Morning news brief: UK lockdown, Peru elections and more

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NEW DELHI Published: Jul 20, 2021, 09:39 AM(IST)

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In its largest-ever crisis response, the World Bank has deployed over $157 billion to fight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health, economic and social fronts over the last 15 months. Dominic Cummings said Johnson did not want to impose a second lockdown in the autumn last year because "the people who are dying are essentially all over 80".

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson didn't want lockdown as only the elderly were dying, his ex-aide says 


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was not prepared to impose lockdown restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 to save the elderly and denied the National Health Service would be overwhelmed, his former top adviser said in an interview aired on Monday.

World Bank deployed $157 billion to fight pandemic in 15 months

In its largest-ever crisis response, the World Bank has deployed over $157 billion to fight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health, economic and social fronts over the last 15 months.

Peru set to name Castillo as president as rival says she will recognise result

Peruvian right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori admitted she was headed for defeat on Monday, but pledged to mobilise her supporters and lashed out against socialist rival Pedro Castillo as having won in an 'illegitimate' manner.

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