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Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson has ‘seen nothing to dissuade him from continuing along roadmap to freedom’; Philippines imposes stricter conditions

“I still think the most likely etiology of this pathogen in Wuhan was from a laboratory, you know, escaped,” Robert Redfield, who headed the CDC in the Trump administration, said in a televised interview with CNN. “It’s not unusual for respiratory pathogens that are being worked on in a laboratory to infect a laboratory worker,” […]

Coronavirus live news: UK records a further 121 Covid deaths and 5,534 cases; Germany warns cases could hit Christmas peak by April

12.24pm EST 12:24 Football fans were offered a Covid-19 vaccine at the Russian Premier League match between Zenit and Akhmat Grozny in St Petersburg on Saturday. People were offered a free shot of the Sputnik V jab for two hours before and after the game in an effort to increase take-up. A Reuters reporter said […]

Coronavirus live news: cases of some variants falling in UK; German third wave could be imminent due to variants

Plans call for about 10 million high-risk people, including health care workers and staffers and some residents of assisted care facilities and nursing homes, to be inoculated by July. The first AstraZeneca vaccines are scheduled to be administered on Friday, with Pfizer’s shots being deployed the next day, prime minister Chung Sye-kyun said in remarks […]

Wales is first UK nation to offer Covid jab to top four priority groups

Wales has become the first UK nation to have offered a Covid jab to everyone in the top four priority groups, the first minister, Mark Drakeford has announced. Last month, Drakeford was forced to defend Wales’s vaccination programme after criticism of delays from opposition parties and doctors. But at a press conference on Friday, he […]

Community vaccinator: ‘It can be very frustrating, but we feel like we‘re injecting hope‘

At the end of November, when the hospital I was working at was becoming overwhelmed with Covid patients, I started hearing talk about people being needed to join the vaccine effort. I usually work elsewhere in the NHS, but my work had been stopped temporarily. I now work as a vaccinator in the community going […]

UK may help EU before domestic vaccination programme complete, says Liz Truss

The UK could help the EU and other nations with coronavirus vaccine supplies even before the domestic vaccination programme has been completed, the international trade secretary, Liz Truss, has said. As ministers sought to smooth relations with Brussels after the EU’s much-criticised and swiftly rescinded decision to impose a vaccine border between Northern Ireland and […]

Israel Covid vaccine data shows hospitalisations and infections well down

Studies in Israel have offered tentative optimism on the effectiveness of vaccines in curbing the coronavirus pandemic, with initial data suggesting even the early stages of inoculation campaigns might have marked decreases in both hospitalisations and infections. With one in three Israelis having received at least one shot, a far higher fraction than anywhere else, […]

UK coronavirus live: 1,325 Covid-linked daily deaths is record high as 68,053 more people test positive

This isn’t a ban on evictions – it’s a plan for evictions. Landlords will still be able to drag the 840,000 people in rent debt due to the pandemic through the courts. That’s so they can prepare to kick renters out of their homes, as soon as it becomes legal again. Just imagine the emotional […]