The complex battle against the pandemic, air pollution and movements on Brexit feature prominently in Thursday’s papers
The Guardian reports, foreign rough sleepers face being deported from Britain under draconian immigration laws to be introduced when the Brexit transition period ends.
Guardian front page, Thursday 22 October 2020: No 10 criticised for 'immoral' plan to deport foreign sleepers pic.twitter.com/oozxcFo3ID— The Guardian (@guardian) October 21, 2020
The Independent reports, England’s test and trace service is being forced to draft in untrained staff to carry out clinical assessments of patients infected with Covid-19 as the second wave of infections swamps the service.
Meanwhile, South China Morning Post reports, Cathay Pacific announced Hong Kong’s biggest mass lay-offs in three decades on Wednesday, axing nearly 6,000 jobs in the city and closing its regional airline in a desperate restructuring attempt to survive the coronavirus pandemic.
Good morning. Here are the front page and top stories for Thursday: pic.twitter.com/Mf7u28ogqE— SCMP News (@SCMPNews) October 21, 2020
Hindustan Times reports, India recorded the world’s highest annual average concentration of PM 2.5 exposure in its air in 2019, according to the State of Global Air 2020 (Soga 2020) report released on Wednesday, extending to a decade the rising streak of the common air pollutant that has emerged as a respiratory health risk in the Capital and other cities.
India recorded the world’s highest annual average concentration of PM 2.5 exposure in its air in 2019, according to the State of Global Air 2020 (Soga 2020) report released on Wednesday— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) October 22, 2020
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Tory MPs have defeated a bid to extend free school meals for hungry children over the school holidays.