U.K. to test COVID-19 passports at mass gatherings in coming weeks

Britain is planning to test a series of measures including “coronavirus status certifications” over the coming weeks to see if they can allow people to safely return to mass gatherings … Read More

U.K. won’t share surplus COVID-19 vaccines until all adults are inoculated: minister

Britain will focus on vaccinating the whole of its adult population for COVID-19 before it can to provide any surplus shots to other countries such as its close neighbor Ireland, … Read More

Pub landlords might ask drinkers for COVID-19 vaccine certification, U.K.’s Johnson says

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggested on Wednesday that some pubs might require customers to produce COVID-19 vaccine certificates, an idea that he had previously deemed unlikely. Almost 29 million … Read More

U.K. reaches milestone as half of all adults receive 1st COVID-19 vaccine dose

Half of all adults in Britain have now had at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, making the country the world’s first major economy to hit that milestone, health minister Matt … Read More

U.K. to see ‘significant reduction’ in weekly COVID-19 vaccine supply next month: NHS

By Michael Holden Reuters Posted March 17, 2021 1:43 pm     Updated March 17, 2021 1:47 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font … Read More

AstraZeneca defends COVID-19 vaccine, says ‘no evidence’ of increased risk of blood clots

By Radhika Anilkumar Reuters Posted March 14, 2021 2:47 pm     Updated March 14, 2021 2:55 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font … Read More

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines under investigation ‘not shipped to Canada’, officials say

Canada has not received any AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines that were part of the batch under investigation for blood clots, Health Canada confirmed on Sunday. The agency said it had been … Read More

U.K. administers at least 1 coronavirus vaccine dose to 15M, meeting country’s target

The U.K. government said Sunday that it reached its goal of giving at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot to the most vulnerable people in the country, increasing pressure on ministers … Read More

U.K. coronavirus vaccine gambles paid off, while EU caution left the bloc falling behind

French pharmaceutical startup Valneva had big news in September: a government contract for 60 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine candidate. The buyer? The United Kingdom — not the European … Read More

U.K. eyes tougher quarantine rules amid risk of ‘vaccine-busting’ coronavirus variants

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he was looking at toughening border quarantine rules because of the risk of “vaccine-busting” new coronavirus variants. New variants of the virus … Read More

U.K. doctors to ‘urgently review’ 12-week gap between coronavirus vaccine doses

A major British doctors’ group says the U.K. government should “urgently review” its decision to give people a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after … Read More

Trump plan to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil rejected by Biden

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rescinded entry bans imposed because of the coronavirus on most non-U.S. citizens arriving from Brazil and much of Europe effective Jan. 26 — a … Read More

Trump expected to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil: sources

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rescinded entry bans imposed because of the coronavirus on most non-U.S. citizens arriving from Brazil and much of Europe effective Jan. 26, two officials … Read More

U.K. hospitals struggle as new coronavirus variant takes heavy toll

England’s National Health Service is accustomed to tough winters — and caring for people on overcrowded wards sometimes means moving patients into the corridor. But this is different. Now some … Read More

U.S. mulls restrictions for U.K. travellers amid new coronavirus strain: reports

The U.S. government is considering requiring that all passengers traveling from the United Kingdom receive a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure as a condition of entry, airline … Read More

Several European countries ban travel from U.K. as new coronavirus strain spreads

Italy’s foreign minister announced Sunday that Italy is suspending flights from Britain “to protect Italians” from the new coronavirus variant. Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Twitter that the government … Read More

All eyes on U.K. as it readies world’s 1st coronavirus vaccination rollout

Final checks were taking place Sunday on the deliveries of the coronavirus vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech before its rollout to hospitals across the U.K. in … Read More

Global study suggests routine COVID-19 testing of elective surgery patients can save lives

A study involving researchers from around the world, including London, Ont., suggests that testing patients for COVID-19 before major elective surgery in regions experiencing a high spread of the virus … Read More

U.K.’s Johnson defends 2nd coronavirus lockdown, rejects criticism of delay

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday defended his decision to impose a second national lockdown, brushing aside criticism that weeks of delay have meant thousands more infections and hundreds … Read More

Boris Johnson to unveil new UK coronavirus measures amid growing cases, criticism

LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out new measures to try to contain a growing coronavirus crisis on Monday, outlining three new alert levels … Read More

COVID-free hospital zones could prevent cancer surgery complications, deaths: study

The results of an international study suggest that having “COVID-19-free” areas in hospitals could prevent tens of thousands of surgical patients from experiencing complications or death in Canada alone. Researchers … Read More

U.K.’s Johnson urges parents to let kids go back-to-school amid coronavirus pandemic

Britain’s prime minister is asking parents to set aside their fears and send their children back to school next month when schools in Britain fully reopen for the first time … Read More

Scottish independence support strengthened by COVID-19 divisions: polls

On March 3, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fatefully implied that close contact with COVID-19 patients was nothing to worry about. “I was at a hospital the other night where … Read More

Coronavirus: Britain to lift travel quarantine rule for ‘lower risk’ countries

The British government said Friday it is scrapping a 14-day quarantine rule for arrivals from a number of countries deemed “lower risk” for the coronavirus, including France, Spain, Germany and … Read More

Boris Johnson writes letters to U.K. households while home sick with coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating at 10 Downing Street after testing positive for coronavirus, will write to every UK household to urge people to stay at home. … Read More