Britain says over 3.8 million EU citizens have applied to settle Aug 14, 2020 0 1195 12345 DPALondonMore than 3.8 million EU citizens have applied to settle in Britain under a scheme launched following the country’s Brexit referendum, the government said on Thursday.“I’m pleased there have been more than 3.8 million applications,” tweeted Kevin Foster, the Home Office’s immigration minister.More than 2 million people have been granted the right to carry on living and working in Britain, the Home Office said, citing provisional figures as of July 31.In addition, almost 1.5 million people were granted presettled status, meaning they need to reapply after living in Britain for five years to gain permanent residence.Meanwhile, 4,600 applications were refused, 36,500 were void or withdrawn, and 34,900 were invalid, according to the Home Office.The deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme is June 30. RELATED ARTICLES Pompeo calls for joint US-EU effort on Belarus crisis Aug 14, 2020 0 485 Biden, Harris focus White House campaign on COVID-19 crisis Aug 14, 2020 0 3072 Countries tighten rules as global coronavirus deaths pass 750,000 Aug 14, 2020 0 63 Finland reverses policy, recommends mask use HELSINKI: Finnish health authorities recommended on Thursday that people begin wearing masks in public places, after months of claiming there was insufficient evidence to justify their use. Mika Salminen, director .. Italy’s government receives 200 complaints over pandemic response ROME: More than 200 people have filed complaints against leading Italian government figures including Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and other cabinet members over their handling of the .. Germany admits delay in thousands of virus test results BERLIN: Bavarian premier Markus Soeder was forced to apologise on Thursday over an embarrassing delay to thousands of coronavirus test results, just as Germany was seeing a new spike in virus cases. Some 44,000 people .. Buses and trains disinfected as N Korea ramps up virus measures SEOUL: Temperature checks, hand sanitisers, and face masks are being enforced across Pyongyang’s public transport system as North Korea intensifies its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. North Korea -- whose .. No need to panic as food safe from coronavirus: WHO AFP Geneva The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged people not to fear catching the novel coronavirus from food, after Chinese testers found traces on food and food packaging. The virus was found on Tuesday ..