Oliver Dowden

Sports • Soccer
Real Madrid to have a quarantine exemption to face Manchester City on August 7
Etihad Stadium
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Despite the 14-day quarantine rule imposed on travellers from Spain to the UK, the Champions League match between Manchester City and Real Madrid will be played on August 7 at the Etihad Stadium.

The British Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden announced an exemption for sports teams and film crews that will allow the game to take place in Manchester as planned.

The quarantine regulation was imposed by the UK following a dramatic increase in the virus in Spain.

Regional News • Europe • United Kingdom
UK bans Huawei from 5G networks
Huawei Office Building
Huawei Office Building Credit: Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine (Public Domain)

The UK government announced Tuesday a ban on Huawei 5G wireless network equipment. The ban requires all existing Huawei 5G tech to be purged entirely from the country's network by the end of 2027.

UK Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden said: "Following US sanctions against Huawei and updated technical advice from our cyber experts, the government has decided it is necessary to ban Huawei from our 5G networks.".

Huawei said in a statement: "Regrettably our future in the UK has become politicised, this is about US trade policy and not security."