Vietnam detects new COVID-19 variant, hybrid of India, U.K. strains

Vietnam has discovered a new coronavirus variant that’s a hybrid of strains first found in India and the U.K., the Vietnamese health minister said Saturday. Nguyen Thanh Long said scientists … 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. 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

Britain greenlights world’s first trial exposing human volunteers to COVID-19

Britain became the first country in the world on Wednesday to give the go-ahead for human challenge trials in which volunteers will be deliberately exposed to COVID-19 to advance research … 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

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

Ontario reports 3 more cases of coronavirus variant believed to be more contagious

Ontario has reported three more cases of the U.K. coronavirus variant, bringing the total number of known cases in the province to six. Dr. Barbara Yaffe said Monday that all … Read More

Ontario reports 3 new cases of coronavirus variant believed to be more contagious

Ontario has reported three more cases of the U.K. coronavirus variant, bringing the total number of known cases in the province to six. Dr. Barbara Yaffe said Monday that all … 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 cut off from Europe, other countries over new coronavirus strain

Trucks waiting to get out of Britain backed up for miles and people were left stranded at airports Monday as dozens of countries around the world slapped tough travel restrictions … 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

For Canadians living abroad, a COVID-19 Christmas means difficult decisions

I first met Canadian Dave Mathews (not to be confused with U.S. rock star Dave Matthews) at a pub trivia night in London, earlier this year. He was sitting at … Read More

Boris Johnson to end England’s coronavirus lockdown on Dec. 2, implement tiered system

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to end an England-wide lockdown as scheduled on Dec. 2 and will announce a return to regional restrictions as statistics show that coronavirus infections … 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

European vacationers face threats of sudden and ever-changing COVID-19 travel rules

At 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, the U.K. government issued its latest changes to its COVID-19 travel corridors “safe list,” i.e. countries from which travellers do not need to … 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

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

More than 2 million people worldwide have contracted the novel coronavirus

New York’s coronavirus death toll topped 10,000 even as the lack of fresh hot spots in the U.S. or elsewhere in the world yielded a ray of optimism and fueled … Read More

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