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Quiz of The Week: 26 September - 2 October

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?

Thousands of students remain in lockdown heading into the weekend, as coronavirus cases surge at UK universities and calls for refunds on tuition fees grow louder.

Over 40 higher education institutions have now reported cases, leading to accusations that the government and universities recruited students on false pretences due to a reliance on rental payments.

Pressure on the government further intensified after Boris Johnson’s admission that he “misspoke” during a government briefing, wrongly explaining that people in the North East could mix with other households.

And the EU added to Johnson’s list of headaches, announcing that they will launch legal action against the government over plans to break international law through the passing of the Internal Market Bill.

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:

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In the US, Donald Trump and Joe Biden went to head-to-head in the first US election debate of the year. Considered by many to be the worst presidential debate America has ever seen, CNN’s Jake Tapper summed up the showdown as a “hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a trainwreck”.

Fighting broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan over a long-disputed territory, with both countries defying calls from the international community and religious leaders for a truce. 

And the world reached the grim milestone of one million Covid deaths on Tuesday as the World Health Organization warned that the death count will increase further as worldwide infection rates continue to rise.

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