UK Parliament to hold virtual debates amid virus lockdown

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Parliament went back to work on Tuesday, and the political authorities had a message for lawmakers: Stay away. United Kingdom (UK) legislators and most parliamentary staff were sent home in late March as part of a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. With more than 17,000 virus-deaths in Britain and criticism growing of the government’s response to the pandemic, legislators are returning — at least virtually — to grapple with the crisis. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin