The coming weeks are looking to be very interesting in the world of News, and that 2020 has so far provided us with many notable events. This article will give you the biggest news which has occurred in 2020 so far, and what to look towards in the coming months!
- The new year started with WW3 memes, and political unrest with the USA and Iran, I am sure that you will have been aware of what happened. Tensions are continuing to boil between the USA and Iran, but for now, at least seem to be simmering.
- Trump has now called to work towards peace in the middle east, encouraging an independent Palestine state, giving Israel sovereignty over the west-bank settlement. This agreement has been hailed by the Israeli PM as the “deal of the century”, but many believe that it is more in Israel’s favour than Palestine, only time will tell whether this deal will solve or worsen the situation.
- The word which has been on everyone’s lips for about 3 years now is “Brexit” as of the 31st January at 23:00 we will no longer be a member of the EU, we will then enter a transition period. In the transition period, the UK and the EU will work together to establish our future relationship. This period will end on 31st December 2020, but until then we will carry on trading as normal and following EU rules and regulation. In this time the UK and EU will work out a free trade agreement, law, aviation rules, fishing, electricity, gas, and medicines.
- Coronavirus is the word on everyone’s lips at the moment, surgical masks have sold out in the USA and China. Coronavirus is Zoonotic which means they can spread between animals and humans. The symptoms of it can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties, untreated it can cause pneumonia. In order to avoid catching it we should all practice good hygiene such as thoroughly cooking meat and eggs, covering mouth and nose when we sneeze and cough and washing hands regularly. All travel to china has been recommended to be canceled and all those who have been to Wuhan should practice precaution. The university have stated that “If you have returned from Wuhan in the last 14 days: stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with other flu viruses contact NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the city Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus”. It is important to remember that the risk of coronavirus in the UK is low, but it is better to be informed and safe
- In a lighter aspect of the news, Harry and Meghan have decided to take a step back from public life after the media’s backlash on Meghan. They are giving up their titles and will no longer be funded by the public, a move heralded by some but criticised by many online. They have also said that they will repay the cost of their recent home renovation to the taxpayer.
- Swansea News- news that comes as sad news to many students in Wales is that the minimum price of alcohol is set to increase in March. This is expected to increase to a minimum of 50p per unit of alcohol. This is to help decrease the harm caused by alcohol to physical and mental health.
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