine measures in the early stages of the pandemic but in June imposed a blanket self-isolation requirement on all arrivals.

Weeks later it carved out “travel corridors” which exempted travellers from certain countries from quarantine.

However, the measures were reintroduced for arrivals from Spain in late July, catching airlines by surprise — as well as thousands of Britons leaving for their holidays.

The country’s struggling tourism sector has criticised the quarantine policy as overbearing and called for more targeted testing at ports of entry.


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At 33, Usain Bolt welcomes first child with lover.


Former Jamaican world’s record holder, Usain Bolt and his stunning girlfriend Kasi Bennett have welcomed their first child together, a baby girl.

The eight-time Olympic Gold medallist is yet to share the news, but Jamaican prime minister Andrew Holness announced the arrival of the couple’s child on Monday night.

Holness tweeted: “Congratulations to our sprint legend Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett on the arrival of their baby girl.”

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Back in March, the happy couple hosted a luxury gender reveal party at Peter’s Rock in Kingston, Jamaica, where they confirmed they were expecting a baby girl

The sprint legend, 33, and Bennett, 24, have been dating since 2014 but the pair only went public in 2016.


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Nigerian Actor, Mofe Damijo’s New Look Annoy Fans.

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) who always melts hearts with his photos got more than he bargained for from his fans when he unveiled his new look hours ago!

Sharing a picture of himself, the 58-year-old who has not been able to visit the barbing salon because of lockdown gve his fans a hint of what he looks like now.

RMD captioned the picture: ”Finally, when the city gates opened, after what seemed like eternity, the Nazarene came out smiling! #theendisthebeginning #itsnotoveryet #socialdistancing #takeresponsibility #rmdsaysso #rmdtheactor”

Interestingly many of his fans didn’t like the new look nd one had to mock him saying “From Quarantine to Yabaleft”.

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One Sophia wrote ” This definitely isn’t Zaddy levels….. nice one still”

While a Naomi wrote “Why now sir , no way”

One Donald Duke wrote “We prefer the old version”

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See screenshot below:

Richard Mofe Damijo remains one of the most sought after male celebrities despite his age.

He has the perfect body for any type of outfit and also the most charming smile that soothes the heart. The movie Legend was the former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State.


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Meet CEO and DEAN, Islamic Online University I.O.U, Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilah Philips

www.bilalphilips.com

Founder and Dean Islamic Online University

Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips is a Jamaican Canadian Islamic Scholar who converted to Islam in the early seventies after journeying politically and intellectually from Christianity to Communism. Shortly after his reversion to Islam, he embarked on a spiritual academic journey to the other side of the world seeking Islamic knowledge. This journey took him to Saudi Arabia where he completed a BA in Islamic studies in Madeenah, and an MA in Islamic Theology in Riyadh, then to the University of Wales, UK, where he completed a PhD in Islamic Theology in the early nineties.


After graduation from Madeenah, Dr Bilal became a teacher of Islamic studies for 10 years in an Islamic High School, Manaret Riyadh, and a lecturer of Arabic and Islamic studies in the American University in Dubai, UAE, for another 10 years. During his 10 years in the UAE, he founded and taught at the Islamic Information Center in Dubai, and during his subsequent 7 years in Qatar he has been an Islamic consultant and lecturer for the Islamic Information wing of Sh. Eed Charity.

Dr Bilal Philips has written, translated and commented on over 50 published books on various Islamic topics. He has also edited and published the 56 book Eemaan Reading Series for children and presented Islamic programs for a number of years on Riyadh Channel 2TV, Sharjah TV for ten years, as well as Peace TV, Huda TV, Islam Channel, UK, and the Deen Show, Chicago, USA.


In 2002 Dr Philips founded and headed the Islamic studies department of Preston University, Ajman, UAE, and in 2007 he founded and headed the Islamic Studies Academy, Doha, Qatar, while simultaneously launching the Islamic Online University (www.islamiconlineuniversity.com) which is currently offering free Islamic courses to over 100,000 registered students from over 207 different countries world wide, and for which he was included in the Jordanian publication, The 500 Most Influential Muslims (latest edition).

Dr Bilal subsequently founded and headed, in 2008, the English medium Islamic studies department of Knowledge International University, who’s Chancellor is Shaikh Dr. ‘Abdur-Rahman ibn ‘Abdil-Azeez Al Sudais and who’s President of the board of trustees is Shaikh ‘Abdul-Azeez ibn ‘Abdullah Al Shaikh, Mufti of Saudi Arabia. More recently, in 2009, Dr Bilal Philips founded and headed the College of Da’wah and Islamic Culture (English Section), Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan, and established and directed Preston International College (www.prestonchennai.ac.in) in Chennai, India.

In March 2010, Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips launched, for the first time in history, an accredited tuition-free BA in Islamic Studies degree course at the Islamic Online University (www.islamiconlineuniversity.com/bais/).


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