U.K. reverses easing France travel restrictions as health chief catches COVID-19

Tourists and the travel industry vented frustration and anger on Saturday after Britain reversed a plan to ease travel restrictions on France just two days after they were due to … Read More

Half of U.K. population has had first COVID-19 vaccine dose, official says

The United Kingdom has reached another COVID-19 vaccination milestone with over half of the population having had at least one injection, health secretary Matt Hancock said on Saturday. Official data … Read More

Half of U.K. population has had first COVID-19 vaccine dose, officials says

The United Kingdom has reached another COVID-19 vaccination milestone with over half of the population having had at least one injection, health secretary Matt Hancock said on Saturday. Official data … Read More

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

Britain to push for cease-fires in conflict zones to allow for COVID-19 vaccine delivery

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said he will urge the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to adopt a resolution calling for cease-fires in conflict zones to allow the delivery of … 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

AstraZeneca says reports of 8% coronavirus vaccine efficacy in seniors are ‘incorrect’

British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is refuting German media reports claiming its coronavirus vaccine has an eight per cent efficacy rate in seniors as “completely incorrect.” “Reports that the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine … 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

Britain becomes 1st country to approve Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

By Alistair Smout Reuters Posted December 30, 2020 2:14 am     Updated December 30, 2020 2:15 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font … Read More

Britain must vaccinate 2 million a week to prevent third coronavirus wave: study

Britain must vaccinate two million people a week to avoid a third wave of the coronavirus outbreak, a study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has … 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

Britain approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for use, 1st in world to do so

Britain became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine candidate Wednesday, with the government announcing the shot will be rolled out across the country beginning … Read More

U.K. to assess AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine as questions swirl over data

The British government said Friday it has formally asked the country’s medicines regulator to assess whether a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University should be authorized for use. The step … Read More

Janssen to begin final stage trials of coronavirus candidate in the U.K.

Britain will be the first country to run final stage trials of an experimental coronavirus vaccine being developed by the pharmaceutical company Janssen, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Scientists … Read More

U.K. PM to urge people to work from home if they can as coronavirus cases spike

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell people on Tuesday to work from home and will impose new curbs on pubs, bars and restaurants in a bid to tackle the … 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

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

Lockdown 1 week earlier could have halved U.K.’s coronavirus death toll: scientist

Britain’s death toll from COVID-19 could have been halved if lockdown was introduced a week earlier, a former member of the UK government’s scientific advisory group said on Wednesday. Britain … Read More

With low coronavirus figures, Australia wants exemption to British quarantine rule

Australia, after bringing its coronavirus outbreak largely under control, said on Friday it is seeking an exemption from a requirement that travellers arriving in the U.K. quarantine for 14 days … Read More

U.K. coronavirus outbreak at a ‘dangerous stage,’ officials say

Britain’s stand-in leader resisted pressure on Sunday to explain how the government plans to ease a coronavirus lockdown that has been in place for a month, warning that hasty action … Read More

What’s Plan B if coronavirus incapacitates Boris Johnson? No clear answer yet

“In a national emergency, you don’t want to be scrabbling around worrying about who’s in charge,” Peter Bone told the Mirror newspaper.

Coronavirus: British army delivers supplies as people urged to stay home or face lockdown

Britain sent in the army to deliver protective equipment to hospitals on Monday and told people to stay at home and heed warnings over social distancing or the government would … Read More