UK Free Of Covid-19 By August, Says UK Vaccine Task Force Chief

UK Free Of Covid-19 By August, Says UK Vaccine Task Force Chief

The new coronavirus will no longer be circulating in Britain by August, the government’s departing vaccine task force chief Clive Dix told the Daily Telegraph on Friday. “Sometime in August, we will have no circulating virus in the UK”, Dix said, adding that he believed the vaccine booster program could be pushed back to early 2022. The government is looking at which COVID-19 vaccines would offer the best booster shot for vulnerable people later this year. Dix told the Telegraph that he expects everybody in the UK to have been…

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Sadiq Khan Wins Second Term As London’s Mayor

Sadiq Khan Wins Second Term As London’s Mayor

The 50-year-old politician from the main opposition Labour party, a former human rights lawyer brought up on a London public housing complex, won a second stint at City Hall with victory over Conservative rival Shaun Bailey. This continues a remarkable journey for the Pakistani immigrant bus driver’s son, who became the first Muslim mayor of a Western capital when initially elected in 2016. He has made a name for himself as a vocal critic of Brexit and successive Conservative prime ministers, including his mayoral predecessor Boris Johnson, as well as…

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Boris Johnson promises ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’ with post-pandemic plans

Boris Johnson promises ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’ with post-pandemic plans

Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised on Tuesday to “level up” Britain by tackling inequality and driving an economic recovery from the pandemic with a raft of laws presented to parliament by Queen Elizabeth. In a ceremony pared back because of Covid-19, the queen, who wore a day dress instead of the usual robes and crown, read out the bills the government hopes to pass during the next year on everything from job creation and healthcare to stripping away post-Brexit bureaucracy. At her first major public appearance since the death of…

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Banning LGBT Conversion Therapy Part Of UK’s Post-Pandemic Agenda

Banning LGBT Conversion Therapy Part Of UK’s Post-Pandemic Agenda

Britain will move to ban conversion therapy and provide more support to those in the LGBT community who have undergone the treatment, as part of its post-pandemic government agenda.Boris Johnson’s party has come under increasing pressure on the issue after former leader Theresa May vowed in 2018 to eradicate the conversion therapy. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government said measures would be brought forward to prevent these “abhorrent practices which can cause mental and physical harm”, starting with a consultation on how best to protect people and how to eliminate coercive…

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Which are the Green list countries marked by UK government for travel & tourism this summer

Which are the Green list countries marked by UK government for travel & tourism this summer

Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel are among the countries and territories people will be able to visit without quarantining on their return to the UK, the government has said. As England goes into the next phase of the roadmap out of lockdown on 17 May, a traffic light system that categorises countries based on their COVID-19 risk levels has been drawn up. What does it mean for travelers? Green List: Travellers returning from a country on that list will not need to quarantine, and will only be required to take one…

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Spain, Greece excluded from UK’s travel ‘green list’ -The Sun

Spain, Greece excluded from UK’s travel ‘green list’ -The Sun

People from Britain will be able to fly to Gibraltar and Malta but not to Spain and Greece under UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s green light scheme, The Sun newspaper reported on Tuesday. The two tiny Mediterranean sunspots are set to be included on the green list for quarantine-free travel after May 17 due to be announced this Friday, according to the newspaper. The green status for those places would mean that Brits can visit there with just two COVID-19 tests on their return. Spain and Greece will likely have…

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QUEEN ELIZABETH STANDS ALONE AS HUSBAND PRINCE PHILIP IS BURIED

QUEEN ELIZABETH STANDS ALONE AS HUSBAND PRINCE PHILIP IS BURIED

Queen Elizabeth stood alone, head bowed as Prince Philip was lowered into the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel in a service attended by senior royals. Queen Elizabeth bade farewell to Prince Philip at a funeral on Saturday that celebrated his seven decades of service and gave grandsons William and Harry the chance to talk in public for the first time since claims of racism threw the family into crisis. Queen Elizabeth is seen during the funeral of her husband Prince Philip Elizabeth, dressed in black and in a white…

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UK TO BECOME 1ST COUNTRY TO APPROVE PFIZER’S COVID-19 VACCINE: HEALTH WORKERS LIKELY TO RECEIVE VACCINE IN A WEEK

UK TO BECOME 1ST COUNTRY TO APPROVE PFIZER’S COVID-19 VACCINE: HEALTH WORKERS LIKELY TO RECEIVE VACCINE IN A WEEK

As coronavirus cases continue to rise, the UK plans to move fast in the approval process and clearance to Pfizer and BioNTech SE could come by next week.The first deliveries of their coronavirus vaccine could be made available to NHS workers in the UK later this month. The United Kingdom (UK) may become the first country to approve Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate as the companies surge ahead with their production plans before the official rollout across the world. As the coronavirus cases continue to rise, the UK plans…

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Boris Johnson braces for second national lockdown as UK Covid cases surge

Boris Johnson braces for second national lockdown as UK Covid cases surge

London: Boris Johnson faces being forced into imposing a national lockdown against his will as internal government projections put the U.K. on course for a prolonged winter peak in the pandemic — with a higher death toll than last spring.Johnson is struggling to balance demands of scientists and opposition politicians for tougher measures against calls to prioritize easing of rules to help the economy. The British prime minister has resisted a second country-wide lockdown, despite calls from the opposition Labour Party — and his own scientific advisers last month —…

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UK economy feels the pressure as 2nd wave of Coronavirus pushes UK into severe recession

UK economy feels the pressure as 2nd wave of Coronavirus pushes UK into severe recession

The government will close the furlough scheme this weekend, with redundancies rising at the fastest rate on record and the second wave of Covid-19 pushing Britain’s economy to the brink of a double-dip recession, according to a Guardian analysis. As the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, prepares to end the multibillion-pound coronavirus job retention scheme and launch a less generous replacement programme, early warning indicators show business activity faltering as local lockdowns take effect. The number of people losing their jobs is rising much faster than during the 2008 financial crisis, while…

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