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Australia vows not to rush vaccine rollout, citing UK ‘problems’

Under mounting pressure to speed up coronavirus vaccinations, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday said he would not take "unnecessary risks" and emulate Britain's emergency drug approval. While vaccinations are already well underway in many countries, Australia's pharmaceutical authority is not expected to rule...

Boris Johnson locks down UK again, says ‘variant spreading at an alarming rate’

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India, Jan. 5 -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday night announced another national lockdown from early Wednesday following continuing spike in the number of new Covid-19 cases - seven consecutive days registered over 50,000 daily cases - as the race between vaccine and...

Britain rolls out AstraZeneca shots as virus vaccinations gather pace

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by Anna MALPAS with AFP bureaus Britain on Monday began rolling out the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, a possible game-changer in fighting the disease worldwide, while China raced to inoculate millions with a homegrown prophylactic. Britain started the new drive with 530,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine,...

Israel plans 2 million vaccinated by end of January

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Israel said Sunday two million people will have received a two-dose Covid-19 vaccination by the end of January, a pace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasts is the world's fastest. Starting on December 19, when Netanyahu got his first jab, Israel launched an aggressive push to...

UK approaches one million vaccinated as cases surge

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by Anna MALPAS Britain said Thursday that it had vaccinated almost 950,000 people, as a surge in coronavirus cases prompted the reopening of field hospitals and warnings not to party on New Year's Eve. According to the latest government figures, 944,539 people in the UK had...

Boris Johnson’s father seeks French citizenship

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father Stanley confirmed plans on Thursday to seek French citizenship as the free movement of Britons in the EU comes to an end under the Brexit pact delivered by his son. Speaking to France's RTL radio in French, Stanley Johnson...

‘2021, be kind’: Smriti Irani shares heartfelt post as she looks forward to New Year with ‘hope’

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India, Dec. 31 -- For many people across the globe, 2020 has been one of the most challenging years of their lifetimes. The pandemic has changed how we work, how we live and to some point how we communicate with each other. Now, people...

China confirms first case of UK coronavirus variant

China has confirmed its first case of a new coronavirus variant that was recently detected in Britain, health officials said. The new strain, which experts say potentially spreads faster than the original variant, has prompted travel restrictions on the UK by more than 50 countries...

More England Covid patients in hospital than at April peak

by James PHEBY England is "back in the eye" of the coronavirus storm, health chiefs warned Tuesday, with as many patients in hospital as during the initial peak in April. A new strain of the virus appears to be behind the recent upsurge in cases, heaping...

Virus strain to cause more deaths in Britain: study

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A mutated coronavirus strain spreading in Britain is on average 56 percent more contagious than the original version, scientists have warned in a study, urging a fast vaccine rollout to help prevent more deaths. The new variant, which emerged in southeast England in November and...
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