Thoughtless Traveler: According to a BBC report, one in three people violated quarantine rules after arriving in the UK earlier this year. According to government statistics, 301,076 cases were referred to investigators to see if they were actually self-quarantined. Of course, that number doesn’t include people who broke the rules but didn’t complain. This was a time when the Delta variant spread rapidly throughout the UK, and those who violated the rules are very likely to include a significant number of arrivals from India.
Booker booking: Sri Lankan writer Anuk Aldpragasam’s second novel, A Passage North, was set up during the civil war with the Tamil Tigers and was selected for this year’s Booker Prize. The novel depicts the lasting effects of that long conflict that arose from past romance. The winner will be announced on November 3rd.
Too hot to touch: The proverb Indian summer has now spread beyond India, reaching new scorching heights and leaving its “country of origin”. New regions with temperatures above 50 degrees Celsius include Africa and the Middle East, but also locations in the United States and Australia. Between 2010 and 2019, the number of days at 50 degrees Celsius doubled, and temperatures above 45 degrees Celsius continued for another two weeks, according to a BBC analysis.
Britain’s new corporate secret revealed: The UK’s promotion of a trade agreement with India is part of a major new business strategy. The new strategy focuses on the Indo-Pacific region, away from Europe, Britain’s Minister of International Trade Liz Truss said in a speech to the Policy Exchange think tank. By 2030, the region will account for 56% of world GDP and 44% of world imports, she said. This is the growth that Britain is betting on leaving the EU.
Shot call: There are new warnings that Covid remains a risk. Studies in India suggest that antibodies decline about 4 months after the first jab. Equivalent results in the UK soon led to the deployment of booster jabs. Similar plans are speculated in India. This now raises a serious question as to how much vaccine should be available.
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One in three UK visitors broke quarantine rules during the devastation of the Delta, the BBC says
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