Quiz of The Week: 22-28 August

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PM angers Tory backbenches by changing policy for coronavirus hotspots just days before pupils return to class
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Another week, another government U-turn.

The prime minister this week announced that secondary school pupils will have to wear face coverings at school in high-risk areas of England, after the government had previously ruled out the measure.

Elsewhere, Donald Trump continued his no-holds-barred campaign for reelection, taking to the stage on the final night of the Republican convention to declare that he “profoundly” accepts the party’s nomination for the November election.

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In some good news, the World Health Organization officially declared the entire continent of Africa free of wild Type 1 polio, pushing the world to the brink of total eradication.

To find out how closely you’ve been paying attention to the latest developments in the pandemic, and other global events, put your knowledge to the test with our Quiz of The Week:

Need a reminder of some of the other headlines over the past seven days?

Millions of patients in need of follow-up appointments are trapped on a “hidden” NHS waiting list, after the coronavirus pandemic put the NHS under unprecedented strain. it has been revealed,

Reports have circulated of patients unable to get key appointments during the crisis and thousands having had NHS care postponed or cancelled.

On Thursday, the white supremacist terrorist who shot and killed 51 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch last year was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole - the longest prison term handed out in New Zealand's legal history.

And today, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stepped down, citing health concerns.

The polarising PM, who has been praised for his trademark “Abenomics” but criticised for his re-militarisation of the famously pacifist nation, has suffered from ulcerative colitis for a number of years.

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