Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

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UK green list could include most European countries

EasyJet CEO expects Spain, Greece, France, Italy and other European countries to feature on the UK government’s travel “green list”. After months of uncertainty, the UK government has finally offered some hope on the travel horizon, and it seems that international travel for the summer holidays is full-steam ahead...
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Lockdown rules and UK vaccination programme update

As the UK economy reopens, we take a look at the latest lockdown rules for the UK and the latest vaccine developments.
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UK continues Self-Employed Aid During Coronavirus Crisis

As self employed individuals in the UK continue to navigate through the coronavirus pandemic, there will be a fifth grant available covering May – September.
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UK vaccine trial expanded, US pause J&J jab rollout

The United States temporarily suspended the rollout of the J&J vaccine after one patient died following the jab, and another is now in critical condition after being admitted to hospital with blood clots. UK’s “mix and match” COVID vaccine trial expanded and firms agree to cut COVID test costs.
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AstraZeneca vaccine use for under 30s being investigated

Latest reports indicate that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine could be more likely to cause blood clots amongst the under 30’s as the MHRA continue to investigate.
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COVID-19: Aviation sector struggling amid new travel rules

As UK travel restrictions become tighter, the aviation sector faces even further pressure, casting a shadow over its recovery in 2021.
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Airport bosses frustrated by UK Government’s international travel plans

Whilst the UK government has revealed plans to introduce a traffic light system for international travel, airport bosses are frustrated by a lack of a long-term strategy.
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Moderna vaccine being administered in the UK from mid-April

The UK's first Moderna vaccine was administered today (April 8th 2021) to a 24-year-old carer from Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, in Wales. The third vaccine rollout is a pivotal moment for Britain and in meeting the UK government's ambitious July target to inoculate the entire adult population.
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UK secures 60 million doses of Novavax vaccine

A fourth coronavirus vaccine, Novavax, found to be 89% effective against COVID-19 in UK trials. EU demand AstraZeneca to deliver vaccine from UK factories.EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen claims that...
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Will a third COVID wave hit the UK this summer

UK government has confirmed the easing of England’s lockdown despite warnings from scientists about a possible third wave hitting this summer. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that phase two of England's lockdown exit strategy would go ahead as planned on April 12th as Britain's coronavirus situation does not...
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World leaders gather in call for global treaty

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has joined 22 other world leaders and the WHO amid calls for an international pandemic treaty for future emergencies. A joint statement released by the world leaders wrote...
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UK vaccine plan and AstraZeneca vaccine data

AstraZeneca has downgraded its vaccine data following backlash from US watchdogs. Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to introduce vaccine passports.
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UK house prices and property market set for a strong 2021

UK house prices hit six-year highs in 2020 due to the stamp duty holiday. Despite lockdown, the property market’s outlook remains positive for 2021.
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UK vaccine success built on greed says Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson faces criticism after stating: “UK vaccine success is built on greed and capitalism”. Children in the UK could receive vaccines by August. While Mr Johnson was quick to backtrack on his statement, Nick Dearden, director of the group Global Justice Now, said...
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Britain marks a year since first national lockdown

A year on from the UK’s first COVID-19 lockdown and the pandemic is still affecting our lives. March 23rd marks a year since UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the first national lockdown in England. In a televised address to the nation this morning, Mr Johnson said...
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COVID-19: EU export ban will delay the UK’s vaccine rollout

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to urge the EU to dismiss any vaccine export ban proposals, warning it will risk more lives. If the EU decides to impose a vaccine export ban, this could also derail UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's lockdown exit roadmap, and in turn...
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EU to lift AstraZeneca ban after linking jab to blood clots

EU on the brink of lifting the AstraZeneca ban. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to discuss lockdown at today’s coronavirus press briefing. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make an urgent televised address to the nation at 5pm tonight amid rising panic over vaccine supplies and the Oxford jab's safety...
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Lifting UK lockdown restrictions to be eased in five week intervals

Get the full breakdown of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s lockdown exit strategy, with the aim to gradually reopen the UK economy in four stages. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled details of his lockdown exit plan last month, which was a relief to many given the impact ...